Grand jury indictments announced

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Gold Hill man accused of sex offenses against two young girls was indicted by the Rowan County grand jury earlier this month.
Galen Lee Smith, of 1175 St. Peters Church Road, has been indicted on 14 counts of indecent liberties with a child, nine counts of first-degree sex offense on a child, seven counts of first-degree rape of a child, two counts of attempted first-degree rape of a child and disseminating obscene material.
According to North Carolina law, a person is charged with first-degree rape of a child when the suspect is 18 or older and the victim is younger than 13.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office arrested Smith in April. The incidents took place between 1997 and 2005.
He is currently being held in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1 million secured bond.
The grand jury also indicted the following:
• Ebony Smith, first-degree murder.
Smith is accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend, James Damion Mack, at their Kannapolis residence in June.
• Quentin Mathis, two counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Mathis is accused of shooting two men at the Mooresville Dragway in May.
• Kacey Adams, two counts of felony larceny, larceny after breaking and entering, safecracking, larceny from motor vehicle, larceny of a firearm and habitual felon.
Adams is accused of stealing guns, cell phones, tools and cash from unlocked cars parked at Cripple Creek Roadhouse and First Baptist Church of Gold Hill during Sunday services.
• James Beam, felony assault on a handicapped person.
Beam was charged in May after he hit his mother in the head, shoved her out of her wheelchair and down the steps behind her home at 195 Richfield Road.
• Donna Brown, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Brown was charged in March after she hit Aaron Litaker, who she was living with, in the head with a small wooden bat.
• Samuel Caldwell IV, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Caldwell was arrested in May after allegedly stabbing and robbing Matthew Morris at Lancaster’s Car Wash.
• Tyquinn Campbell, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods/property, two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering, injury to real property, safecracking.
Campbell was arrested in Guilford County in April for outstanding warrants against him for break-ins in East Spencer.
• Maria Castro, accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.
Castro was arrested in June after allegedly helping her son, Jose “Daniel” Torres Castro, escape for the murder of Guillermo Montes-Gonzales.
• Pearl Clawson, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Clawson was arrested in May after throwing a butcher knife at Geneva Marshall during a verbal argument.
• Jalen Coronel, burning certain buildings.
Coronel turned himself in to police in April for a 2009 fire. Salisbury Police said Coronel and four juveniles reportedly set a vacant home — 1109 S. Fulton St. — on fire Feb. 22, 2009, piling up fan blades and carpet from the home, using a piece of paper to set it on fire.
• Tyrone Davis, common law robbery, possession with intent to sell, deliver or manufacture a schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell, deliver or manufacture a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of stolen goods.
Davis was arrested in March after pushing a man down and stealing his tennis shoes.
• Sylvester Graves, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
• Christopher Hinson, felony larceny.
• Michael Hoffman, sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance.
Hoffman, a former deputy with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested in April.
• Cory McConneaughey, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana.
McConneaughey was arrested in May after police found him with eight bags of marijuana, totaling 17.4 grams.
• Terry McCullough, possession of crack with intent to sell or deliver.
McCullough was arrested in May after police found seven rocks of crack cocaine inside his pockets.
• Deshawn Outlaw, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, sale of marijuana, conspiring to sell/deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place.
• Tina Poteat, nine counts of obtaining property by false pretense.
Poteat is accused of stealing and cashing checks from a 91-year-old woman for whom she worked as a caretaker.
• William Sanders, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, two counts possession of a firearm by a felon.
Sanders was arrested in May after allegedly assaulting a Salisbury man at the Economy Inn on Bendix Drive.
• Samuel Stallings, possession of firearm by felon, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine, sell/deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle/ dwelling place, possession of a stolen firearm.
Stallings was charged in May after the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office raided three homes to break up an “open-air market” for crack cocaine.
• Alan Vann Jr., two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of common law robbery, possession of a firearm by felon.
Vann was arrested in April after allegedly buying gold tooth covers from New York Jewelry using two stolen credit cards. The cards were obtained through several purse snatching incidents.
• Jesse Webb, two counts of indecent liberties with a child.
• Henry Wilder Jr., assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Wilder was arrested in May in connection with the shooting of a Salisbury man. A police report said that Wilder and Jerome Allison had been verbally fighting before it turned physical.
Allison was shot in both legs and hit in the mouth.
• Teresa Black, possession of oxycodone with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, sell/deliver oxycodone.
• Roderick Polk, felony possession of cocaine, maintaining a place to keep a controlled substance, trafficking opium or heroin.
• Kimberly Shelton, possession of oxycodone with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance.

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