Two charged, one cited, accused of stealing laundry detergent, coloring book

Published 11:38 am Monday, April 17, 2017

By Shavonne Walker

KANNAPOLIS — Three Kannapolis residents were charged with stealing laundry detergent, a coloring book and crayons from a Kannapolis Dollar General store.

The three were seen walking in the area with the items and matched the description of thieves given by a store employee.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office cited Tabbitha Leanae Curl, 24, of the 2400 block of Woodsdale Drive, for misdemeanor larceny. She was released at the scene.

Justin Allen Alexander, 36, also of the 2400 block of Woodsdale Drive, was charged with misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer.

Officials also charged Scott Paul Curl, 49, of the 1100 block of Buick Avenue, with misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer.

A store employee at Dollar General, 106 S. Enochville Ave., said he saw a white woman and two white men wearing black T-shirts taking laundry detergent from the store. A Rowan County sheriff’s deputy spotted them walking near the entrance of Enochville Church of God, about a mile from the store. None of the three people had identification on them, the deputy said in a report.

Officials said Tabbitha Curl cooperated and gave her name, but the two men provided false names. One of the men gave a name that matched Division of Motor Vehicles records, but they showed a different picture. The other man gave a name not found in DMV records.

The men were emphatic that the names they gave to authorities were correct, the deputy said. He warned the men that providing false information could lead to obstruction charges.

The report said Scott Curl eventually pulled laundry pods and an ID from his pockets.

Alexander still refused to provide correct information, deputies said, but they found a prison ID card not far from where the three were spotted initially. Alexander confessed to taking the items. Authorities also charged Alexander with one count of failure to appear in court and Scott Curl with two counts of failure to appear in court.

Scott Curl remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $4,900 secured bond. Justin Alexander remains jailed under a $2,000 secured bond.