CMPD Says Suspects Likely Targeted Elderly Woman in August 28, 2015 Home Invasion

From http://www.wcnc.com by Bora Kim, August 28, 2015

Police looking for the suspects responsible for a home invasion Friday morning in west Charlotte.

Officers were called to the home on the 1300 block of LaSalle Street around 7a.m.

A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said the 73-year-old victim came to him and asked that he call police.

He says she was in the shower when two men kicked in the back door. She told him they tied her up as they ransacked the house.

“She is elderly, she doesn’t bother anybody, she is the sweetest person you could ever meet. I don’t understand why anybody would want to do something like that to her,” said Shanika Ferguson, who lives next door.

“I’m feeling kind of scared. I’m ready to leave,” she said.

Responding officers canvassed the neighborhood looking for the suspects and information leading to an arrest.

Investigators have reason to believe this was not a random act of violence, and that the suspects may have targeted the home looking for drugs.

“What in the world is going on…. I’m getting upset,” said neighbor Keisha Jones, “I am devastated.”

A witness says he saw a black SUV parked outside the victim’s house with a female driver. He assumed they were waiting for the school bus.

“One was in the car, then I guess two came out the back door, cause she said two of them got her. I did see two people get in there, but I didn’t know what was going on.” he said.

Neighbors are growing increasingly anxious, since this home invasion comes four days after a deadly shooting at the gas station across the street.

The victim’s daughter says the family is now making arrangements to ensure her safety.

“My mother is fine, we want to let PD do their investigation, but mother is fine at the moment.”

Published in: on August 28, 2015 at 11:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

CMPD Searching for Man Who Robbed Dilworth Bank in Broad Daylight on August 27, 2015

From http://www.wcnc.com by Anjanette Flowers, August 28, 2015

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and the FBI are on the lookout for a bold robber who held up a busy Charlotte bank right in the middle of the afternoon on Thursday, August 28, 2015.

“It’s pretty shocking to be honest. It’s a pretty busy street. For someone to have the audacity to do that takes a lot of courage,” said Taylor Beringer, a Dilworth resident.

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According to investigators, the suspect walked into the PNC Bank on East Boulevard in Dilworth around 3p.m. Thursday.

That’s “one block away from where I live,” said Jim Bailey, who’s lived in Dilworth for more than 30 years.

“It’s a little crazy, said Ryan Mollen who also lives nearby.

Stephanie LaClair agrees, It’s “a little scary, a little disturbing especially for this area.”

Mollen added, “We both live right down the street.”

According to police, the suspect demanded money, indicated that he had a weapon and took off in a car.

“School buses are frequent around here and you think that a parent would be picking up their kid at the sidewalk and all of a sudden someone comes out potentially armed. I mean, that’s a scary situation,” said Beringer.

Anyone with information about the bank robbery to call Crime Stoppers 704-334-1600.

Published in: on August 28, 2015 at 11:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

New Documents Show Influence of MS-13 Gang in Charlotte Area

From http://www.wcnc.com by Sarah Hagen, August 28, 2015

Troubling new information has been released about a notoriously violent gang. Newly unsealed documents say M-S 13 is increasing its presence here in Charlotte– despite dozens of arrests by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

MS-13 has been on federal radar for about 15 years now. FBI investigators say there’s been a rapid rise in MS-13 gang activity in our city. Earlier this year FBI agents in Charlotte arrested dozens of alleged gang members from the violent MS-13 street gang with indictments on charges of murder, racketeering and witness tampering.

“They are an international gang– probably the most violent in America,” said retired FBI Criminal Division Assistant Director Chris Swecker, who is no stranger to this topic.

He led the charge in 2006 when the FBI formed a national task force targeting MS-13.

“They were violent, killing witnesses in federal prosecutions– they use machetes.”

In the search warrants, it’s stated gang members had CMPD documents in their possession, names and addresses of officers, victims and witnesses, which were circled and crossed off with notes in Spanish.

FBI investigators say a 2008 roundup of gang members did have an impact but there are still young members attempting to reorganize.

