• 52°

Charlotte man caught breaking into cars at Clancy Hills apartments

Charged

Ellerbe

Ellerbe

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A Charlotte man was charged Wednesday after he was caught breaking into cars at the Clancy Hills apartments, authorities say. A tenant saw the man and called police. He was also seen by an on-site officer taking items.

Salisbury Police say Timothy Warren Ellerbe, 20, of the 1300 block of Water Lilly Lane, faces charges of felony breaking and entering into motor vehicles and misdemeanor larceny.

It was just after 4:30 a.m. when someone called to say they saw a man going into cars in the complex parking lot. The person said the thief had on a dark hooded sweatshirt and long dreadlocks.

The witness reported seeing the man walk toward the office. Police in the area surrounded the complex, said Police Capt. Melonie Thompson.

She said an officer who was already on-site at the complex confirmed Ellerbe was seen on surveillance video going into the cars.

Ellerbe was immediately banned from ever going to Clancy Hills Apartments. Thompson noted he was already banned from Colonial Village Apartments.

Thompson said officers believe Ellerbe broke into three vehicles, though information wasn’t available Wednesday about what was taken from them.

Ellerbe remained in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond on Wednesday.

Comments

Coronavirus

State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan

Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant

Cleveland

Town of Cleveland plans celebration May 22

High School

High school girls tennis: Busy Hornets win again easily

High School

High school softball: Nixon, Walton top all-county team

Education

All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium scheduled June 18

Education

Shoutouts: Southern City Church awards educational gifts

Local

City to pave streets surrounding Bell Tower Green after park is constructed

Nation/World

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

Nation/World

Ohio’s million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations

Nation/World

GOP dumps defiant Trump critic Cheney from top House post

Nation/World

Israel steps up Gaza offensive, kills senior Hamas figures

Coronavirus

Fluctuating COVID-19 death number back to 302 in Rowan County

Crime

Habitual felon sentenced to at least 8 years in prison

Kannapolis

City of Kannapolis to have bike rodeo Saturday

Crime

Two more charged for operating illegal gambling businesses

Education

A.L. Brown celebrates seniors with signing day