Granite Quarry-Faith officials add more charges for teens

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Granite Quarry authorities have now filed charges against two Rowan County teens who’ve been accused of breaking into homes throughout the county since early January.

Officials with the Granite Quarry-Faith Joint Police Authority say Douglas Martin Patrick, 17, used a small pry bar to break into two Granite Quarry homes in late January and early February. A break-in at a West Campbell Avenue home in Granite Quarry appears to be one of the earliest break-ins in this crime spree. Officials say Gage Allen Woodward, 18, went into those Granite Quarry homes with Patrick.

Rowan authorities say the pair are responsible for break-ins that occurred in the Granite Quarry, Salisbury, Rockwell, Gold Hill, China Grove and Kannapolis areas.

Officials say jewelry was taken from one home while a 48-inch flat screen television, game console along with games, a jar of coins and jewelry were taken from a North Main Street home. Patrick, of the 1200 block of South Main Street, remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a total bond of $207,500.

Woodward of the 400 block of Mitchell Avenue, remains in the county jail under a $101,000 secured bond.

Including the latest charges brought against the pair by Granite authorities, the total felony charges are as follows:

Patrick: nine counts felony breaking and entering; four counts obtaining property by false pretenses; seven counts larceny; one count possession burglary tools; three counts larceny of a firearm; one count identity theft; one count possession of a firearm by a felon.

Woodward: 10 counts breaking and entering; nine counts larceny; three counts larceny of firearm by a felon; one count obtaining property by false pretenses.

Patrick is accused of breaking into homes in the eastern part of the county in mid-February. He was placed on the county’s most wanted list and arrested a day later. According to warrants, the most recent break-ins occurred Feb. 21, the day of Patrick’s arrest.

In the majority of the homes, investigators say Woodward and Patrick took jewelry, coins, handguns, video game consoles, DVDs, knives and medication, among other things.

In some instances, the two pawned or sold the items they’d taken from the homes to people who believed the items belonged to Woodward and Patrick.

Destiny Marie Moore, a 21-year-old Granite Quarry woman, was also charged with involvement in those crimes. She has since been released from jail.

Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.