FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Contact: Jessica Wallin, CMPD Public Affairs
On Saturday, November 16, 2013, at approximately 11:21 p.m., North Tryon Division Patrol Officers responded to the 2200 block of Jennie Linn Drive in reference to a breaking and entering call for service. The 911 caller advised that he observed several male subjects exit the home and leave in the home owner’s vehicle. Upon their arrival officers located the home owner deceased inside of the residence of what appeared to be natural causes.
Homicide/ADW Unit Detectives and Crime Scene Search responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. Detectives determined that the deceased victim’s house had been burglarized and his vehicle had been stolen. A broadcast was immediately issued for the stolen vehicle.
On Sunday, November 17, 2013, North Tryon Division Officers located the stolen vehicle at the 500 block of Blendwood Drive occupied by two subjects. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were interviewed by Homicide/ADW Detectives. At the conclusion of the interview, detectives charged Pressley Davis, Jr., DOB: 08/15/1993, with 2nd Degree Burglary, Larceny after Breaking and Entering, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and six counts of Larceny of a Firearm. Mr. Davis admitted to targeting the victim’s house because the roll out trash can was still on the curb several days after collection as well as the mailbox being stuffed with mail.
Detectives have determined that the second subject was not involved in any criminal activity and will not be charged in this case.
As a result of their investigation and consulting with the Medical Examiner’s Office, Homicide/ADW Unit Detectives have confirmed that the victim died of natural causes before Mr. Davis chose to prey upon his residence.
The CMPD would like to remind citizens that criminals are searching for ways to target the community. During the upcoming holiday season, with many people traveling, please remember to have trusted neighbors or family members look out for one another and collect mail and roll in curbside containers. Always remain vigilant and if you see or hear anything suspicious immediately call 911.
Anyone with additional information concerning this case and or these suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. To learn more about the Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit the website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.