Crime & Courts

Police: 2 sought after cleaning crew attacked at Mooresville charter school

Police are searching for two people in connection with a violent confrontation with a cleaning crew at a charter school in Mooresville late Wednesday.
Police are searching for two people in connection with a violent confrontation with a cleaning crew at a charter school in Mooresville late Wednesday. WBTV

Police are searching for two suspects accused of assaulting a cleaning crew – including firing a Taser at one of the workers – at a Mooresville charter school.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, a cleaning crew inside Pine Lake Preparatory School was confronted by a man and a woman who used to work on the crew, police said.

An argument started, and one of the former crew members fired a Taser at one of the workers, according to police. The female worker was taken to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

One of the former crew members also fired a shot from a handgun into the ceiling, police said.

Police were searching for Robert Terrell Anderson, 33, of Columbia, and his girlfriend, Kimber Marie Suber, 28, of Hopkins, S.C. The couple drove from the school in a blue Hyundai Santa Fe with S.C. license plate LSV-685, police said.

Area law enforcement agencies were alerted to look out for the vehicle.

Pine Lake has terminated its contract with the overnight cleaning crew because of the incident, Head of Schools Chris Terrill said in an email to parents.

Terrill said the argument stemmed from a financial dispute between a crew member and the man who showed up with the gun.

“At no point were students present, and no student was placed in harms way,” Terrill said. “There is also nothing that ties the suspects back to the school, outside of the cleaning companies contract, which has been terminated, effective immediately.”

Police increased their presence at the school Thursday morning “out of an abundance of caution,” Terrill said//.

Staff Writer Ann Helms contributed.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

  Comments