Following an investigation that began in August, Tracy Allen Knight of Euclid Avenue in Statesville has been charged in connection with child pornography. Statesville Police Department received a cyber TipLine report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding five files of child pornography on August 2nd . Investigator Lane, who is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children task force began investigating this case and was able to link the files of child pornography to Knight.
The suspect in an ongoing child pornography investigation drove to police headquarters in Statesville, North Carolina, and fatally shot himself as he sat behind the steering wheel, according to the Statesville Police Department. It happened Sunday, around 12:50 p.m. at 330 South Tradd Street, officials said. Statesville is about 40 miles north of uptown Charlotte.