Crime

Man wanted on federal charges connected to transporting people across border arrested in N.C.

According to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshal Service in Texas issued a warrant for 25-year-old Jessie Barnes back on May 30. After that, officials say, Barnes went on the run.

Man charged in 2016 Charlotte murder found not guilty

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who fired shots into east Charlotte hotel room

Richland County woman arrested for animal cruelty after officials seize 10 dogs, 1 horse

  Former CMPD officer pleads guilty, sentenced to 18 months probation in sexual battery case at uptown Charlotte club

  Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Charlotte hit-and-run

  Mount Holly landscaping business owner says trailer, thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen from home

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  PETA offering up to $5k for possible dog fighting case in Rock Hill

Woman sentenced to 25-32 years in prison for 2016 murder in Burke County

Police: Worker loading ATMs with cash pocketed $100K instead

  Police warn of ‘porch pirates’ lurking as Amazon Prime Day wraps up

Former Chester police officer arrested for having Internet child porn, officials say

Man accused of leaving children home alone, leading deputies on pursuit in Catawba Co.

  2-year-old struck by vehicle in southwest Charlotte recovering in hospital

The incident happened around 11 a.m. on Calloway Drive, off of Choate Circle near Hwy 49 in Steele Creek.

  Man cited for animal cruelty after pics of dog pulling bricks on chain go viral

Scottie Lee Lewis, 28, a man with an extensive criminal record, has now been cited for animal cruelty after pictures posted to social media showed him walking a dog that appeared to be pulling a brick.

  Five kids left without a mom after a deadly Monroe home invasion

Police said she Capote tried to fight off the intruders in order to protect her kids, who were all inside the home.

  Man charged with DUI in deadly York Co. crash

Troopers say a vehicle being driven by Tyler Cummings crossed the center line, striking another car.

  Charlotte communities prepare for possible ICE raids this weekend

  WWE referee says $50K worth of horror movie memorabilia stolen from Charlotte storage unit

CMPD searching for suspect charged with multiple car break-ins

RCSO: Mother of slain 5-year-old accused of being involved in riot prior to child’s death

Bath salts, crack cocaine seized by Columbus County deputies after undercover investigation

  Woman fatally shot, 2 children injured during home invasion in Monroe

Woman charged for falsely accusing boyfriend of molesting baby daughter

Officials say the woman later confessed to investigators that she made the accusation up as a form of retaliation against her boyfriend for making her mad.

S.C. man accused of using relatives’ names, even a dead one, to forge prescriptions at Columbus Co. pharmacies

A Conway, S.C. man is accused of forging multiple prescriptions, even using dead relative’s name, and passing them off to pharmacies in Columbus County during a five-month period, according to the sheriff’s office.

Texas authorities capture NC woman wanted in deadly shooting

A woman wanted for the shooting death of a 25-year-old woman back in June is in a Texas jail cell.

1,500 bags of heroin seized during additional investigations into the heroin network

Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people and seized 1, 500 bags of heroin packaged for sale.

  Dog owner says hero canine was stolen at west Charlotte gas station

A dog that once took a bullet from a robbery suspect in west Charlotte has been stolen, according to his owner.

  Authorities investigating after photo shows dog apparently tied to bricks in Rowan Co.

The photos, posted to social media, were taken at a convenience store parking lot in Rockwell. They show a man walking with a puppy that appears to be dragging bricks.

SC man accused of abandoning chained dogs with no food, water after one dies

A man was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he left two dogs chained up and abandoned on a property in Rock Hill, leading to one of the animal’s death.

  MS OB/GYN accused of sexual assault, misconduct after fathering children with patients

Dr. Walter Ray Wolfe, who is associated with Merit Health Madison, had his license temporarily suspended by the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure Wednesday without a hearing, ruling that Dr. Wolfe’s continued practice of medicine “would constitute an immediate danger to the public.”

2 charged in connection to shooting in Walmart parking lot in Indian Trail

Detectives have charged two people in connection to a shooting in a Walmart parking lot in Indian Trail in late June.

DA: Deputy’s actions justified in shooting death of suspect in Watauga County

Officials say a deputy’s actions were justified in the shooting death of a suspect in Watauga County in late March 2019, according to the District Attorney’s Office report on an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the State Medical Examiner.

