Crime

Woman sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of Caldwell County murder

A woman has been found guilty of murder by a jury in Caldwell County, over five years since she was arrested for shooting a man in the head during a domestic conflict.

  Suspect in custody after bank robbery in Dilworth

Matthews Police searching for pair involved in hundreds of dollars in theft at home improvement store

NC Senate budget to fund testing of old rape kits

  Suspect arrested after SWAT situation unfolds at apartment building in south Charlotte

  Person rushed to hospital after shooting in northeast Charlotte

  Mecklenburg County detention officer fired following arrest for assault on female

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  Man shot by SWAT officer during Burke County drug investigation identified

Chester County officials warn community after suspect van approaches females around the area

  100 deadly days of summer begins Memorial Day weekend

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for pizza shop perpetrator

  CMPD takes ‘Bridge The Difference’ conversation to business executives

  FBI search warrant gives new details in raid on Chester Co. Sheriff’s Office

  York County judge denies bond for man accused of sexually assaulting Winthrop University student

A York County judge is denying bond for a man he believes to an extreme danger to our community. Tyler Terry, who’s charged with sexually assaulting a student at Winthrop University, has already spent about 100 days in jail according to officials.

  Man wanted for reportedly taking pictures under dresses at Walmart, Target in Huntersville

Police say they have identified the man involved in multiple peeping tom incidents at Walmart and Target in Huntersville.

  SC mom accused of killing baby girl found in diaper box denied bond, will go to trial

Brianna Lewis, the woman accused of killing her 11-month-old baby girl and hiding her in a diaper box in a wooded area of Chesterfield County before telling authorities the infant was kidnapped, is expected to ask a judge for bond Wednesday.

14 arrested in organized retail theft sting operation at Matthews Lowe’s

According to officials, 14 people were charged and 30 charges were filed. Not all names or pictures were provided.

  Man turns himself in weeks after robbery at credit union in Charlotte

NC elementary school teacher threatened to ‘shoot up the school,’ sheriff’s office says

Accused SC child killer Googled himself days after children were killed

  Concerns about crimes being committed in uptown Charlotte by people who are homeless

  Officials cracking down on drivers parking, driving in bike lanes

SC correctional officer gets pregnant by inmate, officials say

  High school student being held on $1 million bond for ‘communicating threats of mass violence’

A student was charged for making threats at a high school in Gaston County Tuesday and his bond has been set at $1 million.

Deputies looking for semi-truck seen leaving with stolen trailer in Iredell County

At 3:13 a.m. on Sunday, a red or orange semi-truck with an unidentified emblem pulled into the parking lot, hooked up to the trailer and left the scene.

  Prosecutors accuse suspended Chester Co Sheriff of trying to intimidate witnesses in federal criminal case

Federal prosecutors accused now-suspended Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood was having contacted witnesses in his criminal case in an attempt to intimidate them.

Person steals truck from work site, leads police on pursuit in Gaston County

According to the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect stole a truck from a work site, before a deputy later spotted the truck and attempted to pull it over.

3 wanted in connection to shooting of 2 men in Albemarle

Both victims are recovering from their wounds and all three suspects are wanted at this time.

  Gaston County Sheriff’s Office names new award in honor of fallen deputy

The men and women of the sheriff’s office honored Kate Self Monday. They presented the office’s first employee of the year award.

  Person rushed to hospital after shooting in southwest Charlotte

According to emergency officials, the incident happened on Cherrycrest Lane.

Minor holds 9-year-old at gunpoint to steal bag of chips in Cleveland, mother says

It all reportedly happened at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy playground, not too far from the Sturdivant’s family home.

Person shows up at hospital after shooting in Charlotte

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

  Community rallies to support a call to stop the violence, mother cries for loss of her son

Community rallies to stop the violence with gatherings of food, music and conversation.

NC man charged with shooting stepson during altercation, officials say

William Thomas Post, 60, and his 33-year-old stepson were involved in an altercation, deputies said.

SC father faces charges after shooting, killing daughter trying to get into home, deputies say

An Upstate father who allegedly shot and killed his daughter as she tried to get into his home over the weekend now faces charges, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

  GA toddler dies after ‘heinous’ child abuse

A 3-year-old victim died shortly after an investigation into a “heinous crime of child abuse” led to her parents’ arrest, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

Man wanted for stealing car from SC parking lot with child inside caught in West Virginia after high-speed chase, police say

Columbia Police need help locating a man who stole a running car from the parking lot of a Five Points restaurant on Saturday morning with a child inside.

