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Man charged with stealing from father, selling items

Charged

Donnie Ray Raffaldt Jr.

Eric Utah Lisk Sr.

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

CHINA GROVE — Rowan County authorities charged a Kannapolis man with the theft of tools and a handgun from his father. Officials said the son sold the items to someone else.

Donnie Ray Raffaldt Jr., 37, of the 7500 block of Spring Acres Drive, was charged with felony larceny. Other charges may be added, authorities said.

Officials said on May 4, the Criminal Investigations Division of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office began looking into a larceny at 1086 Open Street in China Grove where numerous items, including tools and a Smith & Wesson .25 caliber handgun, were stolen. Detectives determined that the victim’s son, Donnie Raffaldt, stole the items. The handgun was sold to Eric Utah Lisk Sr., as well as other property.

On May 18, detectives issued a search warrant at the Lisk residence and seized firearms and a Canon camera. A search by detectives of another residence Eric Lisk had been known to frequent led to the seizure of a blue duffel bag that contained a number of handguns, which later were determined to be stolen.

Lisk, 48, of the 2300 block of North Main Street, Kannapolis, was charged with possession of stolen property, possession of stolen firearms and possession of a firearm by a felon. The Canon camera, which was seized during execution of the first search warrant, was stolen from a residence on Marie Avenue in Kannapolis in Rowan County.

Officials said one of the stolen firearms was taken from an address in Rowan County. The stolen firearm case is still open, and more arrests are anticipated.
Raffaldt remains in jail under a $37,500 secured bond. Lisk was released under a $1,500 secured bond.

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