• Murder charge filed weeks after man dragged by car, killed on I-85

    By: Mark Becker

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police said they are investigating a homicide after a person was dragged by a car on Oct. 4 and killed on Interstate 85 in north Charlotte.

    It happened between Sugar Creek Road and the I-85 connector around 1:45 a.m.

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    Police said two men got into an argument at a 7-Eleven along West Sugar Creek Road. One of the men tried to drive away while the other held on to the car, according to detectives.

    Jeremy Davis
    Jeremy Davis

    (Jeremy Davis)

    The man who died, 48-year-old Willie Corry Jr., was dragged half a mile onto the interstate before he fell off. Corry later died and on Tuesday, CMPD detectives charged 30-year-old Jeremy Levonne Davis with murder and felony hit-and-run.

    Troopers initially thought Corry may have been a pedestrian who had been hit by a car, but when they realized what happened, they called in CMPD.

    Crews pulled a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis out of a ditch along the interstate, and it had a South Carolina tag.

    All northbound lanes were closed for several hours after the crash while officers investigated.

    No other details have been released.

    This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.

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