CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A woman in an upscale northwest Charlotte neighborhood was relaxing on the back porch of her Overlook Cove Road home Tuesday morning when she went indoors and was greeted by a burglar.
The victim did not want to be identified, but she told News Channel 36 the man was walking down the stairs inside the home.
"The subject fled. She called 911 and was able to give a very good vehicle description," said Captain Cecil Brisbon of CMPD’S North Division.
Police arrested 36-year-old Michael Aries Camp on burglary charges. They were already in the neighborhood when the call came in.
Officers gave chase when Camp allegedly sped away in his car.
"It appears that he lost control because he ran off the side of the road," said the Captain.
After the wreck the suspect ran from the accident scene but didn’t get far because he was wearing an ankle monitor, which gave police his position. Officers caught him near Oakdale and Peachtree roads.
“I don’t think he knew we were that close to him," Captain Brisbon added.
Camp allegedly entered the home through an open garage door. Because crime is low in the area it’s a common sight. But some neighbors like Thelvis Alston said this incident is a reminder to keep your guard up.
"I can't say what I would do if I were confronted by a burglar,” Alston said. “It’s unfortunate, I hope she is ok.”
Police also arrested Camp’s girlfriend. Tonya Heyward-Jackson was charged with conspiracy and police think she may have served as a lookout.