• Charlotte shooting suspect caught, accused of stealing car with baby inside

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man wanted by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on suspicion of multiple felonies has been captured after police said he stole a running car in South Carolina with a 9-month-old baby inside.

    Police said David Monts stole the car from a Chick-fil-A in Columbia, South Carolina, on Saturday and then later ditched that vehicle before stealing another in Efland, North Carolina.

    The infant in the car was unharmed and returned to its family.

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    Authorities said they finally tracked Monts down in West Virginia on Sunday morning following a high-speed chase.

    CMPD put out a notice Saturday it was seeking Monts after he allegedly cut off his electronic ankle monitor while in Columbia.

    He is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm within city limits, damage to property and interfering with an electronic monitoring device. He is also likely to face multiple charges connected to his two-day flight from law enforcement.

    The assault with a deadly weapon charge stems from an altercation in early March in which Monts allegedly shot a man in an elevator at the AC Hotel on Trade Street in Charlotte.

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