Crime

  Scammers using COVID-19 to target victims

COVID-19 has changed the way we live. One thing the pandemic has not changed is people attempting to scam you out of your hard-earned money.

  3-year-old shot, seriously injured in drive-by in Kannapolis, N.C.

Police charge man who robbed two Charlotte banks

  2 charged for murder in hit-and-run death of woman in Gaston County

  FBI: ‘Bad Wig Bandit’, connected to several N.C. bank robberies, has been arrested

Man wanted in Charlotte convenience store robbery

Arrest made after 2 women, 1 man found dead in vehicle in Harnett County

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Belmont man arrested, accused of coughing on customers at Walmart and telling them he had COVID-19

  Police investigating deadly Statesville shooting

N.C. man accused of sexually assaulting child over 2 years gets $2.5 million bond, sheriff’s office says

Man charged in death of NoDa restaurant owner connected to other murders, police say

Woman charged in ‘Baby Boy Horry’ case released from jail after bond set

  Mother charged after newborn found alive in plastic bag near Union County home

Missing 5-year-old girl returned home; suspect arrested

Deputies say a child who had not been returned to her legal guardian has been found and safely brought home.

Man accused of breaking into 18 churches in Kannapolis

Police have arrested a man accused of breaking into at least 18 churches in Kannapolis.

Police looking for wanted gas station robber

The incident occurred around 2:17 a.m. at the Market Express gas station on the 5600 block of Brookshire Boulevard.

  Crime Stoppers: One man arrested, two still being sought after robbery at University City Waffle House

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are hoping that members of the public can help them identify two people responsible for robbing a Waffle House in the University City area.

Two nabbed after 16 kilos of uncut cocaine seized

  Top watchdogs are on alert to help protect from price gouging, scams

Man fatally shot while standing outside home in northeast Charlotte

  Mother charged with murder of 6-month-old found dead in Charlotte cemetery

  N.C. man arrested after claiming to have COVID-19 during livestream at Walmart

  Police looking for suspect connected to deadly shooting in Gastonia

Attorney General: Officers involved in fatal shooting at S.C. Walmart not being prosecuted

Two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man in the parking lot of a South Carolina Walmart will not face charges, the Attorney Generals office said Friday.

Human remains found in FL believed to be those of 11-year-old Gannon Stauch

Human remains found in Florida are tentatively believed to be those of missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch.

Summerville Police Department hands out roll of toilet paper instead of tickets

One Lowcountry police department is helping out its community to relieve stress from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

South Carolina man lied about having coronavirus, sheriff says

A South Carolina man who claimed he had coronavirus and caused a business to shut down does not have the virus, according to Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright.

Deputies investigating stolen tractor-trailer with 18,000 pounds of bathroom paper products

Innvestigators determined that the 53-foot Hyundai dry-van trailer was reported stolen locally and was being utilized to transport about 18,000 pounds of bathroom paper products.

Charlotte armed guard charged for stealing $325K from armored truck

33-year-old Shomarley Lockhard Hodge, from Charlotte, was indicted on charges of embezzlement, bank larceny and transactional money laundering, said Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

  Man faces multiple charges connected to fatal shooting in southwest Charlotte parking lot

Detectives have charged 27-year-old Karrington Maurice Paige with murder, attempted murder, possession of firearm by felon, and four counts of shooting into an occupied property.

Teen accused of ‘doing donuts’ in cemetery, damaging headstones, grave plots

Deputies are investigating after a vehicle reportedly did “donuts” in a Columbus County cemetery, causing at least $3,000 in damage.

Inmate found dead in cell at Mecklenburg County Jail

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the death of 45-year old Willie Frank Burks (PID # 465598), a resident housed at Detention Center – Central at 801 E. Fourth Street.

136 price gouging complaints made amid COVID-19 pandemic, NC AG says

North Carolina’s attorney general said his office has received 136 price gouging complaints so far during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Crime Stoppers: Police trying to identify two people wanted for McDonald’s theft

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify two individuals wanted for stealing over $1000 from a McDonald’s restaurant in Charlotte.

