Michael Crittenden, 26, was arrested on unrelated charges Sunday night in Conway, South Carolina. After being booked, Conway authorities reportedly learned he had outstanding warrants in Charlotte connected to a stolen vehicle and kidnapping case.
According to CMPD, Crittenden stole a Kia Sedona minivan that was left running and unattended outside the Novant Health complex on Hawthorne Lane Saturday.
Police say a child was inside the van when it was stolen. Crittenden reportedly dropped the child off safely on Water Walk Lane a short time later.
The stolen minivan was also located in Conway at the time of Crittenden’s arrest, according to police.
Officials say Crittenden faces charges of First-Degree Kidnapping, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Motor Vehicle. He is now awaiting extradition to Mecklenburg County.