Second 'Most Wanted' man arrested this week
By Nathan Hardin
KANNAPOLIS — An anonymous tip lead to the arrest of a second Rowan County Sherriff’s Office Most Wanted offender in under a week.
Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Chad Moose said deputies got wind of Kenneth Anthony’s location after a Salisbury Post reader saw Anthony’s photo and description online.
Anthony, of 309 N. Meriah St., was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender and failure to appear in court.
Deputies said officers found Anthony on Tuesday at 712 Evelyn Ave. in Kannapolis during a search of the home about 5 p.m.
Anthony was in jail Wednesday morning under a $6,000 bond.
The 35-year-old’s arrest is the 20th since the list’s creation last December.
China Grove Police arrested accused rapist Josue Espinoza Ramos on Dec. 23.
Ramos, 21, was identified by a bystander at Dollar General on U.S. 29 South.
Ramos and his mother, Emma Lopez, were arrested at the store.
Lopez was charged with obstructing police after officers said she tried to give fake names to thwart Ramos’ arrest.
Ramos was charged with statutory rape, obstructing police and failing to appear. He was placed under a $260,000 bond.