Thursday, April 15, 2021

No Country For Old Men Carolina Style

Look in any direction and you can see that Charlotte's drug and crime problem has expanded to neighboring counties. Our swiss cheese southern border and Joe Biden's idiot immigration polices have made I-85 and I-40 a continuous conduit of cocaine, fentanyl and marijuana. Along with the drugs comes easy money violence and murder.

One example was detailed by a local Charlotte television station:

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A popular Union County teacher and coach was killed in a shootout last week with a Mexican drug cartel, according to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office.

Barney Harris was the basketball coach at Union Academy in Monroe where he was well-loved and respected, but Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson said there was another side to Harris that most people didn’t see -- one that was involved in the dangerous and deadly drug world.

It has been learned Harris and his brother-in-law, Steven Alexander Stewart, went to a mobile home park on Wyatt Road in Green Level, North Carolina in the early morning hours of April 8 to steal money and drugs from the Sinaloa New Generation Cartel’s stash house.

Johnson said the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office was flooded with calls just after 12:50 a.m. in reference to reports of gunshots being heard at the mobile home park.

When they got there, deputies said they found Harris in a bedroom with several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said 18-year-old Alonso Beltran Lara, who was a member of the cartel, was also found with gunshot wounds. Deputies said his feet were bound and his arms were tied behind his back. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Detectives said Harris and Stewart broke into a trailer and Lara showed up while they were inside. Deputies said the men questioned Lara about the stash and when he didn’t give them the answers they wanted, they shot him in the head.

“And they were trying to find the money and drugs and apparently he didn’t give them the information to do that and he was technically close range, two bullets to the back of the head, he was executed,” Johnson said.

Johnson said after the pair killed Lara, other members of the cartel showed up and Harris was killed in the gun fight that followed.

According to Johnson, dozens of bullet casings were found at the scene. Some pierced through other trailers in the community, but no other injuries were reported.

“The trailers that were shot up, it looked like an old Western shootout, that’s what it looked like,” Johnson said.

The sheriff said Harris was wearing a bulletproof vest but that it was no match for the high-caliber firepower of the cartel’s guns.

“Mr. Harris, he had a bulletproof vest on, but it did not work with the kind of ammunition that was used,” Johnson said. “He had gloves on, and he, they went there to do what was done except they did not think it was going to backfire on them.”

Detectives believe Harris and Stewart had been using electronic trackers to follow members of the cartel before the shootout.

Johnson said Stewart, who is from Wadesboro, survived the shooting and was arrested on Sunday. He has been charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Harris was hired by Union Academy Charter School in July 2017 as a high school Spanish teacher and served as the head coach for the varsity men’s basketball team and varsity men’s track team.

“It’s just hard to understand,” Johnson said. “The fact that someone like Mr. Harris, who apparently had a pretty good life as a teacher and a coach, wound up in this type of crime.”

Johnson said he is concerned that the shootout could lead to a drug war with the cartel seeking revenge against Harris’ loved ones.

“I’ll tell you right now, as sheriff, I’m still worried about some retaliation because Mexican cartels -- they don’t forget. They’re going to pay someone back somewhere,” he said.

Deputies said they found about two pounds of cocaine in the trailer along with $7,000.

Alonso Beltran Lara (Deceased) and Juan Daniel Salinas Lara

Juan Daniel Salinas Lara is wanted in reference to this crime and has active warrants for trafficking cocaine.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office at 336-570-6300 to speak with a member of the Criminal Investigation Division or report anonymously by calling Alamance County Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.


The DEA has called Atlanta the cartel’s hub, connecting to secondary hubs in Charlotte, Raleigh and then the coast. Since Feb. 19, the Alamance County has seized 129 kilos of Cocaine and $2 million in cash

Social Media saw many comments on this story:

“He was such a good person from what I saw”

“He was such a good person from what I saw -- he was a good teacher”

“We feel sad because every morning we saw him when I arrived and dropped off my children"

The family said most of all, they’re thinking of the people most affected by his death.

“We feel sad for his family” 

Union Academy released a statement that read, in part: “The Union Academy family was shocked and devastated to hear the information and will continue to focus on supporting our students and families.”


Anonymous said...

I will say this. I thought PWORLD was going to be another Joshua Powell type, but I actually enjoy his commentary. I want to know more about PWORLD and his thoughts on the sex scandals at CMPD, as well as, his views on the CFD promotions.

When you take money off a suspect, always check it for a tracker. Westover 101.

Anonymous said...

Poor dumb coon though he was Denzel Washington in Training Day and I guess he figured the Mexicans where just gonna pop up like cardboard targets.

Anonymous said...

