Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrest man who escaped from Rowan County authorities

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on Friday arrested a man who had escaped last month from the custody of Rowan County sheriff’s deputies at a magistrate’s office.

Authorities reported they had information that Jameel Kenneth Stephens-Maddox, 21, was inside a home on Sharview Circle. At 7:25 a.m., officers surrounded the residence and convinced Stephens-Maddox to surrender without incident, authorities said.

Stephens-Maddox is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center charged with three counts of resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer; two counts of failure to appear/comply; driving while license revoked; assault on a female; felony fleeing to elude an officer; and possession of a weapon by a felon.

On July 9, Rowan deputies served outstanding warrants on Stephens-Maddox and took him to the magistrate’s office, where he was handcuffed to a metal bar in the prisoner holding area, said Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Carl Dangerfield.

Dangerfield said Stephens-Maddox worked his way out of the handcuffs and got outside the fence.