A 23-year-old Charlotte man is jailed in Union County after allegedly leading police on a two-county chase that ended early Thursday in the Myers Park community.
Stallings police say Shea Arend was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. Moments earlier, police say, Arend had crashed the car he was driving on Selwyn Avenue at Colony Road.
No injuries were reported in the police pursuit.
It began about 1:30 a.m., according to Stallings police, when an officer tried to make a traffic stop on a motorist for an alleged illegal turn on Stallings Road. The Stallings officer said the driver tried to ram his patrol car and then took off, headed toward Mecklenburg County.
The driver then led police on a chase through Stallings, Matthews and into Charlotte. At one point, police report, the driver crashed a stop sign in Matthews. Eventually, the pursuit ended with the crash. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police served as support in the arrest.
Police say the chase covered about 20 miles.
Arend was charged with possession of cocaine, failure to stop for a blue light, speeding to elude arrest, stop sign violation, and probation violation. It is unclear if he will face additional charges in Mecklenburg County.
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