Hate Crime By 'White America' Leads To Black Man's Arrest; Fatal Stabbing In North Charlotte

Apr 10, 2017

Charlotte police say a possible hate crime incident in which a threatening letter was left outside a Nepali-Indian grocery store last week signed "White America" has led to the arrest of a black man.

Police have arrested and charged 32-year-old Curtis Flournoy in connection to last week's incident, during which video surveillance shows an African-American man throwing a rock through a window of the Central Market, and setting its door on fire.

A note found at the scene and signed "White America" tells the owner to go back to where they came from or face torture. Police say Flournoy has been charged with multiple counts, including ethnic intimidation and burning a commercial building.

Police Investigation Fatal Stabbing North Charlotte

Correction: CMPD says the victim and the man police detained appeared to have known each other. 

Police say a woman was fatally stabbed in north Charlotte around 7:15 a.m. Monday. The identity of the woman has not been released. Police say they detained a man of interest at the scene, who has also not been identified. He was brought to police headquarters for questioning.

In a press release, police say they believe the man and the woman were not known to each other.

Monday morning's homicide marks the 28th so far this year, more than twice the number of homicides at the same time last year.

Two Children Remain In Hospital From Bounce House Mishap

Two children are still in the hospital after a bounce house was lifted into the air by a gust of wind over the weekend. The inflatable attraction was carried into the air around 2 p.m. Saturday at a church carnival in western South Carolina.

Officials say five children total were hospitalized when the bounce house was lifted into the air. The two children still in the hospital are reportedly in stable condition. Their names have not been released. Officials say the bounce house was anchored at the time of the incident.

Third Person Dies From Shooting Outside Hickory Bar

A third person has died following a shooting at a bar in Hickory last Friday. Hickory police say 21-year-old QuaJaue Kennedy died at a hospital in Winston-Salem on Saturday.

Two other 21-year-olds were also killed in the shooting - Justin Aiken and Cody Bouphavong. Police have arrested and charged 23-year-old Dontray Cumberland and 23-year-old Greydon Hanson, both of Hickory, in connection with the shooting.