Domestic violence suspect in custody following police pursuit

Domestic violence suspect in custody following police pursuit

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A 28-year-old man accused of assault is was taken into custody in northeast Charlotte after leading police on a brief chase early Wednesday morning, officers say.

Ervin Goode, wanted on warrants of assault by strangulation and assault by pointing a gun, had been to the victim’s home twice Tuesday night, police say.

Police say Goode pointed a gun at the woman he was in a domestic relationship with around 6 p.m. Tuesday and then returned to the woman’s home around 9 p.m., pushed the woman to the ground, strangled her and took her phone while she was calling for help.

Police say they tried to stop Goode’s vehicle around 4 a.m. on I-485 but the man refused to stop. The pursuit came to an end on Breeze Hill Lane when the suspect jumped from his vehicle and ran off. Officers set up a perimeter and are still searching the area with K-9.

“Please keep in mind that the suspect is possibly armed,” police said earlier, “please stay outside of the perimeter.”

Goode was arrested shortly after 5:30 a.m. He faces several charges.

The victim in the case was treated by Medic for minor injuries.

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