Updated 10/05/2012 02:30 PM
Court appearance set for teen charged with carjacking 70-year-old man
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GASTONIA--A teenager accused of attacking and carjacking an elderly man is set to appear in court Friday.
Tommy McCray, 17, is accused of attacking 70-year-old Arthur Christy on Thursday morning in the parking lot of a Gastonia mall.
Police said he stole Christy's truck and led them on a short chase into Charlotte.
They also say shoppers shouldn't be worried.
“This is not a common event this was unsusal the victim was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The suspect had run away,” said Gastonia Police Department spokesperson Donna Lahser.
McCray is charged with eluding arrest, larceny of a motor vehicle, robbery and assault to inflict serious injury.