Steele Creek Division - Homicide on Archdale Drive


Sunday, June 03, 2018,

On June 2, 2018, at 3:10 p.m., Steele Creek Division patrol officers responded to an overdose call for service in the 300 block of Archdale Drive.  Upon officers arrival, they located an unresponsive female inside a motel room with physical signs of injuries.  The victim, identified as Jameriane Laverne Ardrey, DOB: 05/03/1978, was pronounced deceased by Medic.  Her family has been notified of her death. 

A male, later identified as James Mangus Brewer, DOB: 03/26/1977, was on scene and transported voluntarily to police headquarters to be interviewed by Homicide/ADW Unit Detectives.  It was determined that Brewer and Ardrey were in a dating relationship and involved in a physical altercation.  At the conclusion of the interview Brewer was transported to the Mecklenburg County Sherriff's Office where he remains in custody.  He has been charged with Murder.

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 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 Isenhour 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