Crime

Report: Pair tortured human trafficking victim in front of children at Pineville, N.C. hotels

The report states that workers at both hotels had undergone training on how to spot the warning signs of human trafficking, and that the training played a role in rescuing the victim and her children.

Lowcountry man charged in $4 million drug bust, arrested again after $100k worth of drugs found

  Parent arrested after Burke Co. infant dies at Charlotte hospital

Warrants: Sumter double murder suspect used large folding knife to kill mother, missing daughter

  Charlotte leader charged with child sex crimes, police say victims tried to report abuse for years

Teen stabbed on walking trail in Union County, suspect wanted

Deputies confiscate $15,000 worth of drugs in Orangeburg County investigation

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  Parents seek justice after Matthews police file no charges in son’s death

  Mom charged with misdemeanor after baby left in car outside DSS office

$350K boat stolen from Wilmington marina recovered in Florida

SC deputies: Twins arrested for breaking into cars during hurricane evacuation

  ‘March for Freedom from Gun Violence’ rally to be held in Chester

39,000 bags of heroin, $250K in cash seized in Wilmington drug bust

Third arrest made in deadly New Year’s Day shooting outside man’s home

19-year-old Tyler Jordan Hokes is one of three people charged with first-degree murder in the death of 53-year-old Carnis Ferdinand Poindexter.

1 charged, 1 wanted in Charlotte store robbery

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened at Botanica La Reyna on North Tryon Street on Tuesday around 3 p.m.

Bond granted for couple charged with murder, accused of deliberately leaving child in car

Bond has been granted for a Lowcountry couple who were charged with murder after authorities say the two deliberately left a disabled 13-year-old girl in a car in Colleton County which led to the child’s death.

Person stabbed multiple times in Ranlo, suspect in custody

According to officials, the incident happened near the intersection of Monterey Park Drive and Middleton Drive around 3 p.m.

Rock Hill man trafficked meth pills shaped like Red Bull cans and dollar bills

19-year-old accused of setting occupied home on fire during break-in

Woman fatally struck by alleged intoxicated driver on I-90 was girlfriend of Cleveland Browns player Chris Smith

Duo charged in connection to Cabarrus man’s overdose death

Murder charges dropped for man previously accused of killing woman, unborn child in Rowan County

  Body of missing SC man found in car

Person rushed to hospital after being shot multiple times in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, a male victim was shot multiple times in the Townhomes of Ashbrook located on Eastway Drive.

  Trio indicted on charges connected to teen’s beating, death in Burke Co.

Deputies with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office have arrested three people believed to be involved with a teenager’s death in Burke County in early September.

Man charged in chase, crash that left deputy seriously injured

A man was charged in a chase that led to a crash that left a deputy seriously injured in Chesterfield County in early August.

North Carolina wife accused of tying up, castrating husband

Authorities in North Carolina have locked up a woman accused of cutting off her husband's penis

  Father sentenced to prison for brutal beating death of 3-year-old son

A 34-year-old father will spend the next 23 years in prison for allegedly beating his son to death and trying to cover it up to police.

N.C. gun store break-in tied to ‘organized distribution network,’ investigators say

Data from the ATF shows North Carolina ranks among the top ten states for the number of guns stolen from private owners and stores.

Driver charged, passenger suffers broken femur in wrong-way, head-on crash on I-77

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident happened when a woman was driving on the Brookshire loop and missed her exit onto I-77 North around 1:30 p.m.

Man charged in connection to attempted armed robbery, shooting at east Charlotte 7-Eleven

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, detectives have charged 22-year-old James Murray with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Health Care Tech charged and fired after allegedly helping accused felon escape from Broughton Hospital

A man who authorities describe as “dangerous” escaped from a secure ward at Broughton State mental Hospital in Morganton last month after getting help from a woman who worked there, say police.

All clear given after suspicious item investigation at CLT Airport

According to airport officials, local law enforcement was responding to a possible security item in baggage claim.

