Blotter: Man flees from car during traffic stop, charged with marijuana possession
By Shavonne Walker
A Salisbury man ran from his car during a Saturday morning traffic stop and was later charged with marijuana possession.
Salisbury Police charged Derrick Jay Brown, 27, of the 500 block of North Ellis Streeet, with misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance schedule VI.
The initial traffic stop, a report said, was for an expired registration plate and occurred Saturday in the 500 block of Park Avenue. The officer approached the vehicle from the passenger’s side and noticed the driver, later identified as Derrick Brown, appeared nervous.
As the officer was talking to Brown, he opened the driver’s door and ran out. He ran toward East Cemetery Street and at the same time an officer with a K-9 who was in the area saw the encounter, said Police Capt. Shelia Lingle.
Police received an anonymous tip saying a male was hiding in the back of a white Jeep Cherokee in the 500 block of East Cemetery. Police approached the sport utility vehicle and saw Brown hiding in the back.
When police took him to the police station, another officer searched Brown’s vehicle. The officer smelled marijuana, searched the car and found a marijuana blunt inside that weighed 0.7 grams.
He was issued a $500 secured bond and has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center. He was also issued a citation for driving while license revoked and having an expired tag.
Brown has been convicted of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to sell a schedule IV controlled substance, assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, possession with intent to sell a schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell a schedule VI controlled substance, possession with intent to sell a schedule I controlled substance.
In other police reports:
• A man reported on Monday someone stole a tag from a trailer in the 300 block of West 13th Street.
• A man reported on Monday he was the victim of credit card fraud in the 200 block of Circle Drive.
• Police found drugs on Monday during a traffic stop in the 100 block of West Monroe and South Church streets.
• A woman reported on Monday she was the victim of an assault in the 400 block of Wildwood Drive.
In sheriff’s reports:
• A man reported on Friday someone damaged his mailbox in the 4400 block of Goodman Lake Road.
• A woman reported on Friday a burglary at her home in the 500 block of North Enochville Avenue, Kannapolis.
• Tobacco House #3 reported on Friday a vandalism occurred at the business, 2580 Airport Road.
• A man reported on Saturday he was the victim of an attempted burglary in the 100 block of Thunder Road, China Grove.
• A man reported on Saturday someone broke into his property in the 100 block of Wyatt Grove Church Road, Gold Hill.
• A woman reported on Saturday she was the victim of vandalism in the 3900 block of East N.C. 152.
• A woman reported on Saturday she was the victim of a domestic assault in the 400 block of Neely Road.
• A man reported on Sunday he was the victim of an assault in the 1200 block of Wilkinson Road, Mooresville.
• A man reported on Sunday someone took items from his vehicle in the 1000 block of Average Drive, Rockwell.
• A man reported on Sunday someone took 200 feet of copper wire from a property he owns in the 500 block of Oak Mountain Road.
• Kenneth Ell Boone, 34, was charged on Friday with felony obtaining property by false pretenses in the 600 block of West Park Drive, Rockwell.
• Tabitha Allyce Aistrop, 25, was charged on Friday with misdemeanor simple assault in the 1000 block of Pine Ridge Road, China Grove.
• Roy Dwayne Harmon, 41, was charged on Saturday with felony habitual felon in the 400 block of Grace Church Road.
• Cody Ryan Fox, 19, was charged on Saturday with misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon in the 400 block of Neel Road.
Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.
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