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Blotter: South Carolina man faces drug charges after foot chase

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — Warrants have been issued for a South Carolina man for a number of offenses, including providing fictitious information to a law enforcement officer.

According to Rowan County Sheriff’s authorities, the man, produced identification for a relative, whose name was originally listed in arrest warrants as Kendall Walker King. Officials later determined warrants were obtained for the wrong person and have issued new arrest warrants that have been served yet.

The charges include felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle; felony possession of methamphetamine; misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer; and felony possession of a stolen vehicle.

According to an arrest warrant, an officer made a vehicle stop on South Main Street after the man was caught speeding at least 15 mph over the speed limit. He was also driving erratically, which led to an accident.

The warrant said the man had methamphetamine and hypodermic needles in the vehicle. Once the vehicle came to a stop, officers became involved in a foot chase.

According to the warrant, the vehicle was a stolen 2002 Ford F-350 pickup.

In other Rowan County warrants

• Michael Ray Macy, 50, of the 1300 block of N.C. 153 in China Grove, was charged Saturday with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

According to a warrant, he assaulted Kenneth Wayne Mills with a Taurus TCP semi-automatic .380-caliber handgun.

He was issued a $1,000 secured bond and was released from the Rowan County jail.

• Ashley Nicole Murray, 31, of the 500 block of Pots Creek Road in Lexington, was charged Saturday by the Salisbury Police Department with misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a warrant, Murray was in possession of two spoons with white residue on them, a torch lighter and two glass pipes with burnt, white residue. In addition, she stole a lamp, organizer trays, coffee containers and two hair dryers from the Holiday Inn, according to warrants.

She remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,500 secured bond.

• Matthew Ryan Gibson, 18, of the 200 block of Moore Haven Drive, was charged by the Landis Police Department on Saturday with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; misdemeanor assault on a government official; and misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer.

Arrest warrants said Gibson was in possession of about half an ounce of marijuana. He allegedly refused to roll down his window and step out of his vehicle when an officer instructed him to do so.

The officer searched the vehicle after he smelled marijuana coming from the car. The officer tried to reach into the vehicle to unlock it and get the driver out, but Gibson continued to move the vehicle forward, according to the report.

• Jonathan Murray, 31, of the 200 block of Duke Drive, was charged by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on Friday with felony breaking and entering; felony larceny after breaking and entering; felony probation violation; three counts of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods; and felony larceny of a motor vehicle.

The incidents occurred between Sept. 18, 2018, and Nov. 9, 2018. According to an arrest warrant, Murray broke into a storage building and workshop in the 300 block of Duke Drive.

Inside the storage building were a number of commercial items and equipment, including tires, lights, vacuums, a portable air conditioning unit, electric cables and catalytic converters. Together, the items were valued at $10,500.

Murray also was in possession of a 2009 Chevrolet Impala that belonged to someone else, police said.

In addition, a compound bow and arrow as well as another bow and arrow that belonged to a Davidson County man were stolen. An Echo backpack blower that belonged to Southeast Middle School and personal checks that belonged to a Salisbury woman also were stolen, according to warrants.

Murray remains in the Rowan County jail under a $42,000 secured bond.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

This story has been updated Wednesday, May 29 to reflect that someone provided a false name to law enforcement.



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