CMPD uses Taser to arrest machete-armed suspect in east Charlotte

CMPD uses Taser to arrest machete-armed suspect in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they used a stun gun to arrest a suspect armed with a machete Tuesday morning in east Charlotte.

Hickory Grove Division officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call around 9:30 a.m. near the McDonald's on Albemarle Road.

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According to officials, the 911 caller told police that the suspect was armed with a firearm and machete.

Upon arrival, officers said they found a suspect armed with a machete, and when the suspect failed to drop the weapon, officers used a stun gun.

No injuries to bystanders or responding officers were reported.

(Correy Watson)

CMPD later identified the suspect as Correy Watson.

Police said he is facing multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon.

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