An 18-year-old Waynesville man has been charged with several felonies and misdemeanors following a string of assaults and a car chase.
According to court documents, in the early-morning hours of Nov. 14, Kelly Massie assaulted two men and a woman by “repeatedly striking” them with his fists.
Those documents state a Waynesville police officer attempted to stop the 2010 Toyota Corolla Massie was driving as part of the officer’s investigation of a “domestic disturbance.”
In addition, those court documents state that Massie assaulted one of the officers involved in the chase by “ramming the Toyota Corolla the defendant was operating into [the officer’s] patrol vehicle multiple times.”
Once finally apprehended, Massie was given two subsequent breathalyzer tests, which yielded a .12 and .11 blood alcohol limit. The legal limit in North Carolina is .08. One court document notes that Massie “admitted to drinking Jameson whiskey since noon” that day.
And that wasn’t all. To top off the list of alleged offenses Massie committed, court documents state that he was also in possession of Vyvanse, a schedule II controlled substance similar to the stimulant Adderall, once at the detention center.
Massie was ultimately charged with two counts of assault and battery, one count of assault on a female, one count of possession of a controlled substance on the jail premises, one count of fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle, driving while impaired and assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. In addition, the vehicle Massie was driving was impounded.
Despite his young age, Massie has already had a few run-ins with the law prior to the incident on Nov. 14 and has been charged in the past with breaking and entering, simple assault, misdemeanor larceny, hit and run, communicating threats and consuming alcohol underage.
Massie is being held on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 3.