Kannapolis men charged with numerous break-ins, thefts

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

By Mark Wineka
Salisbury Post
Rowan County authorities arrested a pair of Kannapolis men Wednesday on numerous charges related to break-ins and the thefts of guns, jewelry, cash, laptop computers and more during a crime spree dating back to last summer.
Charged with numerous counts of breaking, entering and felony larcenies, including firearms, are Tony Conway Duckworth, 32, and Brian Arness Mishak, 51, both of 1802 W. C St., Kannapolis.
Their victims since last year have included Robert Dartnell of Nathan Avenue, Kannapolis; Travis Childers of Highway 152, Mooresville; Robert Carl Ashby (no address given); Christopher Todd Davis and Drew Parker, both of Redrose Lane, Mooresville; Tommy Reid Brown (no address given) and Garnette Galliher of Corinth Church Road, Mooresville.
The break-ins could date as far back as May 2007, reports said, with the latest break-in occurring March 15.
Guns the two men are accused together of stealing include two shotguns, two rifles and two pistols. Duckworth alone was charged with taking a .357-caliber Smith & Wesson and $2,000 cash from the Corinth Church Road home.
Other items the two men allegedly took include a $500 utility trailer; two laptop computers and jewelry worth $6,000; two gold 14k wedding bands with diamonds, assorted chains and rings, $100 cash and 25 keys with a total value of $5,150; and a $1,600 scooter.
Landis and Rowan officers combined on the arrests.
The thefts occurred on at least five different dates.
Information on Duckworth and Mishak was still being processed Wednesday night.