Nearly eleven years ago on March 24th, 2008, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers arrived at an apartment building in south Charlotte and discovered a disturbing scene. Four deceased victims had all been shot to death, and the horrific crime shocked the town. At the time, police couldn’t identify any suspects.
The victims were promptly identified by detectives as:
• 31-year-old Cherilyn Crawford
• 33-year-old Timothy Stone
• 43-year-old Andrew Babyak
• 46-year-old William Royster
During the initial investigation, police couldn’t pinpoint any suspects. They did, however, note that all the victims were living a “lifestyle that put them in jeopardy.”
Now, Dominick O’Neill Daise, a 32-year-old, has been arrested for the quadruple murder. Police have not yet revealed what prompted new progress in the case, but they have noted that they “firmly believe” Daise didn’t act alone back in 2008. The investigation remains active, so few details have emerged. Detectives are now searching for other suspects that may have been involved in the crime, and it’s possible that they are hoping Daise will provide new information about the case.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about this crime or the suspect to reach out to Charlotte Crime Stoppers. They can be reached at 704-334-1600. There is currently a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to another arrest associated with the killings.
Currently, Dominick O’Neill Daise is being charged with four counts of murder. Jail records indicate that he’s also being charged with possessing marijuana, which suggests he had the drugs on him when police approached him.