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Kannapolis man sentenced to over 9 years in prison

Convicted

Carl Michael Lipscomb

SALISBURY — Carl Michael Lipscomb of Kannapolis was convicted Tuesday in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony second-degree kidnapping and felony common-law robbery.

Lipscomb admitted his status as a habitual felon. Judge Anna Mills Wagoner sentenced him to a minimum of 81 months to a maximum of 110 months in prison.

On Sept. 28, 2016, officers with the Kannapolis Police Department were dispatched to Sloop Avenue to investigate an assault in progress. Officers found the victim, who said she had been assaulted and her wallet had been stolen by Lipscomb, her former boyfriend.

The victim said Lipscomb punched her in the face with his closed fist and continued to assault her. She said he took her wallet, which contained about $500, and then threw the wallet on the ground before leaving.

The victim had noticeable injuries, a police report said. A witness corroborated the victim’s statement to officers. Lipscomb was located, and he told officers that he took only $300. He told officers that the victim had slapped him.

Lipscomb has previously been convicted of felony selling or delivering cocaine, felony possession of cocaine and felony selling cocaine, among other convictions.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said she appreciated the joint effort on behalf of Assistant District Attorney Paxton Butler and the Kannapolis Police Department in removing another repeat offender from our community. Cook said her office was able to hold Lipscomb accountable for his criminal conduct due to the cooperation of the victim.

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