3 arrests made, more wanted in violent uptown Charlotte protests

Demonstrators protest Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Protesters rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and officers have fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn't immediately clear how. Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) — After the violent protests in uptown Charlotte Wednesday night and Thursday morning 44 people were arrested, but police said more arrests would be made. Some of those arrests were announced early Sunday morning.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they will continue to identify people “that engaged in violent, destructive behavior.”

Marcellis McKenzie, 30, has been charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny, conspiracy and injury to real property. Police said McKenzie’s arrest is connected to the break-in at Buffalo Wild Wings near the NASCAR Hall of Fame.


On Sept. 22, several people reportedly broke into the Jimmy Johns on South Tryon Street. Two people have been arrested in that incident including 17-year-old Jayden Harrington and 22-year-old Shakiyla Green. Harrington and Green face charges of felony breaking and entering, larceny, conspiracy and injury to real property. They were being held by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. Savanna Lee Jones, 16, is wanted in this incident.

Terrence Shatiq Terrell, 28, is accused of breaking into a vehicle on East Trade Street. Police said, based on evidence gathered, they identified Terrell as a suspect. Terrell was charged with breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny.

In the early hours of Thursday, Sept. 22, several people broke into the Epicentre Sundries. Shattered glass filled the ground around the business and merchandise was stolen. Dana Denana is one of the people wanted in that case.

Khalil Wallace, 18, is wanted in an incident where an officer was hurt. Police said the officer was hit with a wrench in the arm. A windshield was also shattered nearby which caused glassed to damage the officer’s eye. A warrant has been issued for assault on a government official and injury to personal property during the protest uptown.

Anyone with additional information concerning this incident is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

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