• Man found dead with wife had protection order against family member

    By: Tina Terry


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A day after Clyde Valentine and his wife Ida were found in their home neighbors are still wondering what happened.

    "It gave me goose bumps just to hear about it," said neighbor Darcy Farman.

    The bodies were found Thursday inside the home on Swift Arrow Lane by the couple's son.

    Details of trouble inside that home are starting to unravel.

    A source confirmed to Eyewitness News that Clyde Valentine had a domestic violence protection order against a family member who was not his wife Ida.

    Channel 9 also learned the protection order is probably related to an ongoing criminal case against Clyde Valentine.

    Clyde Valentine was facing charges and accused of sex acts against a child.

    Eyewitness News discovered the list of accusations against him dated back to 2003. He was fired, just Tuesday from his teaching job with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

    A source told Eyewitness News the domestic violence protection order was issued after a family member was accused of assaulting Clyde Valentine. Channel 9 learned the fight may have been linked to the child sex allegations against him.

    Police are not calling that family member a suspect in the deaths of Clyde and Ida Valentine.

    Police are not saying how the Valentines died and they aren’t naming any suspects.

    Neighbors said they want answers for the sake of the family and to make sure they are safe as well.

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