District attorney charges third suspect
A third person was arrested Thursday, Jan. 5, and charged in the Nov. 1, 2010, shooting at the N.C. License Plate Agency in Monroe.
District Attorney Trey Robison announced in a press release that grand jury indictments were served on Tanika Vanesia Ingram, 37. The Charlotte resident was arrested at her home, 2925 Seymour Drive, by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Violent Criminal Apprehension Team. Ingram faces charges of accessory after the fact for attempted first-degree murder and is in the Union County Jail under a $200,000 bond. Monroe police announced they are searching for a fourth suspect in the case.
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 Melvin Lee Luckey, 33, and Otis Redding Howie Jr., 25, Nov. 9, 2010. 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.
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. His wife, Crystal Jordan, sustained life threatening injuries from the shooting.