CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with a murder in Charlotte and a home invasion in McAdenville.
Two of those same suspects are also charged in a second home invasion in Gaston County.
On Wednesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested Latasha Hope, Perry Joines and Eleni Hammond for the murder of Louis Navarre.
He was shot and killed at his home on McGarry Trail in west Charlotte on Jan. 2. It was Charlotte's first murder of 2009.
In addition to the murder in Charlotte, Hope and Joines are charged in a home invasion in McAdenville last Friday. Police say a family, including two children, were tied up and held hostage. They were not injured.
A third suspect in that crime, Brandy Hickman, is being held in the Gaston County jail. All three face charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and burglary.
Meanwhile, Gaston County police have also charged Hope, Joines and Hammond in connection with a home invasion on Jan. 1 in Dallas. Police say the three forced their way inside, made the victims lie on the floor and then covered them with a blanket. The residents weren't injured.
For that crime, the suspects are charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping, felony conspiracy and felony larceny.
Police say in both home invasions, a woman knocked on the door of the homes and asked to use the telephone, and then the men quickly followed her inside.