Virginia man faces multiple charges after high-speed chase

Jarett L. Cottle [Submitted photo]

A 26-year-old Virginia man was arrested Tuesday night after a high-speed pursuit through Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk.

At approximately 11:30 pm on March 15, 2022, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Hwy 158 near JeJac Street at the Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk Line, says Dare County Sheriff’s Office in a news release.

According to authorities, the vehicle failed to yield to the blue lights and siren and continued at a high rate of speed into Kill Devil Hills.  The vehicle made its way from Hwy 158 to Hwy 12 on a couple of occasions and headed back towards Kitty Hawk.

Kitty Hawk Police Department deployed spike strips and the chase ended in the Department of Transportation Storage area just past Martins Point at the end of the service road to the right of the Wright Memorial Bridge.

When the Officers and Deputies approached the vehicle, they found not only the driver of the vehicle, but a female passenger and two children. No one in this incident was injured.

Jarett L. Cottle was taken into custody by the Dare County Sheriff’s department. He was charged with felony speeding to elude arrest, two counts of child abuse, possession of open container, driving after consuming alcohol, driving while license revoked, and driving without headlamps. Cottle was also charged with a warrant for speeding to elude arrest in Virginia, says the release.

Cottle was released on a $30,000 secured bond.