As crime rises in Charlotte, our neighbors across the border have a message for criminals, "Don't Cross the Line".
Law enforcement officials in York County say criminal activity from Mecklenburg County is spilling over the state line.
At a news conference today they launched a new campaign to combat cross-border crime.
York County Solicitor Kevin Brackett claims criminals are onto his turf because of Charlotte Mecklenburg's inefficient criminal justice system.
"This isn't Mecklenburg County. This is a whole different ball game down here. We have the resources, the funding and the will to punish violent criminals severely," said Brackett.
York County officials have posted a billboard on Interstate 77 flashing a warning to traveling criminals.