CMPD: Wanted Fugitive Apprehended In Northwest Charlotte After SWAT Standoff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 31-year-old man accused of firearm theft was apprehended Thursday after a brief standoff with SWAT officers in northwest Charlotte, according to CMPD.

Detectives say Joshua Knight is a wanted fugitive with several active felony warrants out, including the theft of firearms.

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Around 10 a.m. on May 26th, CMPD detectives, at the request of South Carolina law enforcement, were attempting to locate Knight at a home on Clairemore Place.

Once detectives arrived at the home, police say Knight hid and barricaded himself inside.

SWAT was called to assist and negotiators de-escalated the situation into a peaceful surrender.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

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