Sheriff’s Office: Man charged with assault with a deadly weapon

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged a Concord man with ramming his vehicle into a car in an effort to stop his estranged wife from taking their son.
Robert Eugene Edwards, 39, of the 300 block of Queens Drive, was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon in the presence of a minor and one count assault with a deadly weapon, all of which are misdemeanor offenses. The incident occurred Monday in the 4500 block of Long Ferry Road. A department report said when Edwards drove onto the Long Ferry Road property and his wife was running out of the home. Her boyfriend was in the driver’s seat of a vehicle and the Edwards’ 4-month-old was in the back seat. A report said he chased after the car to prevent it from leaving.
He was held in the Rowan County Detention Center under no bond because of the domestic nature of the incident. He has since been released.

In other sheriff’s reports:
• A man reported Monday his son stole his checkbook and wrote several checks to himself and signed his mother’s name in the 4000 block of Third Creek Church Road, Cleveland.
• A woman reported Monday someone took her cell phone in the 6800 block of Bringle Ferry Road.
• James Francis Jackson, 32, was charged Monday with misdemeanor simple assault in the 1500 block of Julian Road.
• Michael Lee Harris, 28, was charged Monday with felony failure to register as a sex offender at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
• Jody Edgar Hall, 44, was charged Monday with misdemeanor assault on a female at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office.
• Daniel Dee Black, 54, was charged Monday with misdemeanor assault on a female in the 200 block of Black Grubb Road.

In police reports:
• A man reported Tuesday he was hit in the mouth in the 400 block of Ludwick Avenue.
• Belk Department store reported Tuesday someone tried to make an unauthorized transaction with a Belk’s credit card in the 1400 block of Klumac Road.
• Charles Benjamin Newsome, 77, was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor assault on a female in the 100 block of Glenview Drive.
• Heather Nicole Porter, 25, was charged Monday with felony obtain controlled substances by fraud in the 300 Bendix Drive.