By Outer Banks Voice on June 17, 2021
Dare County Central Communications received a report of a gray SUV driving recklessly and speeding down the center lane of South Croatan Highway in Kill Devil Hills. Nags Head law enforcement was notified of the vehicle driving south out of Kill Devil Hills. Ryan Andrew Giebel, 18, was captured on radar by Nags Head police officers driving 76 mph in a 45-mph zone at about 11 p.m. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, Giebel continued speeding and Nags Head police pursued the vehicle to the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island, where Giebel, and his passenger, Asa Alexander Gurney, 18, attempted to flee the scene on foot. With the help of K-9 units from Nags Head and Dare County, both men were apprehended.
Giebel was charged with Driving After Consuming Under 21, Reckless Driving to Endanger, Felony Flee to Elude, Speeding, and Resist, Delay, and Obstruct. He remains at the Dare County Detention Center with a $185,000 bond. Gurney, the passenger, was charged with Resist, Delay, and Obstruct and Underage Possession of Alcohol. He was released on a $25,000 bond.
Nags Head’s Police Department would like to thank the Dare County Sherriff’s Office, Manteo Police Department, and Dare Med Flight for their assistance. In addition, several community members provided information to authorities that helped in the successful apprehension of the men.
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