Man arrested in Charlotte standoff racks up dozens of charges

by: Kathryn Burcham Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - One of the men arrested for a high speed chase and crash across two counties last September was just locked up again.
Police said Carlton Wilson has been on a crime spree racking up dozens of charges in the two months since he was released from of prison.

Eyewitness News reporter Kathryn Burcham was in Charlotte's Hidden Valley neighborhood when he was arrested Monday.

Investigators on scene described Carlton Wilson as a career criminal -- someone who supports himself and his family through burglaries and robberies.
Now he sits in jail once again after a tense standoff with officers.

Guns drawn, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department undercover officers surrounded Wilson's home finally pulling him out in handcuffs, wearing a bathrobe covering his head.
He was just released from prison on June 6 for a probation violation and police said Wilson is responsible for dozens of crimes stretching from Gaston County to Mecklenburg County.
Investigators in multiple jurisdictions said Wilson has broken into homes, businesses and robbed people at gunpoint.
Voice of suspect's mother
“Ain't no way my son put no gun to nobody's head,” Wilson’s mother said. “My son don't have weapons or carry weapons.”
She didn't want to show her face to our camera but said her son is being blamed for the sins of others
“I know my son,” she said. “I know his dos and his don't and my child didn't do what they accusing him of doing.”
Last September, police said Wilson was driving a red SUV as they chased him from Gaston County into Charlotte at speeds topping 100 mph.
Wilson also has an extensive criminal record including burglary, assault and larceny.
Investigators said it will take weeks to finalize a list of charges that could tie him to dozens more new cases.