Mooresville PD Arrests Man in Stolen Ambulance

MOORESVILLE, NC – On Friday October 7, 2023, at approximately 5 a.m., a Mooresville

Police Department (MPD) Patrol Officer observed an Iredell County EMS ambulance traveling

east on Highway 150 in a reckless manner. The ambulance was being driving at a high rate of

speed while only operating its siren and not its emergency lights.

The Officer requested MPD Emergency Communications contact Iredell County Emergency

Communications in reference to the ambulance, and it was learned that there were no EMS units

responding to calls for service in the Mooresville area at that time. The Officer began to follow

the ambulance and observed the driver commit several traffic violations while traveling on

Highway 150/E Plaza Drive and Iredell Avenue, including several neighborhoods off of Iredell

Avenue. The Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the ambulance, but the driver refused

to stop and led officers on a short vehicle pursuit. The ambulance was eventually stopped on

Moore Avenue and the driver was taken into custody. After the driver was placed under arrest,

Officers learned the ambulance had been stolen from outside of the emergency room entrance at

Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.

The driver of the stolen ambulance was identified as Dezire Raequan Goldman, 26 years old of

Mooresville. Goldman was charged with (F) Fleeing to Elude Arrest, (F) Possession of a Stolen

Motor Vehicle, Failure to stop for a stop sign, Failure to stop for red light, Speeding and

Resisting an Officer. MPD Officers also served a warrant on Goldman taken out by Statesville

Police Department charging him with (F) Larceny of a Motor Vehicle for the theft of the


Goldman was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center with no bond due to the fact that

Goldman had been released on bond two days before this incident after being charged with (F)

Larceny of a Motor Vehicle.


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