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Blotter: Enochville man charged after sending nude pictures through social media




By Josh Bergeron


SALISBURY —  An Enochville man was slapped with nearly 20 criminal charges after allegedly using his smartphone to send nude pictures to an underage girl.

According to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Patrick Thomas Poling, 22, sent multiple nude images of himself to a 14-year-old girl with the popular phone application Snapchat. His actions resulted in a total of 12 charges of dissemination of obscene material to a minor under the age of 16 years. Poling also was charged with seven counts of indecent liberties with children.

Both crimes are felonies.

Warrants for Poling’s arrest say the offenses occurred from May 29 to June 1. He sent pictures of himself in a dozen different poses while fully exposed, according to warrants. The girl was eight years younger than Poling at the time the alleged crimes occurred.

Poling was arrested last week. He remained in the Rowan County jail on Monday under a $25,000 bond.

In other sheriff’s office reports:

• A man on Thursday reported a firearm had been stolen from his vehicle on the 700 block of Choate Road in Salisbury.

• A woman on Thursday reported that she was assaulted on the 300 block of Brown Acres Road in Salisbury.

• Frank Larry Graham, 31, was charged Thursday with failure to register as a sex offender on the 100 block of Liberty Street in Salisbury.

• Marvin Hinton Houston, 51, was charged Thursday with assault on a female on the 1500 block of South Main Street in Salisbury.

In Salisbury Police reports:

• A man on Friday reported an accidental shooting on the 76000 block of Interstate 85 North.

• A man on Friday reported a burglary on the 200 block of Faith road.

• A woman on Friday reported an assault on the 1600 block of Standish Street.

• A man on Saturday reported his car was stolen on the 2500 block of Wedgewood Drive.

• Carolina Cat on Sunday reported the larceny of work equipment and a weed eater on the 300 block of South Arlington Street.

• A woman on Sunday reported her silverware and jewelry were stolen on the 600 block of Laurel Valley Way.

• Zachery Charles Mangum, 17, was charged Friday with simple possession of a controlled substance on the 1900 block of Statesville Boulevard.

• Kellie Marie Stanley, 37, was charged Saturday with larceny on the 1400 block of Old Concord Road.

• Jason Williams Kjems, 37, was charged Sunday with simple assault and battery on the 600 block of Mocksville Avenue.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.



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