Albemarle larceny suspect arrested following chase

Published 2:52 pm Friday, September 23, 2022

Around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Albemarle Police officers responded to a larceny in progress at Walmart, 781 Leonard Ave.

Officers learned a large amount of property had been stolen from the store. Officers obtained a suspect description and description of the suspect’s vehicle, a press release stated.

APD officers located the suspect vehicle, a silver Kia, at the traffic light at N.C. Highway 24-27 and Leonard Avenue a short distance from the Walmart. When the suspect observed the APD patrol vehicle, the suspect proceeded to run the traffic light, traveling west on N.C. 24-27 Bypass E.

Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the suspect refused to stop.

The suspect vehicle traveled West on NC 24-27 Bypass E. before turning onto U.S. Highway 52 North. Officers placed stop sticks on Old Charlotte Road and U.S. 52. When the suspect approached the intersection, he attempted to swerve towards the officer who deployed the stop sticks. The officer moved out of the way. The stop sticks were not effective.

The pursuit continued until the suspect struck a Stanly County Sheriff’s vehicle and came to a stop just outside Albemarle city limits on N.C. 24-27 Bypass W. Officers apprehended the suspect without
incident.

The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Quatavius Antonio Sloan. Sloan is charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, larceny, first degree trespassing enter/remain, felony flee to elude arrest and failure to heed light or siren, along with multiple other traffic violations.

Sloan was taken to the Stanly County Jail. He was given a $50,000 secured bond for his release. Sloan has a court date scheduled for Oct 10.