Monday, January 10, 2011

Repeat Offender Murders Man During Breaking & Entering

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit Detectives are investigating a murder that occurred at 2114 Purser Drive in the North Tryon Division. A 'check the welfare' call was received by 911 operators at 1:16 pm on January 10, 2011.

CMPD North Tryon Division officers responded to the residence, entered the house and discovered a male victim unconscious and suffering from an apparent stab wound. Officers saw signs of a struggle inside the residence. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and has been positively identified as Christopher Julian Radok.

The evidence in this case points to the fact that the suspect, Antoine D. Young, broke into Mr. Radok’s home to steal and attacked Mr. Radok as he arrived home from work. Mr. Radok died of injuries which he sustained during the attack. Homicide Unit Detectives have charged 29-year old Antoine Young with murder, robbery and larceny theft of a motor vehicle. Detectives believe that Mr. Young acted alone during the commission of this crime and are not currently seeking additional suspects.

According to the NC Dept of Corrections website, Antoine Dion Young has a criminal history dating back to 1998, when he assaulted a public official and received probation at age 17. In 2000, he was busted with stolen goods in Union County and spent two months in jail. In 2002, he was convicted of several drug charges and again was sentenced to two months in jail.

In 2006, Young was convicted of two counts of possession of drugs and was sentenced to six months in prison in April of 2007. Since his release from jail in October 2008, CMPD has arrested Antoine Young seven times for various crimes including; larceny, drug possession, probation violations, breaking & entering and possession of a firearm by a felon.


** Detectives are currently looking for the victim’s vehicle- a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, gray in color. The vehicle has a NC Plate #: WPH-5769.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Whitworth is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.