Crime

  Coroner IDs woman found shot to death on couch in Rock Hill townhome, man charged with her murder

The woman was found in what appears to be a townhome on Winding Way, off of Herlong Avenue.

  16-year-old, accused in fatal shooting of Concord man, returned to N.C.

  2 charged in shooting death of 19-year-old in north Charlotte

Teen facing 20 charges after vehicles hit by rounds from ‘high-powered’ pellet rifle in N.C.

  FBI says ‘Bad Wig Bandit’ has robbed yet another N.C. bank

  Nursing home serial killer moving to Fort Mill, S.C., after release from prison

NY murder suspect believed to be in North Carolina, public asked to ‘exercise caution’

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16-year-old arrested after pot, meth and guns found at Rowan Co. home

  WANTED: Armed robber on the loose after SWAT situation at Advance Auto Parts in west Charlotte

  Iconic Charlotte restaurant to reopen with ‘safer’ operating hours after killing of beloved owner

  Police looking for information about suspicious death of woman in Statesville

  Charlotte police looking for woman who broke in home, assaulted woman and stole car

  3 dead in less than a week in Charlotte community, neighbors look for hope through horses

Person shot in abdomen in Mooresville

The incident happened on Fieldcrest Road.

Rowan County man facing 11 charges involving child pornography

Joshua Wayne Sheppard is charged with 11 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

17-year-olds charged for stealing car at gunpoint in Charlotte

Charlotte police have charged two 17-year-olds for stealing a car at gunpoint on Wednesday.

  Person shot at apartment complex in Concord, police searching for suspect vehicle

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. at the Bexley Square Apts on Lilly Green Court

4th arrest made in Charlotte officer-involved shooting investigation

New Orleans police issue simple battery warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.

  Suspect dead after 8-hour standoff with N.C. officials

  19-year-old killed, two injured in north Charlotte shooting

  Crime Stoppers: Men use large rock to steal jewelry in northeast Charlotte supermarket

Person shot in Gastonia near Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Person shot in arm in west Charlotte, police say

The incident happened on Carlyle Drive around 8 p.m.

Suspicious fire at home in Caldwell Co. under investigation

Investigators from the Caldwell County Fire Marshal’s Office have determined the cause of the fire to be suspicious in nature.

Driver reaches 120mph, hits vehicle during chase in Catawba Co.

The incident started after the suspect was involved in a hit-and-run Wednesday morning in Burke County.

  Mom accused in death of 14-month-old in Gastonia

The Gaston County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Emoni Burnett with involuntary manslaughter.

2 charged in series of Charlotte armed robberies

Charlotte police have charged two people for their involvement in multiple armed robberies in the past week.

Man with 4 DUI convictions charged again after West Ashley crash

A man with four driving under the influence convictions within the past 10 years was charged with his fifth DUI on Tuesday night after a crash in West Ashley.

Mom speaks out after NC girl kidnapped, raped while walking to school bus stop

A teen walking to a school bus stop was kidnapped and raped — with her attacker then driving her to school Thursday morning

  Body found in Catawba River identified as missing Charlotte man

A body found in the Catawba River off the Interstate 85 bridge near the Mecklenburg/Gaston County line last week has been identified by police as 56-year-old Eric Byers, who was reported missing on January 4.

  Police search for damaged car involved in killing of deputy’s son in University City

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information in the November killing of a Cabarrus County deputy’s son in Charlotte’s University City.

  Pregnant teen attacked near light rail station in University City area

A pregnant teenager was beaten and robbed in the University City area over the weekend at the intersection of North Tryon and Stetson Drive near the University City Boulevard light rail station. Thankfully the 19-year-old is okay and the baby is healthy as well. Police are still looking for the fou

WARNING: Blue light bandit operating in eastern NC

Police are warning people to watch out for a blue light bandit after a woman was stopped by an armed fake cop.

  NoDa street artist to create memorial mural on Brooks Sandwich House building

There is a reason he has scattered these pieces across the community - not just for the people who loved Scott to see and remember him.

Police arrest 86-year-old man in S.C. bank robbery

An 86-year-old man wearing a mask and carrying a gun robbed a Greenville bank Monday morning, but was arrested before he left the area, police said.

  Husband, wife killed in apparent murder-suicide in York County

The incident happened at a home on Turkey Creek Ridge Road near McConnells around noon.

