Officers still pursuing leads, links with other crimes
Two Charlotte men are in jail on multiple charges linked to the Nov. 1 shooting at the Monroe Division of the N.C. Motor Vehicles office.
Monroe police arrested 33-year-old Melvin Lee Luckey and 25-year-old Otis Redding Howie Jr. Tuesday, Nov. 9. Both face two counts of attempted first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of larceny of a firearm. Howie also faces a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.
“Monroe detectives and agents from the State Bureau of Investigation and Department of Motor Vehicles have worked around the clock to solve this case, ” Monroe Police Chief Debra Duncan said. “These arrests are the result of teamwork and good police work.”
On Nov. 1 just before 6 p.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired at the N.C. License Plate Agency, 22 E. Roosevelt Blvd. to find two victims with multiple gunshot wounds – agency operator Crystal Jordan and her husband, Robbie. Both were immediately taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Union, where a day later Robbie Jordan checked himself out. Meanwhile, doctors transferred Crystal Jordan to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte, where she remained in critical condition Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Despite the arrests of Luckey and Howie, Monroe police are still, looking into ties between the Nov. 1 crime and an Oct. 8 robbery in Charlotte. Officials say additional charges could be filed and more people arrested.
Monroe police ask anyone with additional information regarding the case to contact CrimeStoppers at 704-283-5600.