CMPD: Convicted felon arrested after South End carjacking leads to police chase

CMPD: Convicted felon arrested after South End carjacking leads to police chase
Jontez McLeod and Ricky Bush (WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police arrested two men, including a convicted felon, after an armed carjacking in south Charlotte led to a police chase overnight.

It started on Doggett Street in South End when officers said two men -- Ricky Bush and Jontez McLeod -- ordered a woman out of her car at gunpoint and then stole her vehicle around 10 p.m. Monday.

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The victim was not hurt.

(WSOC)

Two hours later, police got a hit on the stolen Hyundai Santa Fe from a license plate reader. They tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver took off and officers followed.

A short time later, the chase ended near Green Street and Hovis Road in west Charlotte, more than seven miles away from where the car was stolen.

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Authorities arrested the driver, McLeod, and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony flee to elude and several other charges stemming from his reckless behavior while fleeing from police.

McLeod has prior charges for robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and several felony drug-related offenses, police said.

Bush was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

In 2019, Bush was charged in Mecklenburg County for numerous robberies and also with assault with a deadly weapon, according to CMPD.

No one was injured in the pursuit.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for more information.

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