CMPD Trying to Identify Suspect in June 27, 2014 Robbery of Subway Restaurant

From The Charlotte Observer, June 27, 2014

Police released surveillance photos in hopes of identifying the man who robbed the Subway at 335 S. Kings Drive at 9:10 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014.

A man with a handgun robbed the business and a customer, police said.

The man is described as black with a dark complexion, in his 20s and about 5-feet-6 or 5-feet-7 with a slender build. The suspect was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, tan pants and a black-and-blue ball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Joe Marusak

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CMPD Seeking Public’s Help to Identify Suspect in June 26, 2014 Family Dollar Robbery

From, June 27, 2014

CMPD officers are seeking help finding the man who robbed a Charlotte Family Dollar store at gunpoint.

Family Dollar robbery

The suspect wore a towel to try to cover his face when he robbed the store Thursday, June 26, 2014.

He was described as in his late 20s to early 30s with a mustache, and he was wearing a white tank top.

Officials said he fled the West Tyvola Road Family Dollar on foot.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the police.

Published in: on June 27, 2014 at 10:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

Suspect in June 27, 2014 Charlotte Rite Aid Robbery Caught at Light Rail Station

From, june 27, 2014

CMPD arrested a suspect in a robbery that happened Friday, june 27, 2014 in South End.

Damond Pierce, 40, is facing charges.
Charlotte robbery suspect caught at light rail station
Officials say he had a knife when he walked into the Rite Aid on South Boulevard, demanding money.
He took off towards the light rail.
Pierce was caught at the 7th Street stop after failing to show police on the train that he bought a ticket.
He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Published in: on June 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

CMPD Obtains Warrants for Suspects in June 2014 Murder of NC Corrections Officer

From The Charlotte Observer by Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., June 25, 2014

Police say the killing of Lanesboro Correctional Institution Officer Bias Easley earlier this month was not connected to his job or tied to a show of force by state and federal authorities at the prison on Wednesday.

Federal and state officials converged on Lanesboro, which has struggled with contraband smuggling, allegations of official misconduct and violence – including a Nov. 15 assault on a corrections officer, who was attacked with an improvised weapon.

But the June 5 killing of Easley, 27 and a father of two small children, was apparently related to an argument in Charlotte.

“Investigators have preliminarily determined that Bias Easley’s murder stemmed from an ongoing dispute between Mr. Easley and one of the suspects,” said Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokesman Rob Tufano. “Neither the CMPD or our federal partners have identified any information and or evidence to link Mr. Easley’s murder to the prison during the course of this active investigation.”

Easley’s body was found in the walkway of the High Meadow Condominiums on Farmhurst Drive, near where Nations Ford Road meets Interstate 77.

Police said Wednesday that they have obtained murder warrants for the arrest of Raphael White, 30, and Trevor White, 28, in connection with Easley’s killing.

Raphael White

Trevor White

The two men were still at large late Wednesday.

Both are convicted felons. Raphael White served time in Brown Creek Correctional Facility, which is adjacent to Lanesboro. Records show Raphael White left Brown Creek before Easley started working at Lanesboro.

Easley’s father, Joe Easley, said his family and police are “just trying to get to the bottom of this.”

“I don’t have a lot of questions with answers,” he said.

Investigators ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of Raphael White or Trevor White to contact the CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team at 704-336-VCAT (8227) or call 911.

Staff writer Hannah Jeffrey contributed.

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Missing Charlotte Teacher’s Boyfriend Arrested in Chicago on June 26, 2014

From, June 26, 2014

The US Marshal’s Office tells NBC Charlotte Angelo Smith, Jr. has been apprehended in Chicago.

Authorities say Smith was taken into custody Homewood, Illinois, a suburb on the south side of Chicago Thursday afternoon. Officials tell NBC Charlotte’s Glenn Counts that the 30-year-old did not surrender; US Marshals actively sought him out, and were able to arrest him without incident.

Additionally, authorities say the charges against Smith have not been upgraded. An arrest warrant was issued for Smith earlier this week for contributing to delinquency of a juvenile, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, which involves Bianca’s 3-year-old son.

Smith is the boyfriend of missing school teacher, Bianca Tanner. He reported her missing on June 8 about 12 hours after the two had an argument.

Tanner had moved to Charlotte from Greensboro with her 3-year-old son. Last Monday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police released search warrants related to Tanner’s case, revealing more information about what may have happened before the 31-year-old teacher disappeared.

Among the information released by police last week, the warrants stated Tanner’s 3-year-old son told investigators “Mommy got a spanking with a belt;” “Angelo kicked mommy’s butt and made her cry;” and “Angelo is mean to mommy and hurt mommy in the face.” CMPD says Smith had outstanding warrants out of Arkansas for domestic battery.


