Teen charged with breaking, entering

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 14, 2011

By Shavonne Potts
A Ganell Avenue homeowner detained a teen he told Salisbury Police he caught breaking into his vehicle. Authorities said the teen was also under the influence at the time.
William Levi Jamal Rankin, 18, of 224 S. Merritt Ave., was charged with two counts felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle and misdemeanor purchase/possess alcohol by anyone under 21.
The homeowner called law enforcement and told them he had someone detained who he found in his truck. A report said the suspect had already broken into the homeowner’s other vehicle.
The report does not indicate how the homeowner detained the suspect.
In February, Rankin was convicted of misdemeanor simple assault and was on probation.
Rankin remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under $5,000 bond.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.