CMPD searching for man wanted on multiple firearm charges

Police are currently asking for the public’s assistance in locating an individual who removed a court-ordered ankle monitor on Saturday morning while awaiting multiple criminal charges.

  Man stabbed to death at East Boulevard gas station

CMPD has arrested a suspect following a homicide early Saturday morning in front of a gas station on East Boulevard near South End.

  Person shot, seriously injured in northeast Charlotte

According to Medic, the incident happened on Collins Aikman Drive around 7:30 p.m.

$200,000 in stolen goods found hidden in ‘sophisticated tunnels’ on Upstate property, deputies say

A 26-year-old man is facing charges after deputies found an elaborate series of tunnels on a 4-acre property where stolen goods, including heavy construction equipment, transport trailers, vehicles, power tools and construction material were hidden, deputies say.

  Bill inspired by Chesterfield County sexual assault survivor signed into law

Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill into law that was partially inspired by a Chesterfield County teen who survived a sexual assault.

Police looking for thief after armed break-in placed nearby schools on lockdown in Huntersville

A suspect, described as six feet tall with a thin build and wearing a black ski mask, went into the home with a gun and took money from the victim.

  Man accused of exposing himself to children at Charlotte bus stops arrested

CMPD identified the man Thursday as 37-year-old Eric Henderson, warning parents as he was still being sought. Officials say Henderson was taken into custody without incident.

  Have you spotted CMPD officers doing traffic operations on roads near you?

Over the last five months, some Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers have been running traffic safety operations on area roads to crack down on speeding.

  Police: Man exposed himself to children, tried to kidnap one at Charlotte apartment complex

The incident happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodfield Gardens complex off of Milton Road, just south of the Oak Forest neighborhood.

Person charged nearly 10 months after man dies from fentanyl overdose

In July 2018, officers found Shaun Antonio Alexander unresponsive at a home. It was determined that Alexander died from an apparent drug overdose.

  Shooting after ‘raucous’ party leads to arrest of 19-year-old

A disturbance happened inside of an after prom party in Lancaster County Sunday

Officers locate disturbance in vehicle, find victim with gunshot wound

According to officials, preliminary information indicates the other person in the car may be the suspected shooter.

  Man charged with murder of woman in Charlotte hotel room shooting

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, detectives have charged 23-year-old Khdaius Amorae Marshall for his involvement in the murder of 30-year-old Tyrena Inman.

  NC woman, sold for sex as a child, hopes to break stereotypes of human trafficking

North Carolina is one of the top ten states for human trafficking. Charlotte, as its biggest city, is a hotbed.

  Man arrested for robbery, kidnapping at business in Granite Falls

According to the Granite Falls Police Department, officers arrested 31-year-old Johnny Lee Griffin Jr. for robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping for the robbery that occurred at Al’s Gameroom in Granite Falls on May 3.

Wanted robber made ‘active’ attempts to cut employee, police say

The robber pulled out a knife and grabbed one of the employees while making “active” attempts to cut the employee.

Caldwell Co. man accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl in Iredell Co.

John David Mecimore Jr was arrested in Caldwell County and charged with two counts of felony indecent liberties with a child.

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

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are looking for the man who robbed a north Charlotte convenience store at gunpoint.

2 arrested in fatal shooting of Cleveland County man

Police have arrested two people in connection to the shooting death of a man in Cleveland County Wednesday.

Police investigating shooting after person showed up to hospital injured

The person showed up to Atrium Hospital with a non-life threatening gun shot wound.

Man tased, accused of assaulting man with broken glass bottle in Gastonia

According to the Gastonia Police Department, officers responded to an assault with a weapon call at about 11:15 a.m. on East Ozark Avenue.

Alabama Senate approves near-total abortion ban

After hours of debate, the Alabama Senate passed a bill Tuesday night that outlaws nearly all abortions in the state.

  Trial begins for Charlotte man facing life in prison for death of 14-year-old girl

A Charlotte family says they’re one step closer to closure and justice now that their daughter’s accused killer is finally getting his day in court. Investigators say 14-year-old Taylor Smith was shot and killed because of 20-year-old Darvon Fletcher, who was 18 at the time of the murder.

