N.C. man ditches 5-year-old son after crashing car, then smashes stolen SUV into church: Police
03/21/2020 11:03 am PDT
BURLINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) -- A man crashed his car Friday and abandoned his 5-year-old son in the car before stealing an SUV that he crashed into a church, causing $125,000 worth of damage, according to the Burlington Police Department.
At 9:55 p.m., officers with the BPD responded to the construction site on St. Mark's Church Road near Garden Road. Investigators determined that Yavier Luisan Jesurum, 30, had crashed his 2003 Acura into the wood line, abandoned his 5-year-old son in the car and left on foot.
Jesurum then allegedly approached a victim at a McDonald's on S. Church where he threatened to shoot the victim before stealing the victim's 2008 Toyota Highlander. He then crashed the Highlander into the Trinity Worship Center at 3157 S. Church St., police said.
Jesurum went into the church on foot and left out the north side of the church. Jesurum allegedly attempted to enter a home on Fieldstone Drive but was confronted by the homeowner. Officers were able to take him into custody in front of the home on Fieldstone.
Police said Jesurum will be charged with felony hit and run; child abuse; two counts of driving while impaired; larceny of a motor vehicle; communicating threats; common-law robbery; two counts of careless and reckless driving; misdemeanor hit and run; breaking and entering a house of worship; and first-degree burglary.
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