Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Authorities tied a New London man to thefts in Stanly County after he sold the items to a local pawn shop here. Charles Ronald Armeen, 35, of the 100 block of Yadkin Falls Road, was charged with larceny of firearms after a detective with the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office contacted Rowan County authorities regarding the thefts which included a handgun.
The gun was taken to and eventually sold by Rowan Gun and Pawn in Salisbury. One gun was sold Dec. 28, 2012, another Jan. 22, 2013 and another gun was sold to the same pawn shop on Jan. 28, 2013. Armeen has a number of pending 2012 cases in Mecklenburg County including four counts felony obtaining property by false pretenses and felony identity theft. He’s currently in a Mecklenburg County jail.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has three outstanding warrants on Armeen for felony obtaining property by false pretense and the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office has one warrant larceny of firearms.