A father and son – both employees of local government – were arrested last week and charged with stealing patio furniture from a home in southeast Charlotte.
On Sept. 16, police were called to a home in the 1200 block of Rollins Avenue to investigate a report of stolen patio furniture. The victim told police that home surveillance video had captured two men stealing two chairs from her porch and putting them in a truck shortly after 11 p.m. (The alleged theft had actually happened two days earlier.)
Detectives identified Carl Eugene Depue, 59, and his son Brian Depue, 27, as suspect in the case. Both men were arrested Monday and face charges related to the case — Carl Depue with possession of stolen property and two counts of misdemeanor larceny, and Brian Depue with possession of stolen property.
Brian Depue works as a civilian employee with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control, which is part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. He was hired Feb. 25 and was assigned as a kennel assistant. A termination hearing is pending, the department said in a statement sent to local media.
Carl Depue is an employee of the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT). In addition to the criminal investigation, CMPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau will investigate the case.
In other public safety news:
• A 58-year-old man died Monday after he was stabbed during a fight in uptown Charlotte. Police identified the victim as Mark Daniel Jamison. Marcus Bradley,, 62, was arrested and charge with murder. The incident happened in the 700 block of N. Smith Street.
• Police are investigating a sexual assault that was reported Saturday in 2100 block of Canterwood Drive, near the Hidden Valley neighborhood. A woman told police she was asleep in her home shortly before 4 a.m. when she was awoken by a man who sexually assaulted her. The victim told police she screamed and the suspect ran. The victim’s description of the man was limited. She described him as wearing a sweater with gray and white accents and a dark-colored baseball cap. The victim told police she could not determine the suspect’s race.