Suspect in Aug. 8 Avon accident still in custody, has October court date

By on August 9, 2022


Update: The suspect charged with reckless driving and fleeing to elude in this incident, Noah Cooper Huneycutt, 20, of Suffolk, VA, is still in custody. And according to the Dare County Clerk of Court’s office, he currently has a court date scheduled on Oct. 18.


Man arrested for reckless driving, fleeing to elude

Those hurt in Avon accident released from OBX Hospital
(Dare County Sheriff)

In Avon on the afternoon of Aug. 8, a Dare County Sheriff’s Deputy in the C-District attempted to stop a vehicle for traveling in excess of 100 mph headed north on Hwy. 12. The vehicle failed to yield for the Deputy’s blue lights and siren. When the suspect and deputy got near the Avon Post Office, the suspect barely made it around a stopped vehicle. The deputy following could not and struck the vehicle.

The suspect vehicle did not stop, but it was found a short time later in the village of Avon thanks to citizens calling in with information. The driver along with two others were found in wooded areas near the vehicle’s location.

After the investigation was conducted, Noah Cooper Huneycutt, driver, M/20, Suffolk, VA, was arrested and charged with (F) Fleeing to Elude, (M) Careless and Reckless, (M) Fail to Yield to Blue Light and Siren, Driving Left of Center, and 105 in a 45-mph zone. Honeycutt is being held on a $15,000 secured bond.

Those requiring medical care have been released from the Outer Banks Hospital.






  • Jim

    Bail, $15000.00 that’s all.
    He should be held until the court date.

    Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 6:14 am
  • mom

    The current speed limit in Avon is 35, not 45 as stated in the article.

    Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 6:37 am
  • Steven

    What about the innocents hit by the police? That is the real story.

    State police troopers will do 80mph through the villages, I have to approach the street nearly in his way to get them to realize they are in dereliction of duty when doing this.

    Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 7:19 am
  • Frank Moore

    Ok Steven, as you see it, it was all the State Troopers fault attempting to apprehend a person breaking the law. Noah Cooper Honeycutt is the person who set this in action. What do you think should be done now ? Can or will you give a response to my question ? Ok I get it you won’t respond. I was just asking.

    Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 9:59 am
  • Steve L

    Don’t misunderstand me, I fully support law enforcement in general but why did the deputy continue a 100 MPH pursuit through Avon on a summer afternoon? Why do it in the dead middle of winter for that matter? Get on the radio for crying out loud. Lucky some pedestrian or confused tourist in a car didn’t get killed.

    Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 11:12 am
  • Kevin Eubank

    I just cant understand why Dare Co. Puts such low bonds on people who break the law. 100mph in a 45mph in the summer, plus a patrol car. I just dont get it. A slap on the hand. Raise the bonds and these idoits might think before the do stupid things that could’ve killed someone.

    Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 12:33 pm
  • Lt Rebecca Jones Retired DCEMS Paramedic

    Great job, DCEMS Sheriff Deputies!!! 👍🏼👍🏼🚓🚓👮🏼‍♀️👮🏼‍♀️

    Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 1:26 pm
  • Zippy D

    Yeah great job… lucky an innocent person wasn’t killed. The officer needs to have some common sense in these situations as well, back off, radio ahead to your counterparts and don’t make the situation worse. Although most cops have the, “rules for thee and not for me” attitude and blatantly speed through these areas when not in a pursuit anyways.

    Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 5:25 pm
  • Glenn

    Kudos to the responding officers on a job well done! Thanks for all you do to keep our communities safe.

    Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 8:13 pm
  • Robin L Ames

    Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 9:03 pm
  • surf123

    Too easy to radio ahead for help as there is not place to go on the island. It is beyond reckless for any high speed chase to be taking place in any densely populated area. Innocent people have been killed and wounded by police cars in hot pursuit. The police need to pick up some common sense and the state needs to enact laws to end high speed chases. They knew nothing about the driver as they had no idea who he was. Had he taken hostages or murdered someone then maybe you chase, but other than that you consider the safety of the innocent. I hope the innocent sue from damages to themselves and their property.

    Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 10:10 pm
  • John Burkard

    Does the county need to provide more resources to our officers?
    Do they have enough staff? Do they need to increase their pay to attract more help?
    Why was there not an alternative to pursuing this speeder in this way?

    It is the duty of every first responder is to operate their emergency vehicle with due regard for safety. In persuing this speeder a family was injured and their vehicle damaged, we are lucky nothing further occured. County Commisioners should be asking if this Deputy was properly supported, or if they recklessly endangered the public by pursuing this criminal. I understand they were doing their job. Were they doing it recklessly because that was the only option?

    Wednesday, Aug 10 @ 9:15 am
  • Paul

    Wondering if they recovered the drugs or did they successfully ditch it

    Wednesday, Aug 10 @ 12:23 pm
  • ElGuapo

    Will you be covering the shootout on New Beach in Point Harbor yesterday? Curious about the shooters in my neighborhood for obvious reasons

    Wednesday, Aug 10 @ 1:05 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Your question wasn’t deleted. If you have anything you can share on this, please email me at

    Wednesday, Aug 10 @ 2:37 pm
  • Frank Moore

    All who are negative on the police, call Mr Honeycutt next time you are being robed or need medical help.

    Thursday, Aug 11 @ 7:56 am
  • SpeedRacer

    It seems that the Sheriff’s office thinks they are the Highway Patrol or NASCAR.
    They surely love a car chase. How many vehicles have been totaled in the past 5 years?
    How much is the office’s car insurance? How much has been paid out due to lawsuits?
    Have the officers that have totalled cars been held accountable?

    Friday, Aug 12 @ 6:46 pm
  • Dave

    No need for a high speed chase on a Barrier island, no where to go and bound to be caught.

    Monday, Aug 15 @ 9:47 pm
  • Commentator

    The police were negligent pursuing at such a speed with knowledge this car had no where to go. Typical behavior by OBX LOE however – our LOE get very little excitement, so they are easily excited.

    However, I’d guess Mr. Honeycut was able to “dispose of” whatever it was that made him elude at 100 mph – likely he had drugs or something else and ditched them in the woods where he was found hiding.

    Tuesday, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am
  • Jeremy

    Let’s report on the story regarding the innocent driver who was struck by the police cruiser.

    Tuesday, Aug 16 @ 11:35 am