Crime http://wfae.org en Doctor, Teacher Charged With Prescription Fraud http://wfae.org/post/doctor-teacher-charged-prescription-fraud <p>A Rowan County doctor and his wife turned themselves in Wednesday morning after being indicted in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain the prescription pain killer hydrocodone. Overall, police have charged eight people, most of whom are teachers or teacher assistants.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:24:35 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 54615 at http://wfae.org Doctor, Teacher Charged With Prescription Fraud Man Shot By Stray Bullet On July 4 Is In Fair Condition http://wfae.org/post/man-shot-stray-bullet-july-4-fair-condition <p>The family of Brandon Yam, the man who was shot in the head by a stray bullet on the Fourth of July, says he may be released from the hospital this week.</p><p>Family members are asking for any information that will help them identify the kind of bullet that struck him.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:29:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 54495 at http://wfae.org Man Shot By Stray Bullet On July 4 Is In Fair Condition Angelo Smith Arrives In Charlotte, Held By CMPD http://wfae.org/post/angelo-smith-arrives-charlotte-held-cmpd <p>Angelo Grayson Smith Jr., the boyfriend of missing teacher Bianca Tanner and the last one to see her before she disappeared, arrived at Charlotte-Mecklenburg police headquarters early Tuesday and was questioned by detectives, authorities say.</p><p>Smith will be taken to the Mecklenburg County Jail, charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to police.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:34:39 +0000 Cleve R. Wootson Jr. 54037 at http://wfae.org Angelo Smith Arrives In Charlotte, Held By CMPD Judge Orders Hold On Civil Lawsuit Against CMPD Officer Randall Kerrick http://wfae.org/post/judge-orders-hold-civil-lawsuit-against-cmpd-officer-randall-kerrick <p>A civil lawsuit against CMPD officer Randall Kerrick is on hold for sixty days while his criminal trial proceeds.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;made that decision Tuesday in response to a request by the city of Charlotte. The <a href="http://wfae.org/post/jonathon-ferrells-family-files-suit-shooting-death" target="_blank">civil suit</a> was filed by the family of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell who was <a href="http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-officer-fired-12-times-killing-unarmed-man" target="_blank">fatally shot ten times</a> by </span>Kerrick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in September. Ferrell was unarmed.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:06:02 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 50866 at http://wfae.org Judge Orders Hold On Civil Lawsuit Against CMPD Officer Randall Kerrick Man Accused Of Killing Rock Hill Veteran At Bar: 'I'm extremely sorry' http://wfae.org/post/man-accused-killing-rock-hill-veteran-bar-im-extremely-sorry <p>The man accused of killing a Vietnam War veteran and grandfather of eight after an assault at a Rock Hill restaurant over the weekend lowered his head in court, cried and apologized to the dead man’s family, swearing he “did not mean for this to happen the way it did.”</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 21:39:31 +0000 Jonathan McFadden 50792 at http://wfae.org Man Accused Of Killing Rock Hill Veteran At Bar: 'I'm extremely sorry' Child Abuse Bill In Memory of Union County Girl Passes Senate http://wfae.org/post/child-abuse-bill-memory-union-county-girl-passes-senate <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c113:H.R.3627.EH:/" target="_blank">The Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act</a>&nbsp;passed the U.S. Senate unanimously on Wednesday night. It's a bill that asks Attorney General Eric Holder to issue a state-by-state report on child abuse prevention laws within 6 months.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The goal is to get states to increase punishment for child abuse offenders.</span></p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 21:39:10 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 50550 at http://wfae.org Child Abuse Bill In Memory of Union County Girl Passes Senate Nine People Indicted In Kidnapping Of Wake Forest Man http://wfae.org/post/nine-people-indicted-kidnapping-wake-forest-man <p>All eight suspects involved in the kidnapping of a man from his home near Raleigh and taken to Atlanta are now in custody after being indicted by a grand jury on federal kidnapping charges. &nbsp;</p><p>FBI agents say the victim was held hostage for five days in hopes that his daughter would help an inmate that she prosecuted.</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:13:25 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 49578 at http://wfae.org Nine People Indicted In Kidnapping Of Wake Forest Man Kidnapping Victim From North Carolina Rescued By FBI In Atlanta http://wfae.org/post/kidnapping-victim-north-carolina-rescued-fbi-atlanta <p>A man who was kidnapped from his home in Wake Forest, North Carolina last week and taken to Atlanta, was rescued around midnight on Wednesday by FBI agents.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The FBI says they believe he was held hostage for five days in hopes that his daughter would help an inmate that she prosecuted.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:00:36 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 48770 at http://wfae.org Kidnapping Victim From North Carolina Rescued By FBI In Atlanta S.C. Councilman Charged With Intimidating Police Chiefs http://wfae.org/post/sc-councilman-charged-intimidating-police-chiefs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Chester City Council member was arrested Wednesday night and charged with two counts of threatening the life of a public official. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Odell Williams, who is 70 and African American, used racial slurs against the Chester City Police Chief Andre Williams and Assistant Police Chief Gene Gilmore, both of whom are also African-American, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ccording to the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.sled.state.sc.us/CISystem/Images/NewsPress/SNP0735.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">arrest warrant</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; The warrant says he met them in the Chester City Hall restroom after a council meeting on March 10.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:12:19 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 47822 at http://wfae.org S.C. Councilman Charged With Intimidating Police Chiefs Fired Hickory Officer Indicted On Assault Charge http://wfae.org/post/fired-hickory-officer-indicted-assault-charge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A former Hickory police officer is charged with felony assault. He's accused of using aggressive force in November when he pushed a 24-year-old woman to the ground during a license and registration check. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Sergeant Robert George was fired from his job in January and a grand jury indicted him this week.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:05:58 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 47351 at http://wfae.org Fired Hickory Officer Indicted On Assault Charge