Two people injured after crash with man driving stolen truck

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina man is behind bars after law enforcement says he injured two people in a hit-and-run crash driving a stolen truck.

Arrest warrants obtained by WITN News say Dylan Johnson, 25, of Trinity, did not stop after crashing with another vehicle, seriously injuring Heather Newman and Brandon Ore Wednesday afternoon.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says they were called to the crash just after 1:30 p.m. on Highway 33 West near Staton House Road in Pitt County.

Troopers say they learned Johnson left the scene after getting to the crash site.

Ore and Newman were taken to ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville with serious injuries.

The Highway Patrol called the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office to assist them in finding the suspect and said a drone was set up to get aerial footage of the area.

According to Highway Patrol, a citizen told them Johnson was hiding under their house on Rackley Drive.

Troopers and sheriff’s deputies were able to surround the house and a K-9 unit helped take Johnson into custody.

The documents say Johnson was driving a white Chevy Colorado truck, which Highway Patrol says is reported stolen from Asheboro.

Johnson is charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, resisting a public officer, and two felony counts of hit-and-run. He is in the Pitt County jail on a $250,000 secured bond.

Charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing.