Deputies arrest man after he struck parole officer with car

Brandon Brock (Pitt County Sheriff's Office photo)

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Sheriff's deputies in Pitt County have arrested a man who they say struck a parole officer with his car and then led authorities on a chase.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Brandon Brock of Edenton is facing several charges, including assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. According to deputies, the incident began at the Probation & Parole Office in Greenville on Thursday at around 2:45 p.m.

They say Brock hit the officer with his car. The officer alerted sheriff deputies, who spotted the car in a parking lot of River Bend Apartments at Woodlawn Avenue and Willow Street and tried to stop Brock. Deputies say Brock wouldn't stop and led them on a chase that covered several miles before it ended. Brock is jailed on a $425,000 bond. He's charged with larceny, parole violation, obtaining property by false pretense, flee to elude arrest, reckless driving and assault with a deadly weapon.

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