Kill Devil Hills pursuit ends in Columbia

Published 12:15 pm Monday, January 28, 2019

UPDATE: The Kill Devil Hills Police Department has announced that Daquan Spencer turned himself in last night, January 28, to the Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office. He was given a $5,500 secured bond.


Kill Devil Hills police officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit that began in the Town of Kill Devil Hills and concluded in Tyrrell County.

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According to information from the Kill Devil Hills Police Department, on Saturday, January 26, a Kill Devil Hills patrol officer stopped a black Nissan Altima for following too closely and nearly causing a collision with another car. The officer also noted an odor of marijuana. Upon approaching the Altima, the driver, later identified as Daquan Spencer, 26, of Columbia, suddenly sped away.

The pursuit began in Kill Devil Hills at approximately 11:42 p.m. and continued through Nags Head, Manteo, East Lake and into Tyrrell County. At various points during the pursuit, the officer noted items thrown from the vehicle.

Dare County Sheriff’s Office deputies deployed spike strips, bringing the vehicle pursuit to an end near J. Morgan Futch Gameland in Tyrrell County. The driver and two passengers fled on foot; another passenger remained with the vehicle and immediately surrendered to law enforcement. Nags Head police arrived on scene with their K-9, Bak, and the two men who fled then surrendered without the necessity of deploying the K-9. The driver of the vehicle managed to escape and is currently being sought by the Kill Devil Hills Police Department for charges including fleeing to elude arrest, reckless driving and other traffic violations.

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office recovered a .380 Smith and Wesson handgun in the area where the pursuing officers noted an object thrown from the fleeing vehicle.

Nasseim Basnight, 18, and a 16-year-old male passenger were charged with resist, delay and obstruct for fleeing on foot from officers after the vehicle was stopped. The 18-year-old male passenger who stayed with the vehicle and immediately surrendered was released without being charged.

KDHPD reports that the driver is Daquan Shevonte Spencer, a 26-year-old black male, 5’7”, 150 lbs., with brown eyes and short brown hair. He has tattoos on the back of his right hand, both arms and chest and sometimes wears glasses.

“The Kill Devil Hills Police Department thanks all the agencies involved in the safe apprehension of these individuals and recovery of the evidence,” said the news release from KDHPD.