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Two held at gunpoint until officer arrives

Two teens have been arrested on breaking and entering charges after a homeowner held them at gunpoint until officers arrived.
Rowan County Sheriff Officer D.A. Whitley responded to a breaking and entering call at 639 Poole Road in Salisbury at about 1:50 a.m. this morning.
When Officer Whitley arrived, he found two teens, Keith Rattz Jr. 17, of 780 Poole Road, and Cody Sisk, 18, of 610 St. Peter’s Church Road, Gold Hill, being held at gunpoint by Kenneth Harvey, the homeowner.
Harvey told officers that he awoke when he heard some noises in a building behind his home.
He took a handgun and went to investigate, clad in a pair of boxer briefs and cowboy boots.
He found Sisk and Rattz with a duffel bag in one hand and a 12-pack of Bud Light in the other.
He held both the teens at gunpoint and called the sheriff’s office.
Rattz and Sisk later reportedly told officers that they had stolen the beer because a friend had committed suicide, and they wanted to drink because of the stress caused by the incident.
They had reportedly been to Harvey’s house before, and knew that he had beer in his building.
They are currently being held in the Rowan County Detention Facility, Sisk under a $30,000 bond and Rattz a $20,000 bond.

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