Pair charged with breaking into outbuilding after eviction from home

Published 3:36 pm Monday, March 11, 2019

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged a man and woman with breaking into an outbuilding that they were living in after being evicted from a Roseman Road home.

Amie Elizabeth Linthicum, 25, of the 1000 block of Wilkinson Road, Mooresville, was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering. Linthicum was released from the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond.

Andrew Joseph Ketchie, 28, who lists his address as 555 Roseman Road, was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny, felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule I, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He also had an outstanding private warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle from Feb. 27.

Ketchie remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $4,000 secured bond.

Rowan deputies went to 555 Roseman Road on Thursday. A woman told them that said she had evicted Linthicum and Ketchie from the home three days earlier.

Deputies found needles in the outbuilding where Linthicum and Ketchie had been living. They told deputies the needles did not belong to them.

In addition, deputies found a large plastic bag with smaller bags inside and a spoon that had been taken from the victim’s home that had white residue on it. The also found 1 gram of methamphetamine in a bag.

Ketchie had a magazine with 380-caliber ammunition and a box of ammunition. He told deputies he used to have a gun but sold it.

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