Stonehaven Area Reported Incidents from March 23, 2014 – May 11, 2014

Below are incidents reported to the Stonehaven Community Patrol in Stonehaven and nearby areas from March 23, 2014 through May 11, 2014:

May 11, 2014, 9:37 PM, Non-Aggravated Assault in the 6000 block of Bismark Place, Stonehaven.

April 25, 2014, 3:03 PM, Residential Burglary in the 1100 block of Charter Place, Stonehaven.

April 21, 2014, 10:51 AM, Fraud, 1200 block of Bearmore Drive, Stonehaven.

April 15, 2014, 8:41 AM, Residential Burglary, 200 block of Regency Drive, Stonehaven.

April 8, 2014, 5:33 AM, Vandalism, 6200 Block of Wheeler Drive, Queens Grant.

April 7, 2014, 11:55 PM, Non-Aggravated Assault, 5900 block of Deveron Drive, Olde Stonehaven.

April 6, 2014, 5:28 PM, 5800 block of Charing Place, Rama Woods.

March 28, 2014, 4:35 PM, Vandalism, 6800 block of Morganford Raod, Stonehaven.

March 28, 2014, 7:20 PM, Non-Aggravated Assault, 6000 block of Springhouse Lane, Stonehaven.

March 24, 2014, 9:40 AM, Vandalism, 5300 Block of Doncaster Drive, Sherwood Forest.

March 23, 2014, 3:01 PM, Larceny, 7300 Block of Rollingridge Drive, Stonehaven.


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Man Shot, Killed by Victim He was Attempting to Rob in Charlotte on May 11, 2014

From The Charlotte Observer by Steve Lyttle, May 13, 2014

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a man died late Monday night, May 11, 2014, after being shot by a man he was trying to rob.

Police have identified the dead man as Darlanski Lamar Sherrill, 22. They said he died a short time after a report of an attempted robbery in the 1100 block of Jordans Pond Lane, off Valleydale Road in northwest Charlotte.

Darlanski Lamar Sherrill

Investigators said the series of events began a few minutes after 9 p.m., when they received a call about an armed robbery. The person who called said he was in his yard when he was confronted by two men. He said one of the men, armed with a gun, forced him into his house and tried to rob him.

The man said the suspect beat him with the gun. But the caller apparently got his hands on a gun, because he told police he was able to shoot his attacker.

A short time later, about 8 miles away, a University City Division police officer was on patrol and observed a vehicle driving erratically. The police officer tried stopping the car, but the vehicle wouldn’t stop.

The officer continued to follow the car and saw a man jump from the vehicle’s passenger side on West W.T. Harris Boulevard near McCullough Drive. Officers found the man and determined he had been shot.

Medic arrived and took the man, later identified as Sherrill, to Carolinas Medical Center. He died at the hospital.

Other CMPD officers, meanwhile, were able to stop the car a short distance away. The driver, 34-year-old Don Antonio Morrison, was interviewed by detectives and then charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Nothing was reported stolen.

Don Antonio Morrison

Investigators said Sherrill was shot during the robbery, and they said Morrison was taking Sherrill to the hospital when police tried to stop the vehicle.

Mecklenburg County jail records indicate both Morrison and Sherrill had previous arrests.

Police said the district attorney’s office will determine whether any other charges are filed in the case. Detectives canvassed the area along Jordans Pond Lane overnight, looking for possible witnesses in the case.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call detectives, at 704-432-TIPS, or leave information with Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.

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CMPD Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying, Apprehending Man for Broad Daylight Armed Robbery on May 11, 2014

From The Charlotte Observer by Steve Lyttle, May 13, 2014

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are asking the public’s help in identifying and finding the man who robbed a west Charlotte grocery store at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

The robbery was reported shortly after 1:45 p.m. at the Thomasboro Grocery, in the 200 block of Bradford Drive. That is off Freedom Drive.

Police said the suspect pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money. After getting money and cigarettes, the suspect drove off.

Investigators describe the suspect as a black male, about 18 to 19 years old, 5 feet, 5 inches talland thin with dreadlocks. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or

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U.S. to Honor Mecklenburg County Sheriff Killed in 1804

From The Charlotte Observer by Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., May 12, 2014

John Cook had been sheriff of Mecklenburg County just three months when he was shot in the head and killed by a man he was trying to arrest.

The sheriff’s killer, who reportedly fled to Tennessee, was never caught. And Cook’s name slowly faded from the county’s collective memory.

Nearly 210 years later, after some digging by researchers at the Sheriff’s Office, the United States is honoring Cook with a spot on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The memorial honors more than 19,000 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout history.

Cook is one of the oldest. He became sheriff in July 1804, 28 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed.

He was shot Oct. 16, 1804, in what a newspaper clipping from the Carolina Gazette described as “a most atrocious and wilful (sic) murder.”

