Sandy Parsons’ father’s China Grove home broken into, nothing taken

CHINA GROVE— William Steven Parsons, the father of Sandy Parsons, reported to authorities his China Grove home was broken into sometime Wednesday night.

It did not appear that anything was taken from the Sutton Road home, but a basement door had been kicked in, causing about $400 in damages.

Just a week ago local investigators searched a shed behind William Parsons’ home where they seized a hammer, teeth and vacuum parts. It’s been nearly a month since the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the disappearance of William’s granddaughter, Erica Lynn Parsons. She’s been missing since November 2011.

William’s son, Sandy, and daughter-in-law, Casey, adopted Erica at 2 years old. Erica, now 15, was reported missing by her adoptive brother, James.

William’s other son, William “Stevie” Steven Parsons Jr. reported the break-in. A department report said there was evidence someone had forced open the door.

Stevie told a deputy he lives in the home with his mother and father in the basement section of the home. He left the home at 2 p.m. and when he returned just before 5 p.m. he saw the damage. He at first thought he didn’t secure the door.

A neighbor, Jason Wing, said he noticed an older model work van sitting beside the house earlier in the day, but didn’t think anything was out of place. Wing said there have been lots of work vans at the house since the family was remodeling the basement.

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