‘Selfie suspect’ arrested in North Carolina on unrelated charges, found driving carjacking victim’s vehicle

Indianapolis Area Crime

INDIANAPOLIS — Police have identified the suspect in the carjacking of an Indianapolis woman after he was was arrested on unrelated charges in North Carolina after a pursuit in the stolen vehicle.

In November, a woman was carjacked outside of Golden Living Center on S. Churchman Avenue. A male suspect approached her with a gun, demanding she get out of the car or he would shoot her. He then drove off in a car with her cell phone still inside.

Police were later able to track the cell phone to a yard that was less than a 15 minute drive from where the carjacking happened. When the woman got her phone back, she saw the carjacking suspect had taken two photos of himself.

Picture of carjacking suspect, courtesy of Megan Whisler

FOX59 shared these photos with the public, and IMPD received several tips identifying the suspect as 30-year-old Dustin Curry. They also received information from Curry’s family that he was likely in North Carolina.  

IMPD detectives then contacted agencies in North Carolina to be on the alert for the suspect and the stolen vehicle.

On November 25, IMPD received word that Curry had been arrested in Buncombe County, North Carolina. He was reportedly involved in a pursuit in the victim’s stolen vehicle.

Booking photo from Buncombe County

Curry is currently in custody in Asheville, North Carolina in connection to multiple felonies.

Charges against Curry have been filed by the Marion County prosecutor’s office in connection to the carjacking.

Those charges include armed robbery, carrying a handgun without a license and auto theft.

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