18-year-old arrested after stealing vehicle with child inside in Statesville

The incident happened in the Tara’s Trace neighborhood on Friday morning.
Carson Dennis Tate III
Carson Dennis Tate III(Statesville Police Department)
Published: Feb. 11, 2023 at 10:47 AM EST
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STATESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - An 18-year-old was arrested after he allegedly stole a vehicle with a child inside in Statesville on Friday morning.

According to the Statesville Police Department, the incident began when the vehicle was stolen in the 2000 block of Tara’s Trace Drive at approximately 7:50 a.m.

Officers were made aware that a 10-year-old was in the backseat of the car when it was taken.

The child was able to escape the vehicle and returned home on foot.

Police were able to locate the vehicle on Davie Avenue and conducted a traffic stop.

Carson Dennis Tate III of Salisbury was discovered to be the driver of the stolen automobile and was arrested. He was also found to have had a firearm in his possession at the time of his arrest.

Officers seized the firearm and returned the vehicle to its owner.

Tate was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, kidnapping, possession of concealed firearm, and resist/obstruct/delay.

He was given a $25,000 secured bond and taken to the Iredell County Jail.

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