Suspect arrested after assault on officers, vehicle chase

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Police have arrested a man after he reportedly assaulted two officers and led them on a vehicle chase Wednesday afternoon.

Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department conducted a routine traffic stop on a 2006 Dodge driven by Tyrone Baxter Kirby, 32, of Winston-Salem, around 1:15 p.m.

During the traffic stop, police discovered illegal narcotics and attempted to arrest Kirby. He struggled with officers and was able to make it back to his vehicle.

After getting inside his vehicle, Kirby allegedly intentionally struck both officers and sped away.

Police pursued Kirby north on Patterson Avenue toward University Parkway. At the intersection of University Parkway, Kirby collided with a 1994 Oldsmobile and a 2007 Toyota.

Kirby was arrested and taken into custody. A large quantity of illegal narcotics and U.S. currency was said to have been discovered in the vehicle, though exact amounts have not been released by police.

Three people in the Oldsmobile were taken to Baptist Hospital with apparent minor injuries. No one was injured in the Toyota.

Kirby is currently in custody and being treated at Forsyth Hospital for apparent minor injuries as a result of the accident.

Neither officer involved in the assault was seriously injured nor did they require medical treatment.

Charges and bond are currently pending against Kirby and a photograph will not be released at this time.


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