Update: The State Highway Patrol has released the names of three state troopers involved in the Sunday afternoon pursuit and armed confrontation in Davie County. Troopers Courtney Richmond, John Chapman, and Ryan Goodin have been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the internal and SBI investigations.
Trooper Courtney Richmond is a 21 month veteran assigned to Davie County.
Trooper John Chapman is a 3 year veteran assigned to Iredell County.
Trooper Ryan Goodin is a 12 year veteran assigned to Iredell County.
The suspect has been identified as 30-year old Steven P. Little of Statesville, who was wanted by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office for 14 pending felony charges.
DAVIE COUNTY – The SBI is investigating a trooper involved shooting that happened this afternoon near U.S. 64 and Peter Hairston Road. At approximately 2:20 p.m., the State Highway Patrol attempted to stop a Honda passenger vehicle in Iredell County.
The driver of the Honda failed to stop for the trooper initiating a pursuit which traveled into Davie County. At the conclusion of the pursuit, an armed confrontation took place between the driver and troopers.
The driver was transported to Baptist Hospital with serious injuries.
Since this is an ongoing investigation, this is all the information that will be released at this time.
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