Rowan authorities add two to Most Wanted List

Published 11:34 am Thursday, April 30, 2015

By Shavonne Walker

Two men have been added to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office most wanted list — one for fraud and the other for a March shooting at a Salisbury boarding house.

Investigators are looking for Ameer Patel, 22, who they say paid for a vehicle at Cloninger Ford, Toyota, Scion in March with a worthless check. He was last known to be in Greensboro. Once investigators began searching, they discovered Patel had a number of pending fraud charges in Durham, Forsyth and Guilford counties as well as in Cary.

Attempts to locate Patel in Greensboro were unsuccessful. The fraudulently obtained car was returned to the Jake Alexander Boulevard dealership, but Patel’s whereabouts remain unknown.

He is described as 5 foot 9 inches tall and 165 pounds. Once captured, he’ll be charged with felony obtaining property by false pretenses.

Rowan officials are looking for 28-year-old Shacory Avery Brown, who is wanted for being a sex offender and failing to notify authorities of an address change.

The Salisbury Police are also looking for Brown, wanted in a shooting at a boarding house near Checkered Flag barbecue. The shooting occurred in March after an argument between Brown and the victim, Inwar Juvon Griffin, 37.

Brown is 5 foot, 9 inches tall and weighs 157 pounds. Warrants for Brown’s arrest have been issued for a charge of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Brown has previously been convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child and failing to notify authorities of an address change as a registered sex offender.

In early March, Brown was removed from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office most wanted list for failing to register as a sex offender. Brown turned himself in on that charge.

Anyone with information on Patel is asked to contact Lt. Chad Moose 704-216-8687, Detective Ollie Greene 704-216- 8686 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.