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Crime blotter: City police investigate shooting, file weapons charge

A man reported a shooting Saturday after a black car pulled up behind him at the corner of East Lafayette Street and North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, according to Salisbury Police.

The man said the driver yelled, “What’s up, Mike?” at him and then fired a single shot, which hit him in the pinky, a police report said. The man ran home and called the police. No arrests have been made and the incident is still under investigation.

A Salisbury man was arrested for having a loaded rifle in his car after police pulled him over for playing his music too loudly. Shamari Israel Patterson, 23, was turning onto Caldwell Street from Monroe Street when officers in the area asked him to turn down his music, which was violating city noise ordinances, according to police reports. Patterson continued onto Caldwell street without lowering the volume, and officers pulled him over.

When they went to talk to Patterson, police reported seeing a rifle lying in the back seat of Patterson’s white Buick. According to a police report, Patterson kept reaching down below the driver’s seat, despite being asked to keep his hands where officers could see them.

Patterson was asked to step out of the car, and allegedly refused. Officers pulled out a taser, and Patterson consented to leave the vehicle. A search found a concealed black Gerber Machete below the driver’s seat, a box of .22 rifle rounds, and a bag of marijuana in the glove compartment. The rifle was confiscated and found to be loaded.

Patterson has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon. He has no previous criminal record.

Shante Rochelle Brown, 27, of the 700 block of South Ellis Street, was charged with resist, delay and obstruct a public officer in the 700 block of South Ellis on Saturday. Officer E.R. Stilwell arrested Brown due to two orders for failure to appear on drug and weapons charges, in addition to a felony probation violation. He was also charged with damaging personal property when he tried to flee. He was given a $21,000 bond. His court date for the new charges is Oct. 12.

As the result of a vehicle stop, Tevin Jawan Rankin, 19, of the 800 block of South Fulton Street, a passenger in the car, was charged Saturday with three counts of probation violation, second-degree trespassing and failure to appear. He was given a $15,515 bond, with $515 of it being for the nonsupport of a child.

In other reports from Salisbury Police:

  • Wilco-Hess at the 800 block of Jake Alexander Boulevard reported that beer was stolen on Friday.
  • A woman reported that a man stole money from her residence at the 200 block of Lloyd Street on Friday.
  • Police discovered marijuana at the 300 block of North Long Street and Park Avenue on Friday after a car was pulled over for having dark-tinted windows.
  • A man reported a vehicle stolen from the 400 block of Statesman Drive on Saturday.
  • Police pulled a car over for a stop sign violation at the 800 block of West Horah Street and Vanderford Street on Saturday and found marijuana in the vehicle.
  • A man reported the theft of a firearm Saturday at the 700 block of South Church Street.
  • An officer at the intersection of South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Park Avenue heard gunshots Saturday and discovered that a shooting had taken place at the 700 block of Park Avenue. The incident is still under investigation.
  • Police recovered marijuana from a vehicle Saturday at the corner of Lincolnton and South Caldwell.
  • A man reported a bicycle stolen from his front porch at the 300 block of Lake Drive on Saturday.
  • A man reported damage to his vehicle and items stolen on Saturday at the 1100 block of Arden Drive.
  • Police responded to complaints of a drug law violation at the corner of East Innes Street and North Lee Street on Saturday.
  • Outdoor Power Equipment at the 3200 block of South Main Street reported a burglary on Sunday.
  • Corey James Snider, 25, of Oakhurst Drive, was  arrested Friday on charges of possession of a controlled substance at the corner of North Long Street and Park Avenue.
  • Romello Christopher Ford, 19, of the  600 block of North Ellis Street, was arrested on charges of resist, delay and obstruct a public officer on Friday at the 100 block of West Thomas Street. His bond was set at $2,500 pending an Oct. 21 court date.
  • Ubaldo Rivas-Pulido, 24, was arrested Saturday on charges of resist, delay and obstruct a public officer and violation of a court order. the 200 block of McKinley Lane. He was given a $1,000 bond pending an Oct. 13 court date.
  • Scottie Wayne McCrary, of the streets of Salisbury, was charged with three counts of failure to appear and held at the Rowan County Detention Center under $1,000 pending a Sept. 30 court date
  • Marcus Tarron House, 38, was charged Sunday at the Magistrate’s Office with assault on a female and injury to personal property.

Sheriff’s Office reports

A 31-year-old Rowan County woman has been arrested on charges of child abuse, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman was arrested after the Department of Social Services called in reference to her child, a student at a local elementary school, who reported being struck on the back and face with a belt.

In other Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

  • A woman reported items stolen from her vehicle between Tuesday and Thursday in the 2400 block of Eagle Street, Kannapolis.
  • A man reported a gun stolen from his home at the 100 block of Forsaken Drive on Thursday.
  • A weapon was reported on school grounds Thursday at Koontz Elementary School after a student carried a pocket knife on campus in a backpack.
  • A man reported items stolen Thursday from his residence at the 200 block of Penninger Drive.
  • A man reported an ATM card was stolen at the 1000 block of Davidson Circle Thursday.
  • Jericho Sion Euart, 32 was arrested Thursday and charged at the Sheriff’s Office with carrying a concealed weapon.
  • Nash Michael Noebles, 29, was arrested on Thursday and charged at the Sheriff’s Office with breaking and entering a building.
  • Deante Corey Baker, 18, was arrested Thursday and charged at the Magistrate’s Office with breaking and entering a building.


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