16-year-old charged after chase reaches speeds of 100 mph, police say

16-year-old charged after chase reaches speeds of 100 mph, police say

CONCORD, N.C. — Officers arrested a teenager accused of leading police on a high-speed chase Wednesday night from Charlotte to Concord.

Police charged 16-year-old Dahmeune Baxter with robbery with a dangerous weapons, speeding and several other serious charges following the pursuit.

Authorities told Channel 9 that Baxter was behind the wheel of a Honda that police tried to stop on Interstate 77, near Morehead Street, but that Baxter refused to stop.

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Baxter could be seen on DOT cameras weaving through traffic on Interstate 85, and police said he was driving more than 100 mph.

Channel 9 followed the chase on the DOT camera network and saw the car weaving in and out of traffic near the University City Boulevard exit with police officers following close behind.

(Click PLAY to watch chase on DOT camera)

Police said Baxter robbed a man at gunpoint just after 7:15 p.m. at an apartment complex parking lot off of Winterfield Place, near Central Avenue. The victim was not hurt but the suspects stole his Honda Accord, according to police.

Police spotted the Honda on I-77 and tried to stop it, but that's when police said Baxter began leading them on a chase.

After about 20 miles, the chase ended in Concord near George Lyles Parkway. Channel 9 was there when police took Baxter into custody in a shopping center near that exit.

Witnesses told Channel 9 that police had their guns drawn and that Baxter surrendered peacefully.

"It was just absolutely crazy, I haven't seen this much action in Concord in years. I mean they were coming up out of everywhere, I mean we have state police, we have local here, the helicopter was going over. I mean it was like something out of a movie, I mean so chaotic," the witness told Channel 9.

Baxter will be in court Friday.

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