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Knife-wielding man charged with assault

Bobby E. Wesley, 61, of Salisbury, was arrested Saturday after a family argument on New Year’s Day turned ugly.

Carolyn Graham told police that Wesley showed up at her North Main Street home on New Year’s Day and appeared to be high. Graham told police that her daughter, Casey, and her sister were also at the house at the time. Casey told police that she had her 5-month-old son with her. Wesley allegedly had a discussion with Casey about a car, and Casey said he warned her not to speak to her mother about the issue. Casey says she talked it over with Graham anyway.

It was at that point, Graham says, that Wesley snapped. Casey reported that Wesley allegedly came after her with a steak knife, and told police that she grabbed her son and fled, eventually hiding in the bathroom, where she called 911. Graham reported that Wesley also grabbed a broom handle and chased her around the house and allegedly struck her on her right arm with the broom. Both victims report that an aunt was also visiting, and that Wesley allegedly grabbed a baby walker and threw it at her, hitting her in the head.

Wesley was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $500 secured bond. He was previously been charged in Rowan County with assault and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has been charged in Cabarrus County with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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