Crime

  Woman arrested after viral video of fight at Colony Apartments

The video showed a group take a baby from its mother and beat the mom while a crowd cheered.

Former Darlington Co. school resource officer arrested for allegedly grabbing student during argument

  Nearby gunshots force abrupt end for homicide vigil in west Charlotte

Affidavit: Tyler man met Alabama girl online, kidnapped, sexually assaulted her

  Local community activists say Derek Chauvin trial has implications on justice system throughout the country

Judge denies motion to toss Michael Slager sentence

CMPD investigates domestic-related homicide in west Charlotte

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  ‘No one deserved that:’ family member of transgender woman killed in Charlotte calls for acceptance, equality

  Catalytic converter theft on the rise in Charlotte

  Family of transgender woman killed in Charlotte thankful for arrests of two suspects

  Three in custody after shooting near Winthrop University

  Union Co. charter school calls emergency meeting about safety after teacher’s death connected to drug cartel

  Man accused of pushing woman to ground, sexually assaulting her in Charlotte

  Two arrested after two transgender women found shot to death in Charlotte hotels

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested two individuals in the homicides of two transgender women who were shot to death in hotel rooms less than two weeks apart.

  Police: Suspect takes 7-year-old from home in middle of night, assaults her

Investigators shared surveillance footage from the incident Friday, which shows the male suspect on video walking with the victim outside of the home.

Man arrested for 2018 Charlotte murder while driving 18-wheeler through Mississippi

A man was arrested for the 2018 Charlotte murder of Preston Nicholson while driving an 18-wheeler through Mississippi this week.

  Roger Self, who crashed into N.C. restaurant killing family members, sentenced to more than 50 years in prison

Roger Self was accused of intentionally driving his car into the Surf and Turf restaurant killing his daughter, Katelyn Self and his daughter-in-law, Amanda Self.

Myrtle Beach man accused of trafficking two teenage girls for sex in Brunswick County

  Report: Driver that caused 2 deadly wrecks was traveling in excess of 100 mph

  Grandfather shoots mask-wearing grandson in home invasion in N.C., officials say

Charlotte bartender charged after impaired patron gets seriously hurt in crash after leaving bar

Instagram post leads to Little River man’s arrest for alleged role in deadly Capitol riots

  Loris woman pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed her 3-year-old daughter

SC infant boy surrendered to deputies under Daniel’s Law

Deputies accepted a newborn child surrendered under the state’s Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, the South Carolina Department of Social Services said.

'Armed and dangerous' suspect sought following fatal Gaston Co. shooting

The incident happened in the area of W. H. Kiser Road near Long Shoals Road on Wednesday around 12:45 a.m.

  3 detained, car plunges into water after leading police helicopter from Charlotte to Union County

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers saw a vehicle with a stolen tag around 3:55 p.m. Police say the vehicle took off when they tried to stop it.

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for suspects wanted for mail theft, fraud

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are hoping members of the public can help them identify two men wanted in connection to crimes related to mail theft and fraud.

  Union Co. charter school coach killed in shootout involving drug cartel in N.C.

The incident happened at a mobile home park on Wyatt Road Lot 27 in Green Level, North Carolina.

19-year-old accused of taking 13-year-old from Salisbury to Myrtle Beach

The investigation began on Tuesday when detectives with the Salisbury Police Department got information about the 13-year-old leaving North Carolina without their guardian’s permission.

Man accused of chasing, blocking juveniles in Dorchester County

A Ladson man is being accused by deputies of taking things too far after seeing a car speeding down a suburban Dorchester County road.

Authorities clear SC prison following investigation into bomb threat

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Corrections said they found no evidence of a bomb following a bomb threat at a Marlboro County prison.

Michael Slager wants 20-year sentence reduced, claiming ineffective counsel

The former North Charleston police officer who is serving time in federal prison for shooting and killing an unarmed black man in 2015 wants his sentence vacated.

  Police: Suspect crashed car into building following pursuit in southwest Charlotte

The incident happened around 8 a.m. on Clanton Road near Barringer Drive.

One shot outside near Four Seasons Plaza

Medic responded to a shooting call at about 11 a.m. Sunday morning at the 5600 block of Farm Pond Lane.

Man arrested after allegedly shooting relative, fleeing on ATV

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home off Rock Springs Road near Harmony around 8:19 p.m.

