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Detectives locate probation absconder in Kannapolis

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On Friday, detectives from the Rowan County Special Investigations Unit and other deputies with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office located Eric Lamar Furr at a Rowan County residence in Kannapolis.

Eric Furr was an absconder from Cabarrus County probation. He had six warrants for his arrest from four North Carolina counties, including Rowan, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Union.

Two warrants were felony warrants, and four warrants were misdemeanors.

Furr was apprehended by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office without incident and placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $19,000 secured bond.

According to Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data Services, it appears Eric Lamar Furr was placed on probation from charges that stemmed from 2015. These included felony possession of Schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

These charges were consolidated and Furr entered into a deferred prosecution. He was ultimately placed on probation in 2016. Reportedly, Furr violated his probation due to failure to pay fines and testing positive during a drug screening.

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