Southwest Wake News

Man faces 8 charges after short car chase in Apex

A Raleigh man is being charged with eight different crimes after leading Wake County sheriff’s deputies on a short chase through Apex.

Terell Xavier Harris of Raleigh is charged with failure to heed light or siren, driving without license or registration, eluding arrest, having an open container while driving, communicating threats, assault and malicious conduct by a prisoner.

Police pursued Harris, 35, after he made a U-turn on Penny Road and almost hit a Wake County Sheriff's vehicle. Police pursued Harris down Ten-Ten Road and eventually pulled him over and arrested him.

According to arrest warrants, Harris began threatening the deputy that arrested him, telling him he would kill him, “send him to heaven” and that he would find him when he was released form jail so the deputy “better watch his back.”

The warrant also says Harris “emitted bodily fluid” at the deputy.

Harris is being held on $123,000 secured bond.