Crime

Woman killed in northwest Charlotte shooting

The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. on the 3200 block of Rozzelles Ferry Road, off of West Brookshire Freeway.

Man charged with involuntary manslaughter, DWI after teen killed in northwest Charlotte crash

  Two dead in apartment shooting near hospital in Concord

Texas teen identified in social media threat investigation in Caldwell Co., threat deemed non-credible

  Weekend shooting causes concern for Steele Creek business owners

  14-year-old boy dies after being hit by car on Valentine’s Day in Fort Mill

  Man dies during arrest attempt in Hickory, investigation underway

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  Thieves steal thousand of dollars in firearms hours before gun show at Park Expo and Conference Center

Man accused of breaking woman’s spine, ribs in assault in Lincoln Co.

  No charges filed after investigation into viral video some called ‘mistreatment’ at Charlotte Dog Resort

Police report: 13-year-old says he accidentally shot 11-year-old brother with cousin’s gun

  Woman charged with neglect after testing positive for drugs while pregnant with triplets, two of whom died

Man accused of stealing S.C. deputy’s patrol car, wrecking it

  ‘Armed and dangerous’ man wanted in Union Co. homicide case arrested

Twenty-year-old Elijah Demon Bennett was wanted on warrants for first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery in the death of 42-year-old Alvin Edwin Brewer.

  Man killed outside southwest Charlotte bar identified

The incident occurred in the parking lot of the The Trap Bar & Billiards around 2:17 a.m. on the 1900 block of Westinghouse Boulevard in Steele Creek.

2 shot at birthday party at Clinton College gymnasium

College officials say the school’s gymnasium on the 1000 block of Crawford Road was being rented out when the shooting occurred, around 12:48 a.m.

Lincoln Co. deputy off the job after WBTV investigation into assault on teen

A Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy left the sheriff’s office following a WBTV investigation into the deputy’s use of force on a 16-year-old outside an emergency room.

  Deputy fatally shoots armed suspect in Anson Co., sheriff says

Substitute teacher accused of urinating into cup with students present has been previously investigated

Trump to dispatch border agents to ‘sanctuary’ cities to aid in ICE operations

Man arrested for breaking in home, pointing gun at children in S.C.

  Cleveland County Sheriff, investigators remain committed to case 20 years after Asha Degree’s disappearance

  Charlotte mother charged with aggravated manslaughter in beating death of 7-year-old girl

Rowan Co. man arrested on 13 charges following child pornography investigation

Brian Warren Cress, 44, is charged with ten counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and three counts of probation violations.

Man wanted for attempted murder in Lancaster County

Officials say Zhakevius Ty’quwn Blackmon, also known as Mook, is wanted for attempted murder, attempted armed robbery and possession of firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

N.C. man cuts girlfriend’s arm off with machete, warrants say

A 27-year-old Fayetteville man is charged with attempted first-degree murder after police said he cut his girlfriend’s arm off with a machete on Tuesday, court documents say.

  Cleveland County Sheriff to speak publicly regarding 20th anniversary of Asha Degree’s disappearance

Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman is expected to address the disappearance of Asha Degree Friday morning. Friday marks the 20th anniversary of Asha’s disappearance.

Former Tenn. assistant principal accused of attempting to meet infant for sex

A former Tennessee middle school assistant principal is behind bars after court documents show he attempted to meet with an investigator posing as a new mother and her infant whom he met on Kik.

CMPD: Convicted felon arrested for concealing weapon, kicking officer in chest multiple times

Charlotte police have arrested a 25-year-old convicted felon on multiple charges, including concealing a weapon and assaulting a police officer, after a recent traffic stop for speeding.

Mother pleads guilty, sentenced to 2-4 years in prison in death of 4-year-old son

On Thursday, Feb. 13, court officials say 36-year-old Lashonda Yvette Hudson pleaded guilty to felony negligent child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. She was sentenced to 31-50 months in prison.

Car with teens, baby inside slams through gate before hitting school bus

A car with teenagers and a baby inside slammed through a gate before hitting the side of a Petersburg school bus.

  Several items reportedly stolen from vehicles outside of church in Gastonia

Several items were reportedly stolen from vehicles outside of a church in Gastonia last weekend.

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who brandished hammer during armed robbery at vape shop

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are working to identify an armed suspect who targeted a vape shop in the University City area of Charlotte.

Mom and daughter charged with death of elderly grandfather

Greenville police say Patricia Williams, and Samantha Williams have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, elder abuse, obtain property by false pretense, and domestic abuse of a disabled elder adult.