“Sometimes when you disrupt the leadership you create leadership vacuums– younger members step up and get involved in violent confrontations,” said Swecker.

FBI officials say there are red flags to look for: gang colors: blue, black and white; the initials M-S; the number 13; or numbers that add up to 13, like 76 – that’s 7 plus 6.

Experts say it’s important to remain vigilant.

“We don’t want to become a place where gangs are well entrenched and dominate … they’ve been well contained up until now,” said Swecker.

Published in: on August 28, 2015 at 10:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Attorney General Won’t Retry Kerrick in Shooting Death of Ferrell

From http://www.wcnc.com by Rad Berky & WCNC Staff, August 28, 2015

The North Carolina Attorney General, Roy Cooper, will not retry Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Randall Kerrick.

Cooper held a news conference at his office in Raleigh and said, “our prosecutors believe unanimously that a retrial will not yield a different result.”

One week ago a jury deadlocked eight to four in favor of acquitting Kerrick, who was charged with voluntary manslaughter for the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell back in September of 2013.

The jury foreman, speaking for the jury, said the only thing the 12 members could agree on was that a unanimous decision could not be reached even if deliberations continued.

A mistrial was declared touching off two nights of mostly peaceful protests in Charlotte, with demonstrators demanding that Kerrick face trial again.

Kerrick did not appear to show much emotion when the judge declared the mistrial; he stared straight at the judge and only seemed to give a smile of relief moments afterward.

Protests began moments of the mistrial being declared last week. Protesters marched through uptown and gathered outside BB&T Ballpark, where the Knights were playing on Friday night. The scene became tense between police and protesters. Two people were arrested during the protests last weekend.

The case was handled by the Attorney General’s prosecutors to avoid a conflict of interest by the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office, which works closely with CMPD.

Cooper did say that he believed the charge against Kerrick was warranted.

“While our prosecutors believed that the elements of voluntary manslaughter were met by the facts and the law in this case, only four members of the jury agreed with us.”

Cooper also said as far as he is concerned, the case against Kerrick is closed– short of some new evidence surfacing.

“The prosecutors believe that overall the jury was conscientious and the judge was fair, but even taking all that into account, meeting the standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt could not be achieved.”

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office sent out a statement after the Attorney’s Office decide to drop charges against Kerrick:

“The DA’s Office was notified today that the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office will not retry Randall Kerrick. Within days of the incident in 2013, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray requested that the Attorney General’s Office prosecute the case against Mr. Kerrick because of a professional conflict, and that office has had complete independence in making all decisions related to the case since that time. The DA’s Office has made it a practice to not comment on cases handled by other prosecutorial agencies. Because the Attorney General’s Office prosecuted this matter, the DA’s Office respectfully directs all inquiries to the Office of the Attorney General.

“The DA’s Office, police and community groups are working together to engage in open conversations about the criminal justice system. Charlotte has been uniquely proactive in these efforts, and as we move forward, we must continue to seek justice, build trust and strive toward a fair and equal system. This office is committed to working with all members of the community to ensure that the justice system works to the benefit of everyone.”

Published in: on August 28, 2015 at 10:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

Commentary: In Kerrick trial, GuvCo is Guilty

From The Charlotte Observer by Keith Larson, August 18, 2015

The Kerrick verdict will soon come, but another is already known, and the video was the key. Follow closely.

September 14, 2013. Chief Rodney Monroe charged CMPD Officer Randall Kerrick with voluntary manslaughter only 19 hours after Jonathan Ferrell was shot to death. The speed stunned experts. A unit reporting to Deputy Chief Kerr Putney handled the investigation.

Why so fast, people wondered? Political correctness, was the suggestion. Kerrick is white, Ferrell was black, and Charlotte didn’t want to be seen as other race-troubled cities.

Monroe declared a dash cam video clearly showed Ferrell was unarmed, and Kerrick used excessive, unlawful force. He did not release the video.

CMPD did release the 911 call and police radio traffic, but again, not the video. People started getting the message: it must be bad for Kerrick. When I called on CMPD to release it as other agencies have released officer-involved shooting videos, people chided, “why are you trying to railroad this officer?”

