FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, January 9, 2014,
Contact: Rob Tufano, CMPD Public Affairs Office
Jontavious Polk Deontae Carrothers
Westover Division officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Jontavious Polk, DOB:07/17/1991, Deontae Carrothers, DOB: 11/07/1992, and Jawayne Lynch, DOB: 01/04/1986, for their involvement in an armed robbery case.
On January 8, 2014, officers were dispatched to a robbery from person 911 call for service at 5126 S. Tryon Street. The victim told officers that three suspects robbed him at knifepoint and stole his wallet along with other personal items before leaving the area on foot. While officers were searching the area for the suspects they were approached by a community member who stated that the suspects ran past him and into a residence in the 5600 block of Coulee Place.
Additionally, members with the CMPD’s Real Time Crime Center contacted officers in the field to advise them that the electronic monitoring device Jontavious Polk was wearing pinged at the robbery scene and that Polk was currently in the home on Coulee Place. (Polk was required to wear an electronic monitor as he awaited trial for an unrelated robbery case)
Officers responded to the residence on Coulee Place and made contact with the individuals. Information and evidence gathered during the investigation concluded that the three individuals were the men involved earlier robbery. The three suspects have been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Excellent communication between patrol officers from the Westover and Steele Creek Divisions, members of the Real Time Crime Center and community members enabled officers to quickly arrest these robbery suspects without incident. Anyone with additional information concerning this case and or these suspects is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704.334.1600.