More charges against driver in Huntersville crash
07/17/2014 9:45 AM
07/17/2014 9:46 AM
Police have filed additional charges against a man who allegedly led law enforcement officers on a two-county, high-speed chase last Saturday morning before crashing into several other vehicles in Huntersville.
Huntersville police said they have charged Jeffrey Wayne Greene, 48, with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and four counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He also was charged with driving without insurance.
Cornelius police said Greene fled when officers approached him at a hotel near Interstate 77 to serve warrants from two counts. Greene, driving an Infiniti SUV, got on northbound I-77 and exited in Mooresville.
Police said he then made a U-turn on U.S. 21 in Mooresville, striking a Cornelius police patrol car and injuring two officers. With police and the N.C. Highway Patrol in pursuit, Greene allegedly got back on I-77, heading southbound, and drove into Huntersville.
He allegedly drove into the grassy median and skidded into a U-turn, getting back on northbound I-77. Police said Greene exited I-77 at Sam Furr Road and got on southbound U.S. 21. Moments later, police said, the Infiniti SUV crashed into three other vehicles.
A woman suffered serious injuries, and five others, including Greene, suffered less-serious injuries.
Cornelius police said they charged Greene with two counts each of assault on a government official, injury to personal property, and hit-and-run causing property damage; and one count each of larceny of property, resisting a public officer and fleeing to elude arrest.
Police investigators said Greene reached speeds of more than 85 mph during the pursuit.
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