Car Wash

A man was shot and killed by a Mecklenburg County sheriff’s deputy yesterday around 7:15 p.m. at New Look Car Wash on Old Lynnwood Drive in Clinton, North Carolina.

Henry H. Feldon, 47, 246 W. Grover, Clinton, North Carolina, was taken to Memorial Hospital in Charlotte where he was pronounced dead.

According to a reporter for WCNC-TV, a Rock Hill television station, Ken Montgomery, the owner of New Look Car Wash, received a phone call from a passerby who informed him that a man’s pickup truck was stuck in a drain at the car wash. Montgomery proceeded to call an employee, Devarious Hughes, who arrived at the car wash to help.

Upon arrival, something looked suspicious so Hughes called the sheriff’s office. After the sheriff showed up, Hughes said, “He [the man with the truck] walked back to the truck and pulled out his weapon. I heard the officer say, ‘Sir, please drop the gun. Drop the gun.’ That’s when the shots were fired by the deputy.”

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office has said that one of its deputies was involved in a shooting but has released no further details since the case is under investigation by county and state officials. The unidentified sheriff’s deputy is on administrative leave during this time.

It is the second time in a week that someone has been killed by a sheriff’s deputy in Mecklenburg County.


Bank Robbery

A white man who said he had a gun robbed People’s Bank, First Street West in Conover, North Carolina, around 9:45 a.m. on Monday.

The man walked into the bank, handed the teller a note, and claimed to have a gun in his pocket. The teller gave him the money, the amount undisclosed. He is described as about six feet tall and was reported wearing a long-sleeved black shirt with a yellow reflective vest, black pants, and a black ball cap.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call the Conover police at 898-464-3112.

Four Teens

Four teens, ages 11 to 17, were arrested and charged yesterday with felony conspiracy under 18 counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and 13 counts of larceny in Mint Hill, North Carolina.

After receiving a call two weeks ago around 5 a.m. about a car break-in on Windom Road, police began their investigation. Quaran Thomas, 17, Garrett Duncan, 16, and two unidentified others, ages 11 and 14, were found in a golf cart when police arrived on the scene. Once detained, police determined they had been breaking into vehicles.

Investigation still continues, although about 50 pieces of property have been recovered. Police have identified a theft ring of youths who ride golf carts through parking lots stealing valuables from cars as the mastermind behind the crime.

Sexual Misconduct

A 47-year-old man is charged with first and second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and committing a lewd act upon a child under 16 after appearing in court on Tuesday where his bond was denied.

Ricky Wayne Rogers, 398 Fog Street in Fort Mill, South Carolina, was arrested on September 16 and booked into the York County Detention Center. He will be incarcerated until his trial after the first of the year.

According to a police report from the Fort Mill Police Department, Rogers’ charges stem from an incident on June 29. After reporting the incident to authorities on September 15, a police interview was conducted with the victim and her mother. Following the interview, three warrants for Rogers’ arrest were issued.

The victim’s identity and age has not been released at this time.

Hunting Island

A man was reported missing at 7:30 p.m. by his family after he vanished while swimming off Hunting Island just before dark on Saturday.

Joseph Scott, 31, of Allendale, SC was with his friends about 200 yards offshore when he went under the water and did not resurface. The search for Scott lasted until 9:30 p.m. and was resumed at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. He has yet to be found.

Five others – including a small boy and his father, a couple and a woman who had gone looking for them – had to be rescued from the water off Hunting Island on Saturday.

Due to its geography, the island always has strong currents according to Sgt. Michael Paul Thomas of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Dump Truck

A woman was killed after hitting a parked dump truck with her ’98 Oldsmobile on Fairbluff Road at 3:15 a.m. on Monday.

Cynthia Melton Marlik, 2478 Golf Ball Circle in Charlotte, failed to make a sharp left while driving 35 mph on Fairbluff Road just two blocks from where she lived. The dump truck was unoccupied and parked off to the side of the road. Marlik was transported by Brooks Ambulance to Cleveland Regional Medical Center where she died at 5 a.m.

Police were suspicious alcohol had been involved, so toxicology tests were performed. Results have yet to be determined.

School Bus

A six year old boy was critically injured when he fell under a moving school bus at Clemson Court near the Royal Oaks Apartments in Cabarrus County at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

Video footage from the bus shows the boy running diagonally from the right rear of the bus when he fell under it. The boy is in critical but stable condition at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

No charges are planned against the bus driver.

Motorcycle vs. Culvert

A man was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle on Sandy Ford Road in east Gaston County at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday.

Bruce Adams, 34, 1254 Turnkey Street, Gaston, was riding in a 50 mph zone at 60-65 mph when he rode his 1995 Kawasaki motorcycle into a culvert according to The North Carolina Highway Patrol. They reported that Adams died at the scene of the accident.