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Salisbury man charged with ethnic intimidation after shouting racial slurs

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Joshua Nance

Joshua Nance

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man remains in the Rowan County jail today after he charged at two women and shouted racial slurs at them. Police charged him with misdemeanor ethnic intimidation.

Joshua Alan Nance, 32, of the 300 block of Phillip Drive, remains in jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

Police Capt. Shelia Lingle said officers were called Wednesday just before 9 p.m. to the area in front of the Brian Center at 635 Statesville Blvd. to a disturbance. Officers spoke to Nance who said he went to buy some drugs and got into a fight and took off on Statesville Boulevard.

He came upon two African-American women walking on Statesville Boulevard. He cursed at the women and used derogatory racial slurs and ran toward them. He took off his shirt and charged at them, Lingle said.

The women were scared and called 911. Police arrived within minutes and found Nance still in the area.

— Shavonne Walker

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