Officer hurt, suspect arrested after arrest attempt turns into ‘brief wrestling match’ in Charlotte

An officer had minor injuries and a suspect was arrested Wednesday night after police say an arrest attempt turned into a “brief wrestling match” in Charlotte.

  Three individuals recognized for work done with CMPD Crime Stoppers

Three people were recognized Wednesday for the work they’ve done with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Crime Stoppers organization.

  Records show city manager deferred to CMPD chief after first CRB decision

Records obtained by WBTV show Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones largely deferred to CMPD Chief Kerr Putney over a 2017 decision over whether to side with Putney or the Citizens Review Board in a use of force case.

  Law enforcement says it ‘can’t comment’ on whether family of missing 6-year-old face polygraph tests

The Cayce Department of Public Safety said it will now hold daily press briefings to update the public about the status of the investigation and search into a missing child.

Investigators close off neighborhood as search for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik continues

The search continues at Churchill Heights on Wednesday for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik.

  Body found in burned truck in Va. identified as mother killed in NC ‘mass murder’

The medical examiner in Roanoke, Virginia has made a positive identification on the remains of Maria Calderon Martinez.

Man walks behind clerk, robs Dollar General shortly before store opens

The incident happened at the Dollar General Store on NC 18 South, near George Hildebran School Road around 7:30 a.m.

Heathwood student accused of forcing 15-year-old girl to commit sexual act at a party

The Columbia Police Department has arrested and charged 18-year-old Garrett Kennard with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping.

  Dog found abandoned and severely injured in York Co. leads to possible dog fighting investigation

The dog was found on January 28 on the dirt road portion of Ratchford Road, near Alexander Love Highway.

Police: 11-year-old arrested; tied to 22 car break-ins

New Orleans police arrest an 11-year in connection to 22 car burglaries in the Gentilly area.

  CMPD trying to find man who pepper sprayed pharmacy employees during armed robbery

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man they say robbed a pharmacy in southeast Charlotte at gunpoint and sprayed several employees with pepper spray.

Chaplain charged, fired after having sexual relationship with inmate in Greenwood, police say

A chaplain has been charged and fired after having a sexual relationship with an inmate in Greenwood, police said.

  ‘Armed and very dangerous’ man wanted in connection to murder in Union Co.

According to the Monroe Police Department, 20-year-old Elijah Demon Bennett, also known as Speedy, is wanted for first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Man pulled gun, demanded money from bank teller in Hickory

During the incident, police say a man walked into the bank, went to the counter, took out a gun and demanded money from a bank teller.

Ban on assault weapon sales advances in Virginia

Democratic lawmakers in Virginia are advancing legislation to ban the sale of assault weapons and the possession of high-capacity magazines.

  Bullet found in UNC Charlotte dorm room was fired from gun, officials say suspect identified

According to a NinerNotice on the school’s website, the incident happened Tuesday morning when UNC Charlotte Police received a report of a bullet found in a room in Lynch Hall, a dormitory at the school.

  York County woman gave teen alcohol. The teen died. Now the woman heads to prison

A York County woman will go to prison after she pleaded guilty Tuesday to giving vodka to a teen who died from alcohol poisoning after Christmas in 2018.

Four people being sought after armed carjacking at Lidl in Concord

The robbery happened around 6:23 p.m. on February 4 at the Lidl on Christenbury Parkway, near Derita Road.

Warrants: Children tested positive for drugs after Myrtle Beach officers found them in ‘unsanitary living conditions’

Myrtle Beach police said three children were found in “extreme unsanitary living conditions” and later tested positive for drugs, leading to the arrest of two adults.

Man shot in east Charlotte

The incident occurred on the 3000 block of Shamrock Drive.

  Police investigating after video surfaces showing alleged mistreatment of dog by employee at Charlotte Dog Resort

The video was reportedly filmed Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2020 at the Charlotte Dog Resort, located at 4717 Sweden Rd.

RCSD in search of man accused of grabbing teen inappropriately in Walmart

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man wanted for three-degree assault and battery.

  Man found guilty in killing of Charlotte newspaper delivery man

A man accused of killing a newspaper delivery man in uptown Charlotte in 2017 was found guilty Monday.

Man wanted in Rock hill home break-in, domestic violence situation

A man is wanted in a domestic violence case that left a 19-year-old injured in Rock Hill Sunday morning.

“Multiple people” shot at northeast Charlotte apartment complex, police say

The incident occurred Sunday morning on the 8700 block of Avebury Drive, off of East W.T. Harris Boulevard.

