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Pittsboro man arrested for alleged carjacking

Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC - A Pittsboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after Chatham County deputies responded to a carjacking call on Lystra Road in northern Chatham County. The victim, Mary Barron of Chapel Hill, was driving from her home when she saw a man trying to flag down cars in front of her. No one stopped for the man, so she pulled up beside him to ask him what was wrong and he jumped into her vehicle.

Ms. Barron frantically drove down the road, telling the subject to get out and when she approached Lystra Church, she decided to jump out herself. When she slowed down, the suspect jumped out instead and ran through the woods.

Several bystanders at the church saw and heard the victim screaming and they began to chase the suspect. The suspect kicked open the door of a residence on 61 Old Wilder Lane and the bystanders grabbed him while he was on the front porch. The suspect was extremely belligerent and fighting when deputies arrived and had to be subdued after officers used a Tasar. The subject also attempted to swallow crack cocaine during the struggle and deputies had to physically remove the drug from his mouth.

The subject, Christopher Davis Brown, 41, of 2832 Hamlet’s Chapel Road, Pittsboro was taken to the Chatham County Detention Center where he was charged by Deputy Paul Carroll with numerous criminal charges including Felonious Common Law Robbery, Felonious Breaking and Entering, Felonious Possession of Cocaine, Simple Assault, Injury to Property and Resist, Delay and Obstruction of an Officer. He was jailed under a $35,000.00 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on June 7.

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Pittsboro man arrested for alleged carjacking
Christopher Davis Brown, 41, of 2832 Hamlet’s Chapel Road, Pittsboro

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