Kannapolis man convicted on burglary, weapons charges

Published 4:31 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2016

SALISBURY — Ronnie Alexander Day of Kannapolis was convicted this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony possession of a firearm by convicted felon, felony second-degree burglary and felony larceny of a firearm.

Judge Tanya T. Wallace sentenced Day to consecutive active prison sentences of 19-32 months, 19-32 months and 9-20 months.

On March 28, 2012, officers with the Kannapolis Police Department responded to a call for a fight in progress with weapons. A witness said two men were in an argument with her boyfriend. The witness said that one of the men stopped in the street and fired a gun. Officers collected shell casings from the scene.

On April 5, 2012, the Concord Police Department executed a search warrant and found a firearm, which Day admitted was his. The N.C. Crime Lab determined that the shell casings collected from the shooting in Kannapolis matched the firearm that Day admitted was his.

On Dec. 9, 2013, deputies with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched for a burglary. The victim said he had been awakened by people rummaging through his house. After a little while, the victim could no longer hear anyone. Deputies saw damage to the door frame of the residence. The victim reported a TV was missing, along with a pistol and cash. The following day, the Concord Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Day and another person were in the vehicle. Officers found the victim’s stolen property from the burglary.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said she appreciated the work of Assistant District Attorney Tim Gould in the prosecution of these cases. Cook said that her office will continue to aggressively prosecute convicted felons who illegally possess firearms.