Three Charlotte area residents have been accused of involvement in a fire that occurred at a local Goodwill store. The fire was so severe that it closed the store for seven months. All three are now facing criminal charges in connection with the incident.
A North Carolina teacher is facing criminal charges over an incident with a minor. The sixth-grade teacher has been charged with three counts of first-degree sexual offense with a child. He has been arrested and is currently being held on a $600,000 bond. If convicted of the criminal charges, he could be sentenced to life in prison.
A North Carolina man is facing criminal charges after being accused of leaving his children home alone while he went to the store to purchase beer. The 26-year-old man allegedly left a 2-year-old and an infant alone while he traveled to a local store. The criminal charges came after a concerned store clerk contacted 911 once he left the store.
Two teenagers have been accused of a two-day crime spree involving a theft crime. Once police became aware of the boys and their alleged connection to area crimes, the charges against them began to mount. Should they be convicted on any of the multiple charges they face, their futures could be significantly impacted. The teenagers came under the suspicion of authorities when North Carolina police were contacted after a disturbance in a local shopping center. Both teens were detained while leaving the area after an alleged theft crime at a Target store.
A North Carolina man who is allegedly the victim of poisoning still claims to love the woman accused of the crime. The 22-year-old woman is now facing criminal charges after authorities believe she repeatedly poisoned her two boyfriends. She has since been charged with two felonies, although it appears that at least one of the men may stand by her as she goes through the legal process.
One of a parent's most difficult jobs is keeping their children safe. Even a moment of inattention can result in tragic circumstances for both mother and child. A North Carolina mother is currently facing criminal charges after her infant almost drowned in a bath tub.
Several dozen animals were confiscated from what authorities believe may be a North Carolina puppy mill. Reports do not detail how law enforcement received word of this alleged operation, and it is important to note that there has been no indication of any injured animals. Also, none of the animals removed had to be put to sleep. Nonetheless, it is likely the animal owners will face criminal charges.
A strange white collar crime case is making headlines in North Carolina. A woman in nearby Newton has been accused of issuing driver's licenses to residents who were not qualified to have them. She is facing several white collar crime charges as a result.
Earlier this month, an armed robbery reportedly took place in the middle of the day in a busy shopping center. The owner of a Charlotte-area jewelry store told police that he was caught off guard when two men entered his store, held a gun to his face and demanded that he give them cash. He also claims that he was beaten during the alleged robbery, which has caused concern in the area about an increase in both property crime and crimes involving violence.
A teenager recently admitted to driving while impaired after her vehicle crashed into a North Carolina home. The 17-year-old says she skipped her classes at Gaston College and spent time drinking with her friends at a residence close to the school. She and a 19-year-old friend were on their way back to school when the car veered off Puetts Chapel Road, apparently going about 75 miles per hour.