Winston-Salem man flees police at traffic stop, causes wreck

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Tyrone Baxter Kirby

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man was arrested after he fled from police, striking them with his car and ending the pursuit in a wreck on Wednesday.

Officers were conducting a routine traffic stop on a 2006 Dodge on Patterson Road around 1:18 p.m.

The officers attempted to arrest the driver, Tyrone Baxter Kirby, 32, after they discovered illegal narcotics in his vehicle.

Kirby resisted arrest, got into his car and intentionally struck both officers as he sped away from the scene.

Officers began chasing Kirby down Patterson Avenue to the intersection of University Parkway.

As Kirby entered the intersection, his vehicle collided with a 1994 Oldsmobile and a 2007 Toyota.

Three people in the Oldsmobile were transported to Baptist Hospital with minor injuries. No one was injured in the 2007 Toyota.

Kirby was treated at Forsyth Hospital for minor injuries.
Neither officer involved were seriously injured.

Officers located a large quantity of illegal narcotics and money in Kirby’s car.

Kirby, of 4831 Cobble Creek Circle, Winston-Salem, was charged with assault with a firearm/deadly weapon on a government official, two counts of trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, resist/delay/obstruct a public officer and operating a motor vehicle while fleeing to elude law enforcement.
Kirby is in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $165,000 secure bond.

The investigation continuing.


  • regina

    Didn’t he read about the guys a few months on libery street just don’t seem to get enough trying 2 run over police he’s going to jail what’s his excuse they stopped him for nothing

  • Drea

    Ty is such a good hearted & humble spirit whose secrets got exposed..beautiful person & even though this was a life lesson God has to shake all of us up from time one knows your destiny but whatever comes from this (your personal business) we are praying for you & love you dearly.. God Bless

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