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

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.

The victim was not hurt.

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.

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 for more information.

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