Prosecutors and Kerrick’s attorneys were united: releasing the video would jeopardize Kerrick’s right to a fair trial. A judge agreed. No video.

Okay, we get the message.

January, 2014. A Mecklenburg County grand jury hears 277 cases and indicts on every one but Kerrick. Instead of voluntary manslaughter jurors asked for a lesser, “involuntary” charge. Prosecutors went to a different grand jury, called more witnesses, and got what they wanted. They supposedly played the video.

May, 2015. With the trial looming, the city suddenly settles a civil suit filed by Ferrell’s family for $2.25 million, a huge payoff compared with similar cases. Four days later, a bombshell: Rodney Monroe will retire July 1, before the trial. In less than a month, a new chief: Kerr Putney. He had applied unsuccessfully for chief spots in Raleigh and Winston-Salem but quickly scored the Charlotte job.

Finally, the trial, and the infamous video is nothing like we were led to believe. It is no smoking gun, literally or figuratively. Jonathan Ferrell runs toward an officer after a Taser shot misses. There are three shouts to stop before gunshots are heard. So, why were they all keeping it under wraps?

Precisely because the video alone does not convict Kerrick. Because it at least raises questions about whether he killed without justification. Because, as an African American caller told me: “If that video had been shown earlier, a lot of people – minorities and whites – would have had a different opinion.”

By the time we realize the video’s not the slam dunk Monroe made it out to be, he’s gone. By the time anyone might question Kerr Putney’s investigation, he’s the chief. If Kerrick is not convicted, it’s Democrat Roy Cooper’s fault because Republican Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray had recused himself. If anything hits the fan in Charlotte, it’s that mostly-white jury’s fault.

The video was supposed to clearly show an officer guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Instead it showed how Rodney Monroe and GuvCo committed voluntary career slaughter.

Larson is mid-morning host at WBT-AM (1110)

Published in: on August 28, 2015 at 10:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

FBI Charges 37 Suspected Gang Members in Connection with Killings

From The Charlotte Observer by Ames Alexander, May 20, 2015

Advancing their efforts to crack down on gang violence in North Carolina, federal authorities charged 37 suspected MS-13 gang members Wednesday, May 20, 2015 with racketeering and other charges in connection with a series of assaults and killings.

Members of the gang were involved with murders, drug deals, shootings and robberies in the Charlotte area, the indictment says. They’re also accused of obstructing justice by threatening and intimidating witnesses they believed were cooperating with law enforcement.

In the indictment, the list of alleged crimes fills 17 pages.

“Today’s charges send a clear message to gangsters who think their gang affiliation puts them beyond the law’s reach,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Jill Rose.

The indictment paints a picture of a group with a highly organized system for raising money and enforcing compliance with gang rules. On June 8, 2014, gang members met at a Charlotte hotel to discuss collecting taxes from other drug dealers who operated in MS-13 clubs, the indictment says.

Federal authorities say the gang members were often required to commit acts of violence to maintain their memberships, and that members improved their status by carrying out criminal acts.

They conducted much of their business inside nightclubs and bars, the indictment suggests. In one case, on Aug. 11, 2013, gang members started fighting rivals at a club in northeast Charlotte called Mi Cabana. The indictment alleges that Albert Vela-Garcia of MS-13 shot an unnamed person there.

Several of the suspected gang members were charged with entering the U.S. illegally after they’d already been deported.

The FBI, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement assisted in Wednesday’s arrests.

Law enforcement arrested 16 of the alleged gang members during the early morning sweep. Five remain at large, and 16 more are now in state custody on other charges.

While all of the defendants were hit with racketeering charges, 22 of them have also been indicted on charges including murder, attempted murder, assault and firearms violations.

Wednesday’s arrests come amid a federal crackdown on gang activity.

In April, the FBI and other law enforcement groups arrested a dozen suspected members of the United Blood Nation, an East Coast criminal network with a history of violence and other crimes across the Charlotte region.

Six of the alleged UBN members were charged with the shooting deaths of Doug and Debbie London in their Lake Wylie, S.C., home.

