Police identify man arrested in connection to S. Charlotte carjacking

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Police have arrested one person in connection to a carjacking that occurred in south Charlotte Sunday evening. 

Howard Lenzy Watson, 46, has warrants out for larceny of a motor vehicle, kidnapping, fraud, and false pretense for stealing a truck from a gas station with two children inside of it. 

A car was stolen from a Quick Trip Express on 116 Clanton Rd. A man and a woman had gone inside of the gas station when the suspect stole their dark gray 2016 Ford F150 pickup truck which they had left running in the parking lot. 

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Two children, ages 11 and 13, were still in the car when the suspect got in and began driving. 

Both the 11-year-old and the 13-year-old jumped out of the car while on S. Tryon St. Neither child was injured. 

Just before 5 p.m. Monday, CMPD confirmed that they found the stolen pick-up truck at Norris Avenue and Wells Street in northeast Charlotte. 

Watson attempted to evade police, running on foot before being stopped in the 700 block of Rodney Ave. He was bitten by a police K-9 during the chase and was taken to the Carolinas Medical Center for treatment. 

Once he is released from the hospital, he will be taken to the Mecklenburg County Jail and served with the outstanding warrants.