***UPDATE*** North Tryon Division - Homicide on Milton Road

6/28/2018

Case Update: Thursday, June 28, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Jessie Daniel Benton DOB: 5/06/1989, with the murder and armed robbery of Jose Mario Chicas. 

During the investigation, detectives identified Benton as a suspect in this case and obtained warrants for his arrest.  Earlier this morning, VCAT located and arrested Benton without incident.  He was then transported to CMPD Police Headquarters where he was interviewed.  At the conclusion of the interview, Benton was charged with Murder and Armed Robbery, and turned over to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sherriff's Office.

This is an ongoing, active investigation.  As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Overman is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.    

 

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Case Update: Thursday, June 21, 2018,

The victim in this case has been identified as Jose Mario Chicas, DOB: 1/23/1967.  His family has been notified of his death.

This is an ongoing, active investigation.  As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Overman is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

 

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Thursday, June 21, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 1900 block of Milton Road in the North Tryon Division.  The call for service came in at 6:48 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018. 

North Tryon Division patrol officers responded to a call for service of a found body on Milton Road.  The call came in from a jogger who was running by and found the victim.  The male was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic.  His name will be released once his family has been notified.

Homicide Detectives are currently canvassing the area to determine whether there are any witnesses to this incident. 

Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team, Victim Services and Operations Command responded to the scene. 

This is an ongoing, active investigation.  As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.

​Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Overman is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

 

 

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