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May 6, 2021

Crime blotter: Second teen charged in September pizza robberies

A second suspect has been charged in two Sept. 5 pizza robberies, Salisbury Police report.

Dwon Blair Smith, 16, was connected to a September incident in which a Papa John’s employee was held at gunpoint. According to the report, on Sept. 5 at 10:57 p.m., an employee at Papa John’s on Freeland Drive stepped out for a cigarette break and, she told police, she was approached by a group of teenagers.

One of them pointed a silver-colored revolver at her and asked for her keys. She told them that she did not have them on her, and one of the teens patted her down and checked her pockets. According to the report, the teens ran across Arlington Street. A co-worker of the employee attempted to follow, but told police he stopped when the teen holding the gun fired a shot at him.

A pizza delivery man reported being robbed at Brookview Apartments earlier in the day. He also told police that two teens approached him, pointed a silver-colored revolver at him and demanded he give them the money he had. However, he told police that he backed out of the driveway and drove away.

The unnamed juvenile who authorities say held the revolver was charged with armed robbery on Oct. 15 and was sent to Stonewall Jackson Training Camp.

Smith was charged Friday with robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and placed under a $10,000 secured bond.

In other Salisbury Police Department reports:

  • Police responded to reports of an adult assaulting a juvenile at a home at the 200 block of Mike Drive, Friday.
  • A man reported items stolen from vehicle at the 400 block of South Craig Street, Friday.
  • A man reported a weapons offense Friday at the 800 block of West Bank Street.
  • A man reported a strong arm robbery and assault Friday at the intersection of Eleventh Street and North Long Street.
  • The McDonald’s on West Jake Alexander Boulevard reported a counterfeit bill Friday.
  • An attempted breaking and entering was reported Saturday at the 1800 block of Sherwood Street.
  • A man reported a fraud by false pretense Saturday at the Wells Fargo on West Innes Street.
  • A man reported a stolen cellphone Sunday at the 600 block of West Jake Alexander Boulevard.
  • A man reported Sunday that someone stole his wallet at Walmart.
  • Rolling Hills Golf Course on Par Drive reported a burglary Sunday.
  • David Jumar White, 32, was charged Friday at the 800 block of West Bank Street with being a habitual felon.
  • Phillip Christopher Martin, 30, was charged Saturday at the 100 block of Clancy Street with resit, delay or obstructing a public officer.
  • Kristen Leigh Ann Bundy, 35, was charged Monday at the 500 block of East Innes Street with breaking and entering cars or other motor vehicles.

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

  • A woman reported Thursday that someone used her name to apply for a claim with the Division of Employment Security.
  • Mt. Vernon Presbyterian at the 400 block of Carson Road, Cleveland reported that someone removed a meter box from a panel and cut the screen on a window Thursday.
  • A man reported Thursday that a truck was stolen from the 900 block of Peeler Road.
  • A man reported a breaking and entering at the 1100 block of Old Cress Road Thursday.
  • William Aaron Odom, 17, was charged Thursday at the 1600 block of Deer Creek Drive with larceny.
  • Karina Suzanne Barratt, 29, was charged Thursday at the 66000 block of I-85 with Possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Cynthia Mae Harkey, 29, was charged Thursday at the 8200 block of U.S. 52 Highway with resist, delay or obstructing a public officer.
  • Brian Keith Safrit, 20, and Trevor Wayne Timm, 16, were charged Thursday at the 1000 block of Cedar Hill Drive, Rockwell with larceny.

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