Blotter – 04/17

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 18, 2016

  • Two people were charged with child abuse and trafficking heroin after police discovered the substance and a minor in the same vehicle. According to warrants, Shaquille Latrice Bagley, 24, and Malik Rashaad Jones, 21, were found in possession of 23.2 grams of heroin by police Sunday morning. The two also allegedly maintained a gray Scion two-door car for the purpose of keeping and selling a controlled substance. A child under the age of 16 was riding in the same vehicle Bagley used to transport the 23.2 grams of heroin.An open container of alcohol was also found in the vehicle, and the two were allegedly in possession of two black scales used to prepare a controlled substance.

    Bagley And Malik were charged with two counts of felony trafficking opium or heroin, felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for a controlled substance, child abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and an open container. Bagley was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond. Jones was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.

  • A Cannon Pharmacy employee was charged Friday after he was caught allegedly embezzling oxycontin from work. Lloyd Ellis Benton, Jr., 37,  was arrested Friday after an April 12 incident where warrants say he took 65 10-mg. oxycontin tablets from Cannon Pharmacy’s north location. Warrants read that Benton took the tablets, “which had been delivered to be kept for his employer’s use, with the intent to steal and to defraud.” Benton was charged with larceny by an employee.
  • Patience Joaquim was charged Friday with felony larceny after she allegedly stole two Xbox consoles, a laptop and a knife from a Heatherdale Lane home. According to warrants, the total value of the items was $1,200. Joaquim was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2,500 bond.
  • A China Grove man was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center without bond after he kidnapped his girlfriend, warrants say. According to warrants, James Clifford Simmons, Jr., 47, of West Ketchie Street, China Grove, was arrested Friday after he forcibly confined and restrained his girlfriend, “for the purpose of terrorizing” her. Simmons also allegedly attacked his girlfriend, striking her repeatedly on the face, head and chest, and wrapping his hands around her neck until she could not breathe and lost consciousness. Warrants note the bruising and swelling that resulted from strangulation, and list the victim as suffering serious injury.Simmons was charged with felony assault by strangulation, felony kidnapping, injury to personal property and assault on a female. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center.
  • William Trevor Keller, of Salisbury, was charged Saturday with felony possession of cocaine, carrying a concealed weapon and felony creation of a counterfeit controlled substance. According to warrants, Keller was found in possession of cocaine as well as bags of coffee creamer packaged to look like cocaine. Keller was also allegedly in possession of a set of metal knuckles. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2,500 bond.
  • Angie Conrad Tirk, 41, was arrested Saturday and charged with possession with intent to make, sell or distribute a schedule IV controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance. According to warrants, Tirk was allegedly found to be in possession of two opana, ten units of Alprazolam, as well as Diazepam Dan5620 and a black straw with white powder residue on it. Tirk was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2,500 bond.

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