Crime

N.C. man sentenced to 6 years in prison for trying to hire hitman, buy lethal radioactive substance

Task Force seizes 340 fake Nintendo systems from N.C. shopping center

Mexican national sentenced to 5 years prison for conspiring to transport, harbor migrants for profit

  Skeletal remains found in Concord believed to be woman missing since 2012

  Man struck, killed in hit-and-run in west Charlotte

Teen murder suspect released from jail without ankle monitor in Charlotte

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  1 shot, killed in home invasion in Chesterfield County, suspect on-the-loose

Man wanted on multiple sex offense charges involving child, cutting off ankle monitor

Previously deported Mexican felon found in N.C.; indicted on re-entry charges

  Charlotte man pleads guilty in brutal killings of wife’s parents

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for man accused of armed robbery at multiple Charlotte 7-Eleven stores

  Family processes death of mother, student Kendal Crank: ’It doesn’t come with a manual'

Two N.C. preschool teachers charged with child abuse following investigation

Two teachers at a Roanoke Rapids preschool are facing child abuse charges following an investigation that began in November.

  Two wanted in fatal shooting of NoDa restaurant owner Scott Brooks

Two people are being sought after one of the owners of Charlotte-staple Brooks’ Sandwich House was shot and killed in what police say appears to be an attempted robbery.

  ’A big blow to the city.’ NoDa restaurant owner shot, killed in apparent attempted robbery

One of the owners of Charlotte-staple Brooks’ Sandwich House was shot and killed while opening up the restaurant early Monday morning, police say.

  Man charged with murder of man found dead behind home in Alexander County

A call came in to 911 earlier in the day reporting that a man had been shot behind a home in the Stony Point area of the county.

  NoDa business owners coordinate vigil for Scott Brooks

Police: Man who died at homeless camp near CPCC fell, he was not killed

Two wanted after man shot multiple times in Concord

Boyfriend’s mom killed with frying pan in fight about a dog, N.C. police say

Memorial for Scott Brooks grows outside of Brooks’ Sandwich House, neighbors plead for killer to come forward

  Beyond the number: Digging into the 103 Charlotte killings of 2019

  Judge approves order keeping inmate mail away from police and prosecutors

Dontray Cumberlander and Greydon Hanson are both charged with first-degree murder and could face the death penalty if convicted. The two are accused of killing three people in the parking lot of a Hickory pub in the spring of 2017.

Chester man sent child nude photos on Facebook, sexually assaulted victim, deputies say

He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Officer breaks arm in Lincoln County police chase

The incident began on Highway 73 around 1:45 a.m., when a deputy got behind a white Ford Explorer allegedly driven by 21-year-old Jhamari Keishon Sowell, of Stanley.

  NC teacher knew beating of disabled teen was coming, and didn’t stop it, lawsuit says

More than a year later, according to the complaint, the victim has not returned to his classes in Gaston County.

  Man shot at south Charlotte apartment complex

The incident occurred just after 7:30 p.m. on the 2800 block of Baltimore Avenue.

  CMPD to end electronic monitoring program for murder suspects, possibly other offenders

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney announced Friday that the department would be ending the electronic GPS monitoring system for homicide suspects.

  Suspect arrested for November sexual assault of woman on University City greenway

Police have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting, choking and robbing a woman on a greenway in Charlotte’s University City area on Nov. 3.

York County father locked disabled daughter in shed; denied food, bed, deputies say

He refused to allow his daughter in the house when temperatures were in the 40s, deputies said in an incident report.

$1,000 worth of dolls, accessories stolen from CLT American Girl store on Black Friday

According to the police report, the thieves took the dolls between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. from the American Girl store at SouthPark on Sharon Road.

  Police chief says CMPD has 18K confiscated guns, no intention of putting them back on the street

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has thousands of confiscated firearms stored in their facilities, according to Chief Kerr Putney.

