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More charges for man accused in rash of burglaries

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY — Authorities added charges for a Statesville man accused of robbing homes in Rowan and surrounding counties Monday.
According to an arrest report, McDowell County officers charged Christian Dean Serrano Catarino with additional counts of felony larceny, felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor injury to real property.
The report said Catarino stole $9,145 in jewelry, guns and electronics from a McDowell County home.
The warrants were obtained on July 27.
Catarino is one of several men rounded up by Rowan and Iredell county officers after deputies said they found more than $20,000 in stolen property in a Statesville storage facility and a motel room in early July.
But at least one suspect is still on the run, deputies said.
Authorities arrested 18-year-old Keenan Wade Hildbrand, of Statesville, and quickly issued warrants for Catarino’s arrest.
Hildbrand was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, felony larceny of a handgun and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.
Hildbrand was arrested after a bystander saw a suspicious vehicle at a home on Cool Springs Road on June 29.
The bystander told officers the suspect got in the vehicle and swerved toward her as she passed.
She said she turned around and followed the vehicle, according to the report, but the vehicle swerved toward her a second time and she lost it in traffic.
Authorities obtained warrants for Hildbrand after the bystander gave a description of the suspect and the vehicle.
Officers have also arrested 24-year-old Enrique Mense Ramseur, of Ballingarry Drive in Statesville, but deputies said they are still searching for 29-year-old John Willard Blackwelder, of Holly Street in Statesville.
Ramseur was charged five counts of felony breaking and entering, four counts of felony larceny and one count of felony continuing criminal enterprise.
He was listed in the Rowan County jail Monday morning under a $20,000 bond.
Anyone with information on Blackwelder is asked to call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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