Suspect tries to flee Surf City police by running into ocean


SURF CITY, Onslow County - A traffic stop led to a crazy chase in Surf City.

Zachary Kingsbury, 20, was held in the Pender County Jail Wednesday night after Surf City Police said he tried to flee arrest by running into the ocean. Police held a traffic stop on North Shore Drive about 4:15 Wednesday afternoon. They saw contraband on the passenger's side of Kingsbury's vehicle. When officers asked him to get out, they say Kingsbury ran to the beach, went into the Atlantic Ocean and tried to get away from officers. Surf City Police used a drone to try and find Kingsbury. Police said Kingsbury was more than 4,000 feet offshore before they were eventually able to catch him and put him into custody.