CARTHAGE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A suspect bolted from a Moore County courtroom Tuesday just as he was about to be arrested on a warrant for not paying child support.
Gregory Alston faced a judge on charges of assaulting a female and driving with a revoked license. According to witnesses, he ran out of the courtroom and made it out of the building before being tackled outside a back doorway.
"We've got a runner," yelled a deputy.
FOX 46 witnessed the end of the chase. Alston was laying face down in rocks with a deputy on top of him.
"My eye. I need help for my eye," said Alston.
"You'll be alright," a deputy said.
"No I won't," replied Alston, who was seen squinting his right eye.
Alston was taken to Moore Regional Hospital before taken to jail.