Police say local man charged with East Cemetery Street home invasion/robbery
By Shavonne Walker
SALISBURY — A local man was charged this week after a home invasion and robbery in the 500 block of East Cemetery Street.
The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. last Friday.
Salisbury Police Department detectives said a man was at home sitting on his couch when Raylin Lashawn Woodruff forced his way into the home. He showed a gun and made demands, a police report said.
Police charged Woodruff, 27, with robbery with a dangerous weapon.
According to detectives, a witness helped police identify Woodruff as the robber.
Woodruff has a history of violent offenses, including felony attempted child abuse inflicting serious injury, assault with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, assault on a female, child abuse, and habitual misdemeanor assault.
He has also been convicted of larceny, possession of a firearm by a felon, discharging a firearm into occupied property, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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