• 55°

Man lands two-year sentence for robbery

By Shavonne Potts
spotts@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY — A man charged in May with stabbing Matthew Morris at Lancaster’s Car Wash will serve more than two years for his involvement in the incident.
A judge sentenced Samuel Caldwell IV, 21, to 25 months to 39 months for the incident, which sent Morris to the hospital. Caldwell pleaded no contest to two counts common law robbery and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
According to police, Morris and a juvenile were vacuuming his car when a blue minivan with six men inside pulled up next to them. Police said one of the men punched Morris in the face, and as Morris was seated in his car, others stabbed him in the stomach with an 8-inch knife and robbed him of $250.
The victim told investigators they fought and then he began to feel light-headed. He initially didn’t know he was stabbed.
Investigators believe there was conflict between Morris and Caldwell because the defendant was dating the mother of Morris’ child.
Caldwell’s attorney, Rick Locklear, said his client initially denied involvement but later told Locklear he acted in self-defense.
Judge Kevin Bridges consolidated Caldwell’s charges. He received credit for the time he served. He has been in the Rowan County Detention Center since his May arrest. He was also ordered to enroll in behavior modification courses and job training while in prison.
Caldwell was also ordered not to have contact with Morris. He has previously been convicted of drug possession.
A case is still pending against two others involved, prosecutors said.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

Local

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras

Education

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

Education

Livingstone College wins $30,000 Home Depot grant

Education

Shoutouts

News

Shield-A-Badge With Prayer program enters 26th year, accepting volunteers to pair with officers

Education

COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

High School

High school football: Offensive line came together for Hornets, who play for state title tonight

Local

Pro baseball: White makes pro debut and says, ‘It felt amazing to be out there’

Education

West Rowan Middle eighth grader wins investment writing contest

Local

YSUP Rowan invites agencies to participate in youth-focused training

Nation/World

US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

News

As demand drops, Cooper visits vaccine clinic to urge usage

News

NC lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

News

N.C. bill banning Down syndrome abortions nears floor vote

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees 301st death from COVID-19

Coronavirus

N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

Local

Rowan Public Library joins initiative to help people with digital connectivity

Local

Mocksville to dissolve police department

Crime

Blotter: May 5

Local

Salisbury’s McElroy named top city, county communications professional in state

Local

Locals condemn use of force during 2019 traffic stop of Georgia woman

Kannapolis

Back and better than ever: Cannon Ballers kick off inaugural season in Atrium Health Ballpark