Blotter: Local agencies, state authorities charge two with selling fake goods at flea market

Published 10:25 am Monday, January 7, 2019

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of the Secretary of State and the Landis Police investigated a case involving a New York man who sold fake merchandise at the Webb Road Flea Market.

Javan Keith Patterson, 42, of of 1425 Townsend Ave. 105, Bronx, N.Y., was charged with felony criminal use of counterfeit trademark and felony obtaining property by false pretenses.

According to warrants, on Jan. 5 Patterson knowingly sold various trademarked items at the flea market. Those items retailed for more than $10,000. He was issued a $50,000 secured bond and remains in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Around the same time, the Kannapolis Police and the Secretary of State also investigated and charged Anthony Landon Byrd of Fayetteville with similar crimes.

Byrd, 57, was charged with felony counterfeit trademark. He was also issued warrants for failure to appear for misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor possession of stolen goods and shoplifting/concealment of goods.

According to warrants, Byrd had over $3,000 worth or 94 counterfeit items. Some of these items included fake Adidas, Nike, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Fila, Champion, Gucci and Ralph Lauren.

In other warrants:

• James Richard Wilson, 34, of the 100 block of Valley Drive was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to half an ounce, driving while license revoked/impaired, felony obtaining property by false pretense, felony breaking and entering, and felony attempted larceny. Wilson was also charged with two counts felony obtaining property by false pretenses.

He was in possession of a marijuana grinder with marijuana residue on it, rolling papers, and a marijuana smoking device.

On Dec. 18, 2018, Wilson pawned a black Bower camera bag that contained a silver Canon digital camera at Quick Cash Pawn on Statesville Boulevard.

On Dec. 17, 2018, Wilson is accused of taking copper wire and yellow ground wire from Duke Energy from a building located in Mount Ulla.

On Dec. 12, 2018, warrants show Wilson pawned a Dewalt saw, fish tape, a cordless Dewalt driver, a battery, and the battery charger.

Sometime between Nov. 20 and Nov. 27, 2018, warrants show Wilson broke into a utility trailer owned by Pike Construction where he took the saw, digital camera, as well as other construction tools valued at $4,000.

• Thomas John Knudsen, 25, of Gold Hill, was charged by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office with misdemeanor simple assault. According to an arrest warrant, Knudsen struck a man and slammed his head into a wall.

• Larry Gibson, 54, of Salisbury, was charged Jan. 4 with misdemeanor breaking and entering.

• John Christian Bass, 24, of Salisbury, was charged Jan. 3 with misdemeanor child abuse.

• Leon Lee Salazar, 33, of Rockwell, was charged Jan. 6 with failure to appear for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor first-degree trespassing, and misdemeanor communicating threats.

• Russell Edgar Griffin, 40, of Salisbury, was charged Jan. 6 with misdemeanor child abuse.

• Angela Dawn Rushing, 36, of Rockwell was charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.