  Police refer to shopping center in west Charlotte as ‘open air drug market,' nearby businesses concerned with crime

Court records show police have been staking out an intersection in West Charlotte where they say a shopping center on West Boulevard nearby Remount is an “open air drug market.” After several shootings and even a homicide, businesses in the area are fearful of the continued violence.

Bourbon St. strip club owner booked with raping child at business

A French Quarter strip club owner allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl who was led to her club by another employee, according to court documents.

SWAT responds after man reportedly shot in Rock Hill, nearby school put on lockdown

The SWAT situation unfolded near the intersection of Brownstone Road and Finley Road, just east of Heckle Boulevard.

N.C. man wanted for kidnapping, raping woman

A 20-year-old man is wanted after Harnett County deputies say he kidnapped a woman from her yard and raped her.

  Man arrested for April shooting near uptown that left one dead, another injured

Police have dismissed charges against a man who was initially accused in a shooting that killed a 71-year-old woman and left her 72-year-old husband injured.

FBI asking public nationwide for help identifying woman in child pornography investigation

The female, only known as Jane Doe 37, may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

  VIDEO: S.C. deputy accidentally shoots woman inside suspect’s home

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office released body camera footage Wednesday morning of a deputy-involved shooting.

  Video released after mother charged in 3-year-old’s fatal fall from CLT Airport escalator

New video has been released weeks after a mother was charged in her 3-year-old son’s death after he fell from an escalator at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in September.

  Crime Stoppers: Man accused of stealing gun from security inside of southwest Charlotte arcade

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify a man accused of stealing a firearm from a security guard in a southwest Charlotte arcade.

  Remains of Charlotte woman, missing since 2016, found shot to death in Mooresville woods

Anastasia Talisha Meaders, who went by “Star,” was reported missing in June 2016 after she was last seen at a business in Mecklenburg County.

5-year-old shot in head in New Bern, N.C.

Officials say the child was inside a vehicle with her mother when she was shot.

  ‘It’s just devastating’; Woman who lives where homicide victim crashed car says her boyfriend tried to help

A woman on Barrington Drive in East Charlotte was inside with her family Monday night, when she says they heard several shots.

  Former Chester sheriff arraigned on new charges, attorney says Underwood wants case to go to trial

Former Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood said he is not guilty to new charges against him on Tuesday in federal court.

  Police: Man who murdered Salisbury teen in 1984 has been identified

At a news conference on Tuesday morning, police in Salisbury said they have closed a 35-year-old homicide case.

  Mayor Lyles focuses on homicide problem solutions during council swearing-in

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said she will focus on building a coalition to combat the Queen City’s homicide and violent crime problem in 2020.

  Man killed, found inside burning car in east Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Barrington Drive.

  Family of S.C. man shot and killed by police at Walmart looking for answers

Ariane McCree’s parents were among a crowd of 50 outside the police department. The family wants a better explanation of what unfolded that day. Michael McCree, Ariane’s father, says he wants answers.

  Charlotte woman looking for driver who badly damaged vehicle in NoDa hit and run

A Charlotte woman has turned to Facebook for help finding the driver who hit her vehicle in an alleged hit and run Saturday night.

  Men sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatal shooting of 14-year-old girl in 2018

Two men pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl in 2018.

  Changes to NC justice system involving sexual assault, child abuse in effect; ‘Move Over’ law strengthened

These changes, along with about 30 state laws passed or amended this year, will now be enforced, as of Sunday.

  Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash on Thanksgiving in Iredell County

According to NCSHP, a bicyclist was traveling east on US 64 in the travel lane when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck.

Man charged with kidnapping as search continues for missing S.C. man

Law enforcement officials charged a man with kidnapping Monday as the search continues for a man that was reported missing from Cheraw in June 2019.

  Person seriously injured in Charlotte shooting on Thanksgiving Day

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers responded to Pierson Drive around 5 p.m. in reference to an assault with deadly weapon with injury call.

Person shot at north Charlotte club

The incident occurred around 1:50 a.m. at Club 704 on the 3900 block of Brookshire Boulevard.

  Man killed in southeast Charlotte, suspect arrested

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Pebblestone Drive.

