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Alabama man arrested in connection with Stanly County stolen firearms case

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com

An Alabama man will make an initial court appearance Monday in connection with a stolen firearms charge, officials with the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office said.

Ramar Dion Crump, 23, was arrested Thursday and charged with larceny of a firearm.

On Sept. 29, Aaron Vincent Crump of Albemarle filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office saying that someone had stolen a firearm from his home.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed with the Sheriff’s Office that they had seized the stolen firearm on Sept. 29. Police recovered the Mossberg .22 caliber rifle after a vehicle chase in which Crump and two other males exchanged gunfire with two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers, law enforcement officials said.

Crump is in custody in the Mecklenburg County Jail under secured bonds by Stanly County Sheriff’s Office and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The initial court date for Crump is scheduled in Stanly County District Court on Monday.

The seized firearm as well as the three others recovered is being held as evidence by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as part of their additional investigation.

Arriero: 704-358-5945; Twitter: @earriero
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