Salisbury teen charged with stabbing, break-ins at Colony Garden Apartments

Published 4:54 pm Friday, February 24, 2017

SALISBURY — Police officials say a Salisbury teenager has turned himself in and been charged with stabbing a man and breaking into vehicles at Colony Garden Apartments.

Tyler Aaimer Spencer Nichols, 17, of 641 Statesville Blvd., was arrested and charged Friday with one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, four counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, and three counts of larceny.

Salisbury Police Department Capt. Shelia Lingle said in a statement Nichols turned himself in when warrants for his arrest were issued. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond, where he remains. He has a first court appearance set for Tuesday.

Police said Tuesday they were called to 641 Statesville Blvd. at Colony Garden Apartments about 12:30 a.m. in reference to a breaking and entering in progress. While police were en route, they were notified that shots had been fired at the same location.

When police arrived, they found Johnnie Faulkner, 43, sitting on the ground with several stab wounds to his neck, head and back. He was treated at the hospital and has since been released.

During the investigation, police found Faulkner’s car had been broken into and he confronted the suspect. The suspect stabbed him and Faulkner shot at the suspect before he ran into nearby woods. Police discovered several cars were broken into in the complex that same night. The property from those break-ins was recovered at the scene.