Mint Hill police looking for pizza delivery robber

william-clifton.jpgOn January 12 at approximately 8:50 pm, Mint Hill Police responded to 4804 Stoney Trace Drive in reference to a robbery.  Officers met with the victim, a W/F who was employed by Pizza Hut in Mint Hill.  She stated that she went to deliver a pizza to an apartment in this building and was physically assaulted.  The suspect then fled in the victim’s vehicle, taking the keys and the victim’s cash from her person.
On 01-13-2009 at approximately 2:50am, the victim’s vehicle (a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina) was located at the Circle K in Mint Hill by an on-duty patrol officer.  The vehicle was occupied by one black male, later identified as William Charles Clifton III (DOB 11-18-1992).  Clifton is described as a black male with short dreadlocks, approximately 5’11” tall, 150 pounds with a slim build.
Mint Hill Police currently have two felony warrants (Common law robbery and larceny of motor vehicle) for the arrest of this suspect.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of William Charles Clifton III is asked to contact Mint Hill Police and speak with Det. Garmon at 704-545-1085.  Anyone with information can remain anonymous.

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N.C. Smoking ban legislation heats up

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Tired of going into smoke filled restaurants? The North Carolina legislature is kicking around the idea of a sweeping smoking ban that could allow municipalities to have the power to eliminate smoking from public places. Senator Eddie Goodall, who represents Mint Hill, Union County and some of Matthews, is hesitant to support ban.

“We’ve got to be so careful about chipping away from individual decisions that people can make for themselves,” said Sen. Eddie Goodall, R-Union. “You (already) clearly have a choice when you walk into a restaurant to determine whether they allow smoking or not.”

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