Second suspect arrested after Wednesday's multi-county crime spree

Credit: Stanly County Sheriff's Office

Jarvis Marsh.

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by WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 2:45 PM

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. -- Authorities in Cabarrus County have captured the second suspect in a multi-county crime spree that began in Charlotte, moved to Cabarrus County and ended in Anson County.

The crime spree last Wednesday morning resulted in a shootout and the arrest of one suspect and the end of a manhunt for the second.  Authorities arrested 23-year-old Robert Lamarr Smith Monday in the Morven area of Anson County.

Smith was wanted on two warrants of first degree kidnapping.

The string of events began with a victim's car being stolen during a home invasion on Tuesday night in Mecklenburg County, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Then, the Stanly County Sheriff's Office said they assisted on a call for a home invasion and assault in the Midland area of Cabarrus County around 3 a.m. Wednesday.  Officers searched for the suspects with the assistance of a K9 unit, but no suspects were found.

(Click here for photos from the manhunt)

The vehicle stolen in Tuesday night's home invasion was used during the course of a crime in Cabarrus County, and was spotted by authorities in Stanly County, according to CMPD.

Around 7 a.m., officials said a victim was carjacked at gunpoint in the Midland area.  About 20 minutes later, a vehicle matching the description of the stolen car was spotted on Highway 24/27.  Stanley County deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle and its two occupants fled.

A short time later, a deputy saw a man in an open field south of Albemarle near Stoney Gap Road and the Stanly County Fairgrounds.  When the deputy made contact, officials said the man fired a handgun, stole the police vehicle and attempted to leave the scene but ended up exchanging fire with a second deputy before taking off southbound on Highway 52 toward Norwood, and a chase ensued.

After leading officers on a chase through the town of Norwood, the suspect crashed the vehicle just inside the Anson County line on Highway 52.  Jarvis Terez Marsh, 30, was taken into custody without further incident, but was transferred to Stanly County Hospital to receive treatment for a gunshot wound.

Marsh is being held on parole violations, but officials say additional charges are pending.

The Sheriff's Department sent out an alert to residents living within a two-mile radius of Stoney Gap Road and Highway 52, where the suspect was last seen.  They are asking anyone who has information to call the Stanley County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities say a 92-year-old woman was seriously injured during the duo's crime spree.

Stanly County Sheriff's Office, Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are each conducting investigations related to incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday inside their respective jurisdictions.

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