• Grand jury indicts man charged with stabbing cab driver

    By: Mark Becker


    MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. - A Mecklenburg County grand jury has indicted the man charged with robbing and stabbing a cab driver near SouthPark Mall in September.

    The grand jury indicted Brian Chandler on attempted murder and other charges Monday -- 10 days after the attack that left cab driver Gary Hinson hospitalized.

    Chandler was arrested after he stole Hinson's cab and wrecked into a power pole on Park Road moments later, police said.  He is in jail with his bond set at more than $600,000, but the case continues to take new turns.

    An Eyewitness News investigation revealed that Chandler has a long criminal history in other states and that he has used several different names, including Brian Irons and Mason Henderson.

    Mason Henderson was the name on a domestic violence protection order that his wife took out in July.  A month later "Henderson" was arrested as "Brian Chandler" and charged with violating that order.

    It was a shock to people who knew him only as Mason Henderson.

    "It's scary, because this man was in my home. He played with my children," said Margot Elliot.  She said she knew nothing about his criminal background.

    "It kind of puts a chill through you and some other people he knew here too, that he may have known here as well," Elliot said.

    It looks like Chandler will be in jail for the near future.  He had a new bond hearing scheduled for Wednesday, but it was cancelled after he was indicted.

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