Couple arrested after high-speed chase again fugitives from the law

Wesley Letchworth III and Brittany Jo Jarman (Photos courtesy of Duplin County Jail)

BEULAVILLE, Duplin County - A couple arrested by Beulaville Police at the end of May following a high-speed police chase has bonded out of jail and are now wanted on new charges, police say.

On Tuesday, May 30, at about 10:17 p.m., Beulaville Police Ofc. Daughtry attempted to make a traffic stop on a 1999 Toyota Avalon, but the driver of the vehicle accelerated, creating a high-speed chase that reached speeds over 100 mph through Duplin and Jones County. Deputies and officers from Beulaville, Kenansville, Duplin County Sheriffs Office, NC Highway Patrol, and Jones County all participated in the pursuit.

The chase ended on Pleasant Hill Road in Jones County when the car stopped and two suspects fled on foot. According to Beulaville Police, the pair were seen throwing evidence out of the windows of the car during the chase.

By utilizing a K9 bloodhound from the Duplin County Sheriff's Office, the two individuals were located and arrested. They were identified as Wesley Letchworth III, 38, of Deep Run, and Brittany Jo Jarman, of Seven Springs.

Officers recovered approximately 110 grams of marijuana (a $1,000 street value) and 4 grams of crystal meth (a $500 street value) in addition to $1,200 in cash during the arrest.

Both were booked into the Duplin County Jail but made bail the following day.

Arrested are Wesley Thomas Letchworth III of Deep Run and Brittany Jo Jarman of Seven Springs. Both were incarcerated in Duplin County Jail and have made bail on Wednesday 5/31/17.

A follow-up investigation led Beulaville PD to file additional unspecified charges for Letchworth and Jarman on June 1, and warrants for their arrest have been issued.