Sheriff’s Office captures man on most wanted list, second man turns himself in

Jonathan Trexler
Jonathan Trexler

Rowan authorities say a man added to their most wanted list five days ago for removing his electronic monitoring device has been captured.

Jonathan Todd Trexler, 45, was arrested Wednesday in China Grove.


Officials said Monday that Trexler was issued the device by the probation division. Trexler was serving a sentence that required him to be monitored electronically as part of his probation.

Rowan County Sheriff’s officials received information that Trexler was at a house in the 600 block of East Ketchie Street in China Grove. Sheriff’s deputies and China Grove Police Chief Eddie Kluttz and Officer J.E. Briggs went to the home.

After a brief scuffle, officials said Trexler was arrested.

He remains jailed under a $50,000 secured bond.

He has been charged with felony damage to or tampering with an electronic monitoring device and probation violation.

According to the N.C. Department of Correction, Trexler was convicted in 1995 for escaping prison.

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Officials say another man who was added to the most wanted list in December was also arrested this week. Sheriff’s officials have been looking for Shacory Avery Brown, 27, who was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender. Brown turned himself in around 2 p.m. Wednesday authorities said. He remains in the county jail under a $15,000 secured bond.

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Sheriff’s officials say they need the public’s help in finding 32-year-old Waylon Lee Dillon who they’ve added to their most wanted list. He is 5 foot and 11 inches and weighs 200 pounds. He’s wanted for the February 2014 larceny of a shotgun and a rifle from a residence in China Grove. The rifle has since been recovered.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Waylon Dillon is asked to contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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