Car theft suspect faces multiple charges after running over officer, CMPD said
A 22-year-old man faces multiple charges after stealing a vehicle and running over a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer on Friday.
The suspect has been identified as Bryan Calderon.
According to a tweet by CMPD, around 2:30 p.m., officers responded to 100 Red Roof Drive for a stolen vehicle call from an auto business.
CMPD said the business was tracking a vehicle taken from their lot and officers found it in the 8800 block of Sharonbrook Drive.
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When they approached the stolen vehicle, Calderon “drove off striking one officer, knocking him to the ground and running over his legs,”police said.
CMPD said a pursuit began and went into York County. It ended almost a half hour later by South Carolina Highway Patrol who took Calderon into custody, police said.
He was charged in South Carolina for hit-and-run and DWI, police said. Calderon faces additional charges including possession of a stolen vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, hit-and-run, fleeing to elude and no operator’s license, according to the department.
CMPD said the officer who was struck “had some scrapes and bruises but was okay.”