Salisbury man charged with assaulting officer
By Lee Ann Sides Garrett
Authorities say a Salisbury man first spit on, then bit a sheriff’s deputy Thursday night.
Sean Michael Peyton, of 150 Eastover Drive, was charged with resisting an officer and malicious conduct by a prisoner after he allegedly spit on Deputy T.C. Ludwig, who was assisting a probation officer in arresting Peyton on a probation violation.
Peyton was taken to the Rowan County magistrate’s office, where bail was set at $10,000. The officer then escorted Peyton outside the magistrate’s office and attempted to transfer the prisoner to the Rowan County Jail. Peyton struggled with officers and bit Ludwig on his left hand, according to the charges.
Officers escorted Peyton back into the magistrate’s office, where he was charged with assault on a government official or employee. A magistrate set Peyton’s bond on the second assault charge at $2,500.