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Salisbury man wielding machete charged with carwash, Food Lion burglaries

SALISBURY — A man wielding a machete was charged Thursday with two burglaries — one at Sam’s Car Wash and the other at Food Lion, according to the Salisbury Police Department.

Authorities say he could face more charges.

Ronnie Warren, 34, was found at 7:22 a.m. Thursday in the area of Crane Creek Road and Fairfax Drive and was reported to be exhibiting odd behavior. Police Lt. Greg Beam said when officers arrived, Warren was waving a machete in the air. Officers persuaded him to put the weapon down.

A break-in was reported Monday at the Food Lion store at 123 Mahaley Ave.. Someone forced his way into the store about 1:30 a.m. and took several cartons of cigarettes.

Salisbury police officials said Warren was charged with another burglary at Sam’s Car Wash, at 1022 W. Innes St. Only change was taken from the carwash, Beam said.

Police said they have also connected Warren in the burglary at the Family Dollar store in Spencer.

Officials said more charges are pending.

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