A North Carolina suspect is under arrest in Winston-Salem following a chase and his subsequent fall into a creek located in the bottom of a ravine.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports the situation began when officers went to a Sears store in Hanes Mall to investigate a reported larceny. When police arrived on scene, the officers witnessed Joseph John Bedford running from the store carrying what appeared to be stolen items.
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, the chase ended near Silas Creek Crossing Center when Bedford, 20, fell into a creek at the bottom of deep ravine.
Police assessed rescuing Bedford would prove too risky for officers due to the steep and slippery terrain and were forced to call in firefighters for back up.
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, once Winston-Salem firefighters were on scene they helped a combative Bedford ascend the walls of the ravine.
Bedford received medical treatment for the minor injuries he suffered as he went into the ravine.
Bedford was charged with larceny, trespassing and resisting a government official, police tell the Winston-Salem Journal.
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