Habitual felon convicted, will serve up to 93 months

Published 9:34 am Monday, July 24, 2017

SALISBURY — Orlando Rojas Jr. of Rockwell was convicted Friday in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony breaking and entering.

Rojas admitted his status as a habitual felon. Judge Lori Hamilton sentenced him to 67 months to 93 months in prison.

On Sept. 6, the Landis Police Department responded to an alarm at Krish Express on South Main Street in Landis. Officers found Rojas behind the counter trying to pry open the cash register.

A large hole had been cut into the back of the building. Rojas ran from the store, but officers were able to detain him.

Rojas was previously convicted of felony larceny, felony breaking and entering, and felony manufacturing marijuana, among other convictions.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said she appreciated the joint effort of Assistant District Attorney Paxton Butler and the Landis Police Department in removing another repeat offender from the community.