Captain R.M. Golding of CMPD’s South Division emailed the below press release yesterday in response to the highly publicized home intrusion in nearby Piper Glen last Thursday night/early Friday morning.
Below you will find the press releases regarding the home invasion that occurred last night on Scotch Heather Way. I also want everyone to know that this incident is in no way related to the 2 robberies at Colony Place Shopping Center nor is it related to the robbery in the Carrington Community which was also drug related and also was not a random incident.
Captain R. M. Golding
Based on interviews and physical evidence, Detectives learned that this incident began as a drug-related robbery. After several interviews and the discovery of controlled substances on scene, two of the residents were charged with numerous offenses. The charges and individuals are identified as follows:
· Ryan Clark Tucker W/M 1/12/1985 charged with P/W/I/S/D Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Maintain a Vehicle for Use Storage of Sale of Controlled Substance
· Sean Nicholls Tobin, W/M 1/12/1985 charged with P/W/I/S/D Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Maintain a Vehicle for Use Storage of Sale of Controlled Substance
Both of these subjects are residents of 8919 Scotch Heather Way.
The shooting victim has not been positively identified at this time. Homicide Detectives are continuing their attempts to determine the identification of the deceased.
The Homicide Detectives will present the completed investigation surrounding this incident to the District Attorney who will determine what if any charges will be filed related to the homicide.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Detectives are currently investigating a Residential Occupied Breaking and Entering and homicide at 8919 Scotch Heather Way. The incident occurred on Thursday, December 11, 2008, at 10:47 p.m., in the South Division.
South Division officers responded to a call for service in reference to a Residential Occupied Breaking and Entering and that one person had been shot. When officers arrived on scene they were met by the 911 caller who advised that the male subject who had broken into the residence had been shot. Officers located the male subject inside the kitchen suffering from a possible gunshot wound. Medic arrived on scene and pronounced the subject deceased. The subject has not been identified; pending identification and family notification his name will be released.
Homicide Unit detectives are on scene canvassing the neighborhood and Crime Scene Search units are processing the scene for physical evidence.
According to the preliminary investigation, it is believed that several subjects who were armed with handguns and possibly wearing masks broke into the residence at 8919 Scotch Heather Way. A confrontation occurred between an occupant of the residence and the armed subjects resulting in one of the subjects being shot. In addition, one occupant of the residence was struck on the head with a weapon and was transported to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Detectives believe that a second subject fled the scene in an unknown vehicle. The other occupants of the residence also left but then later returned. They are currently at Police Headquarters being interviewed by detectives. Detectives believe the subjects targeted this residence for a specific purpose; this is not a random incident and detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide detective. Detective A. Fant is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.