Police investigating the disappearance of a Charlotte Uber driver arrested two men who were stopped in Maryland while driving the missing man’s car.
The two men — Diontray Divan Adams, 25, and James Aaron Stevens, 20 – were arrested late Monday after police located the dark blue 2008 Nissan Pathfinder near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Both men were inside the vehicle, along with two other people, police said.
Police were alerted to the Maryland connection after someone there used a credit card belonging to the Uber driver, identified by CMDP as Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez, 44.
As of Monday afternoon, neither of the two men arrested was charged in the disappearance of Medina-Chevez. Adams was charged with financial credit card fraud and outstanding Maryland warrants; Stevens was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.
The men were arrested around midnight after CMPD detectives, who had gone to Maryland to investigate the use of Medina-Chavez’s credit card, got word that a license plate reader in the state had received a hit for the missing man’s Pathfinder.
Two other people who were in the Pathfinder when police pulled it over were not charged. Adams and Stevens were taken to a Maryland police department for questioning, according to CMPD.
Police offered no word on the fate of Medina-Chevez.
In an interview with the Spanish language newspaper Hola La Noticia, Elisa Urbina said her husband began working for Uber in December to raise extra money for a rare family vacation. It was a job he fit around his full-time work at a company making windows and doors, she told the newspaper.
On Saturday evening, he left their house about 9:45 p.m. to pick up a passenger, expecting to be gone only an hour or two. When he had not returned the next morning, his family called police.
The Charlotte Observer contributed to this report.