MISSING: Cleveland Co. 14-year-old Taylor Owens may be in the company of a man wanted for statutory rape

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a Taylor Owens. Taylor is 14-years-old with long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey tank top, light blue jeans, and gray vans shoes. She was seen running and getting into a Dark PT Cruiser on 04-07-19 at around 6:30 pm on McBrayer Springs Road in Shelby.

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a Taylor Owens. Taylor is 14-years-old with long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey tank top, light blue jeans, and gray vans shoes. She was seen running and getting into a Dark PT Cruiser on 04-07-19 at around 6:30 pm on McBrayer Springs Road in Shelby.

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Taylor is possibly in the company of a Garland Rayshon Davenport, 20-years-old whose picture is below. There are outstanding warrants for arrest for Mr. Davenport for Statutory Rape.

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If anyone sees either Miss Owens or Mr. Taylor they are asked to call 911 or 704-484-4822

 

 

UPDATE: Search for missing Charlotte woman continues after her car was found at Lake Wylie

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Missing Person Unit is continuing their investigation into the disappearance of Vatsla Watkins.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Missing Person Unit is continuing their investigation into the disappearance of Vatsla Watkins.

Friday, March 22, 2019 at around 8:30 a.m., officers in the Steele Creek Division located the victim’s vehicle near the 16300 block of York Road.  Officers on scene partnered with the CMPD’s Missing Person Unit, Aviation Unit, Canine Unit, Lake Unit and CFD to canvass the area in attempts to locate Ms. Watkins.  At approximately 5:00 p.m., this search concluded; however, the victim was not located.  Detectives with the Missing Person Unit are continuing their efforts in locating Ms. Watkins. Consultation with Charlotte Fire will make decisions on search efforts for tomorrow, Saturday, March 23rd.

Anyone who sees or has information about Vatsla Watkins is asked to call 911 immediately. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  Detective Tuttle is the assigned detective for this case and his number is 704-336-8340.

UPDATE: Former Mecklenburg GOP Chairman’s wife Vatsla Watkins found in Lake Wylie

MISSING: Wife of Former Mecklenburg Co. GOP Chairman Curtis Watkins, has been missing since Monday from their Charlotte home. Vatsla Watkins, age 39, last seen Monday leaving their home and hasn’t been seen or heard from by family or friends since.

UPDATE: On March 31, 2019 at 5:45 PM a 911 call came in stating a person was floating in Lake Wylie by the Buster Boyd Bridge. After further investigation by detectives, the victim was identified as that’s the Watkins. She was reported missing on 03/19/19. There is no foul play suspected at this time. The cause of death is under investigation.

CMPD’s Lake Wylie Boat Patrol and the Charlotte Fire Department responded to the scene Sunday. The command center for the investigation was 16310 York Road at Pier 49 Marina.

Vatsla Watkins is the wife of the former Mecklenburg Co. GOP Chairman, Curtis Watkins.

Vatsla Watkins was a DIY Fashion Blogger who offered instructions and tutorials on how to make your own clothing.

Watch one of her short clips here from YouTube.


Police are looking for a missing woman who was last seen leaving her Charlotte, NC home on the morning of Monday, March 18th.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department reports that, 39-year-old Vatsla Watkins is missing and are asking for the public’s help to find her.

CMPD met with Watkins’s family on March 18 at apx 1 p.m.

Watkins is said to have left the residence during the early morning hours in her silver, 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230. This car is described as a four-door sedan with a Carolina Panthers North Carolina license plate: 8215CP.

Watkins is described as:

• HEIGHT: 5′4″

•HAIR COLOR: black

•EYES: brown

•CLOTHING DESCRIPTION: She was last seen wearing and black lightweight jacket and blue jeans.

Watkins has not been seen or heard from by her family and friends since she left.

Watkins is the wife of former Mecklenburg Co. GOP Chairman, Curtis Watkins.

Anyone who sees, has seen Watkins, her vehicle or has information about Watkins or her vehicle is asked to call 911 immediately or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Rutherford county native missing from Asheville #FindLeighAnna

MISSING: Leigh Anna Stewart, white female, age 36, last seen March 10th in Asheville NC. Stewart could have been traveling towards Rutherfordton NC or Chesnee SC. Stewart is a Rutherford County native.

The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to locate Leigh Anna Stewart. Stewart was last seen on March 10th in East Asheville.

Leigh Anna Stewart

She was wearing a tan, long knit sweater, jeans, and black/pink Nike tennis shoes. She carries a small, rose gold pocketbook. There is a possibility that Stewart could be heading to the areas of Rutherfordton, NC or Chesnee, SC.

Leigh Anna Stewart is described as a white female, 36 years of age and 5’5″ tall. She has brown hair and hazel eyes.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Leigh Anna Stewart they are encouraged to contact the Asheville Police Department at (828) 252-1110 or Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers at (828) 255-5050, if they wish to remain anonymous.

 

 

 

UPDATE: FOUND SAFE! Missing 8-year-old in Shelby NC

(CLEVELAND CO., NC) –

UPDATE: Family members reported that Tristen has been found safe after a search that went on several hours tonight in Cleveland County.

The Onslow Beat is elated to report a happy and swift ending tonight.

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