Investigation continuing after Rowan Animal Services takes 64 dogs out of home

64 puppies and older dogs were seized from a Rowan County home recently, investigators confirm.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

  ICE: Nearly 500 undocumented immigrants released from NC jails despite detainer

Nearly 500 undocumented immigrants have been released from jails across the state in the past ten months despite administrative detainers filed against them by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

  CMPD: Man caught, charged for murder of woman who was 24 weeks pregnant

A man accused of killing a pregnant woman then abducting two children is still being sought on multiple charges.

Woman fatally shot in east Charlotte, prompting lockdown at nearby school

Officials at the scene said the victim, identified only as a female, was found dead on a trail in a wooded area off Biscayne Drive.

  3 detained, 1 injured in shooting in northeast Charlotte shopping center

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Harris Houston Road.

  Mecklenburg County Chief Magistrate resigns from office

The Chief Magistrate of the 26th Judicial District in Mecklenburg County announced his resignation on Friday, citing that he planned to join the private sector.

Deputies, DEA make $1.1 million drug bust in SC

The street value of the drugs would be $1.1 million, representing an estimated 42,000 doses of methamphetamine, that were headed for Anderson County streets, Foster said.

Warrant reveals new details in case of baby left in hot car in Pineville while foster mom was at work

Dawn Aberson-Vanden Broecke, 42, is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

  Man killed after car crash leads to shooting in northeast Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the area of West Sugar Creek Road and North Tryon Street around 8:45 p.m.

  Man charged after road rage leads to fight, stabbing in Mint Hill

According to the Mint Hill Police Department, officers responded to Thompson Road for a disturbance in the road around 5 p.m.

Suspect accidentally messages deputy, tries to sell drugs

Two men were arrested Tuesday after one accidentally messaged a deputy on Facebook trying to sell drugs.

Deputies in Lexington seek missing 50-year-old man after body found at his home

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the community’s assistance in finding Vincent Shivers.

2 injured in Charlotte shooting

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on North Wendover Road around 9:30 p.m.

Police continue searching for suspects as vigil held one year after west Charlotte homicide

A deadly shooting that took the life of a 20-year-old man on September 3, 2018, remains an open investigation for CMPD.

  Man’s remains found days after house fire in southwest Charlotte

Police say an insurance adjuster was at the scene three days later and found the human remains.

Foster mom charged in death of baby left in hot car at Pineville shopping center turns self in

Dawn Aberson-Vanden Broecke, 42, is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

1 shot in leg at party in southeast Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened at a party on Sam Drenan Road at an open field/park around 7:30 p.m.

House fire in northeast Charlotte was intentionally set, firefighters say

Two adults who were in the home at the time of the fire were displaced but unharmed.

  Fight at party in University City student apartment complex leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

One person is dead and three others are injured after a shooting at 49 North student housing center in University City.

Man charged in 2006 armed sexual assault of woman walking home in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, detectives have charged 40-year-old Dimarco Alexander for the sexual assault.

  CMPD’s social media recruitment making progress in filling 180 officer vacancies

CMPD says the vacancies aren’t impacting police work, but does put a strain on the department and the officers. Because of the vacancies, officers are working long shifts and time off isn’t as readily approved putting a strain on mental and physical health.

Lenoir man arrested after police say child porn was found during search

The investigation began more than a week earlier when the Lenoir Police Department was notified about suspicious social media activity.

15 charged in Carowinds Boulevard sex sting in prostitution probe, police say

Police charged 15 people in York County with prostitution and drug offenses after an Internet sting at a Carowinds Boulevard are motel, officers said.

Man charged with involuntary manslaughter in Charlotte crash that left one dead, two critically injured

According to CMPD, the incident occurred on Brookshire Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. on July 14 when a 2019 Audi Q5 that was travelling at a high rate of speed went off the roadway and flipped before crashing.

Man arrested in Va. tractor trailer chase that ended after fire from flat tires in NC

The driver, 40-year-old Robert Thomas Timms, of Ohio, was taken into custody by Yadkin deputies when the vehicle stopped due to the cab catching on fire from sparks coming from the deflated tires.

  Report: Man with Alzheimer’s beaten after asking group to leave his lawn

A 67-year-old man with Alzheimer’s was beaten by a group of people after asking them to leave his lawn, according to a Conway police report.

