Man Arrested in Charlotte, NC for 29th and 30th Time Since 1990

January 14, 2011 by ten8 (

by NewsChannel 36 Staff /

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Charlotte man was arrested for the 30th time since 1990 on Wednesday.

NewsChannel 36 reported on Troy Catoe’s 29th arrest last week. He was arrested on Jan. 5 after a police pursuit.

Catoe was most recently arrested on charges of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny.

Man Arrested For 29th Time After Police Pursuit

by GLENN COUNTS / NewsChannel 36 /

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The man who led police and state troopers on chase into South Carolina on Wednesday afternoon isn’t a stranger to the law.

NewsChannel 36 found out that it’s easy to find Troy Catoe’s mugshot on the Mecklenburg County Jail website.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers spotted the 37-year-old driving a stolen car on Wednesday, and eventually state troopers arrested him.

Officers say Catoe drove all the way to Rock Hill and then came back to Charlotte.

“Reaching speeds of about 80 miles per hour, he struck a curb a couple of times and a small fence as he tried to merge on to 485 again,” says Trooper Robin Benge. “He got on the outer loop, he slowed down and stopped. It appeared his vehicle was disabled.”

Catoe surrendered peacefully. He’s got plenty of experience with law enforcement.  Catoe has been arrested 29 times since 1990 for crimes like ranging from burglary and resisting arrest to drug and alcohol related crimes.

He just got out of prison in September after serving a year on a stolen automobile charge. His record shows that most of the time he’s been arrested, he hasn’t had to serve time in prison. That’s a frustrating fact for those who caught him on Wednesday.

“Yeah it’s frustrating. But working with Charlotte PD yesterday is a good collaboration between us to get this guy off the roads,” Benge says.

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