Police looking for men who robbed Boone convenience store

Police say the two men left the Circle K Gas Station, on State Farm Road, just before 11 p.m. with an undisclosed amount of money, beer, beef jerky and cigarettes.

  Police: Woman shoots teen after 5 people try to rob her at west Charlotte ATM

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. at an ATM on Beatties Ford Road near Montana Drive.

  Bladen Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for man allegedly posing as security company employee

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man it says is posing as an employee with ADT security.

Transgender woman shot to death in ambulance while being treated in south Charlotte

A transgender woman was shot and killed inside an ambulance in the parking lot of a south Charlotte Days Inn early Wednesday morning.

  Deputies investigate after 2 found dead in Lancaster County townhome

Officials found two people dead inside a townhome in Lancaster County Tuesday night.

2 shot, seriously injured in Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers responded to the intersection of 15th and Harrill Street at 6:25 p.m. in regards to an assault with a deadly weapon.

63-year-old man dies after family fight in east Charlotte, CMPD not filing charges

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they are not filing charges after a 63-year-old man died following a fight between family members in east Charlotte Sunday.

Murder suspect released from Cuyahoga County Jail because of coronavirus concerns; prosecutors say case is extremely unique

In a case prosecutors say is extremely unique, a murder suspect was allowed to bond out of the Cuyahoga County Jail, because of concerns over the coronavirus.

Man facing multiple charges after allegedly ramming deputy’s car during chase

A man was arrested in Iredell County and is facing multiple charges after deputies say he rammed a patrol car during a pursuit on Friday.

  Man arrested in deadly shooting at north Charlotte apartment complex

Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives are conducting a homicide investigation on Hosta Drive. CMPD officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call that came in at 9:39 p.m.

7 family members killed in N.C. murder-suicide, sheriff’s office says

Seven people are dead following a murder-suicide on Sunday in Moncure, the Chatham County Sheriffs Office said.

18-year-old charged with murder in deadly shooting in Charlotte’s South End

An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old in an apartment complex parking lot near Charlotte’s South End area late Saturday.

Boone police looking for woman who set fire to liquor stote

Boone Police and Fire Departments say the fire was set intentionally just before 11:30 p.m. at the store on Blowing Rock Road.

Man arrested for armed robbery at two Albemarle businesses

Police say 34-year-old Terick Mike James is charged with two counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and one count of Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

Albemarle substitute arrested after threatening violence toward middle school

Wilkins was arrested Thursday evening and charged with Felony Mass Violence on Education and Misdemeanor Disorderly Concord in a Public Building.

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who robbed Family Dollar store, forced employees to tie each other up

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify a man who robbed a Family Dollar store and forced the employees inside the business to tie each other up with zip ties.

Duo accused of drinking, smoking pot in Walmart parking lot with children in car

Jemond Meadows and Jerome Brown are both charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, two counts of child neglect, open container, and a child restraint violation.

Va. man accused of meeting York Co. teen online, breaking into her home for sex

A Virginia man is behind bars more than a year after he allegedly broke into the York County home of a 15-year-old girl he met online to commit sexual offenses.

Police: Gunman shot by officer in east Raleigh; angry crowd demands answers

A gunman was wounded in a police-involved shooting in east Raleigh early Tuesday evening, later spurring a crowd to travel to the Raleigh police chief’s home to seek answers.

Man sentenced to 1 year in prison for threatening to “put a bullet” in Ilhan Omar’s skull

The New York man who was convicted of threatening to kill Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in a hate-filled phone call was sentenced Friday to one year and a day in prison.

  Two arrested in fatal shooting of man at northeast Charlotte apartment

The incident happened on Wit Way, not far from East WT Harris Boulevard.

Attorney for stepmother charged in death of Gannon Stauch asks to keep case out of public eye

The attorney for the stepmother charged with murder in the case of a missing boy with Loris ties hopes to keep the case out of the public eye.

Person hit, killed while riding moped in Spencer, police looking for driver

A person was hit and killed while riding a moped in Spencer and police are now looking for the driver responsible.

