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Crime blotter: Police investigating arson at Piedmont Correction

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

Salisbury Police are investigating a prisoner who they say set an entryway and part of his cell on fire at Piedmont Correctional facility.

The incident was reported Thursday morning by prison officials.

The prisoner burned newspaper using a match starting in an entryway, said Police Capt. Shelia Lingle. In addition to the entryway, the prisoner’s cell had some damage to a mattress and the door.

Police are waiting for an arrest warrant to be issued and say the man will be charged with arson. It’s unclear where the prisoner obtained the match.

In other police reports:

• A man reported on Tuesday a vandalism in the 600 block of East Cemetery Street.

• Police responded on Tuesday to a larceny that occurred in the 1100 block of Statesville Boulevard.

• A woman reported on Wednesday someone used her social security number to file income taxes in her name in the 100 block of Waverly Circle.

• A woman reported on Wednesday that her wallet was stolen from her purse at work at Salisbury Pediatrics.

• A man reported on Wednesday he was robbed in the 1100 block of West Monroe Street.

• A woman reported on Wednesday her home was burglarized in the 1100 block of Old Plank Road.

• Police responded on Wednesday to a traffic stop and charged Mario Laron Rankin with driving while license revoked, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in the 300 block of West Innes and North Fulton streets.

• Police responded on Wednesday to an incident and issued a citation to a subject for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in the 500 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Old Concord Road.

• A woman reported on Thursday she was the victim of an attempted breaking and entering in the 600 block of East Liberty Street.

• Nancy Kinder Flournoy, 61, was charged on Monday with misdemeanor simple assault in the 100 block of East Liberty Street.

• Christy Michelle Carpenter, 35, was charged on Monday with misdemeanor larceny in the 1300 block of Klumac Road.

• Dominque Jamal Phillips, 23, was charged on Tuesday with felony possession of a controlled substance schedule VI in the 500 block of South Caldwell Street.

• William Kimble Jr., 45, was charged on Wednesday with misdemeanor simple assault in the 100 block of East Liberty Street.

• Tiffany Dominick Lyles, 23, was charged on Wednesday with misdemeanor simple assault in the 700 block of Victory Street.

• Tai Mosley, 16, was charged on Wednesday with misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun in the 400 block of East Fisher Street.

In sheriff’s reports:

• A man reported on Monday thieves took items from his home in the 900 block of Bethel Drive.

• Deputies responded on Monday to a traffic stop where a man was issued a citation for drug related offenses in the 71000 bloc of Interstate 85 south.

• Deputies responded on Monday where a woman went into a bathroom to use drugs, came out highly intoxicated and a friend drove her to the Rockwell Police Department.

• A woman reported on Monday her vehicle was stolen from the 1000 block of Circle Drive, China Grove.

• Duke Energy reported on Monday someone took a power meter in the 1300 block of Kensington Lane.

• A man reported on Tuesday there was a breaking and entering on his property in the 400 block of Knotty Pine Cirlce.

• A man reported on Tuesday a male drove a truck up dumped a pile of manure and scattered it in the 800 block of Morgan Road, Gold Hill.

• A man reported on Tuesday he believes his stepson stole his firearm and other items from his home in the 8400 block of Dogwood Drive.

• A woman reported on Tuesday someone stole her firearm from her home in the 6200 block of U.S. 601.

• A woman reported on Tuesday she was the victim of fraud in the 200 block of Messick Road.

• A woman reported on Tuesday a burglary occurred in the 1400 block of Old Cress Road.

• Taylor Morgan Davis, 20, was charged on Monday with misdemeanor possession of marijuana in the 71000 block of Interstate 85 south.

• Bobby Eugene Holshouser, 42, was charged on Monday with misdemeanor communicating threats in the 200 block of Lillian Circle.

• David Michael Ayers, 43, was charged on Monday with misdemeanor assault on a female in the 3400 block of Rockwell Road, Rockwell.

• Precious Shana Breeden, 21, was charged on Monday with misdemeanor simple assault while at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

• Terry Lee Dixon, 47, was charged on Tuesday with misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun in the 8100 block of Smith Road, Kannapolis.

• Rodney Scott King, 48, was charged on Tuesday with misdemeanor assault on a female in the 3600 block of East Ridge Road.

• Johnny Ray Blackwelder, 24, was charged on Tuesday with misdemeanor larceny while at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office.

• Kristen Elaine Trahan, 20, was charged on Tuesday with misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer while at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

• Chad Hunter Seaford, 18, was charged on Tuesday with misdemeanor violation of a 50-B protective order in the 400 block of Tree Limb Lane, Kannapolis.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

 

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