This idiot's family has a Gofund me for his funereal. They may as well start one for his kids b/c I don't think the cartel is too happy that he executed a 16 yr old member (2 shots to the back of the head), and I doubt they can hide well enough in today's world.

Anonymous said...

Them Mexicans are not happy they are out more than the $7,000 and a shit load of coke and they are big on collective punishment been known to kill an entire village over hundred bucks just to send a message.

You can thank Joe Biden and Garry McFadden for letting these POS beaners loose in our state.

pworld said...

First thing this was not Mr.Harris or Mr.Johnson first RODEO. Trying to steal a brick from the Mexican Cartel was automatic death sentence. Then Mr.Harris family does multiple interviews with the media like they aren’t going to turn them into Birria Tacos in the next 30 days.

pworld said...

9:54. Honestly Charlotte Fire department and CMPD deserve better and that pledge fund situation sorted out ASAP. I will never forget two years ago seeing a CFD employee using a food stamp card at Foodlion. Risking your life everyday but still qualify for Foodstamps ? Ridiculous!!!! All the BS they deal with they deserve better. As far as the promotional ranks everyone thinks they qualify for a promotion but that’s not the case.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing his family understands they are already dead. Guess that's why they all went on the local tv news. Maybe they just want it to be over.

Union County LE better be on their toes because Mexican's are not exactly smart and they are likely to hit the wrong house a couple of times before they get the right one.

They don't have any issue with killing kids and women.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Cedar Posts you should be ashamed of yourself glorifying this sort of violence just for page clicks. You should crawl back under your rock!

pworld said...

1:54...Nobody is glorifying his stupidity stunt. I mean come on what where you expecting stealing a brick of raw cocaine valued at 45-55k ? Mr.Harris obviously thought he was going to get into some type of action wearing a bullet proof vest. If anything you should ask his family why they are glorifying him to be a innocent victim. It’s sad situation but his family had no idea he was living a double LIFE!

Anonymous said...

Stupid is as stupid does.

Anonymous said...

Cedar. Hope your gonna do a story on the 2 dead transvestites in University last night

Cedar Posts said...

6:15 Well No. Ain't no way CP is gonna open that can of worms. Drunk guys coming out of a strip club and Trannies never a good combo.

pworld said...

Damn another mass Indianapolis at the FedEx facility. More shootings under Biden administration then Trump WTF 😳

Anonymous said...

I find it odd these mass shootings are almost every day now compared to '16-'20 as well. I doubt there's a logical correlation, but I do think Covid/2020/mass media bombardment has pushed those who were critically on the edge to begin with, over the edge.

Re: tranny killings. Nothing would get Chlt leadership moving faster than 2 LGBT murders. Forget the hundreds a year in the AfAm community. 2 in the rainbow crowd, and there's going to be huge pressure to crack down, whatever that means.

Those 2 cartel members look like little boys. How old do they get dragged into that life?

pworld said...

FYI during our Annual Advisory Boards & Commissions Zoom call yesterday Mayor VI rushed off the call to join the governor for a meeting. No wonder she has been so silent in Charlotte be prepared for her run for Governor or Senate race. I called it first a couple months back !

Anonymous said...

Word around city departments was she was expecting a Biden appointment, maybe not as big as Foxx, but certainly something to move her to DC. Since that didn't pan, a statewide run would make sense. She'll be disappointed in how poorly Charlotte pols do in state races though.

pworld said...

The suspected white supremacist mass killer is Brandon Scott Hole. He is suspected of targeting Black people at an Indianapolis Fedex facility where he committed the shooting. It appears authorities scrubbed his online footprints, because he was already on the radar of the FBI

SteveN said...

Yeah.....Piece of shit. Obviously.

But I'll give him props for at LEAST targeting a 'hard' target (affiliates of Sinaloa Cartel). Shows some brass.

If there IS some revenge against the families (this isn't Mexico.....ain't as easy for them to do......)......maybe this will smoke out some of those motherfuckers and THEY can be taken out. Either directly or by law enforcement.

C'mon, folks. Glass half-full. 👍

Anonymous said...

You get what you get!

Anonymous said...

Pledge fund?

Anonymous said...

pworld you have nothing to worry about other than Sgt Danny Meyers being #2 on the LT list for promotion. I can't wait to see him running the Providence office with Anderson and telling those old timers to get to work. Go Danny!

Anonymous said...

I love how the media is making the 2 transvestite hookers into saints. True they shouldn’t have died like that but instead of the media making mention that perhaps their “lifestyle” contributed to their deaths they’re making them out to be innocent. You know who else I suspect might have a penis?... Stella. She might be a man like Lois Einhorn

Anonymous said...

You have Stella confused with Sherie. She thinks she is a dude. At least she wants to be. Probably wears a strap on under the uniform so she can feel like a dude.