Two Suspects Charged Following Several Early Morning Vehicle Break-ins


Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, December 7, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's North Division have charged Ezra Spearman, DOB: 05/20/2002, and a 16-year-old juvenile male following a spree of vehicle break-ins on Shining Oak Lane.

Shortly before 5:30 a.m., on December 7, 2021, the victim called 9-1-1 and reported that he observed an unknown suspect breaking into his vehicle.  When the victim approached the suspect, a struggle ensued, and a second suspect assaulted the victim, allowing both suspects to escape.  Officers with the North Division and K9 Unit responded to the scene and quickly located both suspects in the immediate area.  The suspects were identified as Spearman and the 16-year-old juvenile.

As the investigation continued, officers determined that the suspects broke into two additional vehicles on Shining Oak Lane before being apprehended by officers.  Officers were able to recover the stolen property, including a vehicle key fob, cash, and firearm accessories.  Following an interview with detectives, Spearman was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with three counts of Break or Enter Motor Vehicle, Felony Larceny, Misdemeanor Larceny, and Resisting a Public Officer.  The juvenile male was transferred to a juvenile detention facility and charged with three counts of Break or Enter Motor Vehicle, Felony Larceny, and Misdemeanor Larceny.

The public is reminded to remove all valuables from their vehicles and keep the doors locked at all times. CMPD also encourages community members to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings - an observant community is the best partner in preventing the next crime.  If anyone observes suspicious activity or persons in the area, please contact 9-1-1. 

The investigation into these cases is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  Anyone with information is asked to leave it anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20211207-0521-01.