I-85 Crime Tourism Leads to the Arrests of Charlotte Quartet Allegedly Breaking into Vehicles in Salisbury, N.C. Hotel Parking Lots

Posted on December 28, 2017



RFP Staff

♦ Besides Salisbury’s well noted struggles with gangs and large numbers of vagrants, hold up in vacant and abandoned houses and buildings or in “tarp cities” who are involved in house and vehicle break-ins, armed and strong armed robberies, there are a third order of criminals involved in I-85 “Crime Tourism”. These are the individuals drawn into the Salisbury’s criminal vortex from South Carolina and Charlotte and other points along the I-85 corridor. Salisbury, N.C. is a major destination for crime tourism due to the fact of its notoriety for being easy pickings and a lack of police coverage in many areas of the city. Word is out. Salisbury is a destination.

According to Salisbury Police sources four Charlotte residents traveled up the I-85 corridor to Salisbury on Christmas Eve and allegedly to the parking lots around the Hampton Inn and the Courtyard of the Marriot Hotel. There they drew suspicion and the Salisbury Police were alerted.

Location of the Hampton Inn and the Courtyard of the Marriot Hotel:

Salisbury Police sources reported that Maqueil Malik Williamson, 21, of Rowan Street in Charlotte, Chasidee Lashanda Taylor, 23, of Orchard Trace Lane, Charlotte, Elontrae Ali Glenn, 23, of Mohawk Court, Charlotte, and Isaac Yankson Kargbo, 25, of Canyon Creek Lane, Charlotte were all charged with breaking into a vehicle in the parking lot of the Courtyard of the Marriot Hotel. The four were chased 20 miles by the Salisbury Police and other law enforcement agencies to Cabarrus County where they were arrested on the 400 block of Sportsman’s Drive in Concord.

When the Police searched the four’s vehicle they allegedly found items stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot at the Courtyard of the Marriot Hotel in Salisbury.

Joining with the Salisbury Police Department in the location, chase and arrest was the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, the N.C. Highway Patrol, and the Concord Police Department.

Maqueil Malik Williamson:

Chasidee Lashanda Taylor:

Elontrae Ali Glenn:

Isaac Yankson Kargbo:

Williamson’s charges: Attempted breaking and entering (misdemeanor), possession of burglary tools (misdemeanor), breaking into a motor vehicle (felony), and larceny (misdemeanor). Under a secured $10,000 bond, Williamson was released on bail from the Rowan County Detention Center.

Chasidee Lashanda Taylor’s charges: Attempted breaking and entering (misdemeanor), possession of burglary tools (misdemeanor), breaking into a motor vehicle (felony), and larceny (misdemeanor). Under a secured $10,000 bond, Taylor was released on bail from the Rowan County Detention Center.

Elontrae Ali Glenn’s charges: Resist/obstruct/delay an officer (misdemeanor), 2 counts of breaking into motor vehicles (felony), larceny (misdemeanor), possession of stolen goods (misdemeanor), and fleeing to elude arrest (felony). Under a secured $50,000 bond, Glenn is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Isaak Yankson Kargbo’s charges: Resist/obstruct/delay an officer (misdemeanor), Attempted breaking into a motor vehicle (misdemeanor), breaking into a motor vehicle (felony), and larceny (misdemeanor). Under a secured $15,000 bond, Kargbo has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center on bail.

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