CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two people were arrested after police said they stole a vehicle and led Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers on a chase into South Carolina Monday afternoon.
According to CMPD, the suspects approached a woman in the parking lot of the Arboretum and forcibly took her car keys. They then stole the victim’s vehicle, dragging the victim who held onto her vehicle for about 30 feet. The victim was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville for the treatment of minor injuries.
Police said the suspects struck another vehicle in the parking lot before fleeing the scene. A CMPD officer located the suspects on I-485 and attempted to pull over the vehicle. When the suspects refused to stop, a chase ensued onto I-77 south and into South Carolina.
Officers continued to pursue the suspects until they crashed on Anderson Road in York County. The suspects, identified as Jason Tyler Mosley, 29, and Melissa Jayne Werts, 31, were each charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.
CMPD detectives have signed warrants on both suspects with additional charges pending their extradition to North Carolina. Mosley will be charged with common law robbery, conspiracy, hit and run, felony fleeing to elude, reckless driving and failure to heed blue lights. Werts will be charged with common law robbery and conspiracy, according to investigators.