Three habitual felons convicted in court this week

Published 2:25 pm Friday, September 29, 2017

SALISBURY — Three habitual felons were convicted in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court this week for crimes including robbery and drug offenses.

Terry Lee Logan of China Grove was convicted of two counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, two counts of felony possession of stolen goods, and felony larceny. He admitted to being a habitual felon and was sentenced to a minimum of 58 months to a maximum of 82 months in prison by Judge Mark Klass.

Logan has previously been convicted of felony attempted common law robbery, felony breaking and entering, and felony breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, among other convictions.

On March 31, deputies with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a stolen Bosch OBD computer. The owner told investigators that he had allowed a friend to try out the computer. The friend later told officers that the computer was stolen from his vehicle.

During the investigation, officers saw Terry Logan walking down N.C. 152 East carrying a computer. Logan said at the time that he was going home from work and that the computer belonged to him. But detectives later discovered that Logan and another person pawned the computer at Pearls Pawn Shop for $650.

During the investigation, officers with the China Grove Police Department recovered a purse from Logan’s residence that had been stolen from a vehicle on April 13.

Nathaniel Lee Lynn of Salisbury was convicted of two counts of felony attempted larceny, felony attempted injuring property to obtain nonferrous metals, and four counts of misdemeanor larceny.

Lynn admitted to being a habitual felon, and Judge Klass sentenced him to a minimum of 50 months to a maximum of 72 months in prison. Lynn was also ordered to pay $3,274.29 in restitution.

On April 29, 2016, officers with the Spencer Police Department received a call about damage at SunTrust Bank. A copper gutter was hanging from the drive-through and several missing copper downspouts had been taken.

Officers with the Salisbury Police Department were also investigating the theft of copper downspouts from a local business. A manager at Foil’s Recycling told officers that Lynn had just sold the business some copper downspouts. Officers were able to match those downspouts to the ones that had been stolen from SunTrust Bank.

Lynn previously was convicted of three separate offenses of felony larceny, among other convictions.

Eugene Oliver Jr. of Salisbury was convicted of felony delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance and felony possession with intent to manufacture or sell a Schedule II controlled substance.

He admitted his status as a habitual felon, and Judge  Klass sentenced Oliver to a minimum of 77 months to a maximum of 105 months in prison.

On Oct. 11, 2016, officers with the Salisbury Police Department used an informant to buy cocaine from Oliver.

Oliver was previously convicted of two separate offenses of felony breaking and entering and felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, among other convictions.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said she appreciates the joint effort of Assistant District Attorneys Paxton Butler, Tim Gould and Jennifer Suneson and law enforcement agencies in holding the three men accountable for their continued criminal conduct.