The failure of so many caused the death of a young expectant mother.
So many are to blame in the stabbing death of Danielle Watson that is is hard to know where to start. But anyone who has ever called CMPDs 911 system and had a waste of time conversation with the person on the other end may understand my anger. Now the police, 911, prisons, courts and others have come together to cause a young mother' to be's stocking and tragic death.
Start with the fiance' why did it take his mind nearly two hours to think something might be wrong? If my girlfriend worked nights in Charlotte and didn't answer for 15 mins after hearing some commotion in the back ground, I'd be my way.
I can't tell you how many times I've called 911 and felt like I'd just called the hope and pray line only to be put on hold and then had to left a message. It starts with "911, do you need Police Fire or Medic?" How about let me tell you rather than waste seconds before I can even speak. Charlotte's 911 Operators must have telecommunications equipment made at the turn of the last century. Why can't they get the address right the first time?
I would describe the Flying Biscuit as in the Stonecrest Shopping Center corner of Rea and Ballantyne Commons Parkway next to Chick Fil A. But I'd be willig to bet the farm that CMPD's 911 Operators would insist on having an address. Cedar Posts has asked for a copy of the 911 Call. Nothing but crickets from CMPD.
Seriously how does Flying Biscuit become Plum Biscuit? I could understand Spying Biscuit,Trying Biscuit, Lying Trisect.
When the Officer went to an address that was not a business, why wasn't Watson's boyfriend called back? Give the details why did he go out to a resisu
How did this piece of crap get out of jail in the first place? Did the Flying Biscuit really hire this scumm?
Detectives conducting a homicide investigation in the South Division
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation related to the robbery of The Flying Biscuit Café, located at 7930 Rea Road in the South Division. The initial call for service came in at 6:24 a.m., on Saturday, January 14, 2012, in regards to what was thought at the time to be a larceny. The victim has been identified as Danielle Marie Watson, DOB: 04/29/1986.
South Division patrol officers responded to the Flying Biscuit early this morning in reference to a suspected larceny. As officers were still on the scene conducting their investigation, they were notified by an employee of Allied Waste Services that a body was behind the trash dumpster that he was attempting to empty. The body was that of Ms. Watson, an employee of the Flying Biscuit. At this time, Ms. Watson’s vehicle is unaccounted for. We are asking that if anyone sees her vehicle, that they call 911 immediately. The vehicle is a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier two door, NC registration: ZYX1952; baby blue in color. A photo of the actual vehicle is attached to this e-mail. The investigation is in its early stages. As additional information develops, it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.
Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Detectives with the Robbery Unit responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team responded to the scene as well
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Morales is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. For additional information, reference CMPD complaint number 2012-0114-062401.
Robert P. Fey | Public Affairs Office
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
601 East Trade Street | Charlotte, NC 28202
704.336.2338 o | 704.619.4169 c
Update Saturday 11:59 PM
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Ms. Watson’s fiancee received a phone call which led him to believe that there was some type of commotion at the Flying Biscuit, at 7930 Rea Road. The phone call was an open line; there was no communication. The fiancé received the phone call at approximately 10:15 p.m. As time went on, the fiancé became more concerned for Ms. Watson’s safety. After Ms. Watson failed to respond to repeated text messages and phone calls, her fiancé called 911 at 12:05 a.m., on Saturday, January 14, 2012, to report that he needed the police to respond to the Flying Biscuit. He told 911 that Ms. Watson called him and hung up abruptly and that he heard some type of commotion in the background and believed that the business was being robbed.
A call for service was entered for a non-existent business named Plum Biscuits at 3930 Rea Road. The officer responded to the address, which was a private residence and did not receive an answer at the door. The officer then drove to a nearby shopping complex to attempt to locate any businesses that matched the name of Plum Biscuits. Due to the address entered into the call, the officer did not respond to the Flying Biscuit.
Detectives have signed warrants on Mark Anthony Cox, DOB: 11/05/1989, charging him with the murder of Ms. Watson and two counts of Armed Robbery. Mr. Cox was a co-worker of Ms. Watson; he has not yet been arrested. We are asking that anyone who knows the whereabouts of Mr. Cox please call 911 immediately. In addition, it is believed that Mr. Cox fled the scene in Ms. Watson’s car, which has still not been located. The vehicle description is a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier two door, NC registration: ZYX1952; baby blue in color.