ELLERBE — A man is facing multiple charges, accused of pointing a gun at a woman and leading deputies on a high-speed chase.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to domestic disturbance call at a home on Green Lake Road on Nov. 20.
The alleged victim reportedly said that 27-year-old Joshua Malik Little, of Ellerbe, had come to her home and pointed a gun at her. She also reportedly said that Little had outstanding warrants.
While deputies were on the way, the caller told telecommunicators with 911 that she was following him in her vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.
The caller reportedly lost sight of Little and met deputies back at her home, giving them a description of Little and his vehicle.
One deputy reportedly saw a vehicle matching the description and attempted to conduct a traffic stop — but the lights and sirens came on, the driver allegedly refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.
The chase lasted “several miles” and reached speeds up to 100 mph, according to the sheriff’s office.
The driver, Little, reportedly pulled over and stopped off of the U.S. 220 bypass.
Little was taken into custody and deputies reportedly found marijuana in the vehicle — but no firearm.
Deputies charged Little with possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, assault on a female and driving while license revoked.
Little was also served with orders for arrest for failure to appear on charges of kidnapping, assault on a female and interfering with emergency communication.
He was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $30,000 secured bond.
Online court records show Little was scheduled to appear in court Monday, Nov. 28 on the aforementioned charges, as well as both misdemeanor and felony larceny and breaking and entering and a motor vehicle.
Court records also show Little has a Jan. 12 court appearance on two counts of resisting a public officer, and one count each of simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
All pending criminal charges are from this year.
Little also has several pending traffic citations from 2021, including driving with an open container of alcohol.
Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Little was first convicted in 2014 on misdemeanor charges of breaking and entering and receiving stolen goods, and in 2017 of felony breaking and entering.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.