$1 million bond for man charged in robbery, kidnapping

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 7, 2013

SALISBURY — A man is being held under $1 million bond on charges of armed robbery and kidnapping.
Barry Dean Bledsoe of Mocksville faces numerous charges after an incident that began at Nicole’s, an “adult entertainment establishment,” at 6245 S. Main St. According to a press release from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to an armed robbery call at Nicole’s. They broadcast a description of the suspect and vehicle to other agencies.
Salisbury Police officers spotted a vehicle matching the description traveling on South Main Street north near Jake Alexander Boulevard. An officer stopped the vehicle and noticed the driver matched the description and was nervous.
The female victim identified the suspect in a lineup as the man who had robbed her and a man inside the club. She told officers the man had also attacked her outside the club and tried to take her into the woods behind the business.
Bledsoe was arrested and the vehicle taken to an auto shop so it could be searched and processed out of the rain. The weapon, money and property taken from the female victim were found inside the vehicle.
Officers discovered Bledsoe was convicted in 1985, receiving an 18-year sentence for armed robbery and first-degree burglary and numerous other offenses.
Bledsoe was charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, simple possession of a schedule VI substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and assault on a female.