Feds: Drug ring had enough cheap fentanyl to kill 14 million

Law enforcement officials in Virginia say they've busted a multi-state drug ring and seized enough cheap fentanyl to kill 14 million people

  Teen pleads guilty in court after deadly shooting in Pineville

Maurice Orear pleaded guilty Thursday in court to voluntary manslaughter charges for shooting and killing Nikidrien Bailey. Orear was just 15-years-old at the time of the crime.

  Drug deal gone wrong leads up to 2018 crash killing three people

According to the prosecution, the passenger in the car met with someone to buy $50 worth of drugs. But the state said he only gave a $5 bill.

Teen arrested after search turns up stolen guns, LSD and thousands of pills

Huntersville Police say during a search of his home, they found 4,500 Xanax pills, LSD, 80 oz. of Codeine, marijuana and approximately $10,000 in cash.

Vandals trash York County church display, steal cemetery crosses, officials say

The metal crosses were valued at more than $1,800.

Police: Woman pulled gun, threw drink in Viva Chicken employee’s face over $5 price dispute

According to the Huntersville Police Department, 34-year-old Shakira Grier “became irate” with an employee after a dispute about pricing for a particular special that day.

Warrants: Baby found in Myrtle Beach hotel room with cocaine died of shaken baby syndrome

The man charged in connection to the death of an infant who was found in a Myrtle Beach hotel with cocaine is appearing in court Thursday morning for a bond hearing.

S.C. man out on bond accused of threatening police officers turns himself in

A man already facing attempted murder charges who is accused of threatening to shoot police officers on social media has turned himself in.

N.C. mom seeks justice after day care worker charged with abusing her son

A former day care worker is charged with breaking an infant’s leg who was in her care, warrants show. Now, the child's mother wants answers.

Former Mid-South pastor found guilty on all counts in rape trial

A verdict was reached in the rape case against former Mid-South pastor Ronnie Gorton.

  Citizens Review Board waiting for changes to CMPD’s use of deadly force policy

Charlotte Citizens Review Board (CRB) is ready for Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) to change its policy concerning the Use of Force. The CRB has already submitted proposed changes to the police department.

Former Buncombe County manager sentenced in embezzlement scheme

Former Buncombe County manager, three former county employees, and a county contractor were sentenced Wednesday for their involved in embezzlement schemes

1 dead, 5 injured after DWI crash on East Independence Blvd.

The Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department responded to a deadly two-vehicle crash on on East Independence Blvd. early Sunday morning.

MBPD: Charges upgraded for one suspect after baby found near cocaine dies

An infant who was found unresponsive in a Myrtle Beach hotel room with cocaine has died, according to Horry County Coroner Robert Edge.

  Crime Stoppers: Another robbery at west Charlotte CVS, police searching for new suspect

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify the man responsible for robbing a west Charlotte CVS store.

  CMPD: Violent crime task force reports success after two weeks, focusing on repeat violent offenders

In just two weeks, CMPD’s latest task force tackling violent offenders already has good news to report. In the two weeks, they’ve arrested nine suspects, served three warrants and seized seven guns, four of which were illegal.

$1M bond for man charged with multiple child sex crimes in Alexander Co.

The man was charged with one count of felony statutory sex offense of a child and four counts of felony indecent liberties with a child.

  Police: N.C. student had guns in dorm, charged with threat of mass violence on campus

The student was arrested on Tuesday after the university security officers found two firearms and ammunition in his dorm, officials said.

Proposed S.C. bill will make threatening schools, churches and public spaces illegal

Three students have been charged after threats were made to two separate Florence School District One schools during the first week of classes. With the topic of school safety on many parents minds as school is officially back in session, state lawmakers are working to make those threats a crime.

  Young Monroe lawn care business owner reports trailer, equipment stolen

He says his business is growing, so he had an employee take the trailer to a job alone for the first time. That employee never came back.

  Video of deputy punching man during arrest sparks investigation in Burke County

Surveillance video shows the suspect tripping and the officer taking him down as he tried to get up, hitting him several times.