Ad Spot

May 15, 2021

Kannapolis Police charge man in shooting following Concord standoff

Kannapolis Police have charged a man in a Thursday night shooting following a standoff at his Concord home early this morning.

Authorities charged Lannie Blaine Simpson, 57, of 50 Green Acres Circle, with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The incident began Thursday at 9:13 p.m. when Kannapolis Police responded to 965 E. 12th St. in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they found George Sanders inside the home bleeding from what appeared to be several gunshot wounds.

He was taken by Rowan County EMS to Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, where he is in stable condition.

Police were able to identify a suspect, Lannie Simpson, early in the investigation. Investigators received information that Simpson might be driving a white Chevrolet S-10 pickup and could be at his home in Concord.

Cabarrus County sheriff’s deputies were notified and found Simpson’s vehicle at his home, which led to a standoff there.

Simpson has previously been convicted as a habitual felon and has convictions of robbery with a dangerous weapon, failure to register as a sex offender, larceny, domestic criminal trespass, carrying a concealed weapon, driving while impaired, two prison escapes in 1977 and 1989, possession of schedule III substance, reckless driving, assault with a deadly weapon and breaking and entering.

Police say Sanders and Simpson are acquaintances.

See Saturday’s Post for more details.

Comments

Local

Catawba holds baccalaureate services for Class of 2021

News

$9M settlement for two men wrongfully sent to death row

Nation/World

China lands spacecraft on Mars in latest advance for its space program

Business

Gas crunch hits Washington; Colonial Pipeline paid nearly $5 million in Bitcoin ransome

Coronavirus

State mostly returns to normal operations after 15 months of lockdowns, restrictions

Crime

Blotter: Man accused of stealing car, crashing it

Crime

Man faces new charge of attempted murder for father’s shooting

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper lifts indoor mask mandate for most situations, gathering limits

Crime

Barnes gets new punishment of two life sentences in Tutterow couple’s 1992 murder

High School

High school football: State’s top honor goes to Jalon Walker

Local

Scout’s Honor: With dedication of flag retirement box, Salem Fleming earns Eagle Scout rank

College

North Carolina king, queen of NCAA lacrosse tourneys

Education

Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools

Local

Local real estate company employees come out in force to build Habitat house

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Auditors find oversight lacking for $3 billion of state’s pandemic aid

Nation/World

When will gas situation return to normal?

Local

Rowan native Shuping posthumously receives Concord Police Department’s Medal of Valor, Purple Heart

News

GOP measure on penalties for rioting draws fire

News

Black high school softball player told to cut hair

Coronavirus

State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan

Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday