Circle K robbery suspect crashes vehicle after police chase

A man wanted in connection to an armed robbery in east Charlotte crashed his vehicle following a brief police chase early Monday morning. 

The armed robbery occurred at 1:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15 at the Circe K located at 7225 Albemarle Road. 

Police said the suspect, Melvin Jones, 40, entered the business with a handgun and demanded money from the register. The clerk gave Jones the money and he fled the store in a vehicle. The clerk wa sable to get the tag on the vehicle and provide that information to the 911 operator. 

Responding officers were able to located the suspect vehicle a short time later. Jones refused to pull over for police, and a short pursuit ensued. He lost control of the vehicle and crashed on Idlewild Road. 

Jones is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, careless and reckless driving, driving while license revoked and operating a motor vehicle while fleeing law enforcement.