Crime briefs

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 16, 2014

SALISBURY — A 56-year-old Rowan County man faces numerous charges after a domestic violence incident Saturday, including shooting into his occupied home, authorities said.

Fernando Portillo, of Faye Lane, is being held with no bond in the Rowan County Detention Center after the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says he shot into his home with a Remington 770 bolt action rifle. Law enforcement officers say Portillo threatened to kill two people in the home with a knife.

Portillo is charged with assault on a female, assault with a deadly weapon, assault by pointing a gun, discharging a firearm into occupied property and communicating threats. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

ROCKWELL — A Rockwell man has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury after he assaulted another man with a gun, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

John Christopher Sechler, 38, of Flash Bullet Drive in Rockwell, used a Ruger .357 Magnum revolver on Saturday during the assault, authorities said. He posted $10,000 bond and was released from the Rowan County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.