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Man Convicted in 1990 Charlotte Murder set for January 2015 Release

From The Charlotte Observer by Michael Gordon , June 26, 2014

A Charlotte man convicted of the murder of a popular Johnson C. Smith disc jockey will be freed from state prison in January.

In 1990, a jury considered the death penalty for James Jeffries before sentencing him to life in prison for the 1986 shooting death of Anthony Scott McClam. First-degree murder convictions now carry a mandatory penalty of life without parole. But under sentencing rules at the time of his trial, Jeffries qualifies for release.

State officials approved Jeffries’ parole Thursday under a scholastic and vocational program known as Mutual Agreement Parole Program, or MAPP. Michael Gordon

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Taser, Bullet Proof Vest Stolen from CMS Officer’s Vehicle on June 23, 2014

From, June 25, 2014

Equipment was stolen from a Public Safety Officer with Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.

It happened overnight Monday, June 23, 2014 in the 9100 block of Troon Lane.

A thief broke into the Officer’s vehicle outside of his apartment complex, according to a police report.
A bullet proof vest, taser, a magazine and police baton were among the items stolen. The property has a value of close to $1,000.
Anyone with information should contact police.
Published in: on June 26, 2014 at 12:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

Pineville Police Seeking Public’s Help to Identify Suspect in June 9, 2014 $1,000 Theft from Belk Department Store

From, June 25, 2014

Pineville Police are hoping you can help identify a man who stole more than $1000 worth of clothing from Belk.

Man wanted in $1000 Belk theft

On Monday, June 9, Police say a black male Belk Department store at Carolina Place Mall and stole more than $1000 in clothing.

(Click here to view surveillance photos)

Police admit the surveillance photos are grainy, but are hopeful someone can help to identify the suspect. Police believe the suspect vehicle pictured Pontiac passenger car.

If you have any helpful information, please call Pineville Police at (704) 8889-2231.

Published in: on June 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Charlotte Attorney: DWI Penalties Aren’t Just for Cars

By DAN YESENOSKY / NBC Charlotte, June 25, 2014


If you get caught driving a car or truck while impaired, the penalty may be stiffer than you’d think.

Anthony Wayne, an associate attorney with the Reeves, Aiken & Hightower law firm in Charlotte, says drivers can get a maximum fine of $10,000, lose their license and can face prison time.

There are also penalties for driving a boat drunk, and with the 4th of July just nine days away, Wayne says people need to be aware that a BWI is at least a $250 fine.

“People are always surprised at how broad the statute is– about what a vehicle is and what is not a vehicle,” Wayne said.

He says plenty of other means of transportation can also get you into trouble: bicycles, motorcycles and motorized scooters can all lead to a DWI, and the law says the penalties are just as severe as when you’re impaired while driving a car.

On the water, whether you are driving a boat, a jetski, or even a surfboard, you can be charged with BWI.

“Yes, you could be cited for being a drunk surfer,” Wayne said.

Riding a skateboard under the influence is one of a few exceptions that will not result in a DWI, along with wheelchairs and motorized scooters for people with mobility issues and horseback riding.

“If you have to think about it, you probably shouldn’t do it,” Wayne said.

Published in: on June 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Reported Criminal Incidents in Stonehaven Area June 4 – 23, 2014

Below is a list of criminal incidents responded to in the Stonehaven Area from June 4 through 23, 2014.

June 4, 2014 11:08 am – Fraud in the 6600 block of Rollingridge Drive – CMPD report # 20140604-1108-05

June 9, 2014 6:40 pm – Vandalism in the 1200 block of Bearmore Drive – CMPD report # 20140609-1840-03

June 12, 2014 5:46 pm – Larceny in the 1500 block of Rama Road – CMPD report # 20140612-1746-00

June 16, 2014 4:55 pm – Larceny from Automobile in the 4700 block of Addison Drive – CMPD report # 20140616-1655-00

June 18, 2014 1:52 pm – Marijuana Possession in the 6000 block of Deveron Drive – CMPD report #20140618-1352-04

June 19, 2014 11:45 am – Larceny in the 6100 block of Brace Road – CMPD report # 20140619-1145-03

June 20, 2014 4:27 pm – Residential Burglary in the 900 block of Rama Road – CMPD report # 20140620-1627-04

June 20, 2014 11:49 am – Residential Burglary in the 400 block of Shasta Lane – CMPD report # 20140620-1149-01

June 23, 2014 11:41 am – Fraud in the 500 block of King Edward Drive – CMPD report # 20140623-1141-02

June 23, 2014 9:08 am – Burglary of Storage Building in the 5400 block of Doncaster Drive – CMPD report # 20140623-0908-00

Please report any suspicious individuals and / or vehicles to the CMPD via 911 and to the Stonehaven Patrol at 980-297-8446 immediately so we can take action to prevent these types of incidents.


Published in: on June 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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