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Suspect arrested after carjacking on UNC Charlotte campus

On Thursday around 8:30 p.m., CMPD recovered the vehicle and also found and arrested the suspect.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A suspect is in custody after a UNC Charlotte student reported their car was taken at gunpoint on campus Thursday, according to UNC Charlotte Emergency Management. No injuries were reported.

The UNC Charlotte Police Department received a call from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department shortly after 2 p.m. about the incident. It happened near the intersection of Van Landingham Road and Martin Village Road, which is on the edge of campus. 

On Thursday around 8:30 p.m., CMPD recovered the vehicle, where they also found the suspect, Mark Jordan Williams II, and arrested him.

Williams is charged with six felonies, including robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony possession of stolen property and being a felon in possession of a firearm on a campus, according to police.

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The recovered vehicle was able to be returned to its owner, police said.


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