• 73°

Rumple faces new charges

New charges

Zachary Rumple

Zachary Rumple

Zachary Todd Rumple, 25, received new charges from Iredell County warrants Wednesday.

Zachary Rumple was arrested on Sept. 25 along with his father, Christopher Todd Rumple, 47, following a joint investigation between the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, the Kannapolis Police Department, and the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators seized $6,520, multiple handguns, plastic bags containing what appeared to be drug residue, high-powered rifles and shotguns and ammunition from Christopher Rumple’s home on Liz Cortland Road.

Christopher Rumple was charged with two counts in Rowan County: trafficking and conspiracy to traffick heroin. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center. He posted his $500,000 secured bond and was released.

Zachary Rumple was charged with five counts in Rowan County: selling heroin, delivering heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, trafficking heroin by possession and conspiracy to traffick heroin. In Cabarrus County, he was charged with one count of selling heroin and one of possessing with intent to sell and deliver.

Zachary Rumple was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2,050,000 secured bond.

Wednesday, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office served warrants on Zachary Rumple and charged him with trafficking heroin or opium.

Zachary’s younger brother, Brandon Lee Rumple, known to some as the “drug kingpin of Enochville,” is serving a 15-year sentence in Cabarrus County on drug charges.

Comments

High School

High school football: Hornets overpower South to secure playoff spot

Crime

Jeffrey MacDonald won’t be released despite deteriorating health

Business

Amazon warehouse workers reject union in Alabama

Nation/World

Ex-NFL player’s brain to be probed for trauma-related harm after Rock Hill shootings

Education

Duke University to require COVID vaccinations for fall term

Education

Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

High School

High school football: Record night for Pinckney as East cruises; Carson wins thriller in OT

Nation/World

D-Day survivor, WWII torch bearer Ray Lambert dies at 100

Nation/World

Prince Philip was always defined by role as husband of British queen

BREAKING NEWS

One dead, several injured after head-on collision in China Grove

Crime

Man, woman charged for selling drugs to undercover deputies

Crime

Blotter: Rowan County man charged with indecent liberties with children

Local

Spencer town board gets look at Park Plaza progress

Business

‘Applicant market’: Unemployment rate improving as businesses hire more workers

Local

National, local business leaders praise Salisbury’s initiative to support Black-owned operations

Nation/World

Tillis has prostate cancer surgery

Coronavirus

Adverse reactions surface from Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Nation/World

Expert: Lack of oxygen killed George Floyd, not drugs

Local

Quotes of the week

Nation/World

Biden seeks crackdown on homemade firearms

Nation/World

Victim of former NFL player’s rampage wrote of faith, life’s fragility

News

Wrongly imprisoned man gets $750,000

High School

West falls to Statesville, finishes second in NPC

Education

Middle, high school students head back to classes full time