Thursday, April 26, 2012

CMPD North Division Officers Arrest Three for B&E

CMPD North Division officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Isiah Xavier Barnes-Johnson, Terrance Derrell Lee and Maurisha Rogina Edwards for their involvement in several residential breaking and entering cases.

On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at approximately 12:30 p.m., North Division officers were dispatched to a residential breaking and entering call at a home in the 1100 block of Fox Glen Road. A neighbor called 911 and reported observing several suspects breaking into a home before driving away from the location. A detailed description of the suspects and the vehicle they were occupying was broadcast to patrol units in the field. Officers observed the vehicle a short time later and detained the occupants.

The witness was transported to the scene of the vehicle stop and identified the three suspects as the people he witnessed break into the home. Officers also recovered stolen property in the possession of the suspects from the B&E’s that included: televisions, laptops, and a significant amount of jewelry.

During the investigation, detectives determined that the three suspects arrested were also the same suspects responsible for two additional residential breaking and entering cases that occurred in the University City area. Detectives are also investigating whether the suspects are connected to any additional active cases.

All three suspects were charged with (3) counts of Felony Breaking & Entering with Force, (3) counts of Felony Larceny, and (3) counts of Felony Possession of Stolen Property.

Two of the three suspects arrested have lengthy criminal histories that include:
  • Barnes-Johnson is a two-time convicted Felon, with Burglary/Felony Larceny convictions from May and July 2009. He has additional arrests for Armed Robbery, Assault on Female and Misdemeanor B&E. He is under a $65K secured bond.
  • Lee is a three-time convicted Felon, with Burglary/Felony Larceny convictions from January and February 2008 and October 2009. He has additional arrests for Carrying a Concealed Weapon (Gun) and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana. He had an additional outstanding warrant for Assault on Female with a $2,500 secured bond added.

The CMPD will continue to work to remove these type of career criminals from society before they can repeatedly prey on our community. These arrests are the result of the community and police working together.  Had it not been for an engaged neighbor calling 911 to report this activity, these individuals would likely still be free to victimize our community. The CMPD continues to urge the community to call 911 whenever see or hear anything suspicious.