CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Four people are in custody following a police chase through north Charlotte Friday afternoon that ended in a neighborhood, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
The chase, which started as a traffic stop, began in South Park about 2 p.m. and ended in Northlake. Officers ran license plates and realized the car was reported stolen in Huntersville two days prior.
Neighbors tells Fox46 Charlotte it’s a miracle no one was hurt after a car tore through a backyard, busted through two fences, and crashed into a ditch on Twin Oaks Drive.
Police say the drive and three passengers jumped out an abandoned the car while it was still in drive. Police believe the car was stolen.
“It was a pretty big ordeal,” said Randy Voeltz who lives next to where the car crashed. “Helicopters were flying around, police officers, dogs… the whole 9 yards were here today.”
CMPD say they arrested four people, three men in their late teens and one juvenile boy.
A 10-year-old was detained by police, but has since been released.
Police have identified Thomas Lindsay, 17, as the driver. He is charged with Felony Flee to Elude, Felony Hit and Run, Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle and Resist/ Obstruct/ Delay. Deron Early, 16, was arrested and charged with resist/obstruct/delay.
Two juveniles who had also been in the vehicle and ran from officers were also apprehended. They were both charged with Resist/Obstruct/ Delay and turned over to their parents/guardians. Their names will not be released due to their age.
The car was towed by two trucks on Twin Oaks Drive.
There is still a big clean up left in the backyard where the car crashed.