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September 26, 2021

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R. Kelly fate in jury’s hands at sex trafficking trial

By TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in his ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Court rules sex offenders can be monitored perpetually; General Assembly law limits tracking to 10 years

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — It’s constitutional for North Carolina to require people convicted of the most serious sex offenses to ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

Blotter: Sept. 24

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • A student at West Rowan Middle School was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct. • A man on Wednesday ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

‘No winners’: Mason found guilty in fish arcade murder trial

SALISBURY — As soon as the court clerk read the verdict aloud, the tangible tension enveloping the courtroom immediately gave way to gasps and uncontrollable ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Blotter: Men stripped, robbed en route to buy beer

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two men were stripped and robbed while trying to buy beer from a convenience store. ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Jury begins deliberations in Fishzilla murder case

SALISBURY — A jury began deliberating Wednesday afternoon in the Fishzilla murder case, but a verdict wasn’t reached on the guilt or innocence of Dedric ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Salisbury Police: Toyota Prius is most popular target for catalytic converter thieves

SALISBURY — Police say the Toyota Prius is the most popular make and model of car among catalytic converter thieves in 2021. Catalytic converters are ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Man jailed after fleeing to California, returning to Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — A 26-year-old man faces a number of charges in connection with a 2020 incident after he fled to California and came back. Daniel ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Sept. 21

In Salisbury Police reports: • A man on Monday reported $479 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in his driveway in the 300 block ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Defendant testifies in Fishzilla murder trial

SALISBURY —  After watching other witnesses give accounts of the incident, Dedrick Michelle Mason took the stand on Monday to give her version of the ... Read more

6 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Blotter: Woman’s car shot several times on Pinehurst Street in Salisbury

SALISBURY — Police are investigating after a woman found the car parked outside of her house shot by several bullets. Salisbury Police responded to the ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Sept. 19

In weekend crime reports: • Tisha Rashel Mowery, 37, of Salisbury was charged Saturday by the Salisbury Police Department for communicating threats, second degree trespassing ... Read more

7 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Defense witness gives tearful account of deadly shooting in Fishzilla murder trial

SALISBURY — During a tearful testimony on Friday afternoon, Andrea Dillard recounted the moment she thought her life was going to end. “I really thought ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Jury finds Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Jeffrey MacDonald ends release appeal from infamous 1970 slayings

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — A former Army doctor convicted for the infamous 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

China Grove man jailed for possessing child pornography, assault, kidnapping

CHINA GROVE — A 50-year-old man faces a long list of criminal charges for possessing pictures and videos of child pornography, the China Grove Police ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Spencer man charged with rape

SPENCER — Police say a Spencer man faces four counts of rape for incidents with a 13-year-old victim. Joshua Gregory Lawson, 20, was arrested by ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Blotter: Boy served with juvenile justice petition for shooting

SALISBURY — Police say a juvenile will face charges in an accidental shooting on Maple Avenue that resulted in a teenager’s death. The boy, whose name ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Prosecution in Fishzilla murder case introduces more witness accounts, handgun used in shooting

SALISBURY — The prosecution on Thursday continued to build its case against Dedric Michelle Mason in an abbreviated trial day. Mason, 45, is facing charges ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Sex offender faces new charges for living too close to Head Start in China Grove

SALISBURY — A convicted sex offender who lived near China Grove Elementary School and Westside Head Start was arrested Wednesday for living too close to ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury man wanted for August murder on Carpenters Circle

SALISBURY — Police say a 40-year-old Salisbury man faces charges for a Carpenters Circle murder in August. Police obtained warrants two weeks ago for Samuel ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Fishzilla murder trial continues with employee testimony, footage of deadly arcade shooting

SALISBURY — Curtis Quick said he was “bewildered” and “stunned” following a deadly shooting at Fishzilla Arcade in April 2018. Quick, an employee at Fishzilla ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Charges coming for two in altercation involving bag of cans, warning shot

SALISBURY — Two men will face charges for an altercation at a Julian Road hotel after using a bag of cans and a pistol to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Jailed men charged with new crimes for assaulting detention center officers

SALISBURY — Two inmates at the Rowan County Detention Center face new assault charges after a dispute over food trays. Elijah Tamaun Black, 23, and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Gold Hill man faces sex crime for incident with 15-year-old girl

SALISBURY — A 31-year-old Gold Hill man was jailed Monday for a sex crime after an incident with a minor. Matthew William Cokeley was charged ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Fishzilla murder trial begins with opening statements, testimony from victim’s longtime girlfriend

SALISBURY — Standing in a Rowan County courtroom Tuesday afternoon, attorney Ryan Stowe framed his client’s case as a matter of self defense during a potentially ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Child abuse, drug charges filed after traffic stop ends search for wanted man

SALISBURY — A man and woman were jailed early Tuesday for outstanding warrants, drug crimes and child abuse charges after an investigation led deputies to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Jury selection begins for murder trial of woman in fish arcade shooting

SALISBURY — Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a Salisbury woman charged with second-degree murder after a deadly fish arcade shooting. Dedric ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

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