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Police officer will retire service weapon used in officer’s shooting

April 16. Cornelius commissioners are expected to consider a resolution permitting Police Officer Jeffrey Heinz to purchase his service weapon. The unusual request stems from an incident three years ago when Heinz used his Glock Model 22 to protect the life of Lt. James Quattlebaum. “This service weapon has great significance to Officer Heinz,” said […]


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,” […]


Lt. Quattlebaum ‘doing well’ after a shooting

May 3. UPDATE Lt. James Quattlebaum is ‘doing well’ after a shooting on Coachman’s Trace that left both him and the suspect with gunshot wounds. The 16-year-old suspect was wearing a bullet proof vest and was not seriously injured. He is in custody and charges are pending. Quattlebaum was taken to CMC Main with a […]


Police officer shot responding to domestic dispute  

May 2. A Cornelius Police officer was apparently shot while responding to a domestic call. Medic transported the officer to CMC Main for treatment. Police said a suspect is in custody. There were no further details from the police department at 1 pm. A neighbor said shots were first heard around noon. Police from Huntersville, Davidson are on […]