12/18/2012 04:30 AM.
On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, Metro Division officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department apprehended Tomy Lee Bass. At approximately 4:30 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to a breaking and entering call of an occupied residence in the 2500 block of Rachel St. Once officers arrived at the home, the victim stated that the suspect forced his way into the residence and a struggle ensued before the suspect stabbed the homeowner. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect ran from the location in the direction of Norris Avenue. Officers immediately established a perimeter. A short time later, a K-9 unit tracked the suspect to the backyard of a home on the corner of Rachel St. and Norris Ave. During his apprehension, the suspect, identified as Tomy Lee Bass, was bitten by the K-9 and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Bass has since been released and transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. Tomy Lee Bass has been charged with; attempted murder, first degree burglary, second degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and resist obstruct and delay.
The CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) had been actively searching for Bass since he removed his electronic monitoring device on December 14, 2012. Bass was placed on electronic monitoring as a condition of his release on December 4, 2012, following a larceny from auto charge. Bass is the 26th offender monitored by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to remove a monitoring device in 2012, as compared to 28 during the same time period in 2011. The CMPD is currently monitoring more than 375 offenders.
Anyone with additional information concerning this incident and or suspect is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704.334.1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/
Sgt. Dave Scheppegrell will be available to the media at 3:00 p.m., at the CMPD headquarters.