Second suspect arrested following chase in Pasquotank County

One suspect arrested, search for second continues following chase in Pasquotank County
Published: Apr. 11, 2023 at 11:46 PM EDT
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PASQUOTANK COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) -The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a second man that they believe is the driver that led deputies on a chase in a stolen vehicle on Tuesday where the passenger fired shots at deputies before both men jumped out and ran away on foot.

Deputies arrested Bradley Ferris, 43, shortly before 4:00 pm Wednesday. Deputies say that Ferris was the driver of the stolen vehicle from Tuesday’s chase.

Deputies say that Pasquotank County Communications got a call Wednesday around 3:40 pm with the caller telling them that someone matching the description of Bradley Ferris was knocking on doors in the 3100 block of Main Street in Elizabeth City, roughly 1/4 of a mile from the subdivision where they say Ferris and his passenger Sean Mulford ran away on foot.

Deputies say they found Ferris walking out of the woods on Main Street and he was arrested without any further incident. Ferris was taken to Sentara Albemarle for treatment for long outdoor exposure and will be taken back to the Sheriff’s Office for processing before going before a Magistrate.

Warrants had been issued for Bradley Ferris for felony flee to elude arrest and felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Deputies are still searching for the rifle that was used in yesterday’s chase. Anyone with any information should contact the Pasquotank Sheriff’s Office at 252-338-2191

Tuesday night deputies arrested the passenger, Sean Mulford, and charged him with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer and misdemeanor resist, delay, and obstruct.

Deputies say around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday they tried to stop a pickup truck on Main Street Ext. near Shady Drive. They said the speeding truck wouldn’t stop and at one point in the Foxhaven subdivision the passenger fired three shots at the deputy.

The truck, which they later found out was stolen, crashed into a ditch and the two people inside ran into nearby woods.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the woods and used drones and a Highway Patrol helicopter in their search.

The shelter-in-place order was lifted around 3:30 p.m. when deputies determined that no one was still in the woods.