CMPD Makes Arrest in Active Missing Person Investigation

Published on April 11, 2024

Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, April 11, 2024) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have charged a suspect in connection to the missing person investigation involving Mr. Andrew Tench.


Mr. Tench, 31, was first reported missing to the Gaston County Police Department (GCPD) on Monday, March 25, 2024.  As a result of their investigation, it was determined that Mr. Tench was last seen within the city limits of Charlotte.  Once it was determined Mr. Tench was last seen in Charlotte, the CMPD assumed the role as the lead investigative agency.


As a result of the continued investigation in conjunction with the Gaston County Police Department, D’Shaun Montrell Robinson, 31, was identified as a person of interest in this investigation.


During the morning hours of Thursday, April 11, 2024, CMPD homicide and missing persons detectives, along with the assistance of the Hickory Grove Division, executed a search warrant at the residence of Mr. Robinson who also voluntarily went to the Law Enforcement Center in Uptown (601 E. Trade St.) to speak with detectives.  At the conclusion of the interview, Mr. Robinson was arrested and transferred into the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with the following:


  • Concealment of a death (Felony)
  • Identity Theft (Felony)
  • Financial Card Theft (Felony – 2 counts)
  • Financial Card Fraud (Felony)
  • Larceny of Motor Vehicle (Felony)
  • Financial Card Fraud (Misdemeanor – 3 counts)


Detectives with the CMPD will meet with family members of the victim to discuss the active missing person case.


The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD’s Public Affairs Office.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20240401-0913-00 & 20240401-0913-99.




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