WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Patrick Cannon resigned Wednesday as mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, stepping down hours after he was arrested on federal corruption charges. }}" />

   
 
 
Patrick Cannon Resigns As Mayor Of Charlotte

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 3/27/2014

Patrick Cannon resigned Wednesday as mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. Cannon stepped down hours after he was arrested on federal corruption charges. Steve Crump has more. A CMPD police officer keeps watch, and there appears to be little movement inside the former Charlotte mayor's home. Patrick Cannon was seen in the back seat and was driven into the family's garage by his wife, Trena, and their two children were also in the vehicle. Attorney James Ferguson delivered Cannon's letter of resignation. "It's a difficult time for him and it's a difficult time for his family, and in reality it's a difficult time for the city a difficult time for everybody," Ferguson said. Two hours before, federal agents removed a computer and several boxes from his home, after spending much of the afternoon inside. "I think it's pretty disheartening, said John LeBlanc, a neighbor. "The whole situation and what's going on in our neighborhood shouldn't happen. It's a travesty." While some neighbors may ve critical of Cannon's alleged actions, others say they thought they would never see a day like this in Charlotte. "I think Chicago, New York, L.A., but never Charlotte," says Stephanie Noonan, a neighbor. "I'm depressed about it. You know my prayers are with his family. I'm so sorry." Boxes taken from the home may offer solid leads in the government's case, and attorney Ferguson says the former mayor plans to stay quiet at least for awhile. "He's not gonna have a statement tonight," Ferguson said. "In time I'm sure that he will have his say. So he asks that you respect the privacy of his family, his children. I'm sure everyone can understand that in this circumstance."

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A local organization is bringing smiles to the faces of children in our area, by simply taking them shopping. WMFD went along for the experience. Full Story
Image1 Ashland's first event celebrating its 200th anniversary. Full Story
 
Image1 Since 2007, Children's Cupboard Outreach has been helping less fortunate families and children in Richland County. Full Story
Image1 A $100,000 cash bond has been set for a Mansfield man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 17-year- old girl. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

$100,000 bond set for man accused kidnapping, raping teen

James Mayer Jr. Funeral Arrangements Set

Commissioners Proclaim Disability Employment Awareness Month

Bambi Couch-Page Appointed Interim Richland Co Prosecutor

City will help with the demolition of Simpson Middle School

Head-On Crash Seriously Injures One Driver

More News