Teen, juvenile arrested in High Point after crashing stolen taxi during chase, police say

18 January 2023

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A teen and juvenile were apprehended on Wednesday after crashing a stolen taxi during a chase with police, according to a High Point Police Department news release.

At about 6:33 a.m., a taxi cab driver called High Point police and said he was robbed by two males he had driven to the 4800 block of West Wendover Avenue.

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The driver said the suspects had a weapon and stole his taxi. Officers spotted the stolen vehicle, and there was a short chase.

The suspects crashed the taxi at the intersection of Skeet Club Road and Johnson Street.

The suspect who was driving, 19-year-old Malachi Wharton, ran away from the scene and was arrested.

A juvenile was also charged and taken to the Juvenile Detention Facility in Greensboro.

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