In separate cases, men arrested for sex crimes related to children

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 11, 2019

Staff report

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Homer David Compton, 47, of Kannapolis, with committing a statutory sex offense with a child by an adult and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Compton was arrested Saturday, and his bond was set at $250,000. His first appearance in Rowan County District Court will be Tuesday.

In a separate report from the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office, not related to Compton’s case, the Sheriff’s Office charged Teddy Wayne Burleson, 49, of Corinth Road, Mooresville, with first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, which is a felony, and misdemeanor sexual battery.

Burleson was placed under $150,000 bond. The incidents happened May 30 and Oct. 8 of 2018, according to reports.

In a third arrest, again not related to the other two, the Sheriff’s Office charged Hannah Alexandria Eller, 25, with general misdemeanor child abuse, stemming from an incident Dec. 9, 2018. Her bond was set at $75,000.

In other reports:

• Germarcus Rashad Sellers, 21, of Albemarle, was charged by the Rowan Sheriff’s Office with fleeing to elude arrest Sunday morning after speeding away from a traffic stop. He also faces several motor vehicle violations.

Sellers’ bond was set at $5,000.

• William Joseph Foshay, 31, was charged by Salisbury Police with obtaining property by false pretense in trying to defraud Drye’s Auto Crushing of $750.

Foshay’s bond was set at $1,000. The incident reportedly occurred Jan. 10.

• Amber M. Nieves and Timothy Paul Mauldin were each charged Saturday with possession of a controlled substance, and Mauldin also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.