Crime

Statesville police searching for robbery suspect

Man rushed to hospital after shooting at apartments in Charlotte

Investigators seek assault charges on woman shown pulling child’s hair at daycare

19-year-old woman injured after car sprayed with bullets near uptown Charlotte

Video released of man wanted for breaking into Gastonia apartment, sexually assaulting woman

Police: 14-year-old charged for stealing woman’s SUV from library in Charlotte

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Man arrested in internet stalking case

Woman charged in fatal boat collision in Stanly County

Surveillance video captures suspect swiping 95-year-old man’s wallet

Officials: Driver injured after stray bullet hits school bus

Weekday security at churches on the minds of pastors

Video released in case of former NC officer found guilty of using excessive force on handcuffed woman

  SWAT team swarms Pineville home, arrests man linked to detonating explosive device

WBTV’s Ron Lee confirmed the SWAT team surrounded the home before arresting a man who they say detonated a incendiary device in Elizabeth last year. WBTV has reached out to CMPD to get more information on that incident.

Union County Teen ‘viciously attacked’ with a knife in his own driveway

A person was violently stabbed multiple times by a friend while sitting in a vehicle in Union County Thursday night.

CMPD searching for man wanted in two robberies

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man wanted in two robberies Wednesday and Thursday.

Pastor reflects after being attacked by suspect later killed by CMPD officer

Pastor Larry James can preach the gospel and, if needed, can pack a punch to save his life. Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte he did both.

  Inmate captured after escaping Alexander County jail

School bus driver charged with assault of 7-year-old student with autism

Parents of Charlotte man shot, killed by police: ‘We bear no ill feelings’

Rock Hill SWAT team reflects on night Det. Mike Doty was shot, later died

Homicide case declared mistrial after juror goes into premature labor

Affidavit: Pregnant woman hits her head on concrete after pastor strangles her at church

  Missing 19-year-old with special needs found safe in Charlotte

The woman’s mother told WBTV that 19-year-old Leah L’Shae Kelley has returned home and is safe Thursday afternoon.

Photos released of SUV wanted in fatal hit-and-run in NE Charlotte

After striking the victim, the driver reportedly got out of the vehicle and walked over to him before getting back in the SUV and driving away without reporting the crash.

Inmate charged after detention officers suffer leg fracture, thumb injury in altercation

During the altercation two detention officers were injured. One suffered a fractured bone in his leg and the other suffered a thumb injury.

2 NC deputies off the job following Hania Aguilar investigation

Two Robeson County deputies are off the job after they were suspended pending an internal investigation of a rape case that is connected to the kidnapping, murder and rape of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar.

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Crime Stoppers: Police looking for bold burglars who broke into Monroe Road convenience store

Police are looking for the suspects who broke into a business in east Charlotte.

Driver in fatal motorcycle crash identified

Police have identified the driver in a fatal motorcycle crash in university.

Sources identify armed robbery suspect shot, killed by Charlotte officer

Police have not made many details available, but confirmed that the robbery suspect was shot and that the officer involved was not injured.

Police looking for ‘possibly armed’ Huntersville bank robber

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools confirmed that nearby Torrence Creek Elementary was placed on lockdown due to the police activity in the area.

Teen charged in baseball bat beating, robbery in south Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say two people were walking in their neighborhood on Park South Station Boulevard when two people jumped out of a car and started assaulting them with metal baseball bats.

Four high school students chased by homeowner during Mint Hill break-in

Investigators say it is unclear whether the alleged burglars left school to commit the crime or if they never went to school, but said it appears they were not armed at any time.

Skeletal remains found near Lake Norman in Iredell County

The remains were found in a wooded area off Bridgewater Lane, which is off of Williamson Road between Lake Norman and I-77.

Gaston County Police searching for duo who attacked teen driver

A 19-year-old was followed to his home and attacked by two strangers in Gaston County. He thinks it’s because of his race, but after a second teen was targeted, police say there may be something else behind the attacks.

Former Hickory officer faces jury in Federal trial

Former Hickory Police Officer Robert George was in Federal Court in Statesville Tuesday to face charges involving an incident where a woman in custody suffered injuries to her face.

