Man indicted in Gonzales murder
By Shavonne Potts
SALISBURY ó A man found in Texas a week after Rowan Sheriffís officials charged him with the shooting death of a DJís Restaurant employee was indicted by a Rowan County grand jury.
Jose Daniel-Torres Castro was indicted earlier this month with first-degree murder. Castro was charged in June with killing Guillermo Montes-Gonzalez, whose body was found lying in a cul-de-sac with multiple gunshot wounds.
Montes-Gonalez was a cook at the restaurant.
Castro, along with his mother, Maria Castro, who was charged with accessory after the fact, remain in the Rowan County jail.
The grand jury also indicted the following:
Audrey Ballard, identity theft and felonious impaired driving.
Donald Gene Barnette, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and intimidating a stateís witness.
Barnette was charged in March with cutting his father-in-law with a knife across the arm several times.
Joseph Bennett, habitual DWI.
Cordera Brown, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault witha deadly weapon with serious injury.
Dennis Brown, obtaining property by false pretense, financial card fraud and identity theft.
Richard Cooley, two counts carrying a concealed gun, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Authorities arrested Cooley after he was driving a car with an expired tag. Cooley, a convicted felon, had a semi-automatic handgun and a pistol on the dashboard. He also had pills.
Jeffrey Culbertson, five counts statutory rape/sex offense.
Culberton, of Kannapolis, was charged in June with the rape of a 13-year-old girl. The two met through the social networking site Facebook.
Donald Duff Jr., obtaining property by false pretense, misdemeanor larceny and breaking and entering a motor vehicle.
Michael Evans, four counts of indecent liberties with a child, statutory rape/sex offense and sexual servitude of a child victim (sexual slavery).
Christopher Cortez Fleming, robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Fleming was arrested in May after authorities said he forcefully took a womanís bottle of Valium at gunpoint while at her Long Street home.
Charles Gillespie, second-degree sex offense, first degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation and assault with a deadly weapon.
Glenn Gray, indecent liberties with a child.
Antoine Holmes, possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver a scheduled II controlled substance and simple possession a scheduled VI controlled substance.
Zachary Holshouser, two counts of felony larceny, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and habitual felon.
Michelle Jackson, felony possession of a scheduled II controlled substance.
Bobby Lee, possession with intent to manufacture and deliver marijuana, resisting a police officer and driving while license revoked.
James Little, fleeing to elude arrest, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, simple possession of marijuana and assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.
Authorities arrested Little in May after he nearly hit an officer conducting a traffic stop. The driver took police on a chase on U.S. 70 and was found with a bag of marijuana tied to the drawstring of his pants. His blood alcohol was .11, above the legal .08 limit.
Zachariah Lohr, indecent liberties with a child.
Lohr was charged in July with sex crimes after a joint investigation with multiple agencies including N.C. Internet Crimes Against Children.
Authorities seized 3,000 pornographic pictures and 20 videos, most of which was child pornography. He remains in the Rowan County jail.
Adan Martinez ala Albarran, three counts sell/deliver cocaine, three counts possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, two counts conspiring to sell/deliver cocaine and possession of a controlled substance in prison.
Cameron Moody, obtaining property by false pretenses, possession of counterfeit instrument.
David Mullins, first-degree kidnapping, assault on a female and assault by strangulation.
Authorities say in April he choked his girlfriend while holding her in their home against her will. The two got into a fight and refused to let her leave. Mullin remains in the Rowan County jail.
Jerry Nichols Jr., trafficking opium/heroin by sale, trafficking opium/heroin by possession and possession with intent to manufacture/sell and deliver a controlled substance.
Nichols was one of five arrested in May following a prescription drug roundup throughout the county. Some of the medications were from legitimate prescriptions, the pills of which were then sold to others.
Lorenzo Nicholson, felony possession of a scheduled II controlled substance, breaking and entering and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Nicholson remains in the Rowan County jail.
Matthew Oxendine, breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.
Ashley Phillips, three counts obtaining property by false pretenses, forgery of instrument, two counts of forgery and uttering, four counts of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, attempted obtaining property by false pretenses.
Gregory Rankin, possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance.
Demarcus Richardson, conspire to sell/deliver marijuana.
Shawn Shepard, assault with a deadly weapon serious injury.
Galen Smith, embezzlement. Smith was also indicted in July with more than 20 various sex offenses including rape.
Mary Sorrell, obtaining property by false pretenses.
Demarcus Stallings, robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Broderick Sullivan, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
In May he got into an altercation with a man at Wilco Hess, authorities said, and shot a man at the convenience store.
Jodi Taylor, embezzlement.
Robert Trivett, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
Authorities said Trivett stabbed a man in the neck and abdomen at the Mooresville drag strip following a May altercation.
Arrington Turner, felony possession of cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession with the intent to sell/deliver a controlled substance and habitual felon.
Authorities arrested Turner at Ivanís Restaurant after knowing that heíd be there and might have drugs.
He tossed the drugs out of the window as police approached his vehicle. He had marijuana and cocaine.e
Turner remains in the Rowan County jail.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.