Man arrested in carjacking, other crimes

CHATHAM COUNTY Authorities say Mary Barron was driving from her Chapel Hill 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. Barron told deputies she franticly drove down the road, telling the suspect 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 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. Deputies say the man also attempted to swallow crack cocaine during the struggle and they had to physically remove the drug from his mouth.

The suspect, 41-year-old Christopher Davis Brown, was taken to the Chatham County Detention Center where he was charged 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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