According to that indictment, UBN members celebrated the fact that Doug London could no longer testify against the three gang members who tried to rob the couple’s South Boulevard mattress store last May.

The local gang threat became more apparent earlier this year, when two judges and a Charlotte city attorney were placed under police protection after the FBI discovered their photographs in the cell of an inmate believed to be tied to gangs.

A Series of Killings

Authorities say some of the suspects were involved with the killings of four men:

▪ Rigoberto Castillo, who in April 2011 was shot to death in the parking lot of the Modelo restaurant in Rock Hill. One of the indicted men, Raul Contreras, was previously sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting and killing Castillo.

▪ Alejandro Sebastian Alvarez, who authorities say was fatally shot in June 2013 by a rival gang member in Charlotte. Cesar Garcia-Perez is serving time in state prison for killing Alvarez.

Angela Alvarez, the victim’s mother, says her son was not a gang member. He had recently graduated from Central Piedmont Community College and “was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” his mother said.

▪ Jose Orlando Ibarra, who was killed in Charlotte in December 2013. The man accused of shooting him, Miguel Zelaya, believed Ibarra belonged to a rival gang, the indictment says.

▪ Noel Navarro Hernandez, who in June 2014 was shot to death on Old Pineville Road in south Charlotte. Christian Pena, who went by the nickname “pitbull,” and Luis Ordonez-Vega are charged with murder in his death.

“This lengthy investigation has uncovered alleged crimes ranging from petty drug deals to capital murder,” said Ryan Spradlin, special agent in charge of ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Atlanta.

‘That’s crazy’

For more than two hours Wednesday morning, authorities led the alleged gang members one-by-one into court, where U.S. Magistrate Judge David Cayer read the charges.

Rene Lopez-Ventura, 32, wearing a white T-shirt, entered the courtroom at noon. As an interpreter helped read the charge against him – racketeering conspiracy – Lopez’s wife, Nichole Villagomez, whispered to herself, “That’s crazy.”

If found guilty, Lopez faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Villagomez, 35, told an Observer reporter that Lopez left MS-13 years ago, partly because the couple had a baby. Now, she said, he lays ceramic tile and lives a “normal life” at the family’s home near W.T. Harris Boulevard.

“He saw what they (gang members) were about, so he got out,” Villagomez said. “Some of them, yeah, they’re bad news. But I can only speak for my husband.”

After acknowledging the charge against him, Lopez walked out of the courtroom in shackles, touching his fingers to his lips as he looked at his wife.

Staff Writers Gavin Off and Fred Clasen-Kelly, and staff researcher Maria David contributed.

The world of MS-13

MS-13 is composed mainly of immigrants or descendants of immigrants from El Salvador. The gang began in Los Angeles, where its members battled for control of drug distribution locations. Its members now operate throughout much of the country, including Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.

The gang’s name comes from “Mara Salvatrucha,” a combination of several slang terms for gang, Salvadoran and “fear us.” Gang members often wear blue, black or white clothing bearing the number “13.”

MS-13 members are generally required to complete an initiation process – often called being “jumped in” or “beat in” to the gang, federal authorities say. During the initiation, gang members beat the new member until someone in the group finishes counting aloud to 13.

The gang has 30,000 members worldwide, mostly in the United States, Mexico and several other Central American countries, federal officials say. Investigators estimate there are 6,000 members in the U.S.

Gang members work in small cliques that operate in different cities or neighborhoods. Each clique has a leader, called a “shot caller,” court documents say.

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Who was charged

Wednesday’s federal indictment charged the following people with Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) conspiracy. All are suspected members of the MS-13 gang. (Not listed: 16 defendants who are already in state custody because of other charges.)

