“Moorish Nation” Couple Arrested For Illegally Squatting in $2,000,000 Davidson Home


Two people who claim allegiance to the ‘Moorish Nation’ were just arrested in Davidson for illegally squatting in the Knox Family’s historic $2,000,000 home.

A member of the Knox family discovered the couple living in the home this week and immediately called the Davidson police. When police arrived, the couple would not let them in. Officers then obtained a key and permission from the Knox family to enter the home.

Police entered the home and arrested 30-year-old Turmaine Thorne and 35-year-old Taqiyah Barber for trespassing.

According to the police report, the couple used a hide-a-key to illegally enter the home on Jan. 4, then unloaded a 26-foot U-Haul truck full of belongings and furniture and parked their car in the garage.

The couple then filed a quit claim deed with the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds and claimed that they have legal cause and ownership of the property.

The investigation is still ongoing.

North Carolina has recently become a real hot spot for the Moorish Nation, a group that doesn’t recognize federal, state and local laws, and believes heavily in “squatters rights”.

Back in 2016, a self-described Moorish National group, led by Ninti el Bey, was arrested for squatting in an $800,000 home in the South Charlotte neighborhood of Piper Glen. Police eventually arrested them after they were warned by neighbors, realtors, the HOA, and even evicted more than once by CMPD.

Other notable instances include; when a Moorish Nation murder defendant debated with a judge regarding the court’s legal authority to charge him, when a Moorish Nation Charlotte man was charged with the fatal beating of his infant daughter plans to represent himself at his murder trial, and when a Moorish Nation man, who referred to himself as ‘Emporer’, called into the WSOCTV newsroom demanding thousands of dollars every time the news station mentioned the Moorish Nation name.