WPD arrest man in possession of a stolen vehicle

WPD arrest man in possession of a stolen vehicle

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington Police arrested a man early Sunday morning after finding out the vehicle he was driving was reported stolen. 

Johnny Elmer Morris, 54, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of crack cocaine and resisting arrest Sunday.

According to WPD spokesperson Linda Rawley, officers stopped Morris around 1:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Marstellar Street after he was found to be driving erratically. When officers ran the license plate, they found out the vehicle was reported stolen. 

Officers say Morris ran from them but was apprehended shortly after. 

Morris was placed in the New Hanover County jail under a $10,000 secured bond. 

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