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More charges for pair captured after on most-wanted list

More charges

Dustin Blaine Owensby

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — Rowan County authorities have brought additional breaking-and-entering charges against a couple who had been on the county’s most-wanted list.

Dustin Owensby, 29, was charged Wednesday with two counts of felony breaking and entering; two counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering; two counts of felony larceny of a motor vehicle; felony larceny of a firearm; and felony larceny.

Trisha Forster, 27, was charged with two counts of felony larceny of a motor vehicle; felony larceny of a firearm; and felony larceny.

Owensby is now under a $125,000 secured bond in the Rowan County Detention Center. Forster has since been released.

Authorities say the two are responsible for a string of vehicle and residential break-ins throughout western Rowan County.

According to the arrest warrants, the two took a 2000 Ford service truck and its air compressor and a fuel tank as well as a semi-automatic rifle, a 2000 Chevrolet pickup, a chain saw and portable drills.

Forster and Owensby were arrested Tuesday during a Mooresville traffic stop.

Rowan County detectives were joined in the investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department and the Statesville, Mooresville and Cleveland police departments.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.



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