Teen charged with breaking into mobile home found sleeping inside

Published 5:44 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Rowan Sheriff’s Office charged a Salisbury teen Friday with breaking into a mobile home where they caught him sleeping on a couch. He’d gotten into an altercation with someone at another mobile home and caused a ruckus at another home, authorities said.

Gaven Mitchell Nicholoff, 19, of the 5100 block of Old Concord Road, was charged with breaking and entering, possession of a controlled substance schedule VI (diazepam) and possession of drug paraphernalia (smoking pipe).

Authorities were alerted to the initial incident after someone from Woodbury Drive called 911 saying Nicholoff was beating on their door and yelling. The homeowner told deputies Nicholoff appeared high, a report said.

He ran into the woods, the report said, because he was afraid police would arrest him for stealing from his girlfriend’s grandparents’ Tammys Park Road home. The report goes on to say there was insufficient evidence in the alleged theft.

A deputy went to a mobile home at Falcon Lane and spoke with a man who said Nicholoff came into his home high and was asked to leave. The owner said he had to physically fight Nicholoff in order to remove him from the home. Deputies could see Nicholoff sleeping in the mobile home next door through an open window.

He was searched for weapons and officials located a marijuana smoking pipe and several pills. The fire department had to be called because Nicholoff started a fire in a glass bowl, he said, to stay warm. He told the deputy he had permission from the renter to be in the mobile home. The owner was contacted and said the renter Nicholoff spoke of had been evicted and Nicholoff was not allowed inside.

He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2,500 secured bond. He is expected in court in November for a pending Rowan case for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and a moped helmet infraction.

Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.