A Georgia couple was arrested after a car chase that ended with a vehicle search that netted counterfeit money, some of which had been thrown from the the fleeing vehicle.
Saturday, Craven County Sheriff’s deputies received a report about two patrons who left Waffle House without paying their bill.
When deputies located the suspect vehicle on US 70, they attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver refused to stop, so a car chase developed that led into Havelock. During the chase, the suspects were throwing counterfeit money out of their vehicle.
Soon after the fleeing vehicle struck a Craven County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle, the chase ended.
Sheriff's Patrol Division contacted the Investigative Division who executed a search warrant on the vehicle. Counterfeit money, printers used to make counterfeit money, drug paraphernalia, numerous identifications, numerous credit cards, and stolen property were located in the vehicle.
The driver, Timber Veverka, 26, and Debra Whitley Collins, 21, both of Lyons, Georgia, were arrested and taken to Craven County Jail.
Veverka is charged with felony fleeing to elude law enforcement, felony assault with deadly weapon on government official, reckless driving to endanger, exceeding safe speed, exceeding posted speed, three counts injury to personal property, and four counts of failure to stop at a red light, and larceny. His bond is $750,000.
Collins is charged with larceny. Her bond is $250,000.
The two were out on bond for a Nov. 28 arrest in Spotsylvania, Virginia for passing counterfeit money.
The investigation is on-going and more charges are expected.