Central Division - CATS bus assault and arrest


Thursday, April 12, 2018,

Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Central Division have charged Roy Eugene Hedman (DOB: 10/14/1995) with Aggravated Assault Inflicting Serious Injury.

On April 7, 2018 at approximately 12:06 a.m., officers were notified by a witness that there was a subject being assaulted on a CATS bus near North Tryon Street and East 8th Street.  When officers arrived at this location, they observed an injured victim inside of the CATS bus.  Officers located Roy Eugene Hedman at a nearby location and detained him as he matched the suspect description given by witnesses.  As a result of the investigation, Roy Eugene Hedman was identified as the suspect in this assault and was subsequently arrested.

MEDIC responded to the scene and transported the victim to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.  The victim has been identified as Dontrell Kirkland (DOB: 11/02/1993)

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

​Anyone with additional information about this cases can call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704.334.1600 or visit the website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.