19-year-old reported missing in Lancaster found safe

Just after 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Lancaster Police said Fleisch had been found.

  Jury convicts mother who went on the run with her daughter

A mother who went into hiding with her daughter for more than a year has been convicted by a Union County jury on one charge of obstruction of justice.

NC woman tries to turn self in on non-existent warrant after high speed chase

After an approximate 7-mile chase officials say the driver, identified as 41-year-old Tracy Nicole Brooks, pulled into the parking lot of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office and stopped.

  Family speaks about ‘hero’ Darnell Harris after Steak ‘n Shake shooting

A Steak 'n Shake worker shot and killed when an armed gunman entered the restaurant is being hailed a hero for attempting to thwart a robbery attempt, saving others.

Police: Woman reportedly stabbed in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Chelsea Jade Lane around 10:30 p.m.

  Siblings killed weeks apart in Charlotte area, organization says

A brother and sister were killed just weeks apart in Charlotte, according to the group Mothers of Murdered Offspring.

  Man accused in Steak ‘N Shake shooting released from prison two years before maximum sentence date

Court records show Eddie Doh served 89 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact in the murder of 17-year-old Aerial Patterson.

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for duo that robbed west Charlotte gas station

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are looking for the two people who robbed a west Charlotte gas station at gunpoint.

  Lancaster County officials looking for car-tax evasion with new S.C. residents

Since the 2010 Census, nearly 20,000 people are estimated to have moved to Lancaster County. County officials are now looking into how many of the new residents have registered their cars in South Carolina.

  Evidence starts in trial against mom who went into hiding with her daughter

Prosecutors began presenting evidence on Wednesday in the trial against Kristy Brooks, a Union County mom who went into hiding with her daughter in December 2015.

Caldwell Co. man sentenced to 25-40 years in prison for statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child

Officials say 46-year-old Joshua Lee Lumpkins, of Hudson, will spend at least 25 years in prison following his conviction for two counts of attempted first-degree statutory rape and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

  'He was our protector’: Memorial set up outside Steak ‘n Shake honoring shooting victim

The memorial was made by friends, co-workers and family. A photo of Darnell in his Steak 'n Shake uniform is on the tree next to a a bundle of balloons, flowers and stuffed animals.

  911 calls released in Burke Co. murder case where authorities say the suspect made the call

A month after an 18-year-old woman was gunned down in a driveway the 911 calls in the case have been released.

Deputies seize over 5700 bags of heroin in Wilmington drug bust; three arrested

Deputies arrested three people and seized over 5,700 bags of heroin following a drug bust in Wilmington last month.

Boone man accused of producing child porn and coercing minors

Officials say a Boone man is accused of producing child porn and coercing and enticing minors.

Hundreds of animals removed from N.C. home as part of animal welfare investigation

There were dogs, cats, turtles, guinea pigs and rats inside the home.

  Man pleads guilty in death of firefighter, could be free in Feb. with 28-month sentence

Officials say a Morganton man will serve an active prison term of 28 to 43 months after his conviction for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a Burke County firefighter.

  Family, friends remember man shot and killed in north Charlotte

Dozens of people gathered at Camp Greene Park Monday night to remember a man shot and killed in north Charlotte.

  Police believe man wanted for secretly filming young boys in Huntersville Target bathroom has fled country

Police in Huntersville are asking for the public’s help finding a man they say secretly filmed at least two young boys while they were in the bathroom of a Huntersville department store.

  CMPD Chief speaks at city council meeting, addresses violent crime

District Attorney Spencer Merriweather says 65% of violent crime and homicides in 2019 were committed by people under the age of 25.

  Union Co. Sheriff withheld text messages, deputies deleted records in Kristy Brooks case

The Union County Sheriff’s Office withheld text messages and deleted other related to the investigation into Kristy Brooks, the Union County mom who went into hiding with her child in late 2015 before turning herself into authorities in January 2017.

  Man arrested for allegedly shooting former NFL quarterback during argument in Concord

The Concord Police Department has arrested a man who is accused of shooting a former NFL and University of South Carolina quarterback during a dispute in Concord Monday afternoon.

Gunfire exchanged during attempted break-in at north Charlotte home

The incident happened around noon at a home on Darbyshire Place, which is off Treyburn Drive and W. W.T. Harris Boulevard near I-485.

