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Two habitual felons convicted

Gary Dionne Lowe of Salisbury was convicted on March 17 in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony possession of a schedule II and felony possession of a schedule III controlled substance. Lowe admitted to his status as a habitual felon and was sentenced to a minimum of 41 months to a maximum of 62 months in prison by Judge Anna Mills Wagoner.

On Oct. 22, 2013, an undercover detective met Lowe at Burger King on Innes Street in Salisbury. In exchange for $74, Lowe sold the undercover officer a plastic baggie containing crack cocaine and six tablets later identified as oxycodone.

Lowe had previously been convicted of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony possession of cocaine, and felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury, among other convictions.

Roy Dwayne Harmon of Kannapolis was convicted on March 17 in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony breaking and/or entering a motor vehicle. Harmon admitted his status as a habitual felon and was sentenced to a minimum of 38 months to a maximum of 58 months in prison by Judge Wagoner.

On April 22, 2012, officers with the Kannapolis Police Department were dispatched to a report of a stolen motor vehicle. Officers met with the victim, who stated that sometime during the night a person had stolen her car from her driveway.

Two days later, officers received information from a trooper with the South Carolina Highway Patrol that the victim’s vehicle had been recovered and the driver, identified as Harmon, was arrested. The victim knew Harmon since he had been to her house the night before her car was stolen. She stated Harmon would help her with chores around her home.

Harmon had previously been convicted of two separate offenses of felony breaking and/or entering and felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, among other convictions.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said that if her office had not pursued Lowe and Harmon as habitual felons, Lowe could have received as little as 9 months in prison, and Harmon could have received as little as 6 months in prison.

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