Man arrested in Conway, S.C. accused of stealing car with child inside in Charlotte

Man steals car with child inside

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police have arrested the man who is accused of stealing a car with a 1-year-old child inside near a hospital in Charlotte on Saturday afternoon.

Officials arrested 26-year-old Michael Allen Crittenden in Conway, South Carolina Sunday night. He faces charges of first-degree kidnapping, larceny of motor vehicle and possession of stolen motor vehicle.

The vehicle was initially stolen from Hawthorne Lane while left running and unattended with a 1-year-old child inside.

The child, who was unattended in the vehicle at the time the suspect took it, was later found safe on Water Walk Lane in west Charlotte near Freedom Drive Saturday.

Officials arrested 26-year-old Michael Allen Crittenden in Conway, South Carolina Sunday night. He faces charges of first-degree kidnapping, larceny of motor vehicle and possession of stolen motor vehicle.
Officials arrested 26-year-old Michael Allen Crittenden in Conway, South Carolina Sunday night. He faces charges of first-degree kidnapping, larceny of motor vehicle and possession of stolen motor vehicle.

Crittenden was arrested on unrelated charges in Conway, but as officials there booked him into the jail, they learned that he had outstanding warrants in Charlotte in connection with this case.

The stolen vehicle also was located in Conway, SC.

Police say Crittenden will be entered into the extradition process to be brought to the Mecklenburg County jail.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911. The public can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visiting their website.

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