Tilley had been riding a motorcycle when he was hit and killed in an accident involving a pickup truck on Saturday night in west Charlotte, police said.
The crash in the front yard of a home happened around 9 p.m. on Little Rock Road.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said the road was shut down between David Avenue and Tracy Avenue.
But sources tell CP that this is a homicide and perhaps gang retaliation.
|Jimmy Tilley and his Indian Motorcycle|
Cedar Notes: As sources go most of CP's are spot on. However sometimes it takes some extra digging and such is the case with the death of Jimmy Tilley. First reports were that it was a "gang related" attack. This was based on the fact that Mr. Tilley was a member of the Pub Runners motorcycle club.
This assumes we have the right Jimmy Tilley. The above photo has not been confirmed, yet it fits the narrative.
So let's set the record straight Jimmy Tilley was apparently a pretty good guy, there is no record of arrests or convictions in North Carolina and the "gang" was more of a "crew" vs the traditional Outlaw Motorcycle Club Charlotte is familiar with.
Seems wearing of a motorcycle club jacket earns you gang member status during a death investigation.
Of course Tilley is a old Carolina name I've know hundreds of Tilleys over the years all good people.
Cedar Update: Now This from CMPD - On Saturday, 10/26/19 at 8:50 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Little Rock Road in the Freedom Div. A male was pronounced on scene. This incident is being investigated as a homicide due to evidence gathered through the course of the investigation.
Cedar Update No. 2 (3:41 PM): Unconfirmed reports that Jeremy Levonne Davis DOB 4/6/1989 has been charged with Felony Hit and Run and Voluntary Manslaughter in the death of Jimmy Tilley. (This turned out to be incorrect see above).
Details are still scare as CMPD has gone super secret squirrel on this case and rightfully so, Mr. Tilley is one of only 6 white males murdered in Charlotte this year.
Hopefully CMPD can give Mr. Tilley's family some measure of peace once the facts are known.
The Murder of Willie Nathanial Corry
Cedar Update No. 3 (11:09 AM) Good News turns out Davis isn't responsible for the death of Jimmy Tilley - Bad news he's still a killer. Details just as soon as we sort this out.
Cedar Update No. 4 (11:40 AM) This recap from (WBTV) - A man was killed after being dragged by a car on Interstate 85 northbound just northwest of uptown Charlotte Friday morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the deadly incident happened around 2:00 a.m. on I-85 NB at Sugar Creed Road, closing the area for a time. Lanes on I-85 northbound reopened by 7:30 a.m. but the I-85 connector to North Tryon remains closed.
A later report from CMPD on the matter revealed that NC State Highway Patrol had been dispatched to I-85 near the I-85 connector for a Medic call. Upon arriving at the accident, troopers located a victim who was pronounced dead at the scene. That victim was later identified as 48-year-old Willie Nathaniel Corry Jr.
During the crash investigation, a witness provided information that led officers to the 7-11 store on West Sugar Creek Road. Officers determined that a silver 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis was at the 7-11 before the crash and Corry had been in the car.
Investigators say when Corry went in the 7-11 store, someone apparently started to back the car out of the parking space. Police say Corry ran out of the store and grabbed the front passenger door, holding onto the car. The driver reportedly kept moving out of the parking lot with Corry still holding on.
The driver then got on I-85 and Corry lost his grip, suffering life-threatening injuries that he later died from. Highway Patrol found the car, with nobody inside, down an embankment between the I-85 connector and Reagan Drive.
A CMPD K-9 was called to the scene to try and find the driver or anyone else who could have possibly been in the car, with no success. It is not known if the driver or victim were impaired at the time of the incident.
Which brings us three weeks later to the arrest of Jeremy Davis above. Yesterday October 29, 2019 charges were upgraded from Voluntary Manslaughter a class D felony to Murder a class A felony in the death of Willie Nathanial Corry.
Gouge: (Navy speak for good basic information)
Class A felony punishable by life in prison with no parole or death by lethal injection
Class B1 felony with a prison sentence of 192 months to life in prison or Class B2 felony with a minimum sentence of 125 months in prison
Class A felony with the same penalties as first-degree murder
Class D felony with a minimum sentence of 51 months in prison
Class F felony with a 13-month minimum prison sentence
Class F felony with the same penalties as involuntary manslaughter