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Rowan man charged with taking 160 pieces of lumber from company

SALISBURY — Paul Anthony Ewing was charged Tuesday with felony larceny from Bingham-Smith Lumber at 6010 Bertie Ave.

According to a report from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, company security cameras recorded Ewing driving up in a truck, opening the gate and loading 160 pieces of lumber into the truck.

The materials taken were valued at $955.20.

Once company representatives advised Ewing he was caught on the video, he said he would pay for the lumber, according to the report. When he did not follow through on that promise, warrants were taken out for his arrest, and those warrants were served Tuesday night at his Evelyn Avenue home in Kannapolis.

Ewing, 38, was placed under $1,000 bond. He also was charged with first-degree trespass.

In other reports from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department:

• A woman reported on Tuesday she was the victim of fraud when someone created accounts in her name in the 4500 block of Needmore Road, Woodleaf.

• Love’s Travel Stop reported on Tuesday a larceny occurred at the business, 1105 Peeler Road.

• Laura Ruth Lyerly, 36, was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer while she was being arrested in the 3800 block of Old Union Church Road Tuesday night. She reportedly pulled away from the deputy while being handcuffed.

In police reports:

• The Medicine Shoppe reported on Wednesday a vandalism occurred at the business, 1357 West Innes Street.

• A woman reported on Wednesday she believed she was the victim of a money scam in the 300 block of Union Heights Boulevard.

• A man reported on Thursday he was assaulted while walking home from the store in the 700 block of Partee Street.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

 

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