Updated Wed., 1:59pm
A 27-year-old Cornelius man suspected in a car theft and series of auto break-ins in Davidson earlier this month was arrested on Tuesday in Cornelius. Also below: Police were conducting a death investigation late Tuesday on South Main Street, though they did not consider it suspicious. A Huntersville driver struck a utility pole on Concord Road Oct. 23, and a Davidson driver struck a deer early Saturday on Davidson-Concord Road. Read on for the details.
POLICE NAB AUTO-THEFT SUSPECT
Davidson police on Tuesday arrested a Cornelius man suspected in a car theft and series of auto break-ins in Davidson earlier this month. Police had obtained several arrest warrants for the man after identifying him with the help of a security camera outside a business on North Main Street in Cornelius
Marcus Holloway, 27, of Zion Street, Cornelius, was arrested around 4:30 p.m. on Meridian Street in Cornelius. He was charged with two felonies – auto theft and an auto break-in – and one count of misdemeanor larceny from an automobile. Police say he could face additional charges.
He was being held in Mecklenburg County jail Wednesday, with bail set at $21,500.
Police are investigating nearly two dozen auto break-ins early Oct. 7 and 8 around Davidson. They had offered a $1,000 reward through Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest in the case.
On Oct. 9, police developed a partial description of a suspect in the case, after examining a security camera video from the North Main Street, Cornelius, business. The video showed a white male, about 5 feet 6 inches or 5 feet 8 inches, unloading a bag of items from the trunk of a Volkswagen Passat that had been stolen from Dogwood Lane in Davidson.
It wasn’t clear Tuesday night if a tip helped solve the case. Police were on an investigation Tuesday night and were not available to answer further questions. (see below)
Oct. 12, 2012, “Police still investigating auto break-ins, stolen car.”
Davidson police are investigating the death of resident Tuesday night at a home on South Main Street.
Police were called to 238 S. Main Street around 7 p.m. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department’s Crime Scene investigation truck also responded.
A Davidson detective told us Wednesday police are classifying it only as a death investigation at this point, and not characterizing it further.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 12:00 p.m., 738 Concord Road – A Huntersville woman driving a 2000 Chrysler struck the curb while traveling east and collided with a utility pole at approximately 25 mph. Duke Energy representatives were called to the scene and advised that all damages to the pole would be incurred by AT&T or MI-Connection. It was unknown who owned the damaged communications lines at the time of the report, but total combined damage to the pole and the vehicle were estimated at $1,300.
SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2:45 a.m., Davidson-Concord Road at Scanlan Way – A Davidson woman driving a 2009 Volkswagen struck a deer at approximately 40 mph that ran out from the woods. Total damage to the vehicle (which had to be towed away from the scene) was estimated at $7,000.
SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 6:50 p.m., Griffith Street at Sloan Street – A Wilkesboro man driving a 2007 BMW rear-ended a Cornelius woman’s 2013 Subaru. The driver of the BMW stated that he did not see the other vehicle slowing down. Total combined damages were estimated at $650.
SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 9:47 p.m., NC-73 at Summers Walk Boulevard – A Charlotte man driving a 2006 Mazda rear-ended a Huntersville driver’s stopped 2012 Toyota at approximately 40 mph, pushing the Toyota into a Davidson man’s stopped 2006 Nissan. No injuries were reported, but both the Mazda and the Toyota had to be towed away from the scene. Total combined damage was estimated at $8,500.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 5:21 p.m., 300 block of Northwest Drive – Police are investigating a case of vandalism in which an unknown suspect damaged the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro that the reporting victim had rented from Avis car rental. Total damage to the vehicle was estimated at $1,000.
ARRESTS, CITATIONS, AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT, OCT 22-28
- BEATY STREET - 1 citation for speeding and 1 for expired registration
- CONCORD ROAD - 1 citation for expired registration/inspection
- DAVIDSON GATEWAY DRIVE - 1 arrest for a probation violation and 1 citation for expired registration/inspection
- GRIFFITH STREET - 1 citation for no operator’s license, 3 for expired registration, 2 for speeding, 1 for improperly transporting a child in the front seat, 1 for driving while license revoked, and 1 for failing to yield in a traffic circle
- JETTON STREET - 1 citation for expired registration
- MAIN STREET - 2 citations for speeding
- NC-73 - 1 citation for speeding and 1 for no operator’s license
- I-77 - 1 citation for operating a vehicle on a one-way road
- ROBERT WALKER DRIVE – 3 citations for speeding.
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