  Father wants school police to expand their presence after daughter was victim of indecent exposure

A middle schooler says her routine of walking to and from the school bus stop changed on the morning of May 2 after she spotted a car but didn’t recognize the driver.

  Teen killed in Salisbury, suspect arrested after allegedly firing shots at home, car

Mya Michelle Miller, 19, was pronounced dead at the hospital despite the efforts of the emergency room staff.

Men sentenced to 10-plus years in prison for 2018 Fiesta Rodeo shooting in Statesville

According to the Statesville Police Department, 20-year-old Jadakiss Ja’Wade Morrison, 20, and 18-year-old Jaquez Towayne Gaines, 18, each pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted first degree murder before a Superior Court Judge last week.

  Woman shot in chest in Salisbury, investigation underway

According to officials, the incident happened off Union Heights Boulevard at Crown Point Drive.

  Police searching for suspect after early morning breaking-and-entering spree in east Charlotte

CMPD held a press conference on Monday afternoon announcing that they are currently looking for an individual they believe to be responsible for five separate home invasions near NoDa in east Charlotte during a two-hour span.

  Former Caldwell County school bus driver set to go on trial for murder, claims self defense

Five and a half years after a man was shot and killed the day after Christmas in Lenoir, a woman will go to trial on charges she murdered him.

  Man found dead in vehicle in Union County identified

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation is happening on Howey Bottoms Road in Indian Trail.

  Former deputy details culture of fear, retaliation and intimidation under Alex Underwood

As sheriff of Chester County, Alex Underwood ran his agency with fear and intimidation, sometimes using his power and authority to intimidate political rivals, a former deputy who worked for Underwood told WBTV in an exclusive interview.

  Man who drove car into restaurant, killing family members faces additional charges

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

Man accused of raping mentally disabled, blind woman

Police said the man knew the victim because he drove a church bus and would pick her up.

NC pastor accused of soliciting nude pictures from underage girl faces charges in Texas

A pastor and volunteer youth baseball coach in eastern North Carolina faces state and federal child pornography charges, The Wilson Times reports.

  Two vehicles struck following shootout on I-85 in Charlotte

A dispute involving two acquaintances escalated into a shooting on Sunday evening between drivers on I-85 near Beatties Ford Road.

  Man, woman charged with murder of woman found dead in car in Belmont lake

A man and a woman have been charged in connection to a murder after police found a woman dead inside a car that was in a lake in Belmont on May 5.

CMPD searching for suspect wanted for assault-with-a-deadly weapon, other charges

An individual facing charges for assault-with-a-deadly weapon has now been charged with damage to property and interfering with an electronic monitoring device after removing his court-ordered ankle monitor.

CMPD searching for man charged with sex crimes, last seen in west Charlotte

A man charged with multiple sex offenses has removed his ankle monitor and is on the loose in Charlotte on Saturday.

  Teen arrested for murder of man at east Charlotte apartment

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, detectives have charged 17-year-old Diyondre Wilson with the murder of 31-year-old Derrick Lamar Chambers.

  Procession for fallen Mooresville officer Jordan Sheldon stretched for 14 miles

A funeral procession for fallen Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon stretched for at least 14 miles as it made it’s way up Interstate 77 to the Mooresville Police Department Friday.

  US Presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker talks gun violence in Charlotte

US Presidential Candidate Senator Cory Booker was in town Friday sharing his platform about gun reform. He shared his plan in front of a packed room at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in West Charlotte.

  Man arrested in Burke County for murder of Hollywood producer 34 years ago

According to the Burke County Clerk of Court, Edwin Jerry Hiatt II was arrested in connection to the murder of producer-director Barry Crane.

Charges dropped against Chester man and mother whose arrest led to indictment of sheriff, deputies

Criminal charges have been dropped against a Chester County man and his mother who were both arrested in November 2018, paving the way for a federal investigation that has led to the county’s sheriff and two deputies being indicted.

Armed robbery suspect shot in gunfire exchange with security guard near Charlotte arcade, two others wanted

As the suspects left the arcade and were in the parking lot, police say shots were fired by both an armed security guard and by at least one of the suspects.