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Rowan deputies in search of pair at Kannapolis home arrest four

Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies in search of a Kannapolis pair charged four people in the home with resisting arrest.

The following people were charged — Joshua Scott Ritchie, 24, of the 1000 block of Ebenezer Road, Kannapolis; Jennie Lee Ritchie, 26, of the 1100 block of Ebenezer Road, Kannapolis; Robert Scott Ritchie, 46, of the 1000 block of Ebenezer Road; and Amanda Hunnicutt, 22, of the 6100 block of Quail Hollow Drive, Pleasant Garden.

Officials went to a home in the 1000 block of Ebenezer Road to serve warrants on Joshua Scott Ritchie and Jennie Lee Ritchie. Deputies repeatedly knocked on the door, but to no avail.

Eventually, Robert Ritchie, who officials said is Joshua Ritchie’s father, opened the door.

Robert Ritchie told deputies his son was not there and that he was in the bathroom and that is why it took him so long to answer the door.

A woman at the home, Amanda Hunnicutt, told deputies she had not seen Joshua Ritchie. Deputies searched the home and found Joshua Ritchie hiding in the the attic.

Deputies asked Joshua Ritchie where Jennie Ritchie was, and he told them he would tell them because he wasn’t going to be the only one arrested. He said his father, Robert, knew he was there, but may have thought he jumped out a window.

Joshua told deputies Jennie Ritchie was at a home in the 1100 block of Ebenezer Road, just down the road from his home.

Joshua Ritchie was charged with three counts of obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $7,500 secured bond.

Jennie Ritchie was charged with three counts of obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer. She remains in the Rowan County jail under a $5,000 secured bond.

Robert Ritchie was charged with misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer. He has since been released under a $1,000 secured bond.

Amanda Hunnicutt was charged with misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer. She remains in the Rowan County jail under a $1,500 secured bond.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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