Suspect in deadly 2022 Onslow County chase in court Wednesday morning

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Nearly 14 months later, man who deputies said led them on a vehicle chase that resulted in another driver being struck and killed is facing a judge Wednesday morning.

Officials say Andrew Frazier, of New Bern, will be in Onslow Superior Court this morning at 10 a.m. to face murder charges.

Back on December 30, 2022, deputies said they tried to stop Frazier for driving 77 mph in a 55 mph zone. WITN is told the chase reached speeds of over 100 mph.

During the chase, deputies said that Frazier ran a stop sign at the Ramsey Road and Kellum Loop Road intersection and hit a vehicle driven by Lonell Jones, of Jacksonville.

Jones was killed on impact.

Deputies said Frazier took off from the scene on foot and was arrested the next day by the New Bern Police Department.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said Frazier had his original involuntary manslaughter charge upgraded to second-degree murder on September 5th after being indicted by a grand jury.

Frazier’s driver’s license had previously been revoked for previous impaired driving offenses, deputies said.

WITN is told the State is represented by Assistant District Attorney Brittany Hart and the defendant is represented by Attorney Scott Jack of Jacksonville.