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Salisbury woman charged with assault, stealing car, wallet


Pamela Janelle Cain

Pamela Janelle Cain

By Shavonne Walker


ROWAN COUNTY — Two local law enforcement agencies have charged a Salisbury woman with stealing another woman’s car and trying to run her over with it. Officials say she then stole a wallet and bought over $500 worth of items from Walmart Supercenter.

The Granite Quarry-Faith Joint Police Authority charged Pamela Janelle Cain, 33, of the 100 block of Lanning Drive, Salisbury, with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and felony common law robbery.

She was arrested Sept. 7 and issued a $10,000 secured bond.

She was developed as a suspect and charged by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office for five counts of felony financial transaction take/obtain, felony breaking and entering a vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, felony larceny of a firearm, felony obtaining property by false pretenses, felony identity theft, two counts of misdemeanor failure to appear/comply from Cabarrus County, as well as felony breaking and entering and felony larceny from Davie County.

She was issued an additional $23,500 secured bond and remains in the Rowan County jail.

According to investigator Todd Taylor with the Granite Quarry-Faith police, officials received information from a woman at Walker’s mobile home park about the theft of a Mustang and assault.

The victim told investigators Cain pushed her down, took her vehicle and then attempted to run her over with it.

Taylor said initially investigators could not find Cain, but after putting her information on social media, they were contacted by someone.

Cain is homeless and “bounces around from place to place,” Taylor said, and someone reported she was staying at a house. Officials did locate Cain at the house where the informant said she’d be, Taylor said.

He said the vehicle was not at that home. Cain was arrested, but refused to cooperate with authorities. Someone else told police she’d been staying at other homes. Officers went to a home and located the Mustang inside a garage of a home on Richfield Road. The home is located in Richfield, in Rowan County.

“The very first place we went we found the vehicle, hidden in a garage,” Taylor said.

When Granite-Faith investigators seized the car to process it, they found a wallet inside the center console that belonged to a Glenn Edward Josey in Salisbury.

Josey, 38, reported on Sept. 4 to Rowan County deputies someone stole his wallet from his vehicle at his home in the 12900 block of Bringle Ferry Road. He’d been outdoors with his family sitting around the fire pit until 9:30 p.m. He placed his wallet inside his pickup and went into the house.

When Josey went to his car, his two passenger doors were ajar. His wallet, which had his credit cards, bank card, employer’s credit card, Social Security card, and money was gone. A Savage rifle was gone and so were an Airsoft gun from an outbuilding and a 30 amp extension cord from a camper.

Josey was able to determine his bank card had been used at Citgo on U.S. 52 in Gold Hill and at the Speedway gas station in Albemarle. Another card was used at the Walmart Supercenter in Albemarle.

The cards were used a day after being stolen, Rowan Capt. John Sifford said.

Authorities obtained surveillance video from the gas stations and Walmart where they saw Cain getting gas and other items. Cain spent $574.77 at Walmart on clothes, a cell phone and other items. Two men were seen with Cain at Walmart.

Rowan officials served arrest warrants on Cain on Sept. 14 in the county jail.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.



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