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May 8, 2021

Crime

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Man charged after thieves rob would-be gun buyers of wallets, shoes

SALISBURY  — A 19-year-old was charged Thursday with robbing victims who wanted to buy a gun. Raeqwon Turner was charged with robbery with firearms or ... Read more

20 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Four added to sheriff’s most wanted list

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has updated its most wanted list to include four new people. All four people are registered sex offenders ... Read more

21 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says thieves made off with $100,000 in scrap and other items from a site on Old Beatty Ford ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: May 5

In Salisbury Police reports: • A man overdosed Monday in the 400 block of Mike Drive. • A motor vehicle theft was reported Monday in ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: One charged, another runs away during Salisbury traffic stop

SALISBURY — A traffic stop on Park Avenue Saturday ended with one man facing charges and another running away with a gun in his hand. ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Kannapolis man charged with felony possession, concealed gun

SALISBURY — A Kannapolis man on Saturday was charged for felony drug and misdemeanor weapons possession crimes connected to a February incident. A warrant for ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

One hospitalized after Mooresville Dragway shooting

MOORESVILLE — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating events that lead to a man suffering a gunshot wound at Mooresville Dragway. Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies were ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Cooper pardons man who had murder convictions vacated

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper granted a pardon of innocence Friday to a man imprisoned for two decades before his two murder ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Sheriff’s Office: High-speed chase called off on I-85, but charges could be coming

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says charges could be coming in an incident where an Interstate 85 motorcycle chase was called off. At ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Cleveland man charged with possessing 60 images of child pornography

SALISBURY — A Cleveland man faces a litany of sex-related crimes following a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigation. Joshua David Agner, 34, of Agner Farm ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury man charged for child pornography

SALISBURY — A 36-year-old man faces a pair of sex-related crimes after he allegedly uploaded child pornography through Facebook. Jose Fransico Roque of Archer Road ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Five arrested in robbery of Lady Gaga’s dogs

By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The woman who returned Lady Gaga’s stolen French bulldogs was among five people arrested in connection ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Blotter: Man, mother robbed of puppies at knifepoint

SALISBURY — A Rowan County man and his mother were robbed of two puppies at knifepoint on Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said.  Maj. John Sifford ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

NC Sheriff: 2 deputies killed, suspect and 2 others dead

BOONE (AP) — Two deputies were killed and three other people, including a suspected gunman, were found dead after a lengthy standoff in North Carolina, ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

23-year-old Salisbury man charged after taking deputies on 13-mile chase

SALISBURY — A 23-year-old Salisbury resident faces a series of criminal charges after he allegedly took sheriff’s deputies on a 13-mile chase that ended with ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Woman gets felony charge for fleeing minor traffic accident

SALISBURY — Following a minor, rear-end vehicle collision early Monday morning, Salisbury Police arrested a woman involved for fleeing police. Around 8 a.m. Monday, the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Two habitual felons convicted in Rowan County Superior Court

SALISBURY — Two habitual felons were found guilty by juries in Rowan County Superior Court last week. Eugene Green was convicted by a jury of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Blotter: April 25

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • Megan Nicole Shoaf, 35, was charged by the Salisbury Police Department Friday for misdemeanor larceny for allegedly stealing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Following lawsuit alleging excessive force, NAACP demands change in letter to local law enforcement

SALISBURY — Following a federal lawsuit filed by a Georgia woman who claims Salisbury and Rowan County officers used excessive force against her in a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Second suspect arrested for 2019 murder of Timothy Hall

LANDIS — A second suspect in the 2019 murder of Timothy Austin Hall was arrested early Sunday morning. Kannapolis and Landis police apprehended Kiquan Larence ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Blotter: April 23

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • Hobby Lobby on Wednesday reported shoplifting in the 100 block of Tingle Drive in Salisbury. • A man ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Sheriff’s Office: Georgia woman’s 2019 traffic stop started with 14-mile chase

SALISBURY — A 2019 traffic stop that’s the subject of a federal lawsuit started with a chase that lasted 14 miles and involved law enforcement ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Supreme Court makes it easier to give minors convicted of murder a life sentence

By Jessica Gresko Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Supreme Court makes it easier to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Blotter: April 22

In Salisbury Police reports: • Walmart on Wednesday reported shoplifting in the 300 block of South Arlington Street. • A woman on Wednesday reported a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Lawsuit: Salisbury Police, Rowan Sheriff’s Office tore woman’s shoulder during traffic stop

Staff and wire reports A federal lawsuit filed by a Georgia woman claims officers from Salisbury and Rowan County used excessive force during a traffic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

District attorney won’t bring charges against former Salisbury officer depicted in K-9 video

SALISBURY — No criminal charges will be brought by the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office against former Salisbury Police officer James “Buddy” Hampton for engaging ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Convicted sex offender charged with having child pornography

SALISBURY — A convicted sex offender living in Rockwell faces nearly a dozen criminal charges in connection with a monthslong investigation. Jamie Eric Gardner, 45, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

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