Wanted suspect arrested after ramming police car, leading chase into west Charlotte
Officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on the suspect on Thursday afternoon.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A person was arrested Thursday afternoon after they allegedly led police on a chase through Uptown before crashing in west Charlotte.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), officers initiated a traffic stop just before 4 p.m.
Police said that as an officer was pulling in front of the suspect’s vehicle and began to get out of the patrol car, the suspect rammed the police car and fled the area.
Officers began a pursuit of the suspect vehicle, following them through Uptown before the suspect crashed on West Morehead Street between Greenland Avenue and Wilkinson Boulevard.
After taking the suspect into custody, officers determined that the suspect, who was a previously-convicted felon, had two outstanding warrants, and found two guns inside the vehicle, including an assault rifle.
The crash area had to be closed as an investigation was conducted.
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