CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NBC Charlotte has learned a man accused of attacking three CMPD officers during and after his arrest has 63 arrests on his record and was wearing an electronic monitor.
In Tuesday night's incident, 24-year-old Romell Mackey was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, assault on a law enforcement officer, unlawful concealment (shoplifting), damage to property, resist/obstruct/delay a law enforcement officer, malicious conduct by a prisoner, damage to property, and communicating threats.
It happened at 2nd and Charles on South Blvd. When an officer tried to put Mackey in handcuffs, police said he started fighting and tried to run away.
Then, on the way to jail, he attacked two officers and tried to escape again, according to investigators.
Mackey's previous charges included 1st-degree burglary, 1st-degree trespassing, auto theft, armed robbery, possession of stolen goods, possession of marijuana, and resisting arrest.