9 On Your Side's "Most Wanted" caught after Greenville manhunt - WNCN: News, Weather

9 On Your Side's "Most Wanted" caught after Greenville manhunt

Posted: Updated:
Demetrius Wrighton Demetrius Wrighton
GREENVILLE, N.C. - One of 9 On Your Side's "Most Wanted" has been captured after a manhunt in Greenville.

Authorities tell 9 On Your Side a man driving a stolen Honda Civic crashed into another car on B's Barbeque Rd near Reba Ln. Authorities say they believe the man had been drinking, and ran from the scene.

9 On Your Side talked to one of the hit and run victims who was on her way home when Wrighton slammed into her truck.

"All I saw in my rear view mirror was these headlights just flying up behind me. I had to brace myself for the impact. My whole body was shaking, I couldn't even stand." said the woman, who didn't want to be identified.

Authorities have now identified that man as Demetrius Wrighton, 34, of Farmville.

Minutes later, authorities say Wrighton stole a car from the nearby Golden Living Center.

K-9 Units tracked Wrighton down in nearby woods and bit him in the leg.

Highway Patrol, The Pitt County Sheriff's Office, Vidant Police and the Red Oak Fire Department.

Wrighton will face numerous charges. He already had five warrants out for his arrest.

Wrighton was one of 9 On Your Side's featured "Most Wanted" during our first phone bank in November.

Wrighton is being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under $402,204.77 bond.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • LCPS begins to roll out iPad initiative for all students

    LCPS begins to roll out iPad initiative for all students

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:58:03 GMT
    A multi-million dollar technology initiative in Lenoir County, will eventually put an iPad in the hands of every student.
    A multi-million dollar technology initiative in Lenoir County, will eventually put an iPad in the hands of every student.
  • Fire that killed disabled man, great-grandson accidental

    Fire that killed disabled man, great-grandson accidental

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:54:02 GMT
    Authorities say the fire that killed a disabled man his great-grandson in a house fire was accidental.
    Authorities say the fire that killed a disabled man his great-grandson in a house fire was accidental.
  • Touchdown Friday Preview Part Two (Pitt County)

    Touchdown Friday Preview Part Two (Pitt County)

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:40:25 GMT
    It's the final day of practice and walk throughs for high school football teams across the East, and that means Touchdown Friday kicks off tomorrow night.
    It's the final day of practice and walk throughs for high school football teams across the East, and that means Touchdown Friday kicks off tomorrow night.
  • Most Recent SlideshowsMore>>

  • Son of Beaufort Co. woman found dead in court on murder charge

    Son of Beaufort Co. woman found dead in court on murder charge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:41:18 GMT
    A Washington man charged with murdering his own mother made his first court appearance Thursday morning.
    A Washington man charged with murdering his own mother made his first court appearance Thursday morning.
  • Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:03:38 GMT
    Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...
    Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of...
  • 36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:57:04 GMT
    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.
    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.