Crime & Courts

2 arrested in cleaning crew attack at Mooresville charter school

Kimber Marie Suber
Kimber Marie Suber Mooresville Police Department

Police have arrested a man and a woman accused of assaulting a cleaning crew – including firing a Taser at one of the workers – at a Mooresville charter school.

Police on Friday identified the suspects as Robert Terrell Anderson, 33, of Columbia, and Kimber Marie Suber, 28, of Hopkins, S.C.

Anderson was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting injury, assault by pointing a gun, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a weapon on school grounds and damage to property. He was jailed on $100,000 bail.

Suber was charged with assault and jailed on $2,500 bail.

The suspects were found and arrested in Concord, police said.

The attack happened 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. No students or staff were in the school at the time.

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.

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 harm’s 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.”

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak