New charges for duo accused of jumping in lake

Djibril Sow and Ahmed Amadou – pictures courtesy of the Cornelius Police Department


On October 9, 2015, the Cornelius Police Department requested the public’s help in locating two suspects involved in recent break-ins in the area. Cornelius Police were searching for Djibril Sow (B/M DOB 08/03/1990) and an unknown second suspect. In the early morning hours of October 14, 2015, the suspects were arrested following a police chase involving the Mount Holly Police and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Departments.

Cornelius Police have charged Djibril Sow and Ahmed Bachir Amadou (B/M 09/25/1992), both of Charlotte, with 38 misdemeanor and felony counts in connection to multiple motor vehicle and home break-ins that occurred in the Peninsula community from September to early October 2015.

Sow and Amadou are each charged with:

  • 7 counts of Felony Breaking & Entering Motor Vehicle
  • 3 counts of Felony Conspiracy
  • 2 counts of Felony 1st Degree Burglary
  • 2 counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud
  • 2 counts of Misdemeanor Larceny
  • 1 count of Felony Larceny
  • Sow has also been charged with 1 count of Misdemeanor Financial Transaction Card Fraud and Amadou has been charged with 3 counts of Misdemeanor Financial Transaction Card Fraud.

Sow and Amadou are currently being held at the Gaston County Jail.

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