One in custody after stolen car chase in New Hanover County

NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY) — One person is in custody following a car chase involving a stolen car Wednesday evening near Monkey Junction.

According to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, it all began when a Jeep Cherokee was reported stolen from the Walmart on Carolina Beach Road.

Later, a detective spotted the Jeep driving on Carolina Beach Road and called for a marked patrol car to stop the vehicle. Deputies tried to pull the stolen car over when the driver stepped on the gas and took off.

Law enforcement used a “pit maneuver”, which forced the car to stop near the entrance of The Cape.

The driver, a 17-year-old boy, ran off. Deputies caught the teen and arrested him. The passenger, a female teen, was not arrested. The male driver faces several charges, including larceny of motor vehicle and 1st degree kidnapping.

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