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Lt. Quattlebaum in ‘great shape,’ will be discharged soon

Lt. Quattlebaum in 'great shape,' will be discharged soon

Mayor Chuck Travis has just left Lt. James Quattlebaum’s room at CMC Main where the Cornelius Police officer is about to be released. “He is in great shape and great spirits,” Travis said, explaining that he and other officers are heartened by the support from the community.

Quattlebaum was shot late Saturday morning responding to a domestic call at 19422 Coachman’s Trace just off Washam Potts. Sixteen-year-old Greyson “Grey” Ferrell is facing multiple charges including attempted first degree murder.

Travis said this is the first time a Cornelius Police officer has been shot in the line of duty.

Travis said Quattlebaum and other officers expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support. The Cornelius Cares fund is directing donations to Quattlebaum and a discretionary account for Chief Bence Hoyle.

The Ferrell family at one time lived on Peninsula Shores Drive. The father, Ron Ferrell, is in the real estate business. The house where the incident took place on Saturday is in the name of Teresa Ferrell.

Community donations for the Cornelius Cares account are being accepted at Acropolis Cafe, Aquesta, Bank of the Ozarks, Brooklyn South, Community One, Cook House, Old Store, Kindred, Town Hall, and Prosciutto’s Pizzeria & Pub.