Convicted Felon On Electronic Monitoring Device Accused In Northwest Charlotte Home Invasion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A convicted felon who was wearing an electronic monitoring device has been arrested for a home invasion and kidnapping that happened on February 12th in northwest Charlotte, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The suspect, 18-year-old Gary McLendon, is accused of breaking into a residence on Bellhaven Boulevard near McClure Circle with a 15-year-old juvenile, according to a news release.  The victim allegedly told officers he woke up with a firearm pointed at him.  The suspects took several items of value from the home before fleeing, according to CMPD.

During the course of their investigation, CMPD say they discovered McLendon was in the area of the home invasion.  They were able to get this information based of the electronic monitoring device that he was court ordered to wear due to armed robbery charges, according to CMPD.

Warrants were issued for McLendon’s arrest and a search warrant was executed at his home.  Police say they found the items taken from the home invasion in McLendon’s possession.   He has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering, and second degree kidnapping.

McLendon has a lengthly criminal record that dates back to 2017, when he was 16-years-old, according to CMPD.  Those charges include: assault with a deadly weapon, vehicle theft, residential breaking and entering, car break-ins, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a news release.  WCCB included all his mugshots from his arrests in Mecklenburg County since 2017.

The 15-year-old suspect was identified in the case and has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering, and second degree kidnapping, according to CMPD.

Anyone with information in reference to this case is asked to call 911.