Homicide investigation underway at Parkland Commons Apartments

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to the area for reports of an assault with a deadly weapon around 12:45 p.m. Friday.

  ‘He was my best friend.’ Father of HVAC technician killed in York Co. shooting says he was a good man

The community is in mourning after the tragic killing of five people in York County. The only survivor is fighting for his life in the hospital.Police say former NFL player Phillip Adams killed Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara, and their two grandkids, Adah and Noah. Moments before, police say

Waxhaw man already serving time facing charges in fatal overdose

Samuel Keith Player, 37, has now been charged with aggravated death by distribution as well as second degree murder in the death of Thomas Lee Howell on Dec. 1, 2020.

Marijuana, gun found during traffic stop in Rowan County

During the traffic stop, officials say they smelled marijuana, so a search was conducted.

  Person killed in reported shooting at apartment complex in east Charlotte

The incident happened before 1 p.m. on Parkland Circle, which is just off E. W.T. Harris Boulevard near Albemarle Road.

73-year-old man tried to buy 3-year-old Kentucky boy, police say

Ronnie Lou Helton is in the Whitley County Jail, charged with kidnapping and promoting human trafficking.

  Congressman Ralph Norman says slain doctor was friend of 40 years, speaks about possible motive for deadly shooting

Congressman Ralph Norman said he was ‘shocked’ to hear that Dr. Robert Lesslie, Lesslie’s wife Barbara, two of their grandchildren, and another man, Robert Lewis of Gaston County, were killed in a shooting Wednesday.

  ‘To know the Lesslie family is to love them.’ Prominent doctor, wife and two grandchildren killed in York Co.

Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife of 40 years and their two grandchildren were among five people killed in a shooting at a home in York County.

Man sentenced to 16 years in prison after Charlotte Dollar General robbery

Ishmeel Qyshawn Chapman, 20, received the sentence April 8, almost one year after the incident.

  Source: NFL pro killed five people, then himself in York County, S.C. shooting

The gunman who killed five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife, their two grandchildren and a worker, was a former NFL pro Phillip Adams, the Associated Press reports. Adams killed himself early Thursday, according to a source who was briefed on the investigation.

  Charlotte woman anxiously awaits day in court as prosecutors deal with pandemic backlog

A Charlotte woman said she is frustrated she has waited more than two years for her day in court and worries that the coronavirus pandemic has only further delayed a trial.

18-year-old killed, three others injured in two connected shootings in Shelby, N.C.

Shelby Police Department says the homicide happened Tuesday night in Shelby. There’s no word on the exact location of the scene.

  CMPD discusses crime stats, emphasizes protecting children from criminal activity

Charlotte police discussed the current crime trends so far in 2021 and stressed the importance of protecting children from criminal activity in a Wednesday press conference.

Woman left 4-year-old boy in car for nearly an hour in South Euclid Walmart parking lot, police say

A 31-year-old Cleveland woman claimed she was only in Walmart for “five minutes” while her 4-year-old son was left alone in the car, according to South Euclid Police. However, police said those “five” were actually 55 minutes.

  No major changes to CMPD’s search warrant policies, community activists still take it as sign of progress

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department says it can only go so far when it comes to policing reforms. The department was asked to re-examine certain policies after last summer’s protests.Most recently they’ve been looking at how officers handle search warrants.At the urging of a national movem

  1 charged with murder of missing woman whose skeletal remains were found in woods in north Charlotte

Lavonda Floyd’s body was found just after 10:30 a.m. on Friendship Village Place on March 28.

Man jailed under $750K bond for alleged statutory rape of girl younger than 15 in Alexander County

Joshua Paul Reese, from Taylorsville, was charged with felony statutory rape of a 13 to 15-year-old.

Person found dead inside hotel room in Charlotte, homicide investigation underway

The incident happened on Queen City Drive when officers were responding Sunday around 1:46 p.m.

Person shot multiple times after fight in Statesville

Statesville Police responded to a call of a subject shot at the Shell Station on East Broad Street around 9:15 p.m.

Lincoln Co. man arrested on child sexual assault charges

Investigators say the alleged offenses occurred at the suspect's home between January 1, 2019, and February 25, 2021.

