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Police nab 2nd suspect from Plaza pursuit

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Carlton Wilson, who had been sought by police since he allegedly escaped from police last Friday following a pursuit, was arrested Monday night by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. (Mecklenburg County Jail photo.)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they have caught the second man wanted in connection with a pursuit last Friday in which the suspects’ car crashed into several other vehicles.

Police say three days’ work ended Monday evening when they found and arrested Carlton Wilson. He was found in north Charlotte and taken into custody after a brief foot chase.

Wilson, 26, was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony fleeing to elude with a motor vehicle, felony larceny after breaking and entering, safecracking, resisting arrest, and other traffic-related offenses. Police say they got help from the N.C. Highway Patrol, the state probation and parole board, and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office in finding Wilson.

Friday’s series of events began when a CMPD surveillance unit spotted Antwaun Devont Oliphant, who was wanted on several charges, in a car in Gaston County. The Highway Patrol tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to pull over. That started a pursuit that moved into Mecklenburg County.

Police say the fleeing driver hit several vehicles, injuring one motorist. The pursuit ended at Central Avenue and The Plaza, when the driver hit a power pole. Two men in the car ran, but Oliphant was caught a short time later.

Police say Wilson was driving the vehicle, and they launched a search for him – which ended Monday evening.

Steve Lyttle: 704-358-6107 Twitter: @slyttle
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