▪ Miriam Barilles-Escamilla, aka “Gata,” 26, of El Salvador. (not arrested)

▪ Luis Erazo, aka “Joker,” 24, of Honduras. (arrested)

▪ Marvin Fuentes-Canales, aka “Crazy,” 22, of El Salvador. (not arrested)

▪ Jorge Garcia, aka “Shorty,” 25, of Charlotte. (arrested)

▪ Saul Gavidia, aka “Scrappy,” 20, of Landis. (arrested)

▪ William Gavidia, aka “Duro,” 23, of Kannapolis. (arrested)

▪ Raul Guardado, aka “Guanaco,” 42, of Charlotte. (arrested)

▪ Neris Gutierrez, aka “Oso” or “Furioso,” 26, of Guatemala. (not arrested)

▪ Angel Hernandez, aka “Taz” or “Magic,” 24, of Rock Hill. (arrested)

▪ Jose Manuel Linares, aka “Chepito,” 21, of Charlotte. (arrested)

▪ Rene Lopez-Ventura, aka “Mafioso,” 32, of Charlotte. (arrested)

▪ Jose Moran-Celis, aka “Lil Silent,” 20, of Charlotte. (arrested)

▪ Jonathan Noble, aka “Ghost,” 22, of Charlotte. (arrested)

▪ Jorge Perez, aka “JP Bukie,” 30, of Charlotte. (arrested)

▪ Victor Pineda, aka “Chele,” 23, of Charlotte. (arrested)

▪ Fec Rodriguez-Vareal, aka “Chelito,” 28, of Charlotte. (arrested)

▪ Salvador Ruiz, aka “Chava,” 26, of Kannapolis. (not arrested)

▪ Jaime Turcios, aka “Pitufo” or “Smurf,” 24, of Charlotte. (arrested)

▪ Jose Vasquez, aka “Muneco,” 26, of El Salvador. (arrested)

▪ Albert Vela-Garcia, aka “Conejo,” 25, of Landis. (arrested)

▪ Luis Villalta, aka “Little Psycho,” 25, of El Salvador. (not arrested)

Published in: on May 20, 2015 at 11:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

Woman Attacked, Stabbed Outside Her South Charlotte Apartment

From http://www.wsoctv.com by Trish Williford, May 20, 2015

A 29-year-old woman is frightened but thankful to be alive after coming face to face with two men as she walked out of her apartment on Farmhurst Drive Tuesday morning, May 19, 2015.

The woman, who does not want to be identified, said she walked out of her apartment at about 9:15 a.m., when she encountered two men sitting on the steps.

As she began to walk down them, the men immediately stood up.

She says one of them actually greeted her.

“He just said something like, ‘Hi,’ or something, and when I said, ‘Hi,’ and tried to pass between them, that’s when one of them pulled my purse, and he said, ‘Give me your purse,’” she said.

But the woman refused to let it go.

“I was fighting for my purse then he hit me, and I hit him back, and I yelled and nobody heard me,” she said.

The man grabbed the purse and ran off.

The woman ran back up the steps and tried to quickly get inside her apartment. It was then she noticed she was hurt.

Her stomach was bleeding.

The woman said she didn’t realize that as the attacker grabbed her purse, he had also stabbed her with an ice pick.

A neighbor heard the commotion and called for help.

The victim is staying with family Wednesday night.

She said the men were in their early 20s and one of them had a mark or some kind of tattoo on his neck.

She said she recognized one of them from her neighborhood.

Published in: on May 20, 2015 at 11:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

Gang Member Granted Amnesty Under Obama Program Faces 3 Charlotte Murder Charges

From http://www.inquisitir.com, April 22, 2015

A gang member granted amnesty under President Obama’s amnesty program now faces four murder charges in Charlotte, NC. The incident sparked a new review process of all people applying for deference in the U.S.

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 Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on January, 13, 2013. Within seven months, he received notification that granted him a work permit, along with a two-year legal status. Per U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez, who is now raising concerns about the case, Rangel-Hernandez was in the federal crime database, listed as a known gang member.

“Based on the standard procedures and protocols in place at the time, the DACA request and related employment authorization should not have been approved.”

Rangel-Hernandez now faces murder charges for four different people killed in Charlotte. One of the victims, America’s Next Top Model contestant Mirjana Puhar, 19, was killed on February 24 in Charlotte, while visiting her boyfriend, Jonathan Alvarado, and his roommate, Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia. Alvarado and Gonzaga-Garcia were also killed during the incident, which took place at their home off of Norris Ave.

