Another Felon On The Loose After Cutting Off Electronic Monitoring Device

Man has extensive  felony arrest record in Mecklenburg County dating back to 1970’s

By MEGHAN COOKE / Charlotte Observer – August 28, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man with a long criminal record is on the run, police say, after he cut off his court-ordered electronic monitoring device Saturday.

Police: Felon on run after cutting off bracelet  
If you see this man, contact the CMPD immediately via 911

Police are searching for Reginald Edward Martin, 51. He’s wanted on outstanding warrants for interfering with an electronic monitoring device, damage to property, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
On Saturday, Martin cut off his monitor, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say. He was last seen near the Charlotte Transportation Center in uptown.

Arrest records show Martin was arrested May 3 and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He was released from jail on May 17, police say, and placed on electronic monitoring.

Records show he was arrested again on June 17, charged with assault on a female, and then released from jail days later.

Police say Martin is a habitual felon “with an extensive arrest history in Mecklenburg County.”

Martin’s criminal record dates back to the 1970s. He’s been convicted of drug charges, breaking and entering, larceny, robbery and assault on a female, according to the N.C. Department of Correction. He was last released from state prison in 2008.

Martin is the year’s 16th offender to cut off his Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department ankle bracelet. Each of the other men has been recaptured.

Police say Martin is 5-feet-8 and weighs 240 pounds.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team at 704-336-8228.

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