Crime

Charges dropped against N.C. soldier in 2-year-old girl’s 2015 murder case

Child abuse and murder charges have been dropped against a former Army Special Forces soldier accused of beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter to death.

  Gaston Co. students could be given at least three months in jail for cyber-bullying

Authorities capture suspected ‘Potomac River Rapist’ in Conway

  Woman accused of taking diaper-wearing baby on one-mile walk in 26-degree weather

  Mooresville police chief resigns, NAACP demands department to release findings of workplace investigation

  Officer charged after 4-year-old struck by police car in Statesville

  Leland man will serve decades in prison for using ‘nightlight’ to secretly film children

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Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking 3 minors in scheme involving wife, mother

Woman accused of hiding prescription drug in reading glasses to be given to inmate in Caldwell Co.

Myrtle Beach woman charged with abuse of vulnerable adult

Son shot to death while defending mother during N.C. armed robbery, family says

  Crime Stoppers: Detectives hoping for new tips in July homicide

1 injured, several detained after shots fired into auto repair shop in Charlotte

  N.C. man says expensive bass guitar was stolen from church during funeral reception

A Lincoln County man says his expensive bass guitar was stolen from a church in Stanley during a funeral reception.

  Charlotte police officers fight the cold to patrol the streets

Fighting crime is a demanding and tough job. Fighting crime in the cold can make that job even harder.

  Murder-suicide involving domestic violence under investigation in Chester

According to the Chester Police Department, the incident happened at McAliley Apartments on Main Street in downtown Chester.

  CMPD says shoplifters responsible for more than $800K worth of stolen merchandise

So far, the task force recovered more than $80,000 worth of stolen property, but $844,000 is the full amount of merchandise that has been stolen so far this year.

  Two people rob 19-year-old at gunpoint in Blakeney Shopping Center

$8K worth of CBD oil stolen from Alternative Health store in Lincoln Co.

Two juveniles dead, four injured in crash involving stolen vehicles on I-485

Police: Gun accidentally goes off at Concord hospital

Teen accused of sexually assaulting 71-year-old in Surfside Beach area to be tried as adult

A NC principal took coaches’ bribes to hide kids from ICE. Now she’s going to prison

  1 charged after power equipment stolen from Mooresville, Charlotte found being sold at Rowan Co. flea market

The deals some customers were getting on brand new power equipment at the Webb Road Flea Market last weekend apparently were too good to be true.

  Police: Videos, involving sex act with animal, airdropped without consent at middle school in Gaston Co.

According to the Lowell Police Department, an investigation is underway at Holbrook Middle School in regards to someone sending people at the school videos involving a sex act with an animal without their consent via Airdrop.

CMPD: Man broke into nearly a dozen Charlotte businesses in a month

The charges come from a series of commercial burglaries that happened in Charlotte between July-Sept. 2019, with 10 of them happening in September alone.

SC woman sentenced to five years in prison for opioid death

According to the Office of the Solicitor, 47-year-old Valerie Dunn was sentenced to serve five years in the South Carolina Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in court Tuesday.

  Sister of woman killed in Lancaster Co. wants murderer to face justice

41-year-old Derrick Alan McIlwain is suspected of killing 45-year-old Alvin Fletcher last week in Ballantyne. Law enforcement in South Carolina were already searching for him for the murder of his girlfriend 36-year-old Kimberly Alger back in May.

  CMPD: Two people killed overnight in south Charlotte shooting

Two people have been killed in a shooting in south Charlotte early Saturday morning, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

S.C. man pleads guilty to killing wife with hammer, sentenced to life in prison

Matthew James Alman pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday in the death of 58-year-old Mildred Burris Arnold.

Man charged with felony DUI after deadly crash on I-77

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident happened on I-77 southbound near mile marker 87, just north of Fort Mill on Saturday, Nov. 9 around 10:30 p.m.

N.C. police warn public of ‘scam’ involving ‘untrustworthy drug dealers’

With tongue planted firmly in cheek, one North Carolina police department took to social media to warn the public of a “scam” involving “untrustworthy drug dealers.”

Charlotte private school owner sentenced in scheme involving student visas

The former owner and principal of a Charlotte-area private school was sentenced to 18 months in prison on conspiracy charges.

Police trying to ID man who robbed Circle K of money, cigarettes in China Grove

Police in China Grove are asking for the public’s help identifying a man they say robbed a local gas station early Monday morning.

