A 22-year-old convicted felon is facing a slew of charges after police said he led officers on a chase Tuesday morning in east Charlotte.
Around 10 a.m., an officer spotted a vehicle and driver matching suspect descriptions given for a recent robbery near Barrington Drive and Milton Road, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
The officer tried to stop the vehicle in the 7100 block of Barrington Drive, police said, but the driver refused to stop.
The officer pursued the suspect, but at some point, the driver jumped from the vehicle and ran, police said. A police helicopter flying overhead helped direct officers on the ground to find him.
The chase eventually ended in the 4300 block of Central Avenue, about four miles from Barrington Drive, police said. Thats when the driver, identified as Brandon DeAndre Anderson of Charlotte, was taken into custody.
Police didnt immediately say how long the pursuit lasted or what speeds were reached during the chase.
Police said Anderson has not been charged in connection with the robbery. But he does face charges of possession of a gun by a felon, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding to elude arrest, reckless driving, driving without an operators license, failure to heed blue lights and sirens, a stop light violation and stop sign violations.
Andersons prior convictions include larceny of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering vehicles and larceny of guns, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.