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Marine Corps officials say they are aware of reports of a Marine allegedly armed with an assault rifle who was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase in Carteret County, North Carolina, last weekend.
Lance Cpl. Michael H. Sells, a 19-year-old machine gunner stationed out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was clocked going nearly 123 mph when an officer tried to stop him, Jacksonville Daily News reported.
The article goes on to state the following:
An officer pursued the Marine down North Carolina’s highway 24 until the junior Marine crashed turning right onto Enterprise Avenue in Carteret County, according to Jacksonville Daily News.
The officer at the scene, Trooper Ryan Onofrio, told the Jacksonville Daily News that Sells was trying to load an assault rifle but was disarmed and placed in handcuffs.
Trooper Ryan Onofrio of the @NCSHP said when he went up to the car, Lance Cpl. Michael H. Sells of @camp_lejeune was trying to load an assault rifle. https://t.co/Nx1gwFNWfk pic.twitter.com/bC9ynZiKc2
— The Daily News (@JDNews) April 16, 2018
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