Man Arrested For Breaking Into CVS And Assaulting Victim At Epicentre During Charlotte Riots

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police say they arrested a man for breaking into a CVS and assaulting another man at the Epicentre during the Charlotte riots.

Detectives say evidence gathered during their investigation helped them to identify Cortney Pinkney as a suspect in the breaking and entering that occurred at the CVS and the assault that happened in the Epicentre parking deck after protests turned violent following the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.

During the assault, the victim sustained serious injuries.  Pinkney has been charged with two counts of common law robbery, two counts of assault inflicting serious bodily injury, two counts of ethnic intimidation, false imprisonment, felony conspiracy, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and injury to property.