CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Deputies say Marcus Harris has been charged for his involvement in a car crash causing serious injuries that happened on November 17th, after being discharged from the hospital for injuries he sustained in the crash.
After speaking with detectives on November 29th, deputies with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office served Harris with warrants for three counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving with a revoked license, and possession of marijuana, according to a news release.
Police say the investigation remains ongoing, and ask anyone with more information to call Detective Buckley at 704-432-2169 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
Original Story (11/19/20):
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department say 27-year-old felon Marcus Harris faces charges after causing a serious collision between two other vehicles while fleeing from police.
Investigators say four passengers in a Mitsubishi Gallant were taken to a local hospital after the accident, three of which sustained serious injuries and the fourth is a young child who sustained life-threatening injuries and is still in critical condition.
Harris was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and the driver and only occupant of the second car involved, a Chevrolet Cruz, sustained minor injuries, according to a news release.
Detectives say CMPD was notified on November 17th about Harris being wanted for assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and officers found Harris a day later on November 18th driving a white Toyota Camry on Brookshire Freeway before 10 p.m.
Officers say they tried to pull Harris over, but when he refused to stop for police, a car chase ensued on Brookshire Freeway near Interstate 85 in northwest Charlotte.
Investigators say only a minute later Harris caused a collision between the two other cars after speeding and driving recklessly.
Harris ran a red light while trying to turn onto Interstate 85 south and hit the Mitsubishi that was headed east on Brookshire Freeway. The collision caused both cars to be pushed into the path of the Chevrolet Cruz causing another collision, according to a news release.
Police say Harris will be served with warrants after being released from the hospital, and he will face additional charges for the crimes he committed that led to this serious car crash.
Investigators say Harris faces charges for possession of marijuana, driving with a revoked license, felony fleeing to elude arrest, and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Police say they also issued citations to Harris for two stop sign violations, an improper lane change, and failure to stop at a red traffic light.
CMPD officers say the investigation remains ongoing, and anyone with more information is asked to call Detective Buckley at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.