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Ervin Dewayne Alexander
Courtesy of Iredell County P2C website

Man Charged In Connection To Theft Of Ambulance

A Winston-Salem man has been charged in connection to the theft of a Catawba County ambulance. 37-year-old Ervin Dewayne Alexander was arrested by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle in connection to the ambulance theft. That charge was filed in Forsyth County. Alexander is also charged in Iredell County with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, resist, delay, and obstruct an officer, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol Troopers pursued a stolen ambulance Friday morning (July 22) on Interstate 40 in Iredell County. The Catawba County ambulance was stolen in Forsyth County while transporting a patient to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Troopers tracked the stolen vehicle with GPS and pursued it once it was in Iredell County. Stop sticks were used twice before the ambulance’s back tires blew out and it came to a stop on Interstate 40 westbound.

Troopers identified the driver as 37-year old Ervin Dewayne Alexander. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center. Alexander remained in jail as of earlier today (July 25) under $150,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today in Statesville. A Forsyth County District Court date is set for August 18. The ambulance has been returned to Catawba County.

[Rick Gilbert of WACB contributed to this story]