CMPD officer arrested after argument with neighbor

- A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was arrested in Cabarrus County following an argument with his neighbor, according to CMPD.

The two had reportedly gotten into some kind of argument and the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office became involved.

Officer Watts is charged with communicating threats, police said.

Officials say the neighbor, Richard McKinney, is charged with two counts of communicating threats, breaking and entering and assault.

According to CMPD, officer Watts was hired by the department in 2002 and is currently assigned to the Independence Division. 

We will continue to update this story as we learn more information.

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