Matthews Police investigating break-ins at Sycamore Commons shopping center

Police are asking for public assistance in identifying an individual who was captured on surveillance breaking into multiple businesses at the Sycamore Commons shopping center off of Matthews Township Parkway.

Neighbor spotted burglars breaking into car in southeast Charlotte

Two people were charged after being accused of breaking into a car in southeast Charlotte early Tuesday morning.

Authorities: 3 in custody after NC trooper shot in Wilson County

Authorities said that three people are in custody after a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was shot on Monday.

Truck carrying $10 million worth of liquid meth seized by investigators in Georgia

Authorities arrested the owner of the auto repair shop where the truck was found on accusations of smuggling the drugs from Mexico.

NC State Highway Patrol trooper shot in Wilson County, officials say

The trooper's white cruiser, which was still at the scene as of 7 p.m., appeared to have 12 bullet holes in the windshield and major front-end damage.

Licensed clinicians to respond with CMPD on calls involving people in crisis

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police will have some help when they respond to calls involving people with mental illness or substance abuse.

Deputies: Man shoots roommate in hand during argument over loud music

Detectives arrived at the scene and learned that the two men had gotten into an argument because one of the roommates was playing his music too loudly.

Man shot in southeast Charlotte store dies at hospital

The shooting happened just before 11 a.m. on the 3100 block of N. Sharon Amity Road, near the intersection with Albemarle Road.

  Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million

Investigators say Jake Patterson went to great lengths to conceal any evidence from police, including disengaging the dome light of his car and shaving his head.

Convicted child killer murdered by cellmate in OK prison, officials say

The man was sentenced to life without parole after a jury found him guilty in the murder of an 8-year-old girl who went missing from her home in 1997.

Person shot, killed at Carolina Place Mall identified as 24-year-old man

Pineville Police are investigating a homicide after a person was shot and killed near the DTLR store in Carolina Place Mall on Sunday afternoon.

Lincoln Co. pair sentenced to prison in child sex assault case

Douglas Glenn Queen Jr, 29, of Maiden, pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with a child and felony child abuse. The charges stem from a case involving a toddler that was first reported in September, 2018.

Man charged with murder after other man found shot to death behind recreation center

On Friday, police said 21-year-old Anonio Green Collins had been arrested and charged with murder in Shakier Henderson’s death.

Four charged with murder after man found dead in west Charlotte home

Police say Jermaine Moore, 38, was found dead in his home on Forestbrook Drive around 5 a.m. Saturday, prompting a homicide investigation.

Man accused of beating girlfriend’s daughter to death for spilling juice on Xbox

The man is accused of shaking and beating the 4-year-old, including kicking her down a hallway, as punishment for spilling the juice.

Man who left 2 pounds of marijuana in Uber arrested by undercover officer while trying to retrieve it

Police say the 21-year-old was arrested after he acknowledged the drugs were his in a meeting with an undercover trooper at McDonald's.

House set on fire in Gastonia, no injuries

Firefighters arrived on the scene to a one-story home with smoke and flames visible. They went into the home and extinguished the flames.

Survivor of human trafficking shares her story to raise awareness

Friday is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and one survivor in Charlotte is sharing her story to help spread awareness.

Looking back one year after CMPD officers ambushed at headquarters

Tina White remembers how January 11th, 2018 started on Carlyle Drive. Tamekia Taylor feels all too well what she lost that day. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney won’t forget how the night ended.

Judge allows state to seek death penalty against suspect accused of shooting Trooper Kevin Conner

A strong law enforcement presence and dozens of family members watched as Chauny Askew entered a courtroom Friday wearing a bulletproof vest. The judge approved District Attorney Jon David’s request to seek the death penalty in his case.

Matthews police searching for two armed robbers

Matthews police are searching for two people accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint Friday morning.

Rock Hill police searching for second person in armed robbery

A man was robbed at gunpoint of his book bag Wednesday evening in Rock Hill.

Teen charged in Huntersville crash that killed one person, two dogs

A teen is being charged with involuntary manslaughter after a fatal crash in Huntersville just days after Christmas.

