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Inmate punches detention center officer

A Rowan County inmate already in the jail on a probation violation was additionally charged with assaulting a detention center officer.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Carlos Manuel Rodriguez Jr., 22, of the 1200 block of Bell Street, with misdemeanor assault on a law enforcement officer.

Rodriguez was in the county jail Thursday under a $20,000 secured bond for a probation violation. He received an added $1,000 for the assault charge.

According to a report, Deputy K.E. Johnson was searching Rodriguez at the jail annex, 400 Grace Church Road, and he was not being cooperative. She restrained the inmate against a wall and waited for assistance.

The report sad Rodriguez swung his arms to punch the deputy, but it landed on her wrist.

In December, Rodriguez was convicted of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor assault on a female. In July, he was convicted of felony breaking and entering.

He has also been convicted of misdemeanor larceny, felony breaking and entering in 2011, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and operating a vehicle without a license.

He remains in the Rowan County jail.

In other sheriff’s reports:

• Rockwell Grocery Mart reported on Thursday someone broke into the store through a window, stole money from the register and a carton of cigarettes in the 600 block of Crescent Road, Rockwell.

• A woman reported on Thursday someone took her checkbook and wrote checks in the 1200 block of South Main Street.

• Officers responded on Thursday to an incident involving drug paraphernalia in the 1000 block of Davidson Circle, Mount Ulla.

• A woman reported on Thursday she was assaulted and her vehicle was damaged in the 900 block of Liberty Road, Gold Hill.

• A woman reported on Thursday someone filed taxes using her social security number in the 100 block of Parkers Loop, Mount Ulla.

• A man reported on Thursday while at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office that his credit card number was used without permission.

• A man reported on Thursday he was assaulted in the 8000 block of Longbriar Drive, Kannapolis.

• A woman reported on Thursday her car was damaged on Jan. 15 by juveniles throwing rocks at Red Road.

• A man reported on Thursday he was the victim of an assault in the 1100 block of Andover Lane, Rockwell.

• Lee Grady Goforth, 28, was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer in the 900 block of East Liberty Street.

• Kristopher Steven Maldonado, 24, was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun in the 600 block of Mocksville Avenue.

• Bobby Carroll King, 52, was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor while at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office.

• Teresa Hope Ford, 39, was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor simple assault in the 8000 block of Longbriar Drive, Kannapolis.

In police reports:

• A man reported on Friday a burglary occurred in the 600 block of Elm Street.

• A woman reported on Friday someone used her information to file taxes in her name in Oklahoma while in the 300 block of Richmond Road.

• A woman reported on Friday someone broke into her property in the 100 block of Wilson Road.

• Police responded on Friday to a wanted person who gave fictitious information and then took them on a foot chase in the 200 block of West D Avenue.

• A woman reported on Saturday someone slashed her tires in the 300 block of Foster Lane.

• A man reported on Saturday someone took items from his vehicle parked at Lowe’s Home Improvement.

• A man reported on Saturday someone tried to breaking into his vehicle while in the Belk parking lot.

• A woman reported on Saturday she was the victim of vandalism while police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of North Main Street.

• A woman reported on Saturday an altercation between two females in the 800 block of Est Innes and North Arlington streets.

• Police responded on Saturday to a counterfeit incident while at Sonic Drive-In.

• A woman reported on Saturday she was the victim of an assault in the 300 block of Mahaley Avenue.

• A woman reported on Saturday she was assaulted by her boyfriend in the 600 block of Oak Brook Drive.

• A man reported on Sunday his vehicle was the target of a shooting in the 1300 block of Bringle Ferry Road.

• Sheetz reported on Sunday the store was the victim of a counterfeit incident in the 1500 block of South Jake Alexander Boulevard.

• Police responded on Monday to an accidental shooting in the 600 block of Ferndale Drive.

•  Kenneth Denard Brown, 50, was charged on Friday with misdemeanor breaking and entering while at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office.

• Hector Anibal Torres, 32, was charged on Friday with felony assault inflicting serious injury on a person employed by detention facility while in the 100 block of North Shaver Street.

• Witt Darnell Alexander, 22, was charged on Friday with felony financial transaction card theft in the 100 block of East Kerr Street.

• Harvey Welker Fraley, 69, was charged on Friday with felony obtaining property by false pretenses in the 100 block of East Kerr Street.

•  Aaron Darius Holtzclaw, 31, was charged on Saturday with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1500 block of East Innes Street.

• Carl Lee Shuping, 26, was charged on Saturday with misdemeanor assault on a female in the 600 block of Oak Brook Drive.

• Jlexis Zikeria Chambers, 16, was charged on Sunday with misdemeanor vandalism in the 1300 block of Old Concord Road.

• Kevin Donnell Lynch, 34, was charged on Monday with misdemeanor assault of a handicapped person in the 100 block of East Liberty Street.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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