3 to hospital after Garner chase and crash; driver charged

Police charged the driver of a stolen car that crashed on Interstate 40 near U.S. 70 during a chase Thursday night, sending him and two 17-year-old girls to a hospital.

Elisha Jevon Perry, 18, of 1608 Pineview Drive in Raleigh, was charged with speeding to elude arrest, possession of a stolen vehicle and reckless driving, Garner police Capt. Joseph Binns said Friday.

Perry, along with Mya Johnson of Garner and Mya Perry of Raleigh, were taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh after the crash. Binns said their injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Perry was reported to be in stable condition Friday. Perry was in fair condition, and Johnson had been released, officials said.

The chase began about 10:25 p.m. after police saw the 2008 Pontiac G6 speeding and tried to stop it at Aversboro Road and Lakeside Drive, police said. A computer check of the registration showed the car had been reported stolen, they said.

Officers reported that the chase reached speeds of 100 mph.

State court records showed that Perry is scheduled for a Sept. 23 hearing in Orange County court on charges from 2015 of possession of a stolen vehicle, four counts of breaking into or entering motor vehicles and two counts of possession of stolen goods.

Reporter Johnny Whitfield contributed to this report.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT