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Statesville Man Facing 69 Child Sexual Assault Charges

A man from Statesville was charged with 69 counts of first-degree sexual offense against a child under the age of 12. Michael Thomas Chambers, 65, has been jailed on $1 million bail as of Wednesday. According to Sheriff Darren Campbell, a …Read More

Charlotte Pastor and Father of Sons Killed in Crash Offers Forgiveness

A Charlotte pastor whose two sons were killed in a wreck has said he forgives the man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the deaths. Matthew Deans, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the …Read More

Man Pleads Guilty to Killing, Cutting Llama in Half

A man has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after being accused in the killing and mutilation of a llama at a Monroe farm in January. 21-year-old Alexander Samuel Clark pleaded guilty to the charge and felony larceny on Tuesday. Court …Read More

Union School Board Member Facing Fraud Charges for ‘Double Dipping’

A member of the Union County Board of Education who was accused of “double dipping” on driving expenses reimbursements last year is facing fraud charges. Marce Savage, 42, is under investigation after she was suspected of filing reimbursements for one trip …Read More

Fire Department Charges Charlotte Man in Warehouse Fire

Police have accused a Charlotte man of setting fire to a warehouse late Monday that caused around $150,000 of damage. Lawrence Lee, 21, has been charged with burning a warehouse. He is jail on bail of $10,000. The fire started …Read More

Toddler Found Walking Barefoot and Alone, Mother Charged

A mom has been charged with child abuse after she allowed her barefoot 3-year-old to walk a quarter of a mile to his grandmother’s house alone on Saturday, Gaston County police said. The toddler was found walking on the road by …Read More

Mecklenburg County Arrests and Mugshots 09-02-2015

Name JOSEPH LEE BELLAMY Arrest Type Misdemeanor DOB 06/17/1979 Height 5’11” Weight 160 Arrest Date Time 2015-09-02 00:00:00 Court Case 5902015231095 Charge Description SECOND DEGREE TRESPASS Bond Amount 500.00 Name KAMERA MARIE HAIRSTON Arrest Type Felony DOB 04/05/1994 Height 5’7″ …Read More

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Gaston County Arrests and Mugshots 09-02-2015

Name Barker, Jason Kyle Arrest Type Felony DOB 4/13/1976 Height 6′ 3" Weight 220.0 lbs Arrest Date Time 9/2/2015 12:03 AM Court Case 190098 Charge Description Firearm, Possess, Felon Bond Amount $0.00 Name Barnette, Heather Lavon Arrest Type Misdemeanor DOB …Read More

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Union County Arrests and Mugshots 09-02-2015

Name Knight, Brian Cecil Arrest Date 09/02/2015 Court Case 201507534 Charge Unauthorized Use Of Motor Vehicle, M (M), Description Knight, Brian Cecil (W /M/39) Arrest on chrg of Unauthorized Use Of Motor Vehicle, M (M), at 1517 Saratoga Blvd, Indian …Read More

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York County Arrests and Mugshots 09-02-2015

Name Sousa, Matheus Arrest Date 9/2/2015 7:15:09 PM Court Case 2015-00005457 Charge Disregard Stop Sign City Charlotte State & Zipcode North Carolina 29745 Race & Sex White Male DOB 11/20/1994 Age 20 Height 5 ft 11 inches Weight 175.0 lbs. …Read More

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Guilty Plea Entered By Former Matthews Mayor Pro Tem In Assault Case

A guilty plea was entered by Joe Pata, the former Matthews mayor pro tem, on Tuesday morning for charges of assault on a female following his arrest in July. Pata had been working as a Matthews Board Commissioner when he …Read More

Homicides Increased for 2015 In Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Like other areas, Charlotte-Mecklenburg has seen a sharp rise in the amount of homicides in 2015 so far. The city has seen a homicide increase of 40 percent, at 28 this year versus 20 last year at this same time. Crimes that …Read More