S.C. man charged with shooting into two houses

A South Carolina man faces an attempted murder charge after investigators accused him of shooting into two separate houses dating back to last year.

Drugs, stolen guns seized during Charlotte traffic stop

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police seized a pistol, two rifles, methamphetamine, money and drug paraphernalia during a search of the car. One of the rifles was reportedly stolen.

  Family of Lincoln County man killed in deputy-involved shooting has questions about incident

The family members of a Lincoln County man shot and killed in a deputy-involved shooting last Friday night have questions and concerns about the situation that led to their loved one’s death.

  Shooting victim pronounced dead in hallway of uptown Charlotte apartments

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating Charlotte’ 93rd homicide of 2019.

  Man wanted in Ballantyne murder also being sought for girlfriend’s killing in S.C.

A man police believe killed another man in a Ballantyne community last week was already on the run after he was accused of killing his girlfriend in Lancaster, S.C.

  Man wanted for murder after man found dead in Ballantyne home

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection to a homicide in Ballantyne.

Man charged with murder of man found dead in backyard of Charlotte home

A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a man who was found dead with a gunshot wound in the backyard of a home in north Charlotte in late October.

  4 kilos of cocaine, $9,000 in cash seized in Union County drug bust

Deputies uncovered large amounts of drugs and cash during a search of a mobile home in Union County on Friday.

  Man charged with unwanted sexual contact with passenger aboard Charlotte flight

A man whose actions forced an American Airlines flight from Charlotte to Utah to land in Oklahoma is now facing criminal sexual misconduct charges involving a female passenger.

SC sheriff arrested on domestic violence charge

The sheriff of Colleton County was booked into the county detention center Saturday on a domestic violence charge.

Stolen gun found in car at Union County football game

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Friday after deputies reportedly found a stolen handgun inside a car at a Union County football game.

Minivan left parked in middle of I-77 traffic was a trap set by robber, police say

Landis Darnell Glaspy, 48, snatched a woman out of the first vehicle that stopped on Monday and then drove off in her car, according to a press release. It happened on Interstate 77, about 65 miles north of Charlotte, officials said.

  Kannapolis mother arrested, boyfriend wanted for child abuse charges

The mother of a four-year-old child in Kannapolis has been arrested, and her significant other is wanted, after an investigation determined that her child had received multiple serious injuries as a result of abuse.

Man accused of dragging motorcyclist down road with truck in Rock Hill, then leaving scene

An investigation determined that Brian Jon Waters was driving the 1997 Toyota truck involved in the hit-and-run. Detectives issued an arrest warrant for leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury on Waters.

3 cut, 1 stabbed by man at NC movie theater, officials say

Four people suffered cuts or puncture wounds when a man pulled out a knife during an argument at a movie theater in Cary Friday night, officials said.

  Suspect arrested after armed robbery in Matthews shopping center

A woman has been arrested and charged with robbing a victim in the parking lot in front of a Harris Teeter in Matthews.

Several Chesterfield Co. deputies under investigation for misconduct allegations

Chesterfield County Sheriff James Dixon requested SLED to investigate the allegations of misconduct made against several deputies within the department.

Wilmington man had PCP in his system when he hit car carrying family in 2015

A Wilmington man who caused a serious three car crash was sentenced to up to 5 years in prison this week.

  Three charged in 2016 killing of Waxhaw teacher

Elementary school teacher 33-year-old Ruijuan Guo was leaving a concert with her fiancé and now-deceased Louis Henry (“Joe”) Fuqua when she was shot in the head during an armed robbery, police say.

  Pregnant woman charged for retail thefts faces judge

A pregnant woman who has already been arrested several times this year faced a Mecklenburg County judge Thursday afternoon.

Multiple people charged in Charlotte robbery series

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, detectives worked with the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force to charge the suspects.

  Family of murdered teen plans protest at Rowan Co. courthouse

An emotional week for the family of Michael Earley. They plan on showing up in force next week to show how unhappy they are that one of those accused in Michael’s murder is out of jail.

  Husband admits to stabbing, killing wife in 911 call

A domestic situation escalated into violence early Tuesday, says Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye. When it ended, a woman was dead and her husband was calling 911 to say he did it.

  Man charged after high-speed chase got up to 90mph in York Co.

