Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for a man who cut off his monitor on Monday.
Police said Anthony Edward McCreary, 23, was last seen Monday near Kimmerly Glen Lane, which is between North Sharon Amity and East W.T. Harris Boulevard.
McCreary has been wearing the electronic monitor since mid-September after he was arrested for possession of a firearm by a felon and assault with a deadly weapon causing serious injury. He was given the monitor as a condition of his release from jail, police said.
He now faces a new charge of interfering with an electronic monitoring device.
CMPD said it currently monitors nearly 400 offenders who have the electronic devices. McCreary is the third person to cut off his monitor so far this year. The other two were arrested within a few days of removing the device.
Anyone with information on McCreary’s whereabouts is asked to call 704-336-VCAT (8228) or dial 911.
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