MATTHEWS – The North Carolina Highway Patrol and Union County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a man that the Matthews Police Department says stole a vehicle from a mother and child arriving at an orthodontics office.
The victim told Matthews officers after 9 a.m. Jan. 3 that while getting out of their Honda CRV in the Matthews Township Parkway parking lot, a man approached and demanded the vehicle. He didn’t show a weapon or hurt the pair.
Police told surrounding agencies to be on the look out for the stolen vehicle and suspect. About an hour later, a Highway Patrol trooper and sheriff’s deputy had the vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the U.S. 74 bypass at Morgan Mill Road.
Police identified the driver as Stephen Scott Taylor, 40, of Wilmington. The highway patrol arrested Taylor and transported him to the Union County Sheriff’s Office on charges of driving while impaired.
MPD sought to acquire arrest warrants for Taylor with the charges of common law robbery and theft of a vehicle.