Salisbury man sentenced as habitual felon

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Salisbury man convicted as a habitual felon will serve a minimum term of 87 months (7 years, 3 months) to 114 months (9 years, six months) in prison on a series of charges.
Eric Sean Knabb was convicted Tuesday in Rowan County Superior Court, according to a press release from District Attorney Brandy Cook.
He was convicted of felony breaking and/or entering into a motor vehicle, felony financial card theft, misdemeanor financial card fraud and admitted his status as a habitual felon.
Knabb was previously convicted of three separate counts of felony breaking and/or entering.
On March 21, 2011, a man reported his truck had been broken into and his wallet and other belongings had been stolen, according to the press release. The man told the police that he heard a noise outside and when he looked out the door he could see what appeared to be an older truck across the street.
Salisbury Police Department determined the victim’s credit card had been used at Wilco-Hess, Walmart and Hardee’s on the same day as it was stolen. Officers reviewed video surveillance and were able to determine that Knabb had used the victim’s credit card at these locations. Officers saw Knabb driving a truck similar to the one the victim described, and Knabb was later arrested, the release says.