Stolen car suspect held at gunpoint until police arrive; 2 others still on run

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four people scrambled from a stolen SUV Saturday night in the SouthPark neighborhood.

Two were arrested, including one who was held at gunpoint until police arrived.

Police identified the two arrested suspects as Taylor Roseborough and Tyrell White.

“I immediately pulled my firearm and told him to get down on the ground,” Stewart McKibben said.

McKibben said one of the suspects ran through a wooded area and onto his property while running from officers.

“(My) mind is racing 100 mph trying to figure out what to do next,” McKibben said. “He came from my neighbor’s backyard, jumped over their fence, came through my gate and was coming up my steps. At the first landing is where I approached him and stopped him.”

The incident started after a blue Ford Explorer was stolen from Oakbrook Drive and officers spotted the stolen vehicle around 8 p.m.

Police say they attempted to pull over the SUV, but the driver and three passengers jumped out at a dead end on Moncure Drive.

“We were on the porch just watching everything happen,” McKibben said. “I turn around to see a gentleman running up my steps. For me, it was just instinctual to pull my firearm, and from there, give him commands to get on the ground and not move.”

McKibben captured video of officers arresting the suspect he stopped. Another person was tracked down, but two others are still on the run.

“I just hope that people make better decisions. That’s really what it comes down to,” McKibben said.

Neighbors told Channel 9 police officers told them to run inside their homes, turn on their porch lights and stay inside as the foot chase unfolded.

"Heavy police presence, having a helicopter overhead, probably 30 to 40 cop cars, people everywhere, wanting to know what really was going on, kind of just left us in a place of unsureness," McKibben said.

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