Kentucky man accused of printing off photos of naked children at Walgreens

Police have found and arrested a man who they say had several photos of nude children, some as young as three or four.

Deputies seek man responsible for Shelby shooting

One man was shot in the chest and another was shot in the leg.

  19-year-old girl shot at traffic light in west Charlotte dies two days later at hospital

A Charlotte teenager who was shot during an alleged drive-by shooting Sunday has died at the hospital, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

Gov. Cooper offers reward in July shooting of N.C. police officer

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday evening that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting Henderson police officer Sgt. Brandon Mitchell.

Wilmington man gets up to 54 years in prison for sexually assaulting child

A Wilmington man will spend decades in prison after he was convicted of multiple child sex crime charges.

Inmates accused of using postage stamps to smuggle narcotics into jail

Several Bladen County inmates are accused of trying to smuggle narcotics into jail by hiding the drugs behind postage stamps on letters.

Police: Armed, dangerous felon wanted in Charlotte

A man considered by police to be armed and dangerous is being sought in Charlotte.

  Driver facing multiple charges in deadly DWI hit-and-run crash in west Charlotte

A driver accused of fleeing the scene following a deadly crash in west Charlotte has been charged with multiple crimes.

2 people shot during drive-by shooting in west Charlotte

Police responded to the intersection of Freedom Drive and Ashley Road, right outside a Wendy’s restaurant. Medic said they transported someone to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

  2 arrested following hours-long standoff at home in Tega Cay

A man was taken into custody following a standoff situation in York County that lasted for hours.

  Twin sister of teen killed in crash speaks before judge, DUI suspect at bond hearing

Mia’s identical twin Mallory Stokes, who was also in the car at the time, spoke to the judge during the bond hearing for 23-year-old Yuriy Karpik.

  Alabama’s first execution of 2020 comes with lots of controversy

Nathaniel Woods became Alabama's first execution of 2020.

  Gastonia teen living in fear after being shot through apartment window

It happened around 9:30pm at the Bella Vista Apartments.

Judge denies bond for woman charged in ‘Baby Boy Horry’ cold case

The woman who authorities said is the mother of “Baby Boy Horry” is set to appear in court Friday for a bond hearing.

Officers arrest, cite 6 in human trafficking investigation in York County

Law enforcement officers say they were charged with prostitution, illegal narcotics or other crimes.

  Two arrested in armed robbery, shooting at soul food restaurant in north Charlotte

The incident happened around noon at Mr. C’s Family Restaurant on N. Tryon Street.

  Warrants: NoDa restaurant co-owner Scott Brooks was robbed for $100, shot and killed

An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of NoDa restaurant co-owner Scott Brooks, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Wednesday.

Sources: Stepmother charged in death of missing boy with Loris ties attacked deputy

The stepmother charged in the death of her missing 11-year-old stepson is accused of attacking a deputy while heading to Colorado to face murder charges.

  State of Alabama carries out execution of Nathaniel Woods

Woods was convicted for the June 2004 murders of three Birmingham police officers. But a co-defendant, Kerry Spencer, says he is the one who fired the gun that claimed the officers' lives.

  Man charged with felony DUI in crash that killed 2 USC Union students

A Spartanburg man was charged Thursday in a February crash that killed two University of South Carolina Union students and injured two others, according to the state Highway Patrol.

  Former Chester deputy and his girlfriend charged with child abuse, sheriff said

The children were denied food and beaten, Dorsey said. An infant tested positive for heroin, Dorsey said.

Woman saved from human trafficking inside Huntsville International Airport

Airport officials coming to the young woman's rescue crediting their "see something, say something" protocol.

49 horses, 47 dogs seized from home in Kershaw County; rescue groups ask for donations

Kershaw County Animal Control has seized nearly 100 animals from a home along Field Trial Road.

You can now have sex before marriage, swear in public and be a ‘habitual drunkard’ without breaking the law in Virginia

There are some old laws on the books in Virginia that a person might consider odd or weird, depending on who you ask.