Man, daughter arrested following incident at jail

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

By Shavonne Potts
A Salisbury man and his 16-year-old daughter both spent time in jail Tuesday.
Salisbury Police charged Damon Lee Bingamon, 40, of 4915 U.S. 601, with vandalism and, a few hours later, second-degree trespass.
His daughter, Avalon Sky Bingamon, of the same address, was charged with misdemeanor resist, delaying and obstructing an officer.
According to a police report, Damon Bingamon was accused of damaging a decorative wall mirror at Baylee’s Steakhouse in the Salisbury Mall Monday night. Police arrested Bingamon, took him to the magistrate’s office and the Rowan County Detention Center, where he was held under $300 bond.
He was charged with vandalism in that incident.
After posting bond, Bingamon said he wanted to file a complaint about a sheriff’s deputy who he claims did not give him a blanket while in the jail.
After his release, Bingamon repeatedly rang an outside intercom system at the jail. A sheriff’s deputy asked Bingamon to leave.
Bingamon said he wanted to file a complaint and was not leaving until he was given his information.
A Salisbury police officer and a Rowan County sheriff’s deputy both repeatedly asked Bingamon to leave. He refused, placed his hands in front of him and said, “then go ahead and arrest me ’cause I’m not going to leave.”
He was arrested for second-degree trespassing in this incident and given a $1,500 secured bond.
While police searched and re-arrested Damon Bingamon, Avalon Bingamon approached her father.
The officer asked her to step back until he’d finished searching the father. When she did not, authorities said, she was arrested.
Avalon Bingamon was given a $300 secured bond.
Both were later released.