CMPD: Suspect stole woman's car at gunpoint, fled from officers

Charlotte Mecklenburg police arrested a man in connection to an armed robbery on Tuesday. 

At 10:23 a.m., officers were called to the 500 block of N. Graham Street where a woman said that her blue Honda CRV was stolen at gunpoint by a male suspect.

She was not injured during the robbery, and the officers were able to quickly locate the vehicle.

When they attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect fled and a vehicle pursuit began. The pursuit ended when the man finally stopped on The Plaza near Plaza Park Dr. At that time, officers were able to arrest him without incident. 

The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Dionte Evans. Evans was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries, and upon his release was taken to the Mecklenburg County Jail.

He is charged with armed robbery and pperating a motor vehicle while fleeing law enforcement.