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Cornelius Cares: $1,600 raised for officers involved in shooting

The town’s police force knows “Cornelius Cares” after one of the most devastating incidents in the department’s history May 2. Residents came together for police to the tune of $1,600 in nickels, dimes, tens and twenties during the Cornelius Cares police fund drive over the next 10 days. It all happened after a double shooting […]


Residents may contribute to fund for Lt. Quattlebaum

May 3. Jars for a special fund called Cornelius Cares will be placed at Aquesta Bank’s two branches in Cornelius as well as Bank of the Ozarks tomorrow for Cornelius Police Lt. James Quattlebaum who was shot in the line of duty on Saturday. Other locations for the Cornelius Cares account are being accepted at Acropolis Cafe, Brooklyn South, […]


Police chief says vest saved officer’s life; officials thank community

May 4. By Michael Mezquida. At a press conference on the steps of the Cornelius Police Department, the mayor and police chief thanked the community and surrounding agencies for their support in connection with the shooting of Cornelius Police Lt. James Quattlebaum. “I really think this is the story, the positive story of how we all […]


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 […]


Ill will for police apparent on Facebook page

May 4. The 16-year-old who has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of Cornelius Police Department Lt. James Quattlebaum exhibited a visceral hatred of police on his Facebook page during the past couple of months. Grey Ferrell’s Facebook posts include such comments as “if i was rich i would offer rewards for badges,” […]