Man who was focus of 2 shootings, arson back behind bars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Concord man who was the focus of two shooting investigations and an arson case is back in jail.

Timothy Crumitie is accused of shooting two people on Chesthunt Place Drive in north Charlotte on Saturday morning.

One victim suffered life-threatening injuries, the other is expected to survive, according to police.

Detectives believe the suspect and at least one of the victims knew each other and had dated in the past.

Crumitie is no stranger to police.

In 2005, he was charged with murdering a former business partner. Those charges were later dropped because of a lack of evidence.

In 2013, Crumitie shot and killed James Blanks. He pleaded self-defense, telling police Blanks broke into his garage, shooting him and killing his wife.

In 2014, Crumitie was indicted on arson charges for setting his house on fire. He later pleaded guilty to insurance fraud.

(Timothy Crumitie)

Channel 9 spoke with Blanks' sister about the latest arrest, and she said she's frustrated.

“Mr. Crumitie, he needs to go to prison for the rest of his life, that's the only way to stop him going around killing people -- because he's a serial killer and he's not gonna stop,” she said.

Crumitie will face a judge Monday morning on his latest charges, which include attempted murder, kidnapping, assault on a female and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Check back for more on this developing story. 

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