It's odd the way some businesses and organizations suspend an employee from his or her job immediately upon knowing of an individual's arrest by police. This is done without any court determination of criminal wrongdoing. A North Carolina State running back was charged on June 6 with misdemeanor criminal assault on a female and was suspended immediately.
A crime sweep that results in massive arrests in one fell swoop tend to walk a fine line between admirable police-work and denial of individual liberties. When the police make 120 arrests in one investigation dealing with crimes involving violence and firearms, it is likely that some of those charges will be found to be invalid. About 150 law enforcement officers from a number of agencies recently swooped down on a North Carolina county armed with over 160 arrest warrants designed to stem the tide of violent crime in the area.
A North Carolina man is facing a violent crime charge after an elderly woman died recently. The 51-year-old has been charged with murder and stands accused of beating the woman to death. Authorities believe the violent crime occurred when the man allegedly broke into the woman's apartment with plans to rob the home and instead found it occupied.
A North Carolina man is facing violent crime charges after an incident involving a woman. Details surrounding the incident are few, and the relationship between the man and the victim was not reported. He has been arrested on violent crime charges and has a bond of over $1,000,000.
Many North Carolina residents are aware of a recent news story in which a local man is accused of killing his wife. Police interrogation tapes apparently reveal that the man claimed the violent crime occurred accidentally. He stated he picked up a gun from a bag that was on the floor. However, he told detectives he did not notice that his wife was bleeding after the gun fired. He claims his wife even stated she was OK after the weapon went off.
A North Carolina man is in legal hot water after being accused of attacking his neighbor with a machete on July 7. The man has since been arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury. He was being held in the Bladen County Jail under a secured bond of $35,000.
Wilmington police arrested a man on May 22 and charged him with a weapons crime. The 38-year-old man was taken to the New Hanover County jail where his bail was set at $50,000. The violent crime arrest occurred after police allegedly watched the man trying to sell a weapon in the 2400 block of Colonial Drive.
On the night of April 6, North Carolina police were summoned to a home in Gaston County. A 43-year-old man was found dead of gunshot wounds in the backyard of the residence. His 47-year-old brother was arrested and charged with the violent crime.
On March 5, 2008, the student body president of the University of North Carolina was senselessly murdered on a residential street near the college campus. Two men were charged with her murder, one of whom pleaded guilty last year and is currently serving two life terms. The second man, now 20 years old, went to trial on first-degree murder allegations on December 7.
In March of last year, police identified a 28-year-old North Carolina man as the individual who fired shots in a Wilmington shooting. Not long after that incident, Wilmington police say the same man was also involved in a break-in. Police believe he was looking for someone who stole money from him. Not believing that person had moved, he apparently entered a home after pistol-whipping its residents.