• 63°

Suspect turns himself in after being accused of assaulting his father

Police say a man accused of assaulting his father earlier this week turned himself in. Dwayne Melvin Coward, 30, walked into the Salisbury Police Department Tuesday night, a day after officials released information on his whereabouts.
Coward is charged with felony assault inflicting serious injury. He was issued a $2,500 secured bond and has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center.
Officers were called Monday night to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center where they found Melvin Lee Coward, 55, of Spencer. Melvin Coward told authorities his son, Dwayne, repeatedly punched him in the face.
His eyes were swollen shut and doctors said he had scratched corneas. Melvin Coward later learned from doctors his cheekbone was fractured. His daughter met Coward at the Bank of America parking lot and took him home. Coward later went to the hospital.
Police officials believe Dwayne Coward was intoxicated.
Dwayne Coward was convicted in May 2012 of misdemeanor assault and battery.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts 704-797-4253.

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Man charged after thieves rob would-be gun buyers of wallets, shoes

Crime

Blotter: Four added to sheriff’s most wanted list

High School

High school football: Some anxious moments, but Hornets win state title

Local

Photos: Salisbury High Hornets win big in 2AA championship game

Local

County manager outlines projections for the upcoming fiscal year budget, suggests uses for stimulus money

Business

Miami-based Browns Athletic Apparel opens second screen printing location in Salisbury

News

At funeral, fallen Watauga deputies remembered as ‘heroes’

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cluster identified at Granite Quarry Elementary

Coronavirus

More than half of North Carolinians have now taken at least one vaccine shot

Local

City hopes to cover expenses in 2021-22 budget with surplus revenue generated this year

Local

Fallen tree proves to be a blessing for local nonprofit Happy Roots

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

Crime

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

Local

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

Local

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras

Education

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

Education

Livingstone College wins $30,000 Home Depot grant

Education

Shoutouts

News

Shield-A-Badge With Prayer program enters 26th year, accepting volunteers to pair with officers

Education

COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

High School

High school football: Offensive line came together for Hornets, who play for state title tonight

Local

Pro baseball: White makes pro debut and says, ‘It felt amazing to be out there’