  Family, friends gather to pray as search for missing Shelby girl nears 20 years

On Saturday, Asha’s family, friends and investigators gathered to pray for the missing girl from Shelby.

  Hundreds gather to pay respects for Charlotte-based pilot shot and killed in Puerto Rico

Family says 48-year-old Matthew Stapula, a pilot for American Airlines, was killed in a shooting during one of his layovers.

He guards his ‘own crib’ near Charlotte’s most murderous street. Can area be saved?

At his single-story brick house about three miles north of uptown Charlotte, Bailey has run off drug dealers from his front yard and addicts who parked in his driveway. And too often, the sound of late-night gunfire has sent him and his longtime partner, Patsy Martin, from their bed to the floor.

  Man arrested after worker shot and killed inside Steele Creek area restaurant

A person shot and killed inside a restaurant in southwest Charlotte Wednesday night has been identified by police as 37-year-old Juan Velazquez Hernandez, who was reportedly working at the restaurant for a separate business at the time.

  Teen killed, 2 charged in drive-by shooting near pool house in Union Co.

Deputies say a teen was seriously injured after a drive-by shooting at a pool house parking lot in Union County Friday.

  CMPD changing policy after man has heart attack in custody and later dies

Starting immediately, Putney said that people in CMPD custody will be in “continual observation” either in-person or by video monitoring.

Police: Woman shot in the head after customer accidentally drops gun at pizza shop

Investigators say a woman was shot in the head after another customer accidentally dropped his gun at a pizza shop in Walterboro Friday afternoon.

N.C. man accused of killing 76-year-old mother after body found in wooded area

A Yadkin County man was arrested and charged with murder in the death of his own mother whose body was found in a wooded area in 2018.

Dad tackles burglar after hearing daughter scream, holds him at gunpoint until deputies arrive

The report states the father “tackled” the alleged home invader and held him at gunpoint until deputies got to the scene.

Second man charged with murder of two people found in car down embankment in Charlotte

Charlotte police have charged 32-year-old Everett Connor for the murders of Asa Shannon and Siojvon Joseph.

Second suspect arrested in Hickory murder case

A man being sought in a Hickory murder case has been identified and arrested.

  Dozens of families in limbo as Mecklenburg Co. judge takes years to enter orders

Mecklenburg County District Court Judge Aretha Blake has not entered orders in 52 family court cases she heard in 2017, meaning those families are left without decisions on matters including child custody and child support. Blake won't answer questions about why she hasn't entered orders.

  Four of six arrested in connection with inciting riot at Gastonia convenience store that left clerk injured

Four of six people being sought in connection with larceny and inciting a riot at a Gastonia convenience store have been arrested. A clerk was seriously injured in the incident.

2 charged after man beaten, choked to unconsciousness during social media meet-up in Charlotte

Police have charged two men with attempted murder and kidnapping after a brutal assault during a planned social media meet-up in Charlotte.

  Man arrested in connection to Charlotte’s first homicide of 2020

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested 27-year-old Terrell Howarda on murder charges in connection to the city’s first homicide of 2020.

THE INVESTIGATORS: Man accused of severely beating child to remain behind bars, has history of alleged violence

The man accused of badly beating a 5-year-old and sending him to the ICU with internal damage will remain behind bars despite a judge setting his bond being at $7,500.

2 arrested after shots fired into vehicle over tire repair

Deputies have arrested two people after shots were fired into an occupied vehicle during a dispute over a tire repair in Lincoln County.

Warrants: Suspect pointed gun at Forestbrook MS student’s chest, pulled trigger

A 20-year-old man is in police custody accused of killing a Forestbrook Middle School student this past weekend.

  Crime Stoppers: Mother, child tied up during west Charlotte home invasion, police searching for suspects

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify three people involved in a home invasion that happened in the Smallwood-Biddleville community.

  Police: Trio steals W-2s from mail at multiple apartment complexes, uses information to apply for credit cards

Police say their investigation started Monday when the suspects got into an argument and one of them, Devonte Choice, called police and said the other two identified as Adrian Good and Anthony Rowland were responsible for mail theft and identity fraud.

US Marshals, ICE arrest rape suspect at College Park Road home

Agents with the US Marshals Office and ICE have arrested a rape suspect who was located at a College Park Road home in Ladson.

  Arrest made in deadly shooting of northeast Charlotte rideshare passenger

A man has been charged with murder in a weekend shooting that left one rideshare passenger dead and another injured in northeast Charlotte Sunday.