Shot in Benson

What happened here?

Police say a man found dead in a street outside apartments was (Victim), a 51-year-old town resident who they believe was shot during a dispute involving several people about midnight Sunday.

A “dispute involving several people?” Were they arguing about sports scores? Or was it a general melee in the street?

Victim

We may never know.

Captured in Virginia

The cops in Virginia caught a guy that the Apex police were looking for.

(Suspect), 53, of Sanford was being held in jail in Virginia on charges of robbing stores in Apex in November and December, police reported Monday.

(Suspect) was picked up in Emporia, Va., on Saturday on warrants obtained by Apex detectives, Capt. Ann Stephens said.

It’s not his first time at the rodeo

Suspect

It looks like he’s planning to make a career out of it.

Gunblog VarietyCast Episode 20

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Episode 20 is up!

Show notes available HERE

The question is, why wasn’t he arrested on Federal charges?

I’m not a big fan of NC’s “Weapons of Mass Death and Destruction” law. It’s basically the same as the NFA law. Anything that is considered an NFA item, like bombs, machine guns, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns, and silencers are WMDD.

Rowan County authorities arrested and charged on Thursday who they say is a Crips gang member with multiple firearm offenses.

charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, possession of a firearm by a felon, selling a weapon of mass destruction and transportation of a weapon of mass destruction.

So chances are he was charged with having a sawed off shotgun.

Suspect

My problem with this is that the Federal charges of failure to register an NFA item are 10 years and $250K in fines. Why are we giving them an easy time of it by charging this guy in State court?

“On Parole” doesn’t mean “Rehabilitated”

He got out of jail and went straight back to work.

A Garner man was arrested in Raleigh Thursday by U.S. marshals and state parole officers on a string of criminal warrants and charged with violating a parole he began last year.

He served his time, but he didn’t change his ways.

Suspect

Don’t worry. They’ll let him out again soon.

Robbery and kidnapping

Police take a dim view of armed robbery, or, as it is styled in North Carolina, “Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.”

U.S. marshals and Durham police arrested a man at a Durham motel on charges of robbing a person with a gun last week, federal officials said Friday.

They will bend every effort to catch an armed robber because they are only one step short of becoming a murderer.

Suspect

He didn’t wake up yesterday saying to himself, “Hey, I think I’ll be a criminal today!”

This is a good time to link to a great explanation of the sort of people who commit “street robberies.” Read it all. You have to know what you’re facing out there.

Don’t carry evidence of greater crimes while committing lesser crimes

Sometimes I think that the people who get arrested are routinely visited by the Bad Judgement Fairy.

Two men, arrested after a fight outside a New Bern Avenue store, were charged with having 76 phony $20 bills in their pockets when police searched them early Thursday.

Police went to the Walmart at 4431 New Bern Ave. late Wednesday and found a fight going on.

The assault charges, police said, stemmed from attacking a store worker with a broom handle that he had brought outside in hopes of breaking up the fight.

So they got into a fight. When the store worker came out with a broom handle to break the fight up, they took it away from him and attacked him with it. All while carrying 76 phony $20 bills.

Suspect 1

Suspect 2

Yeah, the Bad Judgement Fairy strikes again.

Found dead in his SUV

I wonder what happened here?

Police found a 25-year-old man shot to death early Wednesday in a car near Concord and Cecil streets, officials said.

Let’s see if there are any clues.

Victim

Do you see anything that might indicate what he would have been early on Wednesday morning?

Looking for Mr. Stabby

He got stabby, now the cops are looking for him.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are seeking the public’s help again to find a suspect in the Nov. 14 stabbings of two people on the 5400 block of Albemarle Road.

And who would take a stab at two people?

Suspect

The same sort of person who would be convicted of arson and felony animal cruelty.

Stealing tablet computers

I guess just getting a job is too industrious for this crook.

In one week, police charged, a man was able to take 24 tablet computers from a Target store in order to sell them for $50 apiece.

And who steals computer tablets from Target?

Suspect

Pretty much who you’d expect to.