Woman charged with assisting one of ‘Most Wanted’

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 11, 2014

CHINA GROVE — Rowan County authorities say a China Grove woman helped a registered sex offender elude law enforcement officers for weeks.
Cynthia Moose, 23, is charged with failing to report a sex offender’s non-compliance, a felony.
Moose assisted Matthew Damion Parham, 22, in eluding law enforcement for charges related to sex offender violations and probation violations, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. Moose gave false information to officers and assisted Parham until his arrest Aug. 1, authorities said.
Officers found Moose with Parham when he was arrested on Morrow Road while hiding from law enforcement.
Moose posted $2,500 and was released from the Rowan County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear in court today.
Parham was on the Sheriff’s Most Wanted List. He was arrested Aug. 1 for failure to notify of address change by a registered sex offender and interfering with an electronic monitoring device. Parham cut his probation monitoring ankle bracelet off in July, authorities said.
Rowan officials linked Parham to two incidents involving the theft of lawn mowers. On June 28, investigators obtained warrants for Parham. The next day deputies determined Parham cut off his monitoring device somewhere near A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis.
Parham was accused in March of tailgating an off-duty Rowan Sheriff’s deputy, who was in his personal vehicle with his young child. When the deputy stopped at a light, Parham jumped out, pulled out a knife and tried to open the door. The deputy pulled out his handgun and informed Parham he was an off-duty officer.
Authorities said Parham molested a 13-year-old girl in 2011. He was charged in 2012, just a month after law enforcement say he threw trash cans and concrete blocks off overpasses, damaging several cars. He was convicted in 2013 in both cases.
Parham remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under $380,000 bond.
SALISBURY — A Greensboro woman faces felony larceny charges in Salisbury.
Salisbury police arrested Cameo Elizabeth Smith, 40, of Greensboro on Friday and charged her with larceny. She posted $1,000 bond and was released from the Rowan County Detention Center.
She is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis police have charged Howard Lee Sims, 49, with felony drug charges.
The Kannapolis man is charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver .5 grams of cocaine and felony selling cocaine. Authorities say the incident happened Aug. 4.
SALISBURY — A Charlotte man is in the Rowan County jail under $2,000 bond after authorities say he stole items worth $1,865.
Brian Lanelle McKinney, 25, faces a felony larceny charge. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says he stole a GPS, Playstation, Blue Ray player, cell phone, speaker, iPhone and more on Aug. 2.
McKinney was arrested Saturday and is scheduled to appear in court today.