Police chased an SUV through Charlotte Friday afternoon. Chopper 9 followed the high-speed chase through north Charlotte into the Plaza-Midwood area.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Police said the man who allegedly led police and the highway patrol on a wild chase through Charlotte on Friday will soon be facing more charges.
Detectives were in the process Monday of signing new warrants charging Antwaun Oliphant, 26, with stealing another car.
That came the same day that a judge refused to lower Oliphant's bonds on the drug and auto theft charges that led to the chase on Friday.
Police said Oliphant has been a suspect in more than 40 cases, many of them tied to stolen cars, in the last six years, and Eyewitness News found court records showing that Oliphant had been charged in a similar chase five years ago.
A police affidavit said officers answered a call for a robbery at an uptown nightclub in March, 2008, when the suspect drove off.
They followed the car and said the chase reached speeds of 100 mph at least twice before the car ran off the road into a playground at an apartment complex in southeast Charlotte.
Officers arrested Oliphant several days later but prosecutors dismissed all of the charges in the case when they said witnesses could not positively identify Oliphant as the suspect.
On Friday, police caught Oliphant after he jumped and ran from the SUV when it collided with a power pole in Plaza Midwood.
They did not catch the driver, and say Oliphant has not been talking with them about the case.