A man was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of carjacking a woman in Concord and abandoning her and the car in Archdale, where he lives.
Police in Archdale called Concord officials around 6:30 a.m. after the 46-year-old victim reported the incident, according to a release from Concord police.
Officials determined the carjacking happened at the QuikTrip on George W. Liles Parkway in Concord, police said.
Thirty-year-old Dustin Ray Bowman and Laura Fleming, an acquaintance, were dropped off at the gas station around midnight, after they were in a car accident, officials said.
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Bowman and Fleming stayed at the QuikTrip for three hours before the carjacking, police said. Bowman allegedly forced the victim into her car and drove away with her in the passenger seat, officials said.
The two drove the victim’s car north on Interstate 85 before they left her and the car on the side of the road in Archdale, according to officials.
Bowman is accused of sexually assaulting the victim, officials said.
Police arrested Bowman at his home in Archdale. He faces charges for first-degree kidnapping, first-degree forcible sex offense and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Officials are still investigating Fleming’s role in the case.
LaVendrick Smith: @LaVendrickS