SUSPECT CHARGED WITH CHRISTMAS TIME MURDER

Steven Staples and Anthony Leakes

Charlotte Alerts

A man was killed right before Christmas, nearly a year later a suspect has been named

Steven Staples, 31, was arrested on September 30, 2020 charged with the Charlotte, NC murder of Anthony Leakes, 40. The victim was murdered on December 23, 2019 on Elliott Drive.

Homicide unit detectives with the assistance of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) identified Steven as a suspect in this case. Steven, who is already in jail on pending charges has been served with additional warrants for murder and firearm by a felon.

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