Officials say the chase got up to speeds of 90 mph and went into Chester County as well.

Report: SC McDonald’s serves Charleston man sweet tea with three bags of weed

A Charleston man said a sweet tea he purchased through a McDonald’s drive thru came with three bags of weed.

Three 2019 homicide cases ruled as justified, CMPD says

The three cases include the deaths of Delano Williams, Qwanterrius Stafford and Richard Clements.

Right to revoke consent included in new sexual assault laws signed by governor

North Carolina was the only state in the country where a person could not revoke consent to have sex, once sex had begun until Governor Roy Cooper signed a bill to modernize sexual abuse laws Thursday.

  School placed on lockdown after robbery near Mallard Creek Elementary

WBTV was there a short time later when police took a person into custody nearby.

Report: Longs man bites off woman’s ear, gets into another woman’s bed naked with a machete

A woman found a man naked in her bed with a machete just hours after he bit off a piece of another woman’s ear during an assault, police said.

  Dozens attend annual Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament

Dozens of players attended the annual Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament in partnership with ASIS Chapter 65 Wednesday afternoon.

Florida man demands mug shot be removed from Facebook; deputies replace it with booking photo

The sheriff's office says deputies with help from Arcadia Police took Michael Meacham of Arcadia into custody Thursday for the theft, which took place on Sunday.

  Crime Stoppers: Police release surveillance images of man wanted for robberies at Stonecrest Shopping Center

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have released surveillance images of the man believed to be responsible for two armed robberies that happened in the Stonecrest Shopping Center last month.

  Pregnant woman arrested several times this year, accused of repeatedly stealing from retail stores

A pregnant woman has been arrested several times this year. She is accused of repeatedly stealing from retail stores.

13-year-old N.C. double murder suspect back in custody

A 13-year-old double murder suspect from Robeson County is back in custody, according to the Department of Public Safety.

  CMPD emphasizes de-escalation techniques in new policy, use of force now called ‘response to resistance’

The first change is the name itself. CMPD is now calling it their “response to resistance policy." They say this will place an emphasis on de-escalation techniques instead of officers using a gun.

  Daughter of victim in N.C. mass murder still waiting for closure

She is especially pained by the fact her little brother and sister were caught up in the events of that night in June and died as well.

Man arrested, charged with two counts of kidnapping after SWAT situation in Charlotte

A man was arrested and charged with robbery as well as two counts of kidnapping after a SWAT situation in Charlotte Wednesday morning.

  Man charged for murder of 20-year-old woman in south Charlotte

Detectives have charged 19-year-old Mario Ramirez-Duarte for the murder of 20-year-old Shandiin Sanchez.

2 arrested, evidence seized possibly connected to series of storage unit break-ins

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, detectives with Pineville Police Department have been investigating a series of commercial break-ins at public storage facilities.

‘Cruel violence’: Federal judge sentences Conway man to 10 years in forced labor case

A Conway man who admitted to forcing a man with an intellectual disability to work extensive hours at a restaurant for no pay learned his fate.

Charges dismissed against SC man in case of father’s death in 2015

Charges have been dismissed against a man who was arrested in the case of his father’s death in Chesterfield County in 2015.

  VIDEO: Student almost struck by logging truck while boarding school bus in Lancaster

Video from inside the bus shows the student board just before the truck goes speeding past the open door.

Man charged with stabbing wife to death in Avery County

Law enforcement authorities have charged 55-year-old Darrell Callahan with murder in the death of his wife after officials say he called 911 and reported it.

  DA: Officer justified in fatal shooting of domestic violence suspect in north Charlotte

In the District Attorney’s review, he said that he would not be seeking charges related to the death of Delano Williams, as overwhelming evidence indicated that Officer Juhasz was reasonable in his belief that the wife was facing an imminent threat of great bodily harm or death.

  3 charged in human trafficking investigation involving teen in Gaston County

Three men were taken into custody in Gaston County on Monday following a months-long investigation into a human trafficking case involving a teenage victim.

  Former SC dispatcher, law enforcement officer sentenced to life in prison for murder of wife

Former Chester County dispatcher and law enforcement officer Jamie Baldwin has been found guilty of the murder of his wife in 2016.

  Woman shot in face in Hickory, 15-year-old arrested

According to investigators, the incident happened on 19th Avenue Southwest near Brookford.