Monday, April 25, 2011

Teen Arrested for Murder of 64-Year Old on Mullens Ford Rd

Chauncy Sterling
UPDATE II:  Chauncey Sterling has plead not guilty to killing Bob Barber.  A trial could take place in June 2012.
UPDATE:  The CMPD Homicide Unit developed information which led to the identification and arrest of Chauncey Sterling, 18, for the senseless murder and robbery of Dr. Robert (Bob) Barber, 64.

Once the Homicide Unit obtained warrants for Sterling, VCAT began working the case in an effort to locate Mr. Sterling.  Chauncy Sterling was taken into custody at 10:05 pm on April 24, 2011, at 285 Fargo Street, Rock Hill, SC. The Rock Hill Police Department and York County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrest of Mr. Sterling.

Chauncey Sterling does not have any prior record in North Carolina; however, he does have a prior arrest in April in York County, SC for sexual battery, criminal domestic violence and trespassing.  Sterling's Facebook and MySpace accounts pretty much tell us all we need to know about this 'wanna be' thug.

Dr. Robert Barber
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Homicide Detective are conducting a homicide investigation at the 4500 block of Mullens Ford Road.  The call for service came in at 10:20 am, on Friday, April 22, 2011. The victim has been positively identified as 64-year old Dr. Robert Latimer Barber.  Mr. Barber worked as an executive for Carolinas HealthCare System for many years.

CMPD Providence Division officers responded to a shooting call in the South Park area and when officers arrived on scene, they located a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Mr. Robert Barber was pronounced on scene by Medic. This investigation is in its initial stages; however, witnesses report Mr. Barber was walking home from a coffee shop when he was shot by the suspect.  At this time, police believe this is a random act of violence.

The suspect has been described as a black male, between 20-30 years of age, 5’6", dark complexion, short hair cut, tall and skinny and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a light colored plaid shirt running towards Simsbury Rd.

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

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