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Unsolved Homicides


The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the following incidents. Anyone with information related to these matters is encouraged to report any knowledge to the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office. You may remain anonymous.


Call in your Anonymous Tips to either (704) 484-4788 or (704) 484-4787 to report any knowledge you have of these crimes: 

Charles Alvin "Chuck" Porter 

Chuck Porter, 39, was murdered on Sunday, September 26, 1993, at the Interstate 85 rest stop in Cleveland County.  Mr. Porter was working at the rest stop as part of his employment with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  He was found tied-up with a gunshot wound to the chest in the rest stop utility room.  Witnesses reported seeing two young black men driving away toward I-85 southbound in a dark Volkswagen.  Sketches of the two men were circulated, but have not produced any viable leads.  See figure 1 below. 

Sketch of Suspects in Porter Murder

Figure 1


Minnie Lee Brooks
  

On 09/06/1997 the murdered body of Minnie Lee Brooks (27 year old black female) was discovered at 1451 Metcalf Road, Shelby NC. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office. 

Bonita Shipp/Ontario Jermaine McCluney   

On 04/19/2002 the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office was called to 111 Goodall Drive, Kings Mountain NC to investigate the double homicide of Bonita Shipp (30 year old black female) and Ontario Jermaine McCluney (30 year old black male). Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office. 

Timothy Justin Grant 

On July 17, 2006, Timothy Justin Grant, DOB: 08/28/84, was reported missing by his family.  On July 21, 2006, the body of Timothy Justin Grant was found in a wooded area, on the side of Selkirk Rd. in Lawnday, NC.  Mr. Grant was shot to death. 

Ricky Mauney 

On 12-15-2008 around 10:00 P.M. the body of Ricky Mauney was found in the roadway of the 2900 block of Philadelphia Church road in Lawndale, NC.  The body was discovered by a passing motorist. 

Kimberly Francis Pagano 

Ms. Pagano was found dead, on January 30, 2009 at her residence located at 306 Compact School Rd in Kings Mountain, NC.  She was last seen alive earlier that evening by her boyfriend.  Anyone with information about the murder please contact Crime Stoppers of the Sheriff's Office.  

Timothy Thomas 

In the early morning hours of August 18, 2009, Timothy Thomas was murdered in the backyard of his residence.  Mr. Thomas reside at 1226 Mary's Grove Church Rd., with his fiancee, Samantha Davis.  Mr. Thomas left for work at approximately 5:00 A.M. and Ms. Davis discovered his body at approximately 6:30 A.M..  Mr. Thomas died as a result of a gunshot wound. 



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