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Police in Kannapolis are searching for a gunman after a scary attempted robbery at a fast food restaurant on Tuesday. Officers say a man with a gun tried to rob the CookOut restaurant along the 900-blockMore >>
Officers say a man with a gun tried to rob the CookOut restaurant along the 900-block of South Cannon Boulevard on Tuesday morning around 7 a.m.More >>
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Officials say that the serious injuries the child suffered from are indicators that the boy may have been abused by being shaken.More >>
The baby boy is only two-months-old, and he was home alone with the one man who was supposed to guard his life. Instead, police say Michael Dewayne Honaker shook his son, David, and left him with such critical injuries, the infant is fighting for his life. More >>
A man known as the "Big Cheese" is waiting to hear how much time he'll spend in prison. James Michael Barber pleaded guilty Tuesday to drug conspiracy charges.
Federal prosecutors said he was part of a local cocaine trafficking operation.
Barber is facing life in prison but he struck a deal with prosecutors in the hopes of a lesser sentence.
Big Cheese in federal court was asked by the judge if he was guilty of the drug conspiracy charge for selling crack and cocaine. Barber answered, "Yes, I am."
He was arrested with nine men in September 2013. Law enforcement said Barber and the others sold drugs in Gaston and Mecklenburg counties for more than a decade. The judge explained that because of Barber's prior felony convictions he now faces is life in prison.
But the federal prosecutor said she was willing to waive the prior felonies reducing Barber's sentence to 10 years to life.
A judge is not bound by the plea deal, which means even if the judge sentences him to life, Barber can't appeal or fight the penalty.
Big cheese waived his right to a trial, pleaded guilty. His next steps are a pre-sentencing interview and then sentencing.