Published 12:00 am Monday, July 4, 2016

Dennis Paul Heater, 60, of Romana Drive, was charged Saturday with resisting a public officer and being armed to the terror of the people.

According to warrants, on Saturday Heater was seen in the roadway of Romana Drive allegedly carrying a 12 gauge Mossberg shotgun. Witnesses told deputies that he went to the private residence of a house in the 400 block of Romana Drive. The resident told deputies she felt threatened by Heater, and said she’d received “disturbing text messages” from Heater where Heater allegedly told her, “She would be sorry for what she did to him.”

Deputies report that when they located Heater and went to frisk him for weapons he allegedly failed to keep his hands raised, and reached into his pockets.

Heater was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2,000 bond.

  • Shawn Fredrick Kirkley, 29, of Salisbury, was charged Sunday morning with possession of firearm by felon and possession with intent to sell or distribute cocaine after police allegedly found him with a Davis P380 .380 caliber pistol and 1 gram of cocaine. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond. Kirkley was previously convicted in Rowan County with robbery with a dangerous weapon.
  • Kenneth Dwayne Neely, 51, was charged Saturday for transporting more than 14 grams but less than 28 grams of opiates. He was charged with trafficking heroin or opium.
  • Dustin Steven Perkins, of Wilkesboro, was charged Friday with first degree kidnapping. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.
  • A Salisbury minor was charged Friday with discharging a weapon into occupied property, discharge of a firearm in the city limits and possession of a handgun by a minor. According to warrants, the 15 year-old allegedly discharged a chrome in color handgun into a single story wood frame apartment building in the 2100 block of S. Jake Alexander Boulevard. The teen was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond.
  •  Two were slapped with additional charges, Friday. Amanda Hearl, 35, and Billy Roy Helmandollar, 42, were previously charged Wednesday with trafficking heroin or opium, child abuse, maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for a controlled substance and attempt and conspiracy. On Friday, Hearl was given an additional charge of conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance. Hearl will remain in the Rowan County Detention Center under her original $25,000 bond, and Helmandollar will remain under a $35,000 bond.