Saturday, October 20, 2012

Meck County Manager Harry Jones Robbed

Just before 9 p.m. last night CP received word that Mecklenburg County Manager and his wife Becky Jones had been robbed at gunpoint in the NoDa neighborhood of Charlotte.

A minute later CP posted the following via twitter:

"Meck Co Manager Harry Jones and his wife were apparently robbed tonight in Charlotte's NoDa neighborhood."

What is interesting is that CMPD PIO (police information officer) on duty went into denial mode when the mainstream media tried to confirm CP's tweet. Which means either the PIO is woefully uninformed or a liar.

What makes it more interesting is that WBTV apparently picked up the radio call and was able to dispatch a news crew in time to locate Harry Jones being interviewed by CMPD on the scene.

So while WBTV was breaking the story, other news stations were getting "disinformation" from CMPD's official source. Which makes you wonder, how the department would handle a real city wide emergency?

The Charlotte Observer's take on the attack:

Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones and his wife were robbed at gunpoint Friday night in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood, police said.

The robbery was reported just before 8 p.m. near the Neighborhood Theatre. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said a man armed with a gun approached the couple and demanded their belongings. Jones and his wife complied, and then the man fled on foot, police said.

Robbery detectives, as well as search dogs, were called to the scene. Police said they were reviewing surveillance footage in the area.

As of 10:30 p.m., the suspect had not been found.
 Jones and his wife were not injured.

Cedar Posts Update:

Sources tell CP that Harry Jones and his wife Becky chased the thugs while calling 911. After four blocks the thugs (apparently there was more than one) managed to escape.

Read more here:


Anonymous said...

NODA is totally unsafe. So many armed robberies go unreported, but at least the criminals are now targeting their own.

Jeff A. Taylor said...

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Anonymous said...

Were the assailants also Negroes?

Anonymous said...

Was rodney there? Did Harry call his pal?

Anonymous said...

"CMPD PIO (police information officer) on duty went into denial mode when the mainstream media tried to confirm CP's tweet. Which means either the PIO is woefully uninformed or a liar"


Which one in this case is a toss up.

But which one is worse, really?

CMPD--Rutt Mutt-- Now that Cherryville is taken care of, get ready.

Anonymous said...

But there is still a reduction in crime through out Charlotte. Thanks to the great KING RODNEY. What a freaking joke. CMPD PIO is a right hand man of KING RODNEY and will lie, distort, and try to cover up the truth as much as possible.

This can be confirmed by asking for the public version of the police report, which is supposed to be public information. I'm sure you won't be able to find this report, as it was swept underneath a pile.

Now hopefully the investigations will shift to all the wrong doings and cover ups within CMPD. Let's just see when this happens who tries to stab each other in the back. That is all they are a bunch of back stabbing BITCHES!!!

Anonymous said...

what reporter would actually do a network story with examples of false reporting of crime statistics?
downgrade on a call
recorded example

is there a real reporter in charlotte?

have them respond here, please

Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah....just a lot of blather and innuendo. Chief Monroe will finish up his 5 years next spring and move on. Enough whining and go back to work !!

Anonymous said...

PIO, you are such a moron

If SBI does its job, what you say will not be true.

And you will go exactly where he does

Anonymous said...

Documented proof is not blather and innuendo. You can't control every officer. You don't know who I am. I am not one of your liars. You can not put me on third shift to punish me for telling the truth. You can not demote me or take my pension. You can not keep me from providing evidence to indict.

Good luck to each of you.

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Anonymous said...

Hahaha. Vinyl fencing ! That is almost as funny as an in depth investigation by the SBI (second bunch of idiots) . $1000 says Chief Monroe leaves here untouched ! Hilarious 10:00pm and 10:20 !!

Anonymous said...

oh, Rob, have you been sniffing something? you are starting to sound more demented than usual.

go have a drug test on the tax payers. even if it comes up positive, nobody at the academy will ever notice

Anonymous said...

Is Harry Jones the one who the University Division is always ordered to sit in front of his house while he is on vacation? To heck with the other citizens who need police as long as his house is covered.