Borrowing goes too far

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 1, 2011

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man is behind bars after authorities say he borrowed more than gas March 26.
According to a report from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Patrick Nunn needed gas and went to the home of Ted Allen at 1615 Powell Road, Woodleaf.
The Allens said he could get the gas can out of the storage building behind their home, so he pulled his white 1990s Chevrolet truck behind the home, the report said.
Allen’s wife watched Nunn head out the driveway, not stopping, and saw the handle of a miter saw sticking out of the bed of his truck.
On March 28, the Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Allens’ home for a larceny call involving a missing miter saw and reciprocating saw.
Evidence was presented to the magistrate’s office and a warrant for Nunn was issued March 29.
Later that day, Nunn was on the Allens’ property, and they called the Sheriff’s Office to have him removed. Nunn was taken to the Rowan County jail.
Nunn, 26, of 780 East Ridge Road, was charged with felony larceny and felony breaking and entering and given a $1,000 secured bond.
Nunn is also a suspect in the theft of two drop cords and an air hose at Unity Presbyterian Church, but no charges have been filed.