Police helicopter follows stolen vehicle to parking deck in Charlotte

Police helicopter follows stolen vehicle to parking deck in Charlotte
Officers did not pursue the vehicle, but a police helicopter followed the vehicle until it drove into a parking deck near the intersection of South Kings Drive and Metropolitan Avenue.

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A suspect has been identified after a police helicopter followed a stolen vehicle to a parking deck in Charlotte Thursday evening.

James Massey was arrested and charged with larceny of motor vehicle and possession of stolen vehicle.

James Massey
James Massey

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers received a license plate reader hit for a stolen vehicle.

They located the vehicle and tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver fled.

Officers did not pursue the vehicle, but a police helicopter followed the vehicle until it drove into a parking deck near the intersection of South Kings Drive and Metropolitan Avenue.

Police say they have a few people detained, but did not verify a specific number of arrests.

This is an active, ongoing investigation and no further information was released.

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