Blotter: Three charged after lighting up during traffic stop

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Three people with Salisbury addresses were charged on Saturday with using drug paraphernalia after they simultaneously lit cigarettes during a traffic stop, a police report said.

Amber Nacole Austin, 25, of 136 Geiger Road, Salisbury, Phillip Cody Morgan, 30 of 850 Sides Road, Salisbury, and Brittany Dawn Thomas of 3010 Sue Road, Salisbury, were charged after a syringe, two scales, plastic packaging bags and a pipe were found during a search of the vehicle the trio were riding in.

The stop occurred when a Rowan County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a car with a broken left headlight at the intersection of South Main Street and Rowan Mills Road, according to an incident report. Four people were in the car, including Austin, Morgan and Thomas.

The incident report states that all four people in the car “lit a fresh cigarette” as the deputy reached the driver’s window, which the incident report states was a reason to believe the four were trying to mask a smell.

The deputy asked Morgan if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Morgan responded by shrugging his shoulders and saying, “Sure, I guess.” When the deputy asked for consent to a search, Morgan responded: “Sure, I don’t think there is anything illegal in here,” the incident report states.

Austin also said the car didn’t contain any illegal items, according to the report.

The three passengers, as well as Morgan, were subsequently searched by deputies.

Sheriff’s deputies found a syringe when searching Morgan, a smoking pipe in Austin’s purse, a scale and small plastic bags in Thomas’ purse and a second scale under the driver’s seat.

Sheriff’s deputies didn’t find anything on the fourth passenger, who is unnamed in the incident report.

In other sheriff’s reports:

• A person reported a drug law sale on the 100 block of Performance Road in Mooresville.

• A man reported fraud on the 900 block of North Chapel Street in Landis.

• A person reported a drug law possession on Old U.S. Highway 80 in Gold Hill.

• A woman reported fraud on the 300 block of Adolphus Road in Salisbury.

• A man reported assault on the 600 block of Brown Acres Road in Salisbury.

• A woman reported vandalism on the 1100 block of Paddock Circle in Rockwell.

• A man reported vandalism on the 81000 block of I-85 in Salisbury.

• A woman reported larceny on the 1300 block of Cannon Farm Road in China Grove.

• A man reported a domestic assault on the 300 block of Gaddy Street in Kannapolis.

• A woman reported an assault on the 200 block of Rock Spring Drive in Salisbury.

• A woman reported a burglary on the 3800 block of Bringle Ferry Road in Salisbury.

• A man reported an assault on the 400 block of Adrian Road in Salisbury.

• John Julian Eaton, 43, was charged on the 400 block of Howard Street in Rockwell with possession of stolen goods

• Caleb Andrew Keasler, 19, was charged on the 100 block of Auction Drive with larceny.

• Cathy Lynn Mcdowell, 34, was charged with simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance on the 13000 block of U.S. 52 in Gold Hill.

• Thomas Brandon Sims, 25, was charged on the 13800 block of U.S. 52 in Gold with with resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officers.

• Corey Scott Dulin, 17, was charged on the 100 block of Auction Drive with misdemeanor larceny.

• Willard Jackson Bellamy, 53, was charged on the 6600 block of Stokes Ferry Road in Salisbury with possession of a weapon by a felon.

• James Shannon Gregory, 32, was charged on the 1000 block of Houston Lane with resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

• Frank Horace Waddell, 69, was charged on the 200 block of Carrie drive in Salisbury with a worthless check.

• Sterling Ray Dial, 39, was charged on the 100 block of Virginia Avenue in China Grove with possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Cystal Overcash, 30, was charged on the 100 block of West Liberty Street in Salisbury with assault on a law enforcement officer.

• Alesia Danielle Franklin, 26, was charged on the 2000 block of Lentz Road with resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. She was also served with two felon warrants for forged checks.

• Joshua Andrew Cook, 35, was charged on the 2000 block of South Main Street in Salisbury with using drug paraphernalia.

• James Bifton Horton, 30, was charged on the 2000 block of South Main Street in Salisbury with possession of a schedule four controlled substance.

• Austin Coy Coleman, 16, was charged on the 200 block of 14th Street in Salisbury with resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

• Garett Kyle Holcombe, 30, was charged on the 3600 block of Needmore Road in Woodleaf with resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

• Brittany Amber Bailey, 24, was charged on the 3600 block of Needmore Road in Woodleaf with resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

• Steven Le Vo, 18, was charged on the 1000 block of Webb Road in Salisbury with failure to yield for a law, fire, rescue or ambulance vehicle.

• Melissa Dawn Comer, 37, was charged on the 200 block of North Main Street in Salisbury with larceny.

• Leonardo Dominguez, 36, was charged on the 2100 block of Kendra Drive in Kannapolis with assault on a female.

• Barbara Jo Stephens, 39, was charged with simple assault on the 800 block of Harry Street in China Grove.

In police reports:

• A person reported a drug law possession on the 100 block of East Fisher Street in Salisbury.

• A man reported larceny on the 500 block of West Horah Street in Salisbury.

• A person reported a drug law possession on the 800 block of Reeve Street in Salisbury.

• Walmart reported larceny on the 300 block of South Arlington Street in Salisbury.

• A person reported a drug law possession on the 600 block of Park Avenue.

• A man reported property damange on the 2700 block of West Innes Street in Salisbury.

• A woman reported simple physical assault on the 200 block of Claymont Drive in Salisbury.

• A woman reported vandalism on the 400 block of South Long Street in Salisbury.

• A woman reported larceny on the 200 block of Kingbridge Road in Salisbury.

• A person reported burglary on the 1200 block of Old West Innes Street in Salisbury.

• A man reported larceny from a motor vehicle on the 100 block of Waverly Circle in Salisbury.

• A woman reported a burglary on the 200 block of Windsor Drive in Salisbury.

• Marshalls reported larceny on the 300 block of Faith Road in Salisbury.

• A woman reported an assault on the 1000 block of Lincolnton Road in Salisbury.

• A woman reported a larceny on the 700 block of Jake Alexander Boulevard in Salisbury.

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

• Family Dollar reported counterfeiting on the 400 block of West Jake Alexander Boulevard in Salisbury.

• A man reported a larceny on the 300 block of Woodson Street in Salisbury.

• Breece Bennard Boger, 34, was charged on the 100 block of East Fisher STreet with simple possession of a schedule two, three, four five or six controlled substance.

• Angel Monique Worth, 37, was charged on the 800 block of Reeves Street with possession of a schedule four controlled substance.

• Skylar Brooke Knowles, 21, was charged on the 300 block of South Arlington Street with larceny.

• Justin Lynn Laturno, 21, was charged on the 300 block of South Arlington Street.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246

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