Trio charged in Salisbury car break-ins
By Shavonne Walker
SALISBURY — Kelli Overcash was lucky enough to recover her purse and wallet after thieves took the bag from her vehicle parked outside CiCi’s Pizza this weekend.
Salisbury Police charged three people, two of whom are still in the county jail, in connection with the theft and other car break-ins in the area.
Justin Ray Banks, 29, of the 200 block of of Mount View Road, was charged with two counts felony breaking and entering vehicles, one count misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer; felony larceny from person, three counts felony larceny, misdemeanor simple possession of controlled substance. He remains in the county jail under a $15,000 secured bond.
Monique Marie Bevan, 26, of the 200 block of East 11th Street, was charged with three counts felony breaking and entering into motor vehicles, one count felony larceny, two counts misdemeanor larceny and one count misdemeanor possession of schedule IV. She has since been released from the county jail under a $15,000 secured bond.
Sabrina Diane Proffitt, 30, of the 1200 block of North Church Street, was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering motor vehicles, three counts felony larceny, and misdemeanor possession of schedule IV. Proffitt remains in the Rowan County jail under a $5,000 secured bond.
Police were called to the restaurant, at 805 S. Jake Alexander Blvd., after Overcash reported she’d gone to the pizza place around 4 p.m. Sunday and was there about 20 minutes. She then went to Walmart, but realized her purse was missing. Overcash said she returned to the restaurant, but employees said she didn’t enter the business with her purse, a report said.
She said her windows were rolled down and the doors were unlocked, said Police Capt. Melonie Thompson.
Overcash asked restaurant personnel if they could look at surveillance video footage.
Police received information that a white Toyota was involved and the vehicle was seen at Hampton Inn and then Kmart. The officer approached a car matching the vehicle and immediately spotted Overcash’s teal green purse with rhinestones.
Thompson said the three are connected to other break-ins in the area.