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Dogs scare off a would-be burglar

A potential victim’s dogs apparently scared away a would-be burglar, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department.

Kristen Jones Barger, 1010 Shive Road, told deputies someone tried to take a motorcycle from her garage Jan. 3, but it appeared her dogs barked and frightened them away. Several other items had been moved around in the garage.

In other Sheriff’s Department reports:

* Jason Lee Church, 23, 185 Memory Lane, was charged Jan. 3 with obtaining property by false pretense, larceny and possession of stolen property, all felonies. He was held under $4,500 secured bond pending a Jan. 4 first appearance in court.

* William Christopher Meachum, 20, 1270 Henderson Grove Church Road, was charged Jan. 3 with misdemeanor larceny. He was released on a written promise to appear in court Jan. 30.

* Michael Anthony Possidente, 44, 350 Grants Creek Road, was charged Jan. 3 with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflict serious injury. He was held under $15,000 secured bond pending a Jan. 4 first appearance in court.

* Christopher Paul Godbey, 29, 601 Morrison Ave., was charged Jan. 3 with being a habitual felon. He was held pending the next term of Rowan Superior Court.

* Gene Bunts of Bunts Development Inc. reported a $540 well pump stolen from rental property at 1060 Dunns Mountain Church Road between Dec. 24 and Jan. 3.

* Scotty Lee Lewis, 16, 116 Gold Hill Ave., Rockwell, was charged Jan. 3 with injury to real property.

He was released on a written promise to appear in court Jan. 22.

* Romash Shoaf III of Shoaf Machine Shop, 6280 U.S. 601, reported $150 in cash, a $2,000 dirt bike and tools valued at $1,075 stolen from his business between Dec. 24 and 26.

* Charles Stanley Bangert, 260 Falcon Lane, was charged Jan. 3 with assault on a female based on a complaint by Brandy Bangert. He was held 48 hours pending a bond hearing. Trial date is Feb. 8.

* Jason Marvin Faile, 350 Virginia Ave., China Grove, reported a television and surround sound system stolen during a break-in at his home between Dec. 30 and Jan. 3. Total loss was $480.

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