***UPDATE*** Hickory Grove - Detectives investigating a sexual assault on Lawyers Road

11/30/2018

Case Update: Friday, November 30, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit have charged Lajames Arteian Ross, DOB: 08/04/1994, for his involvement in the below case.

Ross was arrested in Lancaster, South Carolina with the assistance of the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office CAT Team. Ross is waiting to be extradited back to North Carolina, where he will be transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. Ross is charged with two counts of First Degree Kidnapping, First Degree Sex Offense, and First Degree Rape.

Anyone with information concerning this case or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  To learn more about Crime Stoppers, please visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.   The report numbers associated are 20180914-0530-00 and 20181113-1227-01.

 

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​Friday, September 14, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the suspect in the photographs below who is responsible for a sexual assault that occurred early this morning.

On Friday, September 14, 2018, at 5:30 a.m., Hickory Grove Division officers were dispatched to a sexual assault call for service.  The 22-year-old woman advised that she was at a gas station on Lawyers Road when she was approached by an unknown black male.  The suspect got into the victims vehicle and forced her to drive off.  While in the vehicle, the suspect brandished a weapon and sexually assaulted the victim before fleeing the scene. 

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5'9", last seen wearing blue basketball shorts with a lighter blue stripe on the side.  The suspect got out of a vehicle that was being driven by an unknown black female.  The vehicle appears to be a white Chevrolet HHR, with whited out rear windows and black rims.  (Please see photographs below)

Anyone with information concerning this case or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  To learn more about Crime Stoppers, please visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.   The report number is 20180914-0530-00.


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