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Dezire Raequan Goldman
Courtesy of Mooresville Police Department

Man Charged After Reportedly Leading Police On A Chase In Ambulance

26-year-old Dezire Raequan Goldman of Mooresville was arrested by Mooresville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Goldman is also charged with failure to stop for a stop sign, failure to stop for red light, speeding and resisting an officer.  A warrant was also served on Goldman from the Statesville Police Department charging him with felony larceny of a motor vehicle.

Last Friday, October 6, at approximately 5 a.m., a Mooresville Police Department Patrol Officer saw an Iredell County EMS ambulance traveling east on Highway 150 in a reckless manner. The ambulance was being driven at a high rate of speed while only operating its siren and not its emergency lights.

The Officer requested Emergency Communications contact Iredell County Emergency Communications in reference to the ambulance, and it was learned that there were no EMS units responding to calls for service in the Mooresville area at that time. The Officer began to follow the ambulance and saw the driver commit several traffic violations while traveling on Highway 150/E Plaza Drive and Iredell Avenue.

The Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the ambulance, but the driver refused to stop and led officers on a short vehicle pursuit. The ambulance was eventually stopped on Moore Avenue and the driver was taken into custody. After the driver was placed under arrest, Officers learned the ambulance had been stolen from outside of the emergency room entrance at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.

The driver of the stolen ambulance was identified as the suspect, Goldman. He

was initially placed in the Iredell County Detention Center without bond due to the fact that he had been released on bond two days before this incident after being charged with the theft of a vehicle. He remained in jail as of earlier today (October 11) under $30,000 secured bond. District Court dates are scheduled for October 30, November 14, and December 6.