Devonte Washington turned 18 on August 16th 2017 prior to that point his arrest record is hidden, showing only two known arrests in 2017, but the arrests started to pile up in 2018.
Crimes he was convicted of in Gaston, Iredell and Mecklenburg, total 18, and ranged from B&E, weapons charges, auto theft, hit and run, resisting and flee and elude mostly felonies.
2019 was a hard year for Devonte Washington. He was arrested on January 22nd and again on February 10th. Then again on September 12, 16, 18 and 27 and then again on December 11th.
2020 wasn't much better as Washington was arrested on January 15th , July 31st and October 28th.
2021 saw arrests on February 2nd and 3rd.
Suspended sentences, probation and community service was the usual outcome.
He ended up serving a couple of 120 day terms for violating the terms of his probation.
On March 20, 2021 he was released by Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden after his bail was reduced to unsecured. He had spent 16 days as a guest resident in McFadden's Mecklenburg County Residence Inn.
Less than 2 months later he would be shot dead on the street just blocks from that safe haven.
Devonte Washington is not unique, most of Charlotte Homicide victims are young Black men (38 of 46) often with a long record of violent prior crimes.
BLM Crowd scream about racism and a broken justice system. But Public officials have duty to protect citizens from crime and particularly violent crime. Sadly liberal judges and DA's have decided that their social agenda is best served by releasing violent felons like Devonte Washington.
To acknowledge that there is a problem in releasing habitual violent offenders would conflict with their narrative.
Despite the facts that repeat violent felons are likely to never become lawful citizens they continue to release these individuals back on to the streets.
Remember Washington's record only includes those crimes for which he was actually caught.
At some point it was very clear that Washington was a danger to society and himself. Had Mecklenburg County judges and the DA fully prosecuted these crimes and sought a conviction as a habitual felon he would be alive today.