  Man collapses, lays unattended in Mecklenburg Co. jail for seven minutes in drug overdose

An inmate at the Mecklenburg County Jail collapsed from a drug overdose and spent nearly seven minutes slumped over on a couch before jail staff checked on him. His mother wants answers as to how her son got drugs inside the jail and why staff didn't act sooner to try and save him.

Ohio couple sentenced to life in prison for death of baby who was found at bottom of well

The Ohio parents of a 4-month-old boy who was found dead in a well were convicted and sentenced to decades in prison for their baby’s death.

15-year-old accused of shooting employee during armed robbery at Charlotte gas station

Less than 10 minutes after the robbery, police spotted the 15-year-old nearby and took him into custody.

  Wildlife organization: Opossum beaten with clubs on Hilton Head Island golf course

A wildlife rehab organization says an opossum was beaten with clubs at a Hilton Head Island golf course.

Deputies trying to ID man who robbed Catawba Co. store at gunpoint

The robbery happened just before 8 p.m. Sunday at the Lookout Market at the corner of Oxford School Road and River Bend Road.

Darlington County School District employee arrested for alleged ‘inappropriate relationship’ with student

An employee with the Darlington County School District was arrested for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student, district officials said.

  Food truck owner describes being held at gunpoint, watching customer get shot during robbery

She says two men with faces covered robbed them and shot another customer in his leg.

  Police identify two people found shot, dead in a car spotted down an embankment

The call for service came in around 6:50 a.m. Saturday on the 1400 block of Atando Avenue.

Police working to ID robbery suspects wearing “distinct clothing”

The incident occurred around 11:45 p.m. Monday at the Quik Trip at 3206 Eastway Drive.

  VIDEO: 911 call released, connected to ‘Bad Wig Bandit’ bank robbery

A 911 call was released from one of the bank robberies connected to the FBI search for the ‘Bad Wig Bandit’ who is suspected to have robbed three banks in North Carolina in the past three weeks.

Man stabbed in chest at homeless camp in Charlotte

The incident happened near North Tryon Street around 11 p.m.

3 more arrests made in officer-involved shooting in Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say officer Emily Bishop was off duty and with her husband when “multiple suspects” attempted to rob her husband at gunpoint in the Waterford Square Apartments parking lot on Waterford Tide Loop, just off Pineville-Matthews Road.

  Man shot multiple times in apartment parking lot in uptown Charlotte

The incident happened on North Graham Street around 8 p.m.

65-year-old man shot in leg in east Charlotte

The incident happened on Milton Road around 2 p.m.

  Man jumps through patrol car window, attacks and bites S.C. police chief, officials say

A man jumped through a patrol car window and attacked a South Carolina police chief Friday, according to officials.

  Chief Putney addresses final 2019 crime numbers, makes plans for improvements in 2020

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police reflected on the crime in 2019 Friday morning, while also recognizing officers who worked to break “the cycle of violence.” CMPD covered 107 homicides last year, and violent crime has only increased since 2018.

Ex-UNC women’s basketball coach Hatchell cited after 89-year-old woman dies in Durham crash

The former longtime University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill women’s basketball coach was cited with a misdemeanor after she was involved with a fatal pedestrian-involved collision on Monday, Durham police said.

Wilmington man entering Coast Guard base in NJ had assault weapon, body armor

A Wilmington man was arrested in Cape May, New Jersey on several weapon charges after he tried to bring a machine gun and high capacity magazines on to a military base.

  Judge blasts ‘lies’, errors in 1976 rape case, but Ronnie Long stays in prison for now

Ronnie Long’s five-decade fight to overturn his rape conviction was dealt a significant blow this week when federal judges acknowledged that police corrupted the original investigation but refused to reopen the Concord man’s case.

Man accused of drilling screw into hand of kidnapping, robbery victim, police say

A man is recovering after he was kidnapped, beaten and robbed by four suspects Thursday afternoon in East Memphis, according to an affidavit.

  Fish arcade robbed, suspect found later at home with ‘big pile of money’

One man’s armed robbery from a Salisbury fish arcade resulted in his quick arrest after police found him at home with a “big pile of money.”

  Problem haunting Charlotte’s past is continuing to show up in 2020

We’re calling it the case of the cut and run – when someone is let out of jail but told to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet, but then they cut it off. Suddenly, they’re free and clear. When you start to look at the people accused of doing this, you find many are repeat offenders.

