Recent Crime News
Tuesday Apr 28 | via WBTV
Darius Jamal Smotherson, who was captured getting off of a bus heading to Baltimore in 2012, will now spend more than thirty years in prison for the murder of Kannapolis teen Daniel Cooper. Smotherson pleaded guilty in Rowan County Court on Monday to second degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Comment?
Friday Apr 24 | via WBTV
A former youth pastor at a church in Kannapolis who was charged with sex crimes last week involving young girls, is now facing new charges, according to Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten. Benjamin Ross Hollifield, 25, has now been charged with one charge of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Comment?
Monday Apr 20 | via Jacksonville Daily News
The youth pastor in Kannapolis has been arrested and charged with having sex with a 13-year-old church member. Comment?
Sunday Apr 19 | via Lowell Sun
Police say Jackson left but the others stayed. One allegedly pulled out a gun, and police say they took two video game consoles and $382 from the apartment's three residents. Comment?
Sunday Apr 19 | via WCNC-TV Charlotte
A former youth pastor at a church in Kannapolis is behind bars on charges of statutory rape and indecent liberties. Kannapolis youth pastor arrested on child sex charges A former youth pastor at a church in Kannapolis is behind bars on charges of statutory rape and indecent liberties. 2 comments
Saturday Apr 18 | via WBTV
A former Rowan County youth pastor is being held under a bond of $1 million, accused of sex crimes involving a child that attended his church. Sources tell WBTV that Hollifield was the youth pastor and outreach pastor at Piedmont Baptist Church in Kannapolis, NC. Comment?
Saturday Apr 18 | via KATC-TV Lafayette
A North Carolina man may influence the 2016 presidential election from beyond the grave if his family gets their way. "The family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016," read the obituary, which ran in the local newspaper. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via WBTV
Kannapolis Police are looking for an unidentified man and a woman who they say shot man at a local apartment complex. On Monday at approximately 10:39 PM, officers responded to the parking lot in front of 499 Cabarrus Arms Drive in reference to a shooting. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via WCNC-TV Charlotte
Alleged getaway driver charged in Kannapolis shooting Kannapolis Police have arrested a woman in connection with a shooting late Monday night. Check out this story on WCNC.com: At about 10:40 Monday, Kannapolis Police officers responded to a parking lot in the 400 block of Cabarrus Arms Drive to find Samuel Smith in the driver's seat of a white Chevy with multiple gunshot wounds. Comment?
Friday Apr 10 | via WBTV
A man is charged after officials say he robbed a Kannapolis CVS Pharmacy of a "large quantity of medication" on Wednesday morning. Myles Robert Williams, 28 of Davidson, is accused of robbing the CVS on Shiloh Church Road around 9:20 a.m. CVS employees told police a man, later identified as Williams, entered the store, pulled out a black handgun and demanded prescription medication from the pharmacy. Comment?
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