by MICHELLE BOUDIN / NewsChannel 36
E-mail Michelle: MBoudin@WCNC.com Posted on March 23, 2010 at 9:25 AM
Updated today at 9:25 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The sheer numbers are shocking. So are some of the things he’s accused of. That’s why police are hoping you can help find Lawrence Black.
Arrest photos are almost like school pictures, documenting Black over the years.
“He’s been committing crimes and getting locked up since 1995 here in Mecklenburg County,” said Sergeant Steve Winterhalter, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department’s Violent Apprehension Team.
They are actually mug shots that police say document a life of crime. So many he’s now charged as a habitual felon.
“You can see it from when he was small, younger just kind of getting into his criminal career to where he is now, you can see that progression, see him aging. It’s really sad,” Winterhalter said.
Black is just 32.
“He has almost 20 arrests, spanning 91 different charges. If you look back through his arrest history, when the police have tried to arrest him in the past, he’s either escaped arrest or tried to allude arrest and was caught,” Winterhalter said.
So how will they finally nab him?
“We think it’s gonna take that phone call from someone who knows him, seen him at work, seen him in the neighborhood to just to give us that one piece of information,” Winterhalter said.
Police say Black is likely in the area – either Concord or somewhere in north Charlotte. They say he has relatives in the area. He is 6′, 315 pounds.
If you know where he is call VCAT 704-336-8228. You could get cash for turning him in.