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June Officer of the Month (South)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Contact: Rob Tufano, CMPD Public Affairs Office

              Officer Clay Roberts (Steele Creek Division)

Officer Clay Roberts is with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Steele Creek Division.  He has been with the CMPD since 2011 and has already distinguished himself within the organization. 
Officer Roberts recently displayed exceptional work on patrol. He was conducting targeted zone checks in a business area after the CMPD received several complaints of open air drug activity.  During a zone check officer Roberts observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of a fast food restaurant on Arrowood Road.
Officer Roberts approached the vehicle to speak with the driver and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.  Officer Roberts began to question the driver and recovered a concealed pistol. The suspect was a convicted felon with previous drug and robbery charges. 
A potentially dangerous armed suspect was taken off the street due to Officer Roberts’ exceptional work.