Police: 25-Year-Old Man Arrested In California For Northwest Charlotte Murder

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Police have charged 25-year-old Mark Ellis for the murder of Catrell Hollaway in northwest Charlotte.


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After continued investigation, detectives say they were able to identify Ellis as a suspect and issued warrants for his arrest.

On July 22nd, officers arrested Ellis in Valencia, California thanks to a collaborative effort between CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Fugitive Task Force, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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Police say Ellis will be extradited to North Carolina at a later date and charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon for his involvement.

Original Story (1/31/21):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they are investigating a homicide in northwest Charlotte after finding a man dead in the woods with an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives say they arrived at the scene on Windy Valley Drive before 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, after a community member told police of a possible body found in the woods.

Police located the body of a dead man, later identified as Catrell Hollaway, at the scene, and opened an investigation.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Police ask anyone with more information to call 704-432-TIPS to speak directly with a Homicide Unit detective or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600