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Blotter: Two charged in motorcycle insurance fraud

Two women from Salisbury and Cleveland were charged Friday with insurance fraud and conspiracy after allegedly filing an insurance claim involving a motorcycle containing false information.

Shannon Blackmon Hairson, 37, of Salisbury, and Patricia Ann Blackmon, 61, were charged with felony insurance fraud and felony conspiracy for a matter that occurred between Sept. 3, 2018, and March 21.

Warrants allege that the two women conspired to commit insurance fraud in which a motorcycle claim was paid by Geico.

In other reports:

• Matthew Kelly Martin, 30, of Gold Hill, was charged Saturday with carrying a concealed weapon; felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official; two counts of injury to real property; felony fleeing or eluding arrest; felony possession of a Schedule I controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute; simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.

• Renes Denise Day, 52, of Spencer, was charged with felony extortion after allegedly threatening to release intimate photos of a man on social media and the internet. She attempted to obtain $6,200 in making the threat, warrants state.

• Heath Lee Curlee, 43, of Salisbury, was charged Saturday with being intoxicated and disruptive, resisting a public officer and possession of a controlled substance on jail premises. Warrants allege that Curlee directed a racial slur at a Salisbury Police officer while being disruptive at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, refused to be handcuffed, and pulled away from an officer who was responding to a disturbance call.

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