  Victim dies three days after shooting at Salisbury Mexican restaurant, two others hurt

The shooting happened around 10:15 p.m. Friday at the Los Arcos restaurant on Klumac Road.

Death investigation underway near Mint Hill

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police reported the death investigation off of Beckenham Drive near Albemarle Road.

Albemarle Police looking for armed robbery suspect

If anyone has any information about this incident or the identity of the suspect in this case, call the Albemarle Police Department at 704-984-9500, or leave an anonymous tip at 704-984-9511.

Amber Alert canceled for 1-year-old Greensboro boy

An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 1-year-old boy reported missing early Saturday morning.

  Police identify man fatally shot near Bojangles’ Coliseum

One person was pronounced dead.

  Police: Recently-fired employee crashed through front doors, drove inside Walmart in Concord, N.C.

Officials say Gentry drove his car into the store, then continued to drive inside the store, causing massive damage.

  ‘We just want to be left alone in peace.’ Asian-American owned business robbed, trashed in Charlotte Transit Center

A robber trashed a convenience store at the Charlotte Transit Center and allegedly yelled racial slurs at the store’s Asian American owners during broad daylight. Police arrested a man, but it isn’t bringing peace to the victims.

Former volunteer firefighter accused of setting vacant home on fire twice

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest after two fires were set to a vacant home off First Street in Lancaster, S.C.

Deputies: Help needed in finding kidnapping, assault and battery suspect

Anyone with more information should call 803-628-3059.

Assistant principal found dead in home hours after arrest for sex offenses against student

An assistant principal at Noble Middle School who was arrested early Friday morning for sex offenses against a student which allegedly took place in the early 1990s has been found dead in his home.

  ‘We need to do something about this:’ Family of shooting victim, elected officials call for an end to gun violence

A family and neighborhood is mourning the loss of another life, following a violent week in Charlotte.

‘Cold face’: Sheriff reflects on moment deadly N.C. road rage suspect was taken into custody

An arrest has been made in connection with the deadly road rage shooting of a Pennsylvania woman on Interstate 95 in Robeson County.

CMPD says deadly shooting at south Charlotte apartments was justified

Charlotte police say a February deadly shooting at an apartment complex in the southside of the city was justified.

  Two accused of breaking in, fatally shooting person in south Charlotte

Mario Monroy was charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony breaking and entering.

  Charlotte activist fighting for solutions after cousin gunned down in NW Charlotte

One local activist says there are several root issues, including young people not having anywhere to go.

Two arrested in connection with body of woman found in Rowan County

Two people have been arrested in connection with the discovery of the body of Tammy Lynn Becerra in Rowan County.

Man arrested in 2004 Charlotte homicide cold case

In 2020, police say new information surfaced that led to detectives identifying 38-year-old Joshua Lenvert Withers as a potential suspect in the case.

One person shot and killed in north Charlotte, homicide investigation underway

The incident happened on McArthur Avenue before noon.

  Crime Stoppers: Break-in suspect uses blowtorch to steal cash from Chick-fil-A safe

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are hoping members of the public can help identify the person responsible for breaking into a Charlotte Chick-Fil-A restaurant and using a blowtorch to steal from the restaurant’s safe.

  ‘We would like to eliminate it’: Atrium Health discusses public health approach to violence intervention

Atrium Health is taking a public health approach to reducing the pattern of violence in the city.

Man jailed under $300K bond after deputies find gun, meth, cocaine and DMT lab in Rowan County

On Tuesday, March 30, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Russell Austin for numerous narcotics and weapons violations.

Federal jury picked in SC trial of former Chester sheriff Underwood, 2 top deputies

A jury has been picked in the federal criminal trial of former Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and two former top deputies, court records show.

Wanted man suspected in armed robberies in Matthews, Indian Trail

A wanted man is suspected to have robbed two stores at gunpoint in Matthews and Indian Trail over the weekend.

  Salisbury officer accused of mistreating K-9 resigns before termination hearing

An internal investigation into the way a Salisbury police officer handled a K-9 officer has been completed, according to Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes.

  ‘She was my life partner’: Husband of woman killed in road rage reflects on his loss

A grieving husband is reflecting on the loss of his wife in a senseless act of violence along I-95 in Robeson County.

  ‘This neighborhood ain’t no good’: Three minors hurt in two connected Charlotte shootings

A 7-year-old was accidentally hit by a stray bullet.