Thee stolen vehicle was located traveling east on Davie Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop and found the suspect, Carson Dennis Tate III, 18, of Salisbury, NC in possession of the vehicle. Tate was the only occupant in the vehicle, and after being taken into custody a firearm was located in his possession. Officers seized the weapon and were able to return the vehicle to its owner.
Tate was taken before a magistrate where he was charged with Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Kidnapping, Possession of Concealed firearm, and Resist Obstruct Delay. Tate was issued a $25,000 secured bond and remanded to the Iredell County Jail.
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