Dionte Marquel Long (CMPD file photo)

Son being charged in the stabbing death of his mother

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit have charged 27 year old Dionte Marquel Long with the murder of his mother, 50 year old Marcella Lightner Thrash.

The murder occurred in the 5600 block of Hubbard Point Drive in the University City Division.  The call for service came in at 7:15 a.m. on Monday, April 10.

Information and evidence gathered during the course of the investigation led Homicide Detectives in identifying Dionte Long as the suspect in this case.  Long was apprehended at the incident location and transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed by Homicide Detectives.  He was then transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.  Long has been charged with Murder.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Hefner is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.