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Homeless Charlotte Woman Arrested Following Chase
Katie Michelle Melton
courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

Homeless Charlotte Woman Arrested Following Chase

29-year-old Katie Michelle Melton, who is listed as a homeless person from Charlotte, was arrested early Thursday morning (December 2) by Hickory Police on two felony counts each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, along with one felony count of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. She was also charged with reckless driving to endanger, driving while license revoked, driving left of center, and fictitious or altered title, registration card, or tag. The B&E and larceny warrants were issued in July of this year.

Melton was reportedly involved in a chase that went through Ellendale and involved Alexander County Deputies, Hickory Police, and the N.C. State Highway Patrol. Melton made a turn off of Highway 127 onto a dead-end road where Deputies placed stop-sticks that flattened her tires.

Melton was taken into custody at 2:40 a.m. Thursday and jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $18,500, secured. She remained in jail as of Friday morning. An appearance in District Court is coming up on December 16.

[WACB’s Rick Gilbert contributed to this story.]