Police: Man, mother charged after stolen gun found in home

Published 7:05 pm Thursday, May 3, 2018

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man on probation was charged with possession of a stolen gun after a search of his Dan Street home.

Authorities also charged his mother, who officers said was belligerent.

Bradford Bennett Jr., 22, of the 200 block of Dan Street, was charged with misdemeanor larceny, felony possession of stolen goods, felony possession of a firearm by a felon, misdemeanor possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was issued a $7,500 secured bond and remains in the Rowan County Detention Center.

His mother, Myra Smith Mackin, 52, of the 1000 block of Scales Street, was charged with misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer. She has since been released from the county jail under a $500 secured bond.

Salisbury Police Department officers went with probation officers to serve a warrant for larceny. Officers searched the home and found the gun and a small amount of marijuana. Officers also found a digital scale.

While at the home, a department report said, Mackin arrived and began cursing at officers. She became agitated, the report said, and tried to stop the arrest of her son.

Bennett is on an 18-month probation after an October conviction for assault by pointing a gun, injury to personal property, resisting arrest, and discharging a firearm into an occupied property. He also has previous convictions for child abuse, assault on an officer, and a number of traffic infractions.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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