Multi-Divisional burglary suspect arrested


Tuesday, March 27, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Independence, South and Providence Divisions, with the assistance of the York County Sheriff's Department, have charged Ivory LaVonda Chappell, DOB: 05/23/1983, with a significant series of burglaries in the Charlotte area.

In the fall of 2017, detectives observed a trend of burglaries across Charlotte that appeared to be connected.  Detectives with the effected divisions began collaborating on the investigations.  On March 14, 2018, detectives were notified by the York County Sheriff's Department that they had recovered a large amount of stolen property at a motel on Foothills Way that had previously been in the possession of Chappell.  Chappell had been locked up on March 13, 2018, by CMPD Officers for numerous outstanding warrants from Moore County involving burglary, and had left the items at the hotel. 

Thanks to the York County Sheriff Department, and with additional information gathered during the course of these investigations, Ivory Chappell was confirmed as the suspect in nine cases of burglary.  Detectives with the Independence, South and Providence Divisions obtained 21 warrants on Chappell involving him in 9 separate burglary cases.  The case numbers and divisions for each of these incidents are provided below.  

Chappell, who was already in the Mecklenburg County Jail for the March 13th arrest, was severed with these additional burglary warrants.  He has since been transferred to Moore County regarding warrants obtained in their county.

This in an ongoing investigation and additional charges are forthcoming.  

  • 20171107-1435-00 (Independence Division)
  • 20171107-1522-00 (Independence Division)
  • 20180228-1657-03 (Independence Division)
  • 20171207-1208-00 (Providence Division)
  • 2017-1019-1722-01 (South Division)
  • 2017-1023-1323-02 (South Division)
  • 2018-0228-1148-00 (South Division)
  • 2012-0202-1437-00 (South Division)
  • 2018-0306-1756-03 (South Division)

​Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at