Two suspects in robbery, assault added to most-wanted list

Published 4:12 pm Friday, October 26, 2018

SALISBURY — Two suspects in an Oct. 19 robbery have been added to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office most-wanted list.

Four people were involved in the robbery and stabbing of Kristopher Cruse of Old Concord Road in Salisbury, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. Cruse identified his attackers as Kayla Wall and Carlos Rodriguez. Cruse said he knew the two before the robbery and had allowed them into his home. A third person came in and stabbed Cruse, the report said.

Police arrested Wall and Rodriguez on Thursday and charged them with robbery with a dangerous weapon. They received a $3,000 secured bond.

Authorities say Xavier Rushing, 19, and Justin Krimminger, 32, were also involved in the robbery and assault.

Krimminger and Rushing were added to the most-wanted list.

Krimminger is wanted for robbery with a dangerous weapon. Rushing is wanted for robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

During the robbery, Cruse told deputies, Rodriguez struck him in the head with the butt of a shotgun, and the two began fighting for the gun. A third person ran into the home and stabbed Cruse in the back with a knife.

Cruse passed out during the assault. After regaining consciousness, he discovered his 35-inch TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iPad were missing.

Cruse was treated for his injuries at a hospital and released.

Police say Cruse was a victim of an armed robbery and assault in January 2017, when he was shot. Two different suspects were arrested.

Anyone with information about Krimminger of Rushings asked to contact Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687 or Detective Cody Trexler at 704-216-8713.