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1 shot in multi-county chase

STANLY COUNTY Authorities say a multi-county crime spree has resulted in a shootout with one suspect and a manhunt for the second.

The string of events began with a victim’s car being stolen during a home invasion Tuesday night in Mecklenburg County, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Then, the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office says they assisted on a call for a home invasion and assault in the Midland area of Cabarrus County around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Officers searched for the suspects with the assistance of a K9 unit, but no suspects were found.

The vehicle stolen in Tuesday night’s home invasion was used during the course of acrime in Cabarrus County, and was spotted by authorities in Stanly County, according to CMPD.

Around 7 a.m., officials say a victim was carjacked at gunpoint in the Midland area. About 20 minutes later, a vehicle matching the description of the stolen car was spotted on Highway 24/27. Stanley County deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle and its two occupants fled.

A short time later, a deputy saw a man in an open field south of Albemarle near Stoney Gap Road and the Stanly County Fairgrounds. When the deputy made contact, officials say the man fired a handgun, stole a vehicle and attempted to leave the scene but ended up exchanging fire with a second deputy before taking off southbound on Highway 52 toward Norwood, and a chase ensued.

After leading officers on a chase through the town of Norwood, the suspect crashed the vehicle just inside the Anson County line on Highway 52. Jarvis Terez Marsh, 30, was taken into custody without further incident, but was transferred to Stanly County Hospital to receive treatment for a gunshot wound.

Marsh is being held on parole violations, but officials say additional charges are pending.

The second suspect has managed to elude officers. He was last seen in the area of Stony Gap Road and Highway 52 South in Albemarle. He’s described as a black male wearing a blue button-up shirt and dark pants.

If you have any information, please contact your local law enforcement office. Stanly County Sheriff’s Office, Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are each conducting investigations related to incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday inside their respective jurisdictions.

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