Salisbury PD wants note-wielding bank robber behind bars

Officials say the robber went in at closing time and handed a teller a note demanding money.

  American Legion discovers tools missing from community center construction site

The group made a disheartening discovery – some of their working tools were whisked away in the night.

  16-year-old charged in shooting of pregnant teen was her family, but didn’t know it

On Friday, police charged Raquan Cortez Smith for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

  2 injured in Uptown hotel shooting

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened inside the Le Meridian Hotel on South McDowell Street.

  Man charged with murder in stabbing of girlfriend

A man wanted in the stabbing and killing a mother of two in east Charlotte on July 2 has been arrested.

Police seek ID of woman accused of vandalizing two downtown Wilmington Confederate statues

Two years ago, the same statues were vandalized following a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

2 arrested after 20 guns, 60-plus pills seized from home in Lancaster County

During the search, 20 firearms were seized, 17 of which were found in a gun safe in a bedroom. Officials say five were handguns and the rest were long guns including rifles and shotguns. A suppressor designed to muffle the sound from the muzzle was also located.

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for suspect who robbed south Charlotte restaurant in front of customers

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are hoping to identify the person who robbed a south Charlotte restaurant in front of multiple customers.

  Boaters asked to watch for missing mom, believed dead, over Fourth of July week

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is asking boaters to be on the lookout for a missing woman whose body is believed to have been dumped in the Catawba River after she and her children were killed and their home set on fire.

Police arrest a couple after finding used syringes in plain view of kids

Rock Hill Police arrested a mother and father after finding uncapped and used syringes in a room with their three children.

Person injured in shooting at park in east Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened at a small park on Harrisburg Road.

  Family frustrated by delay in murder trial

The right to a speedy trial is being tested in one Carolina community. It has been more than two years since the death of Michael Jackson.

Police searching for Dilworth armed robbery suspect

CMPD is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a man who recently robbed a gas station in Dilworth early Tuesday morning.

  CMPD Lake Unit talks safety gearing up for July 4th

The biggest cause of lake incidents are inexperienced boaters who don't follow basic boating safety rules. This year the CMPD Lake Unit will try to stop these dangerous behaviors.

  Police: ‘Armed and dangerous’ man being sought in Waffle House shooting

A man who was shot “multiple times” at the Waffle House on East Innes Street in Salisbury is improving, according to police.

  ‘You’re protecting the child killer’: Mother of slain daughter says to silent witnesses; $20K reward offered in 9-year-old’s death

Markiya Dickson, a third-grader from Richmond who attended school in Chesterfield, was caught in the crossfire of the shooting Memorial Day Weekend, at Carter Jones Park.

  Former Gamecocks QB Wright injured in N.C. shooting, officials say

Former University of South Carolina quarterback Anthony Wright was hospitalized after suffering several gunshot wounds, according to police in North Carolina.

  Charges dismissed against former Charlotte air traffic controller accused of having weapon of mass destruction

Officials say the state is voluntarily dismissing the charges against a former Charlotte air traffic controller who was accused of having a weapon of mass destruction.

2 seriously injured in stabbing in north Charlotte

The 911 caller told police that people were fighting at the scene.

  New court filing points to possible plea deal in federal case against Alex Underwood, deputies

Federal prosecutors say plea negotiations are ongoing in the federal criminal case against former Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood, his chief deputy and a lieutenant at the office.

Sheriff: Man knocked female unconscious, stabbed man who tried to intervene multiple times

A Lincoln County man was arrested after deputies say he stabbed another man who tried to intervene when he hit a woman, knocking her unconscious.

  Family of 22-year-old man murdered in Mint Hill says he made a big decision before life was cut short

His grandfather wanted to share the type of person that his grandson was - and something remarkable that happened at his funeral service.

  New mom speaks out after being shot in parking lot, going through emergency delivery

Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on Saturday evening involving a teenage female victim who was shot while standing in a parking lot.

  Man accused of exposing himself to three children, mother in east Charlotte

Douglas Wayne Parsons, 54, is charged with three felony counts of indecent exposure to a minor, three felony counts of indecent liberties with a minor, and two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure.

  Man shot inside Waffle House restaurant in Salisbury

An argument between two customers inside the Waffle House on East Innes Street ended with gunfire on Sunday morning, according to police.