Crime

Accused meth dealer on run for months caught in Charlotte, could face life in prison

Charlie Cutshaw
Charlie Cutshaw

An alleged methamphetamine dealer who failed to appear in York County criminal court on felony drug trafficking charges was arrested last week in Charlotte with more than a pound of methamphetamine, prosecutors said in court Monday.

Charlie Cutshaw, 38, of Fort Mill, was caught by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police violent felon apprehension team with the drugs after attempting to flee, said Jennifer Colton, 16th Circuit assistant solicitor.

Police and court officials had been seeking Cutshaw for months after he failed to appear on pending meth trafficking and possession charges involving more than two kilograms of meth that come after past convictions, Colton said.

Because Cutshaw has past convictions for drug trafficking, prosecutors plan to seek a life without parole sentence against Cutshaw for the York County crimes after Cutshaw rejected a plea offer of 20 years in prison.

Cutshaw said in court he has no money, job or home and was appointed a public defender.

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