Matthews Police responded to a vehicle collision on US 74 at Interstate 485 today around 12:30 pm. The initial investigation shows that a 2005 Honda Accord, occupied only by one person was traveling eastbound on US 74 at a high rate of speed when it crossed the center median. A 2007 Infiniti G35, also occupied by one person driver, was traveling westbound on US 74 when it was struck head-on by the Honda. The driver of the Honda sustained fatal injuries upon impact. The driver of the Infiniti was transported to Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte where he was treated and released. Continue reading
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Last night at approximately 11:30 pm, Matthews Police received a report that an individual was robbed at gunpoint in a home on Springwater Drive. It was stated that there were two suspects, last seen running out of the home and their location was not known. Both suspects were described as being African American and wearing dark grey mechanic style jump suits. No one was injured during this incident.
The Matthews Police Department received assistance from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police by providing their helicopter and K-9 unit. The area was thoroughly searched by air and ground and no suspects were located. The investigation is still in the early stages and many of the details are still being confirmed. Detectives are currently attempting to determine if the victim was targeted for a specific reason.
A Conway, S.C. man fired a shot at Matthews Police last night after a routine traffic stop. The incident happened near the Hoods Road Shopping Center on Matthews-Mint Hill Road at 2 am. Police say 52-year-old Terence Lee Houchins was stopped because he had a homemade license plate. Houchins pulled a handgun a fired one shot at police. No one was hit. Houchins is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and impersonating an officer.
On Monday, a man was robbed at gunpoint while unloading packages from his car. Police say they have seen more crimes like this one in Matthews and the surrounding areas.
The Butler High School Army JROTC Battalion and the Matthews American Legion Post 235 are hosting a Veterans’ Day ceremony to honor U.S. Veterans on Tuesday, November 11. The event will take place[singlepic=320,180,100,,right] in Stumptown Park, South Trade Street in Matthews. The Butler H.S. JROTC Battalion along with JROTC units from Sun Valley, Providence, and East Mecklenburg high schools will honor each branch of the United States Armed Forces and with Post 235 pay tribute to veterans from World War II to the present. The ceremonies which begin at 11 am will also include a special memorial to SGT Joshua Blaney, U.S. Army. SGT Blaney, a graduate of Butler High School, was killed in action while serving our country in Afghanistan.