FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Contact: Jessica Wallin, CMPD Public Affairs
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Armed Robbery Unit have charged Brenton Mosley, DOB: 11/02/1995, and Jaelin Harris, DOB: 05/19/1998, for their involvement in two armed robberies.
On March 29, 2016, at approximately 1:01 a.m., North Tryon Division Patrol Officers responded to the 5800 block of The Plaza in reference to an armed robbery call for service. Upon arrival, the victim advised officers that she was walking down The Plaza when a white SUV pulled up beside her. The front passenger, armed with a handgun, jumped out of the SUV and demanded her property. After receiving the property the suspect punched the victim in the face and fled in the vehicle (see CMPD report number 20160329-0101-00).
Later that morning, at approximately 5:33 a.m., Steele Creek Division Patrol Officers responded to the 5500 block of Old Pineville Road in reference to an armed robbery with a victim shot. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries. Information gathered during the investigation indicated that the victim was approached by suspects, one of which was armed with a handgun. The suspects then robbed and shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene in a white SUV (report number 20160329-0533-02).
Additional information and evidence gathered by detectives during the course of these investigations led them in identifying Mosley and Harris as the suspects in both cases.
On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Mosley was arrested by Armed Robbery Detectives without further incident. Earlier this morning, the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team located and arrested Harris without further incident. Both Mosley and Harris have been charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, two counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and are currently in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
These arrests are a prime example of how the collaboration and communication between detectives and officers is in taking these violent suspects off of the streets to prevent further harm upon the community.
Anyone with additional information concerning these casesis asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. To learn more about the Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.