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Blotter: Shoplifting leads to drug charges

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police say a China Grove man was charged with drug possession after he was caught shoplifting Saturday.

According to warrants, Matthew Alan Yoder, 39, was at Kohl’s department store on Klumac Road when he allegedly used a small folding pocket knife to prevent the activation of an anti-shoplifting device on a pair of Nike athletic sandals. Yoder then concealed the sandals without having paid for them.

Yoder had previously been banned from the premises of the store. Warrants also list that Yoder allegedly damaged a pair of Nike tennis shoes. When Salisbury Police arrived, officers report that Yoder was also allegedly in possession of methamphetamine, two Xanax pills, small clear plastic bags, a glass pipe containing burnt residue and two plastic straws with powder substance inside.

Yoder was charged with larceny by anti-inventory device, second degree trespass, injury to personal property, felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond.

  • Brandon Taylor Doolittle, of Kannapolis, was charged Saturday with felony possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Michael Wayne Brooker Jr., of Cedar Drive, was charged Friday with being a habitual felon.
  • Robbie Eugene Kimmer, of Big Buck Road, Richfield, was arrested Friday on Stanly County warrants for 9 counts of attempted breaking and entering of a motor vehicle or trailer, one count of I breaking and entering a motor vehicle or trailer, two counts of II breaking and entering a motor vehicle or trailer, one count of felony larceny and one count of first-degree trespassing. Kimmer was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $40,000 bond.
  • Joshua Mark Maya Carter, 25, was charged Sunday with felony possession of cocaine. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $4,000 bond.
  • Alejandro Barrera Adame, of Mocksville, was charged Saturday with identity theft after he used another person’s social security number to gain employment at MacCloud Construction in November 2010.
  • Shacory Avery Brown of West Bank Street received additional charges when he allegedly assaulted sheriff’s deputies while inside the Rowan County Detention Center.According to warrants, Brown, 29, exposed himself while inside the detention center on Thursday. That same day, deputies reported that he resisted a “lawful action” while deputies attempted to move him within the jail, and struck one of them with a door. The warrant also reads that Brown pushed and grappled with a second deputy. Brown was charged with two counts of assault on a government official and one count of indecent exposure. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $9,000 bond.

 

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