And yet no coverage in the local paper or by the local television news. Seems just a little odd, don't you think?
Updated 5:48 PM Tuesday
Sources tell Cedar Posts that late Friday night, at approximately 10:20PM, CMPD crime scene investigator Roy D. Patterson pulled into the driveway of his Driftwood Drive home off Albemarle Road shortly after completing his shift and was shot by a neighbor with a high caliber rifle.
The neighbor who shot Patterson has been identified as James Dearmon Whitley age 49 of 3601 Driftwood Drive. He has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury and assault in a secret manner.
James Dearmon Whitley
Patterson's injuries are reported as serious but non-life threatening.
According to neighbors the suspect is a nut case who has lived in the neighborhood since 1975 and had threatened Patterson repeatedly over a period of several months. Whitley is being held in the Mecklenburg County jail under $150,000 bond.
James Whitley home next door to the victim's residence.
With the significant event log gone from the CMPD web site as well as calls for service this is just news lost in the madness of a Super Bowl weekend.
But apparently WCNC knew a CMPD employee had been shot, but were told by CMPD that it was only a "BB" gun so in other words a "non-event". Yet the "non-event" was high profile enough to warrant a internal CMPD memo. Cedar posts is wondering why WCNC just rolled over?
According to sources who live in the neighborhood there was not a large police response and no members of the CMPD command staff where on scene after the shooting.
Cedar's sources also report that Patterson is still in the hospital after being shot in the pelvic area. So "pelvic" area combined with questions about the nut case neighbor leads to the next question, was this a "hate crime" if so why the cover-up?
Update 7:52: The "local paper" finally reports some of the facts here.
CMPD Vice Unit Prostitution Sting
Undercover CMPD's Boulevard Bait was looking fine as Vice Officers worked the streets Friday and Saturday. The list of creeps looking to buy some cheap and quick attention is long and pretty repulsive. I'll let the "Local Paper" print photos of the dirty dozen.
Follow-up to the Jemimah Blow story from several weeks ago:
The shake up at the North Division continues with Response Area 3 Commander (RAC) Jeremiah Blow being "demoted" and transferred to Eastway Division. North Division's Captain Gregg Collins has been transferred as well, he will now work the Freedom Division.
Captain Ceil Brisbon has assumed responsibility of the North Division and sergeant Brady was brought in from the University City Division.
Reason's for the shake up are not clear but Cedar Posts will guess it has a lot to do with Blow. The details are here.