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Trio charged after deputies inquire about loud music

Three Salisbury men face multiple charges following a disturbance at an Old Mocksville Road home. Authorities were called to the 3400 block of Old Mocksville Road in reference to shots being fired. A Rowan County sheriff’s deputy arrived around 10:30 p.m. Thursday to the home where two men, Fernando Alba Salazar and Jose Miguel Perez, were standing near a car playing loud music.

A report said the deputy also noted there were three cans of beer on top of a car in the driveway. The deputy asked Fernando Salazar if he could turn the music down so they could speak. He said no. Salazar said he had not done anything and cursed at the officer.

The deputy was going to write the two men a citation for violating the city’s noise ordinance, but the two said they did not have identification with them. The two were told they were being arrested, a report said.

The deputy tried to handcuff Fernando Salazar but he jerked his hand away and cursed at the deputies saying he would get them.

A third man, Jose Alberto Perez, came from the house and grabbed the deputy’s arm to prevent him from arresting Fernando Salazar.

Jose Salazar grabbed the deputy’s arm and tried to pull the deputy away from Fernando Salazar. Jose Salazar left a small cut on the deputy’s arm while he pulled and scratched at the deputy, the report said.

The officer was finally able to handcuff Fernando Salazar and began arresting Jose Salazar. Jose Perez tried to walk up to the deputy and was asked to step back and remove his hands from his pockets.

Jose Perez was shocked with a Taser in his chest/stomach area when he continued to prevent the deputy from arresting Fernando Salazar.

A report said Perez fell to the ground and became compliant enough to be handcuffed.

While the deputy struggled to arrest the three men, four others came out of the house. The four men surrounded the deputy and began cursing, a report said. The deputy called for more officers.

Fernando Salazar, 27, of the 3400 block of Old Mocksville Road, was charged with misdemeanor resist, delay, obstruct an officer; misdemeanor communicating threats, misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and violation of the city noise ordinance. Jose Miguel Salazar, 24, of the 3400 block of Old Mocksville Road, was charged with misdemeanor resist, delay, obstruct an officer; and misdemeanor simple assault on an officer. Jose Alberto Perez, 35, of the 3400 block of Old Mocksville Road, was charged with misdemeanor resist, delay, obstruct an officer, and misdemeanor violation of the city’s noise ordinance.

A report said all of the men were uncooperative with deputies and Fernando Salazar told a deputy he would kill the deputies and “his people” would get them. Jose Salazar called an African-American deputy a derogatory name.

Jose Salazar remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $3,000 secured bond. Jose Perez and Fernando Salazar have both since been released from the county jail, each under a $2,500 secured bond. All are scheduled to be in court in Dec. 11. Fernando Salazar was convicted in August of driving while impaired.

Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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