The suspect, a wagon-maker named Thomas Jarrel, evaded authorities despite a detailed description published in the newspaper: “His complexion clear and fresh-coloured; somewhat pitted with the small-pox, the scars of which are large.

“He is by trade a waggon-maker, subject to drink freely of spirits, and when intoxicated, very quarrelsome.”

Cook’s story was unearthed last year, as employees at the Sheriff’s Office were doing research for the organization’s 250th anniversary celebration, said Julia Rush, a spokeswoman for the office, who completed the application for Cook’s induction.

It happened “before Charlotte even had a newspaper,” Rush said. “We were researching our 250th anniversary, working with people in the (public library’s) Carolina Room.”

She said researchers were able to gather enough information about Cook and his killing to submit an application to the national memorial. His death was the fifth reported killing of a law enforcement officer in the nation’s history, and the first in the Southeast.

National Police Week

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office are celebrating National Police Week with a series of events. Among them:

10:30 a.m. Tuesday: CMPD Awards Ceremony. Police and Fire Training Academy, 1770 Shopton Road.

11 a.m. Wednesday: CMPD Police Foundation Luncheon. The Westin, 601 S. College St.

10:30 a.m. Friday: Peace Officers Memorial Service. Procession starts at CMPD headquarters, 601 E. Trade St., and ends at First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Promote 23 Officers on May 12, 2014

From The Charlotte Observer by Steve Lyttle, May 12, 2014

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department promoted 23 officers during a ceremony Monday at the Police Training Academy in southwest Charlotte.

Two officers were promoted to major level, and four were promoted to captain. The ceremony was part of National Police Week observances in Charlotte.

The CMPD promoted the following officers to major:

• Capt. Lisa Goelz; moved from Independence Division commander to Administrative Services Group.

• Capt. Andrew Kornberg; moved from Crash Unit-Special Events to Southeast Service area.

Promoted to captain were:

• Lt. Norman Garnes Jr.; moved from Metro Division to Providence Division.

• Staff Sgt. Torri Tellis; moved from Eastway Division to Community Services.

• Lt. Jonathan Thomas; moved from Hickory Grove Division to Watch Commander.

• Lt. Jim Wright; moved from University City Division to Eastway Division.

Promoted to lieutenant were:

• Sgt. Mike Barron; moved from ABC Enforcement to Westover Division.

• Sgt. Jeremiah Blow; moved from Metro Division to Independence Division.

• Sgt. Will Farrell; moved from Internal Affairs to Metro Division.

• Sgt. David Harris; moved from Hickory Grove Division to North Tryon Division.

• Sgt. Ryan Jackson; moved from University City Division to Hickory Grove Division.

• Sgt. Robert Whitley; moved from Arson-Bomb Squad to University City Division.

The following officers were promoted to sergeant. Their assignments are yet to be announced.

• Officer Michael Anderson, currently in Metro Division.

• Officer John Gorrod, currently in Metro Division.

• Officer John Jurbala, currently in Airport Division.

• Officer Gene Lim, currently in Westover Division.

• Officer Stephen Maloney, currently in Steele Creek Division.

• Officer David Miller, currently in Providence Division.

• Officer David Prince, currently in Freedom Division.

• Officer Christopher Rains, currently in Freedom Division.

• Officer Michael Sullivan, currently in University City Division.

• Officer David Sussman, currently in Metro Division.

• Officer Paul Wilson, currently in Central Division.

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CMPD Finds, Arrests Rape Suspect Who Cut-Off Electronic Monitoring Device on May 3, 2014

From TWC News, May 5, 2014

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police arrested rape suspect Eddie Stokley on Monday evening, May 5, 2014. They say he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet on Saturday, May 3, 2014 and escaped house arrest.

He faces several sexual assault charges including indecent liberties with a child and first degree rape.

A police report says the victim was walking alone when Stokley and another man kidnapped and raped her at gunpoint.

It allegedly happened in 2007, when the victim was 14 years- old.

Stokley has a 2006 conviction for assault on a female.

Published in: on May 6, 2014 at 7:53 am  Leave a Comment  

CMPD Seeking Public’s Help in Finding Robbery, Kidnapping Suspect

From The Charlotte Observer by Steve Lyttle, May 2, 2014

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are asking the public’s help in finding Darius Bailey, is wanted by CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team on 14 outstanding warrants. Police said the charges include armed robbery, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and firing into an occupied property.


Darius Bailey is wanted by police on more than a dozen outstanding warrants, authorities say. (Photo courtesy of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.)

Authorities said Bailey is known to frequent the northeast Charlotte area around Barrington Drive and Milton Road.

He is 18 years old and is 6 foot 2 and 165 pounds. He has close-cropped hair and a mustache.

Anyone with information on Bailey’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 704-336-VCAT or call 911.

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