Two South Carolina men arrested following two county chase

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Joshua Raymond Cates

Devin Brian Cooper

CARTERET COUNTY — On 07/29/2021, Carteret County Deputies arrested Joshua Raymond Cates, 24, of Aiken, SC and Devin Brian Cooper, 25, of North Augusta, SC following a two-county car chase in a stolen vehicle.

At approximately 3:30pm Newport police attempted to stop the stolen vehicle from Aiken, SC which fled through the streets of Newport before traveling west on Hwy 70 into Havelock. The vehicle briefly eluded police before being called in by a citizen as traveling east on Hwy 101 through Craven County back towards Carteret County.

Deputies picked the vehicle back up and chased it through the streets of Mill Creek before it eventually turned into a driveway and struck a parked vehicle at a residence in the 300 block of Old Winberry Road.

Cates and Cooper fled the vehicle and were quickly apprehended by deputies following a foot pursuit. A third rear passenger of the vehicle did not run from the scene and was released without charges.

Cates, who was in Carteret County visiting family, was charged with flee to elude, speeding, careless and reckless driving, property damage, failing to maintain lane control, resist arrest, and possession of a stolen vehicle. He is currently being held in the Carteret County jail under a $75,000.00 bond. Cooper was
charged with resisting arrest and held on a $500.00 bond.

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