Police charge man in connection with arson, hate crime of E. Charlotte business

An arrest has been made in an east Charlotte crime case.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police charged a man in connection with lighting the front door of an east Charlotte business on fire.

CMPD charged 32-year-old Curtis Flournoy with burning of building of trade, malicious damage by use of an incendiary material, felony breaking and entering, ethnic intimidation and anonymous or threatening letters.

Earlier in the week, police conducted an investigation after someone lit a fire on the front door of Central Market on Albemarle Road and then leaving behind a disturbing note.

NBC Charlotte received a copy of the note left outside Central Market, which read the following:

"Business owner

Our newly elected president Donald Trump is our nation builder for white America. You all know that, we want our country back on the right track. We need to get rid of Muslims, Indians and all immigrants. Specially (sic), we don't want business run by refugees and immigrant any more(sic).

We are ready to wake up some of our great state including North Carolina and we will take care of the country. Immigrants and refugee are taking our job, doing our business and leaving us standard(sic). So, you are not allowed to do business any more(sic).

We know you are one and many of other immigrant doing business here. This is our warning. Leave the business and go back where you came from.

If you don't follow this warning then we are not responsible for the torture starting now.

God Bless America... ... ... ...White America"

Detectives are asking anyone with additional information on this case to call 704-334-1600.

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