• 54°

Man charged with purse snatchings jailed after high-speed chase

By Shavonne Potts

Salisbury Post

A man involved in a high-speed chase through Salisbury last week has also been charged with two October purse snatchings.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Department charged Milton Howard Jones, address unknown, with robbery in those two thefts.

Jones is being held in the Davidson County Detention Center with a bond in excess of $1 million, said Rowan County Sheriff’s Lt. John Sifford.

He is accused of stealing the purse of an 81-year-old China Grove woman at her house.

Officers said the woman arrived with her daughter at her Cannon Farm Road house. The two pulled into the driveway about 7:30 p.m. When the woman got out of the car, a man came from the rear of the house.

The women weren’t hurt, but a week prior to that, an 82-year-old woman was knocked down and her purse taken just outside her house. In that incident, the woman suffered a broken hip.

The 82-year-old woman, who lives on Daugherty Road, had returned from Food Lion when a man approached her from behind and knocked her to the ground. He ran toward a black car that was parked in a nearby driveway.

In last week’s high-speed pursuit that landed Jones in jail, he led law enforcement officers on a chase that began in Lexington and ended in Salisbury. Along the way, he caused at least three collisions and crashed into a fence at Klumac Road in Salisbury.

Sifford said Jones is also wanted for a series of purse snatchings in the Lexington area.

Officers said that on the day of the high-speed chase, Jones snatched a woman’s purse in Archdale. Officers from Lexington, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department, the N.C. Highway Patrol and the Archdale Police Department followed the suspect, who eventually sped down Innes Street.

Jones was apprehended by N.C. Highway Patrol troopers about 100 yards from the site where he’d crashed his car.

Contact Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253 or spotts@salisburypost.com.

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Blotter: Man found on church property with litany of drugs

Crime

Man charged in connection to 2019 overdose death

Business

‘It’s our big time’: Salisbury Farmers Market reopens Saturday

Education

Schools capital funding still frozen as RSS sends local budget to county

Business

Shields, Cheerwine Festival receive N.C. Main Street Awards

Kannapolis

Duke University launches kidney disease study in Kannapolis for people of African descent

Education

Horizons Unlimited will hold in-person summer camps

Education

Education briefs: Catawba planning for more in-person activities, free summer school tuition

Coronavirus

County’s full COVID-19 vaccinations top 22,600

High School

High school golf: With Merrell, Mustangs back on top

Local

Spencer investigating rat problem on South Iredell Street

News

Livingstone, Mission House Church to host national ‘Black Voters Matter’ listening session

Education

Shoutouts

Business

Groundbreaking on Pennant Square signals next phase in downtown Kannapolis revitalization

Nation/World

J&J vaccine to remain in limbo while officials seek evidence

Nation/World

Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

Nation/World

Biden to pull US troops from Afghanistan, end ‘forever war’

Nation/World

Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

Crime

Blotter: April 14

Elections

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

Crime

Salisbury woman arrested in Myrtle Beach for abducting child

Health

County updates health director job description, will advertise for position

High School

High school tennis: East beats Carson, still hopes to share NPC title

Elections

Board of Elections to purchase upgraded voting equipment using federal grant