Along with Rangel-Hernandez, 19-year-old David Ezequel Lopez was also said to be involved in the murders. Both men were arrested and charged with three counts of felony first-degree murder.

Rangel-Hernandez also reportedly killed one man and wounded another in Marshall, North Carolina. Authorities believe that a drug altercation set off the incident.

USCIS indicates that at least 20 other people with known ties to gangs were approved under DACA, although Homeland Security states that anyone with any connections with gangs are a cause for rejection from the program.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley recently issued a written statement on the incident. He pointed out that Rangel-Hernandez’s past may have been approved regardless of his known gang activities.

“It’s no secret that USCIS staff is under intense pressure from the President to approve every DACA application that comes across their desk, and based on this information, it’s clear that adequate protocols are not in place to protect public safety. The fact is that this tragedy could have been avoided if the agency had a zero-tolerance policy with regard to criminal aliens and gang members.”

Senator Tom Tillis, of North Carolina, also spoke on the issue, stating that a loophole in the program is allowing criminals to stay in the U.S. Rangel-Hernandez was initially set to be deported in 2012, but was protected by DACA.

“The flawed implementation of the president’s blanket deferred action program has created a loophole that allows dangerous criminals who came here illegally – even known gang members – to stay in the country. The USCIS needs to immediately start performing detailed criminal background checks to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.”

Although his amnesty is now revoked, Rangel-Hernandez is still in the U.S. to face his murder charges. He remains in jail with no bond.

[Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department]

Published in: on April 22, 2015 at 9:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

CMPD Charges “Habitual Felon” in 1988 Murder of Cab Driver

From http://www.wcnc.com, April 16, 2015

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have made an arrest in a 1988 cold case murder.

Police charged 49-year-old Jackie Sanders in the murder of Dwight Thomas Corum back on January 14, 1988.

According to authorities, police responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 600 block of Waco Street. When officers arrived on scene, they found Corum dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Homicide Detectives, along with Crime Scene Technicians, responded to the location and collected DNA evidence from the scene, but were unable to identify a suspect at that time.

In October of 2013 this case was reviewed by the CMPD Cold Case Unit by utilizing funds from the 2011 Cold Case Grant. The evidence from the case was submitted to the CMPD Crime Lab for DNA examination.

Based on the evidence found, Sanders was identified as the suspect in this case. He was been interviewed by detectives. As a result of this investigation, detectives with the Cold Case Unit then signed warrants on Sanders.

Sanders was served with warrants for First Degree Murder and Armed Robbery. Sanders is currently incarcerated in the Tabor Correctional Institute in Tabor City where he is serving time for Habitual Felon.

The CMPD Cold Case Unit has reviewed 143 cases since it began in 2003. Of those cases, 42 have been cleared and 27 of those were cleared by arrest.

Published in: on April 16, 2015 at 10:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Man Who Removed Immigration Service Ankle Monitor Wanted in Deadly Charlotte Hit & Run

From http://www.wcnc.com, April 16, 2015

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have identified the suspect in a deadly hit-and-run in SouthEnd on Wednesday.

Police have identified Elmer Galeas-Padilla as the suspect involved in the deadly hit-and-run.

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Right at noon Wednesday, CMPD says Jefferson Davis James was driving his moped southbound on South Boulevard in the right-hand lane, and struck a black 2005 Nissan Murano as he approached the intersection of New Bern Station Court.

Police say the driver of the Murano was turning left onto New Bern Station Court from northbound South Boulevard, causing the moped to crash into the rear passenger door area of the Murano.

Galeas-Padilla failed to stop at the scene, and police say the driver fled south on South Boulevard.

James was taken to CMC-Main, where he was pronounced deceased.

Arrest warrants for two counts of felony hit and run and one count of driving while license revoked has been issued for Galeas-Padilla’s arrest.

Galeas-Padilla was on electronic monitoring through the U.S. Immigration Office. He cut off his ankle bracket last night and was last seen near I-485 and Arrowwood Road.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with locating Galeas-Padilla.

Anyone who witnessed this crash or has information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Detective Reibold at 704-336-3229.

Published in: on April 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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