By DEUCE NIVEN
A pair of unrelated traffic stops landed two Chadbourn area men in jail during the weekend, one a bit more soggy than the other, Capt. David Nobles of the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said.
James Edward Spivey, 38, of Hickory Hill Road, Chadbourn, was arrested after jumping into the Waccamaw River in Brunswick County following a pursuit that began about 8 p.m. Saturday at NC 904 and NC 905 in Columbus County, Nobles said.
“He jumped and ran, swam under a dock,” Nobles said. “He came out fo the river when ordered to and was arrested.”
Spivey was charged by Deputy James Norris with fleeing to elude arrest and failure to stop for blue light and siren. It was not clear from Norris’ report what prompted the initial attempt to pull Spivey over.
Corey Terrell Williams, 29, of Holland Street in Chadbourn was arrested following a brief chase that began with an attempted traffic stop outside of Chadbourn, and ended at North Howard and Railroad streets in town when Williams pulled over, Nobles said.
Baggies of what appeared to be marijuana were thrown from the car during the brief chase, Nobles said.
Williams “stopped, surrendered, and confessed,” Nobles said.
Williams was charged by Deputy Josh Rising with fleeing to elude arrest, maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of distributing controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and distribute controlled substance, driving without a license, open container after consumption of alcohol, and possession of drug paraphernalia.