Lunch Break (3/21/16): Deportation of Durham teenager halted temporarily by ICE


Congressman G.K. Butterfield has said the deportation of Durham teen Wildin Acosta has been halted temporarily by immigration officials until his appeal can be heard by an immigration judge. (WSOC Staff) Acosta, who fled gang violence in Honduras as a minor, is one of the "NC 6" that was reported on by Creative Loafing earlier this month.  

A man was killed and four other were injured in a head-on collision this morning in Monroe. A man driving a truck reportedly crossed the center line and struck a van carrying a man and three children. The man driving the truck was killed. All four people in the van were transported to the hospital, including one child who had to be transported by helicopter. (WBTV Web Staff) 

No injuries were reported but four people were displaced after fire ripped through their north Charlotte home this morning. Twenty-seven firefighters were able to contain the fire on Laborde Avenue after about 15 minutes. Two people in the home were able to escape out of a window. (WBTV via Charlotte Observer) 

Christopher Crittenden
  • Christopher Crittenden
CMPD is currently looking for a man awaiting trial for attempted murder after he allegedly cut off his electronic monitoring device. According to a CMPD release, Christopher Crittenden is wanted for attempted first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, damage to property and interfering with an electronic monitoring device. (Ryan Pitkin) 

Police are still investigating the murder of a man in east Charlotte on Saturday after he was found dead in a Central Avenue parking lot. Police responded to a call at around 10:47 a.m. on Saturday morning and found 49-year-old Jeffrey Johnson dead after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Police don't have any suspects at this time. (Fox46 Staff) On that same day, 27-year-old Jacorei Davis was also killed by gunfire on Donald Ross Road in west Charlotte. No arrests have been made in that case, either. (Ryan Pitkin) 

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