UPDATE Wednesday 6:15am- According to media reports the suspect Dakota Kape Whitt, of Elkin, was arrested around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. He was taken to the Wilkes County Detention Center in Wilkesboro. Additional details about Whitt's arrest have not been released.
UPDATE Tuesday 7:50pm – Funeral services for Trooper S. N. Bullard have been announced. Visit this link for more information.
RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol is seeking assistance from the public in locating the driver involved in Monday night's pursuit in Surry County. At approximately 10:53 p.m., troopers attempted to stop a black BMW passenger vehicle that traveled through a checkpoint. During the pursuit of the BMW, Trooper S. N. Bullard was involved in a collision, causing Bullard to succumb to his injuries at the scene.
After an extensive search, authorities located the BMW along with the registered owner, identified as Cheyenne Harrison. The driver of the BMW has been identified as Dakota Kape Whitt, 22, of Elkin. Investigators have obtained warrants for Mr. Whitt, charging him with murder, felony fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle and driving with a revoked license.
Anyone with information related to locating Mr. Whitt is encouraged to contact the State Highway Patrol Communications Center at (704) 855-1047.