Police charge three in July 27 home invasion
Authorities have charged three people in a July 27 home invasion during which a couple were bound and beaten and their home ransacked.
Christopher Philyaw, 18, Jason Glenn Locklear, 20, and Sarah Elizabeth Patterson, 17, each face charges of first-degree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
They are being held in the Rowan County Detention Center. Philyaw, of Faith, is being held under $50,000 bond. Locklear and Patterson, both of 4540 Long Ferry Road, are under $250,000 bond apiece.
The Salisbury Police Department reported Ray and Martha Baker were bound, beaten and robbed in the early morning hours of July 27.
The Bakers told police two people entered their Stevens Drive home, pointed a gun at Martha, beat Ray and took items from the home.
Ray Baker said the doorbell rang around 2:45 a.m. When he went to answer the door, he noticed the deadbolt was unlocked, but the main door was locked.
When he opened the door, a man told him there was something outside he needed to see. The man then punched him in the ribs.
Ray Baker was tied with a plastic zip tie and a towel was placed over his head. Martha Baker’s hands and feet were bound and a cloth was placed over her head.
The man then demanded some hydrocodone.
That man and another ransacked the couple’s home and stole money, credit cards, a rifle, a revolver, video games and a video game console. The incident took place over two hours, police said.
Salisbury Police Det. Mike Colvin arrested Philyaw on Wednesday. With assistance from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, police arrested Locklear and Patterson on Thursday at 580 Squirrel Run Road.