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Sheriff: 2 dead, 2 hurt after shooting inside NC home

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Two men are dead and two others are hurt after deputies said a suspect walked into a Fayetteville home early Wednesday and opened fire. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded around 5 a.m. to a report of a home invasion and shooting at a home on Charlie Drive.
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Lincoln County officials tear down abandoned ‘drug house’

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — An abandoned house that has been known for illegal drug activity has been torn down, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. According to investigators, the abandoned home at 1718 Power Line Road in Lincolnton received numerous complaints from the community about illegal drug...

Uptown Charlotte detention center officer fired and charged with assault

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A female detention center officer for Mecklenburg County has been fired and charged with assaulting an inmate, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Detention Officer Chandler Craig assaulted an inmate last Monday, September 13th, during an incident at the housing unit, which began...

‘$2,000 worth of tools’: Construction site thefts rampant in Gastonia

GASTONIA, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Construction site thefts are becoming rampant in Gastonia. As the area continues to expand and build, thieves are taking advantage. “It’s just not the way to treat other people,” said Real Estate Investor and Coach Matthew Rand. Rand has a company, “Charlotte Real Estate...

Police Catch Peeping Tom In Rock Hill

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Officers have identified 23-year-old Timothy Sherer as the suspect in two peeping tom cases in Rock Hill. Sherer was located on September 22nd and taken into custody of the Rock Hill Jail, where he was served with two warrants for Peeping Tom, according to a news release.

2 arrested for guns and drugs in Gastonia motel room

GASTONIA, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Investigators arrested two people after a report of guns and illegal drugs in a motel room on the 2700 block of Gastonia Dallas Highway. According to investigators, the crime occurred on September 19. Officers found a 35-year-old male armed with a handgun, a 34-year-old woman, and drugs in the room.

CMPD not ruling out teen suspects in shooting of 3-year-old

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte has seen a string of violent incidents involving young people in recent weeks. The month of September saw a 14-year-old charged with the murder of a 16-year-old, three 21-year-olds charged in connection to a drive-by shooting that killed 3-year-old Asiah Figueroa and injured his 4-year-old sister, and a 19-year-old and 15-year-old charged in a shootout that injured a 15-year-old and 1-year-old.

Man under house arrest in Charlotte wanted after leaving home, authorities say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A 67-year-old man serving a portion of his sentence at home is wanted after authorities said he left his residence in Charlotte. According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Eddie Tate was confined to his home as part of his sentences for habitual breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods.

Fifth person charged with murder in fatal shooting of Terrik Roddey in southwest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Two other suspects have been charged in the Aug. 6 murder of Terrik Roddey in southwest Charlotte, bringing the total number to five. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 23-year-old Deneirrean Treshun Brake and 26-year-old Deandre Casshun Brake were arrested Tuesday and charged with murder and two counts each of shooting into an occupied dwelling and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Mother of baby shot in east Charlotte disputes account of shooting

CMS principal being remembered for ‘supportive leadership,’ ‘sparking sense of humor’. Officials with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools confirmed to WBTV’s news partners at The Charlotte Observer that principal Eric Ward died Wednesday. Mecklenburg County. Updated: 5 hours ago. Police say seven guns have been found on campus, the latest being Monday at...

Mecklenburg jail officer fired after assaulting handcuffed inmate, Sheriff’s Office says

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office terminated a jail officer Wednesday after detention center security video showed her assaulting a handcuffed inmate a week ago. Detention Officer Chandler Craig has been arrested and charged with simple assault for the incident, the Sheriff’s Office said. Craig began working with the office on Dec. 9, 2015.