Police say local man charged with East Cemetery Street home invasion/robbery

Published 5:25 pm Thursday, December 27, 2018

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.