Arrest Made After Chase
Last updated 4/14/2020 at 10:38am
Naomi Brown Green, 55, was taken into custody in Transylvania County after allegedly fleeing and eluding arrest in a high-speed chase that took place around 10 p.m., Wednesday, and ending with Green’s truck breaking down and catching fire, according to the Sheriff's Office. Green was charged with one felony count of flee/elude arrest, with a motor vehicle, and two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.
No one was injured in the chase, and Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter said officers were able to safely remove Green from her vehicle and extinguish the fire before firefighters made it to the scene.
The chase started at the Triangle Stop gas station in Brevard, according to Gunter.
“(Green) got in some kind of an argument with one of the patrons down there, and one of our officers just happened to be there and overheard this argument,” Gunter said. “So, he went out and talked with the guy that she was arguing with just to find out what was going on, and she got in her...truck and just spun sideways out into the road headed toward Rosman. And so he went and attempted to stop her, and she ran. That chase went up all the way past Rosman to N.C. 215 and just a little ways up N.C. 215.”
Gunter said it was unclear what prompted Green to flee arrest, but that she appeared to be experiencing hallucinations that there was a bear in her truck. Gunter said Green expressed she did not want to stop because she did not want officers to hurt the bear.
Green was placed in the detention center under a $30,000 secured bond.