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Note from accused thief leads to arrest

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY – Authorities said a Faith woman was arrested after she left a note at her imprisoned friend’s home explaining why she had taken the woman’s dog and electronics.
Autumn Smith, of Jarrett Drive, told deputies she found nearly $4,000 in property missing from her residence when she got out of Rowan County jail Saturday.
She was initially jailed on felony drug charges from China Grove Police.
But inside the house, Smith said she found a note from a woman she only know as “Kesha.” The letter said Kesha and her boyfriend broke into the home and took the items “for safekeeping,” arrest reports show.
Smith said she called Kesha, later identified as Kesha Sprinkle Brown, of East View Road, and asked her about the property.
Brown told her they took the items because they “thought the cops might raid the house,” the report said.
Among the items taken was a lawn mower key, CD player, camera, PlayStation 3, Blackberry phone, various computer hardware and a dog.
The report did not give the dog’s breed.
Brown and her boyfriend, Cashus Ford, were each charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny of a dog.
Brown did return some of the items, the report said, but hundreds of dollars in property remained missing Thursday.
Ford was also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies said a bag of marijuana and a smoking pipe were found in his pants pockets.
Brown was released after posting bond. Ford remained in jail Thursday under a $1,500 bond.

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