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Blotter: Gold Hill area man charged after losing pants

A Gold Hill area man on Tuesday was arrested by Salisbury Police for multiple drug charges after allegedly trying to escape police custody.

Police arrested Rache Jamal Fortson, 24, 153 Red Pine road, Gold Hill, on charges of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer; possession of a schedule four controlled substance and simple possession of a schedule two three four five or six substance.

Fortson’s charges came when police pulled over a car that matched the description for an earlier “shots fired” call, said Salisbury Police spokeswoman Capt. Shelia Lingle. Fortson was in a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, according to police reports.

Lingle said police found a bag of marijuana in Fortson’s back pocket during a search. While handcuffed, Lingle said Fortson began running from officers. Lingle said Fortson’s shoes and pants fell off while he was running.

Officers later caught up to Fortson and found an 110 bars of Xanax in his possession.

Fortson was also served with outstanding warrants for failure to appear charges.

Lingle said no guns were found in the car.

In other police reports:

• A person on Sunday reported a larceny from a motor vehicle on the 200 block of Faith Road.

• A man on Sunday reported a burglary on the 1300 block of West Bank Street.

• Walmart on Sunday reported a larceny on the 300 block of South Arlington Street.

• A woman on Sunday reported a robbery on the 500 block of East Innes Street.

• A man on Monday reported a burglary on the 800 block of Klumac Road.

• Sprint on Monday reported a larceny on the 900 block of East Innes Street.

• A woman on Monday reported a larceny on the 300 block of South Arlington Street.

• A person on Monday reported a larceny on the 1000 block of Freeland Drive

• A man on Monday reported a robbery on the 800 block of East Innes Street.

• A man reported a robbery on the 300 block of Bendix Drive.

• A man on Monday reported a motor vehicle theft automobile on the 1200 block of Arden Drive.

• Randall Metals Inc. on Monday reported a larceny on the 200 block of Ryan Patrick Drive.

• The State of North Carolina Department of Transportation on Monday reported a larceny on the 1800 block of West Jake Alexander Boulevard.

• Lakewood Apartments on Monday reported vandalism on Lakewood Drive.

• Ultimate Sports Apparel on Monday reported fraud false pretense on the 100 block of South Main Street.

• A woman on Monday reported a larceny on the 1900 block of West Jake Alexander Boulevard.

• A man on Monday reported a burglary on the 1300 block of West  Bank Street.

• A woman on Monday reported a burglary on the 200 block of American Drive.

• A man on Monday reported a larceny on the 1500 block of West Innes Street.

• A woman on Monday reported vandalism on the 1200 block of North Church Street.

• A man on Monday reported shots fired on the 500 block of Lincolnton Road.

• A woman on Monday reported a burglary on the 100 block of Elm Street.

• Rochelle Lucas Hamilton, 36, was charged with obtaining property by false pretenses on the 2100 block of Statesville Boulevard.

• Michelle Ashley Young on Sunday was charged with vandalism to real property on the 1100 block of West Fisher Street.

• Randall Lamont Krider, 30, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance on the 800 block of South Martin Luther King Avenue.

In Rowan county Sheriff’s Office reports:

• A woman on Sunday reported an assault on the 8100 block of Grandeur Drive in Salisbury.

• A man on Sunday reported an assault on the 200 block of Thomas Street in China Grove.

• A woman on Sunday reported a motor vehicle theft on the 700 block of Crescent Drive in Rockwell.

• A man on Sunday reported an assault on the 3700 block of Old Concord Road.

• William Hinton, 68, was charged on Sunday on charges of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer on the 3100 block of Corriher Grange Road in Mount Ulla.

• Michelle Corbera, 31, was charged on Sunday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on the 9000 block of Caldwell Road in Mount Ulla.

• Keith Sharod Moore was charged on Sunday with assault on a government official on the 100 block of West Liberty Street in Salisbury

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