2 Winston-Salem police cars rammed during chase; suspect in custody

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Two Winston-Salem police cars were rammed during a chase Tuesday afternoon.

Winston-Salem police told FOX8's Michael Hennessey they tried stopping a stolen vehicle in connection with multiple armed robberies.

The vehicle did not stop and there was a short pursuit. The suspect vehicle rammed two Winston-Salem police cars at the intersection of Underwood Avenue and West 14th Street. The suspect vehicle was stopped as a result of the crash.

Samuel Henry Crosby, 31, of Winston-Salem, was taken into custody and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on government official, larceny of motor vehicle, possession of stolen vehicle, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle.

Crosby also had outstanding warrants for arrest for simple assault and communicating threats.

There was an estimated $2,500 worth of damage to the stolen vehicle driven by the suspect, a 2003 Toyota Highlander. The two police cars had an estimated $3,900 worth of damage.


No injuries were reported.

Underwood Avenue and West 14th Street, Winston-Salem