Concord Homicide Leads To Police Chase, Arrests In Rock Hill, S.C.

The Latest (10/26/20):

Cabarrus County deputies have charged two 25-year-olds from Gastonia in connection with the Concord homicide investigation that led police on a car chase in Rock Hill. There are now four suspect that have been charged for their involvement in the Wednesday morning incident.

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As a result of the ongoing investigation, Antonio Bailey has been charged with First Degree Murder and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, deputies say. Ashley Lata’ey Jordan has been charged with Accessory After the Fact Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office has also obtained additional arrest warrants for 20-year-old Elijah McKnight of Rock Hill for First Degree Murder and Possession of Firearm by Felon.

Bailey was given no bond and is currently incarcerated in the Cabarrus County Detention Center. Jordan was given a $10,000 secured bond and is currently incarcerated in the Cabarrus County Detention Center. Deputies say McKnight was denied bail/bond and is currently incarcerated in the York County (SC) Detention Center.

Original Story (10/22/20):

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — An early Wednesday morning Concord homicide investigation led to a police chase and the arrest of two men in Rock Hill.

Cabarrus County deputies responded to a Flowe Store Road East home around 9:10 a.m. where they found a man, identified as Jason Lee Newell, dead due to a gunshot wound.

Through an initial investigations deputies determined that the victim’s vehicle was missing from the residence and possibly located in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

The Rock Hill Police Department was able to locate Newell’s vehicle after a pursuit and traffic stop. As a result of the traffic stop, Rock Hill police arrested 20-year-old Hassan Aliek Burkett and 20-year-old Elijah Isaiah McKnight on charges of Possession of a Stolen Pistol and Carrying a Pistol Unlawfully.

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Elijah McKnight (left) and Hassan Burkett (right)

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office obtained arrest warrants for Burkett and McKnight for Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. They are currently being held in the Rock Hill Police Jail.

If anyone has any information regarding this case please contact the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 920-3000 or you can remain anonymous by contacting Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at (704) 93-CRIME.