Charges against teen arrested following chase dismissed



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department dismissed charges against Milton Dunlap after he was arrested Sept. 24.

A state trooper identified Dunlap as the driver in a chase where the suspects jumped out of a vehicle and fled toward his Dunlap’s home.

Detectives were able to determine that there was no physical evidence, including DNA, fingerprints or video surveillance, connecting Dunlap to any of these crimes.

A CMPD patrol major and division commander personally met with Dunlap and his family to discuss the new evidence and explain the chain of events that led to Dunlap's mistaken identification and subsequent arrest.

Dunlap understood the CMPD has a job to do and officers did their job.

He was happy to get an apology from the police.

Now, Dunlap wants to put this all behind him and focus on the next couple of years.

"College, college, college, I don't want to look back, and be like 'Oh, I spent three days in jail,' no, I have to look at my future," Dunlap said.