14-year-old suspect accused of stealing vehicle with toddler inside in Gaston County
Following the chase, a 1-year-old was found safe inside the stolen car.
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A 14-year-old is accused of stealing a car and leading police on a chase through Gaston County on Friday evening, police said.
According to the Gastonia Police Department, the car was stolen in the Town of Dallas.
The stolen vehicle was located by police in Gastonia, before the chase ended near the intersection of Highway 321 and Main Avenue.
Police said a 1-year-old was also inside the car during the chase, but was found safe following the incident. The child has since been reunited with family.
According to the Dallas Police Department, the 14-year-old was arrested following the car chase and a short foot pursuit.
The suspect was transported to the Cabarrus County Juvenile Detention Facility where juvenile petitions have been filed.
Police also said that a firearm was recovered during the incident.
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