Local man wanted in Charlotte

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Kennedy faces multiple charges

By Chris Sardelli

An Indian Land man was arrested and jailed after local deputies learned he was wanted in Charlotte on several criminal charges. 

Christopher James Kennedy, 28, 10920 Danby Road, was arrested May 23 and served with multiple arrest warrants from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office website, Kennedy was charged with breaking and entering, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and robbery with a dangerous weapon. 

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police notified local deputies May 23 that Kennedy was wanted by their office and believed to be living in a Danby Road home in Indian Land, the report said. Deputies went to the home, where they found and arrested Kennedy. 

As deputies were taking him to the Lancaster County Detention Center, Kennedy said he was going to “pass out due to low blood sugar,” the report said. 

They stopped at a nearby EMS station, where he was examined, though EMS workers said he was not having a medical emergency, the report said. 

“EMS personnel advised it appears Kennedy may have been faking his condition,”  the report said. 

Kennedy was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, but was soon released and jailed at the detention center, where Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw said he was held until May 24, when he was extradited by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

Kennedy was released from jail May 30, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office website, which also shows Kennedy has been jailed there several times before. 

In August 2011, he was charged with reckless driving and driving with a revoked license, and in September 2011, he was charged with resisting a public officer, reckless driving and driving with a revoked license, the website said. 

On March 31, he was arrested and charged with several crimes, including robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and breaking and entering, the website said. He was released from jail April 10. 

According to the S.C. Judicial Department online case database, Kennedy only has one listed charge in Lancaster County. In November 2011, he pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Magistrate Court for a wildlife violation with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. He was sentenced to jail time, though the judicial site does not list how long. 


Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416