Incident Overview:

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, law enforcement authorities in Charlotte, North Carolina, apprehended a suspect involved in a vehicular collision and subsequent evasion of police pursuit.

Initial Incident:

The incident commenced when officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle suspected of being operated recklessly and erratically. The driver of the suspect vehicle, identified as 24-year-old Marcus Aurelius Williams, refused to comply, accelerating away from the officers.


Williams' reckless flight led to a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of West Boulevard and Clanton Road. The occupants of the other vehicle, a 48-year-old man and his 47-year-old female passenger, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Foot Pursuit:

Following the collision, Williams abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot. CMPD officers pursued Williams on foot, leading to a brief chase.


Williams was apprehended by officers near the intersection of Clanton Road and Roslyn Street, approximately one block from the crash site.


Williams was subsequently charged with the following offenses:

  • Felony hit-and-run causing serious injury
  • Felony fleeing to elude arrest
  • Reckless driving
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Resisting a public officer


The investigation into the incident is ongoing, with CMPD detectives actively collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.

Additional Details:

  • The stolen property recovered from Williams included a firearm, indicating potential involvement in additional criminal activity.
  • Williams has a history of traffic violations and previous arrests for various offenses.
  • The vehicle Williams was operating was reported stolen prior to the incident.
  • The CMPD commended the responding officers for their swift response and apprehension of the suspect.

Community Impact:

The reckless actions of Marcus Aurelius Williams endangered the lives of innocent civilians and posed a threat to public safety. His apprehension serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the consequences of evading law enforcement.


The suspect, Marcus Aurelius Williams, is currently in custody and faces multiple felony charges. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and further details may be released as they become available. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department remains committed to protecting the community and ensuring the safety of its residents.

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