SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A man accused of stealing a SUV with a three-year-old child in the back seat from a Salisbury convenience store on Wednesday morning has been arrested.
Derrick Dashawn Brown, 20, was arrested and booked into the Rowan County jail just after 2:30 a.m. Friday.
The SUV, with the child still safely inside, was later recovered about a mile from the scene.
Police say just after 12 a.m. Wednesday, a man stopped at the Pop Shoppe in the 1800 block of W. Innes Street to buy cigarettes and lottery tickets. He left his Ford Escape in the parking lot with the engine running and the doors unlocked.
According to police, a man, later identified as Brown, jumped into the car and took off. The child's father and a worker at the store ran out to chase the SUV. The entire incident was caught on surveillance video.