Two men charged with disruption at jail in separate incidents

Published 4:53 pm Monday, March 9, 2015

Rowan authorities say just a day apart, two county jail inmates damaged property and assaulted a deputy in two separate incidents. Both men remain in the Rowan County Detention Center.

In the first incident, a Charlotte man being booked into the jail on Wednesday, charged by Salisbury Police with selling fake Duke basketball game tickets for $2,000, was placed in a holding cell.

Chancy Withro Sherrill, 52, of Booker Avenue, was inside the holding cell when he became irate with the others in the holding cell. A report said he ripped a phone book and kicked the door, breaking the glass.

Deputies had to place Sherrill in a restraint chair because he would not calm down, the report said. He was charged with misdemeanor damage to property.

In an unrelated incident the next day, a deputy was processing Isaac Shirl McCullough who’d been brought into the jail regarding an order for arrest.

Deputies noted McCullough was very combative and had to be placed in a padded cell. When a deputy felt McCullough had calmed down, he took him out of the cell and that’s when McCullough bit the officer on the forearm, drawing blood, according to the report.

McCullough, 29, of the 3000 block of Airport Road, was charged with assault inflicting serious injury of a law enforcement officer.

Deputies initially arrested McCullough at a home in the 100 block of Kenway Drive, Woodleaf. Officials were at the Woodleaf home to serve arrest warrants on him, said Capt. John Sifford.

Officials said McCullough was acting strange, mumbling and not making much sense. When the deputy told McCullough he was being arrested, he tried to run away. The deputy stopped him and restrained him. He continued to resist at the magistrate’s office by jerking away from the deputy and tried to knee the deputy in the groin.

Deputies placed McCullough in the restraint chair. He was charged with two counts of misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer.

Officials said McCullough was arrested Dec. 16 for trespassing and Jan. 1 for disorderly conduct. It’s likely that his order for arrest stemmed from those arrests, Sifford said.

Sherrill remains in the jail under a $17,500 secured bond while McCullough remains under a $27,000 secured bond.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.