CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The boyfriend of a woman whose body was found inside a Steele Creek home Sunday afternoon is facing murder charges in her death.
Stephanie Potts, 35, was found around 3:25 p.m. inside a home on Black Chestnut Place, in a neighborhood off of Steele Creek Road.
Monday, police announced Potts' boyfriend, 31-year-old Deshawn Lamont Clipper, was arrested in connection to Potts' killing. Clipper was arrested Monday morning in Greensboro.
Police say Clipper is charged with first-degree murder. According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Clipper was arrested in September for assault on a female.
Officers responded to a “check the welfare” call for service Sunday. When they arrived, officers found Potts inside the residence. Police described her as a “victim of violence.”
Officers said this did not appear to be random violence, but did not say how the woman died.
Potts' best friend, Leanna Snellings, said she is completely “heartbroken” to lose Potts, who she says was a mother of three.
CMPD said neighbors should not be concerned, as this looks like an isolated incident.
Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Homicide detectives and Operations Command responded to the scene.
CMPD says this marks the 8th domestic-related homicide case in Charlotte this year.
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.