Salisbury couple face more charges in string of break-ins, two others charged

  • Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:28 a.m.
Jeremy Eugene Motley
Jeremy Eugene Motley

Authorities have added charges to a Salisbury couple charged last week with a string of break-ins that occurred in December and January. Two acquaintances face charges for their involvement in the break-ins as well.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Jeremy Eugene Motley, 22, Statesville Boulevard, with eight counts of felony breaking and entering, seven counts of felony larceny, one count larceny of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was issued a $45,000 secured bond and remains in the Rowan County Detention Center. His girlfriend, Haley Nicole Dial, 21, of Statesville Boulevard, was charged with eight counts of felony breaking and entering, five counts of felony larceny and one count felony larceny of a firearm. She was issued a $6,500 secured bond and remains in the county jail.


Michael Lee Upright, 40, of Archer Road, Salisbury, was charged with two counts larceny of a firearm, two counts larceny of a motor vehicle, six counts of felony breaking and enter, seven counts of larceny, one count motor vehicle theft. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. Adolphus Lee Bolen, 35, of White Road, Mount Ulla, was charged with one count of felony breaking and entering, two counts felony larceny, three counts larceny of a motor vehicle and two counts of larceny of a firearm. He remains in the county jail under a $45,000 secured bond.

Authorities accuse Motley of taking various items from homes throughout the county from December to late January.

Arrest warrants say Motley and Dial entered these residences and took the following:

• Three rings, an antique necklace, gold lamp charm, $5 from a home in the 1000 block of Henderson Grove Church Road, Salisbury on Jan. 8.

• A Remington 22-caliber single-shot shotgun, 22-caliber revolver handgun, ammunition from a home in the 900 block of Goodson Road, Salisbury on Jan. 19.

• A laptop and jewelry valued at more than $2,700 from a home in the 1700 block of West Ridge Road, Salisbury on Dec. 20.

• Ammunition, a handgun safe box, money and jewelry valued at nearly $900 from a home in the 2400 block of Needmore Road, Woodleaf on Jan. 8.

• Money and a knife collection valued at $800 from a home in the 400 block of Lochshire Lane, Woodleaf, on Jan. 8.

• Two bottles of liquor from a home in the 200 block of Regency Road, Salisbury on Jan. 8.

• Broke into a home in the 2100 block of Sherrills Ford Road on Jan. 4, a Barringer Road home on Jan. 24

Motley was previously convicted in 2009 of conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance.

Investigators say Upright and Bolen took items from homes in December and January. Arrest warrants say they entered these homes and took the following:

• A Winchester 12-gauge shotgun from a home in the 12000 block of Kluttz Road, Gold Hill, a 32-inch flat screen television, an antique wall clock on March 4 and a 1992 Buick Century from the same home.

• Stole a 1971 GMC pickup parked at a home in the 2000 block of Deal Road, Mooresville on Dec. 11.

• 40 reels of construction wire, batteries, chain saws, cables and other miscellaneous scrap metal from a home in the 200 block of Millbridge Road, China Grove, on Jan. 11 and a 1999 Chevrolet pickup parked at that home.

• Power tools, three vehicle dealer tags and a Honda four-wheeler from Diamond Auto Sales at Mooresville Road on Feb. 8.

• Welding equipment valued at $950, car computer and hand tools from a home in the 600 block of Thompson Road, Salisbury, sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 3.

• A workshop in the 9400 block of Sherrills Ford Road where rifles, shotguns, power tools and ammunition.

Bolen is said to have been involved in incidences at Kluttz, Deal and Millbridge roads.

Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.


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