Commuters leaving the Davidson Pointe neighborhood north of Davidson on Tuesday morning were surprised to see flashing lights, police cars and police officers in an open field off Bridges Farm Road. Iredell County sheriff’s deputies and Davidson police were searching for a suspect who had fled on foot into an overgrown field and woods off NC 115.
The Iredell Sheriff’s Office said later in the day that the man had been arrested.
The search began shortly before 8am in the area near the Davidson Pointe neighborhood, west of NC 115 on Lake Davidson. Police said only that they were looking for a white male suspect in camouflage clothing. He was reported to be unarmed.
The man had been wanted on several warrants for minor crimes that include automobile break-ins. An officer on patrol recognized the man Tuesday morning, and stopped to arrest him, when the man ran. Iredell authorities called Davidson police to help and also used dogs as they tracked the man. He was later arrested without harm.