Missing Virginia teen located; abduction suspect in custody

Madeline Faith Serria Wells, who is known as Maddy, was last seen Jan. 9 in Grundy.

  Couple arrested after squatting in multi-million dollar mansion, claim allegiance to ‘Moorish Nation’

A couple in Davidson is now facing charges after police say they found them squatting in a multi-million dollar mansion that’s owned by the current mayor’s late parents.

Suspects plead guilty in robbery and murder of east Charlotte mother

On the morning of April 3rd, 2018 a group of young people decided it was evidently fun to ride around in a stolen vehicle and try to rob people.

Rock Hill man back in jail after second drug bust in a few months

A York County judge sent a Rock Hill man back to jail until his trial after agents with the York County multijurisdictional drug unit found high quantities of dangerous drugs at his home in a high-end Rock Hill neighborhood.

Person shot in east Charlotte dies at hospital 3 days later

Police say one person was found with a gunshot wound and taken to the hospital by MEDIC.

Men charged with trafficking as LSD, marijuana, ecstasy, AK-47s seized from homes

During the search, agents recovered 1,257 hits of suspected LSD, 169 suspected Ecstasy pills, 35 grams of suspected Marijuana, mushrooms containing suspected Psilocybin, multiple items of drug paraphernalia including bongs, pipes, grinders, and scales, an AK 47 rifle and $1,387 cash.

Cop found missing teen, then raped and impregnated her. Now, family is suing.

The officer found the teen and then began showing up at her house late at night, bringing her candy and giving her rides in his patrol car.

Missing boy, 6, found alive in crawl space of Missouri attic; mother, boyfriend arrested

The boy’s father went to pick him up from his mother’s house in August, but the two and her boyfriend were nowhere to be found.

Mother charged with abuse after putting baby inside freezer, deputies say

A baby is reported to be safe after his mother allegedly placed him inside a stranger’s unused freezer then hid in a crawl space.

Crime Stoppers: Police looking for Boost Mobile Bandit

Police are looking for the man who robbed a Boost Mobile store in east Charlotte.

Mother desperate for return of 15-year-old daughter who left with 22-year-old boyfriend

Keiry Nalleli Serrano was last seen Sunday evening at her home on Whisperwhood Drive in Salisbury. She is believed to be with her boyfriend, 22-year-old Eduardo Carlos Mendez.

Three illegal immigrants, including one MS-13 gang member, arrested for trafficking meth

A joint investigation by Gaston County Police and local, state and federal agencies led to the arrest of three individuals in possession of $200,000 worth of methamphetamine.

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run near Plaza Midwood on Central Ave.

Police are searching for a driver who hit a pedestrian on Central Ave. near Kilborne Dr. and the Darby Acres Shopping Center around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

Gastonia self-defense instructor shares advice to protect yourself as sexual assault suspect still on the loose

This comes after police in Gastonia say they are still searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman at the Georgetown Woods apartment complex on East Hudson Blvd.

Judge refuses to set bond for SC mom in baby’s death, orders mental evaluation

A judge did not set a bond for the SC mom and ordered a mental evaluation before setting a bond.

CMPD Cold Case Unit make arrest in 1995 sex assault case

The CMPD Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit has arrested a man in connection with a sex assault case stemming from a crime that was committed in 1995.

Naked woman charged with assault, breaking and entering in Iredell Co.

A person driving down Redeemed Road called police after noticing a naked female hiding near the roadway.

Man arrested after allegedly stealing $10 million winning lottery ticket from roommate

The lottery winner shared his good news with his two roommates, but when he couldn’t collect, he suspected one of them had stolen the ticket and reported it to police.

Mother charged after son’s body found encased in concrete in Denver storage unit

The boy's mother was charged with abuse of a corpse in what sources say was an attempt to hide evidence.

Charlotte man helps catch suspect during police chase

Not one scratch is on Stewart McKibben. He says he’s had years of training to learn how to defend himself, but never thought he’d ever have to use it.

Juvenile daughters charged with fatally stabbing, shooting mother at Mississippi home

A 32-year-old Pike County woman was found unresponsive in the front yard of her home around 11:42 p.m. Friday.