Gamecock backup punter arrested for DUI, reckless driving

The backup punter for the University of South Carolina has been arrested for DUI and reckless driving.

  Lowcountry man offering a 20K reward to solve son’s murder

Three years after a Lowcountry man was gunned down in his car, his father is offering a $20,000 reward for help to solve his murder.

15-year-old boy accidentally shoots self in leg in east Charlotte, police say

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the parking lot of a BP gas station on E. WT. Harris Boulevard around 10:45 p.m.

  Fight breaks out at Carolina Place Mall on Black Friday, police say

According to the Pineville Police Department, the incident happened around 4:40 p.m.

  Mother accused of shooting, killing daughter on Thanksgiving in east Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Krupa Court around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.

  Beware of the Grinch: theft up across Charlotte

According to CMPD’s third quarter crime report released in September larcenies from cars are up by five percent over last year and larcenies overall are up 4.3 percent.

Charleston man accused of sexually assaulting 6-year-old girl

He has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Person seriously injured in reported stabbing in Charlotte, Medic says

According to Mecklenburg EMS, the incident happened on Boone Street.

  ‘We’re always open, we’re always here’; No breaks for first responders on Thanksgiving

Although the department runs on smaller, holiday staffing, they always have enough officers available to make sure Charlotte is safe.

  UPS Driver robbed and kidnapped; suspect still on the loose

A UPS driver is lucky to be alive and now officials need our help.

  Mint Hill homeowner hopes to ID intruder in home security video

A man noticed on his security camera footage that at 1:30 a.m. Monday, a man was on his back patio, looking into windows as he and his wife slept inside.

  CMPD increases patrol at malls, other shopping locations ahead of Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers will head to the malls on Thursday night. But it’s not just shoppers you’ll see if you’re going, police officers will be there in full force.

Man, woman arrested after gun pointed at Family Dollar employee during robbery

The employee followed the pair outside as they were leaving, but the male reportedly pointed a gun at the employee while driving away from the scene.

8 arrested, $6,000 worth of drugs seized in Sumter County November Saturation

Eight people have been arrested, $6,000 worth of illegal drugs and seven firearms have been seized during a three-day saturation of November 22nd through November 24th.

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who robbed north Charlotte convenience store at gunpoint

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify the man who robbed a convenience store in north Charlotte at gunpoint.

  19-year-old son of Cabarrus Co. deputy dies after shooting at Charlotte shopping mall

The man killed has been identified by police as 19-year-old Nathaniel Lee Isenhour. Officials say he is the son of a deputy with the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office.

  More sexual misconduct allegations found credible against former chancellor of Charlotte Diocese

The Catholic Diocese of Charlotte announced Tuesday that additional allegations of sexual misconduct have been found “credible” against former chancellor Monsignor Mauricio West.

  Police arrest man accused of killing man in N.C., woman in S.C. in a span of months

Police have arrested a man who is accused of killing his girlfriend in Lancaster, S.C. and another man in Charlotte within a span of months.

  Surveillance video shows Gastonia CBD business being robbed

A CBD shop in Gastonia was the target of a robbery this past weekend, according to a police report filed with the Gastonia Police Department.

  N.C. pair accused of animal cruelty after several dogs found dead or starving

A man and a woman are facing multiple charges after several dogs were found dead or starving at a home in Alexander County.

  Sheriff: Woman cursed, shot at workers 150 ft. up cellphone tower near her N.C. home

The woman reportedly barricaded herself inside her home when deputies came to investigate.

  ‘If they can pay it, they can get out’; Judge explains role when it comes to bonds, electronic monitors

Judge Elizabeth Trosch says she’s seen more cases involving a teenager and a gun this year than in all of her past 10 years on the bench. But she says just because it feels like there’s more crime, judges cannot punish someone until they get a conviction. She says judges have to set conditions of re

Man wanted for passing note, demanding money from teller at Bank of America in Salisbury

According to the Salisbury Police Department, the incident happened at the Bank of America on West Innes Street around 1 p.m.