Mint Hill Police were dispatched to 6920 Ravenglass Lane in reference to an assault on a female today around 3 pm. Officers were advised that the suspect, Rawle Harding, had left the residence in a vehicle. An officer located the vehicle on Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road and attempted to make a traffic stop. The suspect did not immediately respond to the activated emergency equipment, but after a short chase, officers took Harding into custody. Harding has been charged with Assault on a Female and Fleeing to Elude Police and was transported to Mecklenburg County Intake Center. The victim, Catherina Harding, was transported to Presbyterian Hospital and treated for minor injuries.
In this week’s Mint Hill Times…
• Get a Bridges at Mint Hill update. Every indication is the developers and retailers are still 100 percent committed to the project.
• Mint Hill could sign a lease next week for the police department to open a satellite office at the Idlewild Plaza Shopping Center. Rent will be free, but the town will have to pay $4,000 in utilities a year.
• Reporter Carolyn Steeves writes about Dog’s Day Out in Matthews and its unique approach to caring for dogs.
• Sports reporter Andrew Stark previews spring sports at Butler and Independence high schools.
• Award winning columnist Leslie Southerland writes about her attempts to get her young boys into a sleeping habits that benefit the whole family:
One culprit, I know, has been the time change. Whoever came up with the concept of daylight savings time was not raising small children at the time. It takes awhile for adults to get used to the time change each time it happens—small children don’t get it at all!