Mooresville Police said Thursday they have charged two parents with murder and child abuse in the March 2012 death of their 2-year-old girl. Meanwhile, the Iredell sheriff’s office has released more information about the man they tracked down after a search of fields and woods off NC 115 and Bridges Farm Road on Jan. 29. In Davidson, police reports over the past week included a domestic dispute and a case of debit card fraud. Details on these stories and a tally of the week’s arrests and citations may be found below.
MOORESVILLE PARENTS CHARGED
Mooresville police said they have charged a couple in South Carolina with the March 2012 death of their 2-year-old girl at their home east of downtown Mooresville.
Nicholas Burnette Clark, 22, and Sheila Amanda Hendley, 21, were arrested in South Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 6, on one count of first degree murder and two counts of felony child abuse. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrests.
The charges stem from an investigation that began on March 15, 2012, when Mooresville police were called to 519 Sharpe St. to assist with an EMS call. A 2-year-old child was found dead at the scene, and police opened an investigation.
Mr. Clark told The Mooresville Tribune that the couple is not responsible for the child’s death. (See Feb. 7, 2013, Mooresville Tribune, “11 months later, parents arrested in child’s death”)
MAN ARRESTED AFTER MANHUNT
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 26-year-old Mooresville man on multiple felony charges after chasing him down in a manhunt near the Davidson Pointe neighborhood on the morning of Jan. 29.
John Brandon Thompson, of Baracah Road in Mooresville, was charged with obstructing and delaying and multiple felony charges after his arrest on Jan. 29. That morning shortly before 8 am, an officer on patrol recognized the man, and stopped to arrest him. The man fled on foot into fields and woods off Bridges Farm Road and NC 115.
Canine officers and Davidson police were called to help. He later was found hiding in an abandoned farm house.
Mr. Thompson had been wanted on several warrants, alleging break-ins and larceny. See the original story here: Jan. 29, 2013, “Police search for suspect off Bridges Farm Road”
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 8:13 a.m., 800 block of Beaty Street – Police responded to a call about a domestic disturbance in which a female assaulted a 34-year-old male.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 8:49 a.m., 18800 block of Greyton Lane – Police are investigating a case of fraud in which an unknown suspect used the victim’s debit card number without her consent.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 4:43 a.m., 644 Davidson Gateway Drive, Rushco – Police arrested a 29-year-old male suspect for driving with a suspended license and being in possession of stolen property.
ARRESTS, CITATIONS, AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT: JAN. 28 – FEB. 3
- BEATY STREET – 1 citation for speeding and 1 for no operator’s license
- CONCORD ROAD – 1 citation for expired registration
- DEMBRIDGE DRIVE – 1 citation for driving while license revoked
- GRIFFITH STREET – 13 citations for speeding.
- MAIN STREET – 2 citations for speeding and 1 for expired registration/inspection
- NC-115 – 1 citation for speeding and 1 for no operator’s license
- ROBERT WALKER DRIVE – 1 citation for speeding
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