• 73°

October shooting suspect arrested in Florida

Suspect

Harley

Harley

A suspect in an Oct. 15 shooting has been arrested, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports. Keith Alexander Harley, 31, was placed on the Most Wanted List on Oct. 19 in reference to a shooting in the 4000 block of Old Beatty Ford Road near China Grove.

On Oct. 15, deputies received a call from a 26 year-old man from Charlotte, who said he had come to the area with Harley to visit someone. He alleged that as he got out of the car, Harley pulled out a handgun and began shooting him. The man told deputies that he ran away, but had been shot five times. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment, and deputies identified Harley as the suspect.

Harley is also from Charlotte, and according to an e-mailed press release has ties to the “Folk Nation” street gang. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police were notified and assisted in the investigation. Warrants were obtained for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and assault inflicting serious injury.

According to the release, Harley was arrested this weekend in Florida, and is being held there on unrelated charges. Once those charges are completed, he will be returned to Rowan County, NC to face charges here.

Keith Harley has been removed from the Sheriff’s Most Wanted List.

Comments

Local

‘Meet the need’: Rowan County Health Department looks to add to vaccination options

Local

Seaford is first woman in county hired for town manager position since the ’90s

Local

Colonial Spring Frolic makes a comeback to kick off museum’s year

Local

Concord City Council wants to name bridge for fallen officer, Rowan native

Education

RSS administration will recommend selling Faith Elementary property to charter school

Business

Inspired by advice from father-in-law, Angela Mills launches her own business in memory of him

Local

Rowan County Democrats re-elect leaders, pass resolutions

Local

Baseball: Memories come alive in Ferebee book

Local

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, professionals reflect on detecting abuse in a virtual world

Business

Biz Roundup: Small Business Center announces spring slate of workshop for business owners

Clubs

Kiwanis Pancake Festival starts Friday

Local

Rowan fire marshal seeks to clear up confusion, worry caused by solicitation letter

Education

Fun every day: Fifth anniversary for Yadkin Path Montessori School

Nation/World

Charles: Royal family ‘deeply grateful’ for support for Philip

News

North Carolina sites to resume J&J vaccines after CDC review

News

Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

High School

High school football: Playoff time means get ready for ‘big-boy football’

High School

High school football: Hornets overpower South to secure playoff spot

Crime

Jeffrey MacDonald won’t be released despite deteriorating health

Business

Amazon warehouse workers reject union in Alabama

Nation/World

Ex-NFL player’s brain to be probed for trauma-related harm after Rock Hill shootings

Education

Duke University to require COVID vaccinations for fall term

Education

Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

High School

High school football: Record night for Pinckney as East cruises; Carson wins thriller in OT