Two men charged in kidnapping, robbery

Published 11:15 am Thursday, November 2, 2017

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — Two Salisbury men are charged with robbery and kidnapping after they forced a 30-year-old man at gunpoint to get into a car and ride to a local ATM to withdraw money from his bank account, according to police.

The Salisbury Police Department charged Brian Keith White, 46, and Timothy Jermaine Chawlk, 38, of the 300 block of Walton Road, with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony second-degree kidnapping.

Chawlk remains in the Rowan County jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

White is additionally charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance and selling or delivering a controlled substance. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $48,000 secured bond.

Salisbury police officials said that about 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, the victim, Bradley Wallace, was at a home in the 200 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The suspects forced the man at gunpoint to ride with them to an ATM at 1813 E. Innes St., where he was made to withdraw $497 from his account. The victim was struck on the back of his head with the gun and driven back to the home.

He and his girlfriend were able to escape. Wallace, who knows the men who were arrested, went to the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office to report the crime.

Officers with the Police Department’s drug unit arrested the two men in a traffic stop about 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.