Colt Battles has a history of eluding police and is developing a history of being caught by police.

Colt Battles has a history of eluding police and is developing a history of being caught by police.

Tuesday afternoon, the 20-year-old, was taken into custody in rural Wilson following a high-speed chase. Battles, who was out on a $30,000 bond for eluding and knowingly concealing stolen property, will have a number of charges to add to his personal laundry list.

Those charges include two felonies, eluding a police officer and unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance, methamphetamine. Battles has also been charged with misdemeanor unlawful possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license, failure to maintain security and failure to pay state taxes. Bond has been set at $10,000. As of Wednesday afternoon, he was still a resident of the Carter County Detention Center.

Felix Hernandez, Wilson Police Chief, said Battles was taken into custody following a pursuit in which Battles was clocked at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

Officer Ryan Parsley was on patrol when he observed Battles, who has a suspended driver's license, driving a spray painted white Camaro on 7th Street and U.S. Highway 70A. Battles accelerated, squalling his tires and headed south out of town.

Hernandez said Parsley activated his lights and sirens, signaling Battles to stop. Battles ignored Parsley's overture and was clocked driving at a speed of 106 miles per hour.

Battles was witnessed driving into the oncoming traffic land and slowing down and speeding up in an attempt to make Parsley hit his car. Parsley followed Battles onto county roads where Battle maintained speeds of 70 to 80 miles per hour.

At one point, Battles slowed down and made several gestures to Parsley, one of which implied an ungentlemanly action.

On Moccasin Road, 2 ½ miles outside of Wilson, Hernandez said Battles slowed the car down and jumped out. The car was not placed in gear and had a passenger, James Conn Nipp still inside of it. The car rolled into a ditch and both Battles and Nipp were ordered to the ground. Battles elected to make a run for it and was unsuccessful. While Parsley was taking Battles into custody, Nipp elected to not stick around and left the scene.

The Carter County Sheriff's Department, Love County Sheriff's Department and Lone Grove Police Department joined in the search for Nipp, who avoided capture and is wanted on an outstanding warrant on drug charges.

During a search of Battles' vehicle, Hernandez said drugs were found. Following the search, Parsley transported Battles to the Carter County Detention Center and stopped at Wilson Travel Plaza to refuel.

During the stop, Battles' ex-girlfriend, Karli Barbour, confronted Parsley for arresting Battles. Barbour ignored repeated requests to move back and was taken into custody and has been charged with misdemeanor obstructing a police officer. Barbour posted bond and is currently out on bond in Love County for trafficking in illegal drugs.