Deputies search for suspect after woman, 2-year-old carjacked at convenience store

Brandon Wayne Morefield, 33, is accused of carjacking woman who was with her two-year-old daughter at a convenience store.

A mother and her two-year-old child were carjacked at knife point at a convenience store on Wednesday, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says. 

Deputies were called to the paking lot of Murphy's Convenience Store in Denver around 10:45 a.m. where a woman said a man held a knife up to her and stole her car. 

The victim said she and the suspect, 33-year-old Brandon Wayne Morefield, worked at a fast food restauarnt on Highway 73 and left the business together. When they got to Murphy's an argument occurred and the suspect pulled out a knife and threatened the woman.

She got out of the car with her two-year-old daughter and the suspect fled in her car toward the intersection of Highway 73 and Highway 16. The victim was not injured. 

Morefield is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing around 185 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen driving a black 2002 Chevy Trailblaze with the NC license plate CBT 4422. Deputies say he is armed with a knife. 

Morefield has been charged with one felony count of robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a motor vehicle. He has not yet been found, but is known to frequent the Gaston County area.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202.