Sheriff’s Office links battery thefts to man already in custody
SALISBURY — He could give the Energizer Bunny a good run.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Mount Ulla man, already in custody, with a series of battery thefts, including larcenies on two different occasions at Foxwood Golf Club.
Charged with several counts of felony larceny is Adolphus Lee Bolen, 35, of 1350 White Road, Mount Ulla. He already had been implicated in a string of home burglaries during December and January with accomplices.
Bolen also was charged with first-degree trespass and placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $50,000 bond.
Foxwood Golf Club on Potneck Road reported the theft of 60 golf-cart batteries and a grass trimmer sometime Feb. 5-6. The golf club was struck again Feb. 24 or 25, when 56 batteries were taken.
The total value of the batteries and other things taken in the two Foxwood thefts was $12,296.
Reports also show that 30 batteries were stolen from Spinnaker Contracting on Lyerly Road in Mount Ulla sometime between Jan. 24 and Jan. 29. Value of those batteries was $3,750.
Myers Forest Products at Barber Junction had 24 batteries and copper wire taken Feb. 20-21. Value of those goods was $5,235.
And Robert J. Harrison of White Road, Mount Ulla, reported the theft of 35 batteries, valued at $3,500, sometime between Dec. 15 and Dec. 19, 2012.
In other arrest reports from the weekend:
• The Sheriff’s Office charged Sampson Lamonte Chambers, 41, of Charlotte, with breaking, entering and felony larceny. He is accused of stealing $4,000 worth of tractor-trailer tires from a storage building at RWBT of 220 Ritchie Road.
The theft occurred Dec. 22, 2012. Chambers was placed under $3,500 bond.
• Daniel Lynn Bowlin, 22, of China Grove, has been charged with first-degree sexual offense involving a child. The grand jury returned a true bill of indictment related to the case.
Bowlin was charged Friday and placed under $20,000 bond.
• Nathan Patrick James Rohl, 18, of North Main Street, Salisbury, was charged Friday with taking indecent liberties with a child.
The offense dates to May 29, 2012, according to Salisbury Police.
• Salisbury Police charged Dustin Kenneth Stirewalt, 20, of Grace Church Road, with simple possession of alprazolam, hydrocodone and marijuana Saturday.
• Sarah Marie Jones, 22, of Old Mocksville Road, was charged with simple assault and second-degree trespass in complaints taken out by Angelena Noto Spillman, who accuses Jones of shoving her and pulling her hair.
• Matthew James Leavelle and Stacey Wayne Byrd, the addresses for whom were given as the Rowan Helping Ministries shelter on North Long Street, were each charged with obtaining property by false pretense.
They allegedly presented merchandise to Walmart that was not purchased at the store in exchange for an $81.19 gift card.
Each of the men were placed in jail under $2,500 bond Saturday. Leavelle is 28; Byrd, 35.
• Josh Meece, 24, of Salisbury, was charged with simple assault and assault by pointing a gun in complaints taken out by Latosha Jones and Robert E. Lee Jr.
The gun in question was a semi-automatic handgun. Meece is accused of shoving Lee, according to reports. He was released on a written promise to appear in court.
• Lacarol Jessica Withers, 25, of Spencer, was charged with simple assault, accused of scratching the face of Bremmel Jones. Spencer Police investigated.
• Kejuana Latora Savion Sweat, 17 of Spencer, was charged with possession of counterfeit instruments and uttering a forged instrument.
Sweat is accused of trying to use a counterfeit $100 bill at the Wilco Hess station on East Innes Street, according to Salisbury Police. She was placed under $2,500 bond.
• The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Ronald H. Burridge Sr., 56, of Rockwell, with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia (new and used syringes). He is under $10,000 bond.