Deputy Sheriff David Manning was killed in a vehicle crash as he pursued a car on Highway 111 halfway between Tarboro and Pinetops, at approximately 6:15 pm.

His patrol car collided with a pickup truck traveling the opposite direction. The vehicle he was pursuing crashed in a roadside ditch a short distance away. The driver fled on foot but was later apprehended. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and hit & run, ( property damage), and released after posting bond. There is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the N.C. Highway Patrol and the N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency. The occupants of the truck, a man and his wife, sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Deputy Manning had served with the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office for four months. He is survived by his daughter, fiance, parents, three brothers, two grandmothers, and a grandfather.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Sheriff Cleveland Atkinson, Jr.
Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office
3005 Anaconda Road
Tarboro, NC 27886

Phone: (252) 641-7911

Attribution: https://www.odmp.org/officer/23616-deputy-sheriff-david-leesean-manning