Person arrested for noise ordinance violation at anti-war protest in uptown Charlotte

One arrest was made during the demonstration, as a 22-year-old was arrested without incident for violation of the city’s noise ordinance (city code 15-61(b).

  FBI looking for ‘Bad Wig Bandit’ suspected in multiple N.C. bank robberies

The FBI says the same suspect is believed to have robbed all three banks in the Charlotte-Metro area in the last three weeks. In each robbery, the suspect wore a different wig.

  Judge denies bond for man accused of killing woman during shootout while she waited in traffic

Nine months after the death of Kendal Crank, one of the people charged with her murder was back in court. Tychicus Dobie was in court requesting his bond be reduced. The judge denied this request.

Federal complaint charges man, involved in May 2019 SWAT standoff, with kidnapping

A U.S. attorney announced Thursday that 37-year-old Luis Pineda-Anchecta, a Honduran national who was the center of a conflict between ICE and Mecklenburg County’s sheriff, has been charged with kidnapping via a federal criminal complaint filed in federal court in Charlotte.

  S.C. white nationalist politician accused of kidnapping family at gunpoint denied bond

Flanked by armed Rock Hill police officers, the 36-year old stood before a judge for his first bond hearing Thursday afternoon after being extradited from Florida.

  Suspended Chester Co. Sheriff indicted on new public corruption allegations

Suspended Chester County, S.C. Sheriff Alex Underwood appeared before Judge DeAndrea Benjamin in Richland County at 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

  Coach accused of assaulting female fan in stands after HS basketball game in Lincoln County

Chadwick Rock Wright, 48, is charged with one misdemeanor count each of assault on a female, simple assault and battery and disorderly conduct.

  Crime Stoppers: Police seeing uptick in home burglaries in west Charlotte community

Officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department spent Tuesday afternoon canvassing the Pawtuckett community in west Charlotte. The neighborhood has had an uptick in home burglaries over the past few months, according to police.

Man accused of setting fire inside unoccupied house in Boone

Officials determined that someone set multiple fires inside the house, which had been vacant for the last four years and was a common area for homeless individuals to be found sleeping and taking shelter from the weather.

  White nationalist politician who spoke at deadly Charlottesville rally extradited to SC to face kidnapping, gun charges

A white nationalist who ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida and was a featured speaker during the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, domestic violence and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Man charged with second-degree murder in Christmas Eve shooting at Charlotte store

CMPD detectives have charged 54-year-old Marvin Staton for the murder of 63-year-old George Agee Jr.

  Funeral home director shares unique perspective on increase in violence, recent shooting hits close to home

A Charlotte funeral home director found herself with a close connection to a recent violent crime, since a person who was shot and injured was her son.

NC man said powder was cremated ashes. It was heroin, York County SC deputies say

Deputies searched the vehicle after finding several syringes, according to a sheriff’s office incident report. Inside a metal container in the center console, deputies found 23 grams of powder, the report stated.

Four arrested in Concord Mills parking lot assault, robbery

Several people accused of punching and robbing people in the parking lot of Concord Mills Mall over the weekend have been arrested.

  Surveillance video in fatal shooting of NoDa restaurant owner released, reward increases to $21,000

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police released surveillance video and photos of one of the suspects wanted in the shooting death of popular NoDa restaurant owner Scott Brooks.

Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for sending sexually explicit video of 9-year-old girl

A Charleston County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl.

  One killed, another injured in north Charlotte shooting

A man shot and killed in north Charlotte early Wednesday morning, marking Charlotte’s first homicide of 2020, has been identified by police as 43-year-old Devonne Lamonte Smith.

Warrant: Mother arrested after baby tests positive for meth in Chester Co.

The warrant from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office states that 28-year-old Amanda Watkins was charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person.

  Man passes note to teller, robs Wells Fargo in Gastonia, police say

The incident happened at a Wells Fargo on Cox Road around 3 p.m.

  People wearing disguises rob several banks in Belmont and Gastonia

Police are looking for information connected to two people who were wearing disguises during two separate bank robberies in Belmont Tuesday.

  Community organizations want to partner with city to tackle violent crime

Community leaders are asking what’s next after city council heard a presentation last night on violent crime. The presentation highlighted important data the city hopes they can use to reduce crime in Charlotte and make educated decisions on how to tackle what they’re calling a public health issue.

  Bomb threat closes 4th St., causes evacuation at courthouse in uptown Charlotte

Officers evacuated the courthouse and closed Fourth Street at McDowell Street while crews worked at the scene.