Suspect in shooting that killed CMPD officer, 3 with US Marshals Service had lengthy criminal history: Records

Suspect in shooting that killed CMPD officer, 3 with US Marshals Service had lengthy criminal history: Records

CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Records show the suspect whom U.S. Marshals and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were attempting to serve a warrant on had an arrest history dating back more than two decades.

Terry Hughes, Jr., 39, was killed Monday during a shootout, while law enforcement agencies were attempting to serve an active warrant on him.

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Authorities said he was the man who shot and killed three members of the U.S. Marshals and a CMPD officer.

Hughes’ public arrest history started just weeks after he turned 18, according to records obtained by Queen City News, for a charge of communicating threats, though the case was later dismissed.

He had various charges placed against him in the early and late 2000s for Driving While License Revoked, though it was unclear how that license became revoked.

In 2009, he was convicted of Felony Breaking and Entering.  He served five months in prison.

He later served additional time for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2011 and served an additional nine months in prison.

In 2012, he served 10 months in prison for a felony Fleeing to Elude charge.

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His criminal record appears to be largely nonexistent afterward until 2021 when he was arrested on several charges related to marijuana and fleeing to elude.

The most recent warrants he was wanted on, which were the ones that authorities were attempting to serve Monday, were for a weapons possession charge and for fleeing to elude charge, the latter of which was out of Lincoln County.

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