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Murder in North Carolina — Prison or Death Penalty?

This past May, two men and a woman were arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 30-year-old mother who had recently moved to Raleigh to take a job as a bank manager. The victim’s lifeless body was found in her bed in the early morning by a construction worker after her… Read More »

Larceny — The Different Kinds of Theft in North Carolina

In October, a North Carolina man was sentenced to three years in a Tennessee prison following his shoplifting spree there and in three other states. Approximately $15,000 worth of items were found in his car at the time of his arrest and identified as stolen goods shoplifted from Walmart stores in Virginia, South Carolina and… Read More »

Grand Theft Auto — It’s Not Just a Game

This September, a New Jersey woman living in North Carolina was arrested after she attacked a police officer and stole his cruiser. The officer responded to a call about a woman lurking in a Fayetteville church parking lot. When he arrived, she lunged at him with a hammer and scissors. The officer tasered her, but… Read More »

Sometimes You Should Leave Home Without It

In October, Hall of Fame center and NBA legend Bill Russell was arrested  after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials in Seattle found a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage. The arrest took place as Russell attempted to pass through airport security. Following the arrest, Russell was cited for having a weapon in a prohibited area,… Read More »

Highway Racing Is Illegal

In March, a driver killed two Fort Bragg soldiers after he crashed into another car while racing on a Fayetteville street. Fayetteville police said that the driver was racing a 2004 Pontiac when he crossed the center line, causing the fatal accident and injuring two additional people. The driver was charged with two counts of… Read More »

When Is Killing Manslaughter Instead of Murder?

North Carolina resident and former football star Jonathan Ferrell was involved in a solo traffic accident last September and sought help at a nearby residence. The female resident called 911 and reported a break-in attempt when she didn’t recognize the man pounding on her door at 2:30 a.m. Police responded to the residence and were… Read More »

What You Should Know About Beating Robbery Charges in North Carolina

In October, Kevin Johnson was arrested as a suspect in a series of robberies and attempted robberies in Wake County during a two-week crime spree. Charges included nine counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count each of first-degree burglary, attempted robbery and extortion. When interviewed, Johnson’s wife… Read More »

Sexting and Child Porn in North Carolina

With quick and nearly constant access to Internet-ready cell phones, it is no surprise that sending pictures by phone is one of the most common social media activities engaged in by teens. Normally, this is harmless. However, there is a dark side – if your teens send sexually explicit pictures of themselves or a friend,… Read More »

When Domestic Disputes Turn Criminal: Trespassing at Your Ex-Spouse’s Home

Local news sources recently reported that a Lincolnton, North Carolina man was arrested by Catawba County sheriff’s officers on a host of charges, including extortion, communicating threats, criminal trespass, and breaking and entering. The charges stemmed from his estranged wife’s report that she had left home and returned the following day to find that some… Read More »

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Is a Crime

Last summer, rapper Chris Brown was charged with providing officers with false information and leaving the scene of an accident following a car accident in Los Angeles. After rear-ending another car, he initially refused to give the other driver his license information. The other driver also claims Brown gave her incorrect insurance information. In North… Read More »