From STAFF REPORTS
A deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was east bound in Rocky Mount on Tanyard Road on May 8 just before 3 p.m. when he observed Ricky L. Hughes, 32, of Rocky Mount, operating a truck. Hughes was wanted on an outstanding grand larceny charge out of Franklin County. According to a May 17 press release from Capt. Phillip Young, as deputies attempted to stop Hughes, he sped into a convenience store parking lot, where he jumped out of the vehicle and ran on foot. Deputies pursued Hughes and were able to take him in to custody following a brief foot pursuit. Hughes was found to be in possession of a white crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. In addition to the outstanding grand larceny warrant, Hughes was charged with; possession with intent to distribute a schedule I or II narcotic, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, reckless driving and eluding law enforcement. Deputies took Hughes to Franklin County Jail.