CMPD Arrests 3 Men Accused in NoDa Crime Wave

By GLENN COUNTS / NBC Charlotte, September 30, 2013

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they put an end to a three-man crime wave with the arrest of several suspects.

DeMarcus Singleton, 21, 17-year-old Leevon Haynie, and 20-year-old Creon Perkins, Jr. have been arrested on multiple robbery charges.

CMPD arrests 3 men accused in NoDa crime wave

Credit: Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office

(L) Leevon Haynie; (C) DeMarcus Singleton; (R) Creon Perkins, Jr.

They are accused of holding up 12 people between August 11 and September 17.

“I was pretty worried; they like pulled the gun like right to my head,” said one victim who didn’t want to be identified.

The three men are also accused of breaking into the home of an 85-year-old woman who lived on Sheridan Drive in east Charlotte.

“I was in my bedroom getting ready to go to bed and I heard this loud noise. When I ran up here, saw what was happening but the people were gone,” said the woman who didn’t want to be identified.

Some of the victims lived in NoDa and were robbed and assaulted as they walked along 36th street.

“When it first started, someone like came behind me, poked around my head and one or two others hit me in the head somewhere,” stated the victim who said he was dazed during the assault.

Police say they noticed a pattern of robberies in the Westover and Eastway Divisions, and then quickly identified suspects.

The victims NBC Charlotte talked to say they are glad the men are off the streets and in jail.

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