5 detained after police chase in east Charlotte

Seven people were taken into police custody after two separate police chases in Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Five people were taken into police custody following a police chase in east Charlotte Thursday night. 

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, around 9:30 p.m., officers located a vehicle near the intersection of Eastway Drive and Central Avenue that matched the description of a vehicle involved in an armed robbery. 

RELATED: 100+ mph chase ends with crash in Gaston County

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, CMPD said the driver refused to stop and pursuing officers initiated a chase. The chase ended when the driver stopped and multiple people jumped from the vehicle near Enfield Road. 

Police charged five teens following the chase as well as in regards to a string of armed robberies. 

In a separate incident, two people were detained following a high-speed chase on I-85. That pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle crashed into a home in Gaston County. 

This is a developing story. Please stick with WCNC.com as more details become available.
 

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