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MONROE NC JULY 23 2009

Power is currently out in a limited area of Monroe due to a traffic accident.

Right now the area of Houston St. and parts of Old Charlotte Hwy are without power and the power company workers on on the way to the area.

Monroe police said that a truck slammed into a power pole on Houston St at around 10:30 this morning.

Police have also closed off the area to traffic due to repairs of the pole and power lines.

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MONROE, N.C. JULY 20 2009monre

By: Rick McCann/staff 

 UPDATE: Police have identified the suspect as James Boshers and say that he shot his girlfriend and then took her vehicle and drove to South Carolina where he is currently waiting to be brought back to Monroe. Police also said that the two had only been dating a few weeks.

Police in Monroe got a call Sunday evening from South Carolina authorities saying that a man had confessed to committing a murder in Monroe just hours earlier.

City police responded to a house at 4106 Rocky River Rd to investigate and found the body of Sandra Wengert, 47, who appeared to be a victim of a homicide.

Investigators were led to the home by police in Columbia, S.C. after a man showed up at a local hospital when his car broke down, and told a doctor that he had killed his girlfriend.

The suspect is being held in South Carolina until Monroe police can obtain a murder warrant to extradite the suspect. According to police, the man may also have outstanding warrants in Georgia but they did not say what the charges were.

Authorities are not releasing his name at this time.

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UNION COUNTY NC JULY 20 2009

FIRE AND EMERGENCY WORKERS ARE ON THE SCENE AT THE UNION ACADEMY FOR A GAS LEAK.

OFFICIALS SAY THAT THE BUILDING HAS BEEN EVACUATED .

NO INJURIES REPORTED AT THIS TIME.

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MONROE NC July 20 2009rape

By:Rick McCann/staff

An investigation into allegations of a rape of a teenager has resulted in the arrest of an area man.

According to authorities, DAMON LAVELLE CLARK, 33, has been charged with STATUTORY RAPE and INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH A MINOR of a teenager between 13-15 years old.

Police made the arrest late Saturday night at 2561 WOODBROOK LN .

Clark is being held at the Union County jail on a $25,000 secured bond.

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MARSHVILLE NC JULY 20 2009

By: Brett Davis/staff

A Marshville councilwoman arrested last month on accusations of forging a will is now accused of forging more signatures on a will.

Councilwoman Denise Whitley has been arrested again, this time charged with four more counts of forgery, which brings the total forgery counts against her to six.

Whitley was arrested and charged with two counts of forgery and obtaining property by false pretense. Whitley has now been charged with four new counts of forgery.

Whitley was charged with forging the late Ethel Whitley’s signature on a will. Ethel Whitley’s nephew Jimmy Whitley is Denise Whitley’s husband.

Police were made aware of a possible forging by Jimmy Whitley’s daughters and investigated the forgery and obtained felony warrants..

The names of the witnesses on Ethel Whitley’s will are Tamara Edwards and Kenneth Byrd, and The Home News in Marshville reported that those were the forged names.

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MONROE NC July 18 2009

Police say that they spotted a suspicious male entering the Monroe Crossings Mall Friday evening and stopped to question him. One officer thought that the man had been previously trespassed from the mall.

As police and security officers approached the man he took off running leading police around the mall, through several parking lots and across busy Highway 74. Police officers were yelling for him to stop but he continued to lead officers on a foot chase and was eventually caught behind a furniture store where he fought with officers and was pepper sprayed.

Michael Shane Womack ,32, Monroe, was arrested on several charges including Resisting, Delaying and Obstructing Law Enforcement. He was treated on scene by Union County EMS and then transported to the Union County jail and was being held pending a bond release.

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Monroe NC July 18 2009twerr

By: Rick McCann/staff

A Good Samaritan helped police nab a hit and run suspect Friday night after he hit a vehicle in Monroe and then took off.

Police said that Efran Loera, 35, Monroe is accused of being behind the wheel while intoxicated and causing an accident that injured the driver of the other car.

The Good Samaritan kept police informed of where Loera was and gave a detailed account of what happened including the description of the vehicle and license plate number. Loera was able to dodge the Samaritan but police caught up with him at 58 Jerry St. in Monroe and placed him under arrest.

Loera is now charged with Driving While Impaired, Leaving The Scene of an Injury Accident and Operating With No Drivers License.

He is currently being held at the Union County jail on a $3,000 secured bond.

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