Man charged; vehicle stolen, set on fire

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 12, 2012

By Nathan Hardin
SALISBURY — A Salisbury man’s car was found crashed and intentionally set on fire after two men approached him with a shotgun Tuesday night.
Dalton Hall, 21, and his friend, 22-year-old Justin Taylor Moss, told Rowan County deputies that they pulled into the driveway at 19196 Old Beatty Ford Road about 8 p.m. when two men approached them with a shotgun.
Hall and Moss told deputies, according to the report, that they ran to a neighbor’s house for help.
When deputies arrived, they found Moss hiding in tall grass near the house.
He was arrested shortly after officers learned he had several outstanding warrants against him.
When Dalton went back to the home to find the vehicle, deputies said the vehicle was missing.
Dalton stated that the keys were left in the car when the two ran.
The two men refused to say why they were originally going to the home and the vehicle was not registered in either man’s name.
Authorities found the missing vehicle later that night about 30 minutes away from the Old Beatty Ford Road house.
The car was crashed near the intersection of Poole and Agner roads and deputies said the vehicle had been intentionally set on fire.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.
Moss was charged with failing to appear on charges of possession of stolen goods, larceny, resisting, delaying or obstructing officers and probation violation.
He was in jail Thursday morning under a $6,000 bond.