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Blotter: Salisbury man arrested after 11 vehicle break-ins

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man who allegedly broke into multiple vehicles on July 4-5 was arrested Friday.

Jake Thomas Ellenburg, 29, broke into 11 vehicles over the two-day span, according to warrants. He also broke into a garage and storage building, warrants stated.

He allegedly took a number of items, including a leaf blower, weed eater, two four wheelers with a helmet and a checkbook from the vehicles. He also stole a orange electrical cord and a Black and Decker trimmer from a garage, warrants allege. And warrants said he stole various items from a storage building, such as hand and power tools, a phone charger, white blanket, a jacket and disposable gloves, totaling a $2,497 value in that incident.

Ellenburg was charged by Rowan County Sheriff’s with 17 counts of felony breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, breaking and entering into a building, larceny after breaking and entering and larceny.

He was previously arrested in October 2018 for felony breaking and entering in Rowan County. He was released in May. He has also been arrested for several DWIs.

Ellenburg is being held on a $100,000 bond. His first court appearance is Tuesday.

Other weekend arrests inclue:

  • Justin Blake Farrington, 27, of Kannapolis, was charged by Kannapolis Police for simple possession of a Schedule II control substance, felony breaking and entering into a white Dodge  Ram and resisting a public officer on Friday. Police found two hydrocodone pills.
  • Rodni Jason Overcash, 48, of Salisbury, was charged Friday with larceny and resisting a public officer after he stole Red Bull energy drink and three packs of gum totaling $7.50. He told the officer his name was Joseph Ackenman. He was previously wanted by Rowan County Sheriff’s for misdemeanor larceny and second degree trespassing.
  • Freddie David Yarboro, 79, of Salisbury was charged Friday for obtaining property by false pretense. Yarboro allegedly attempted to cash a check of $1,045.59 after saying that he had lost the previous check in order to receive a new one.
  • Justin N. Lader, 20, of Auburn, New York, was charged by Rowan County Sheriff’s for felony larceny of a 2015 green Ford F-650 truck, valued at $35,000.
  • Jimmy Ray Locklear, 33, of Rockingham, was charged by Rockwell Police for felony possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting a public officer on Friday. Locklear fled from a scene of a traffic crash on the 500 block of W. Main Street that totaled both vehicles and injured the driver of the overturned vehicle. He had a .22 caliber North American Arms revolver.
  • Wafeed Mateen, 39, of Charlotte, was charged Saturday by Rowan County Sheriff’s for three counts from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. Mateen was charged for felony larceny after he stole a Boost Android phone in March. He also was charged with assaulting someone in June after he allegedly hit the victim in the head with a microphone stand. He had 2016 charge for misdemeanor assault on a female after he punched the victim in the chest and scratched her neck.
  • Torie Eugene Cuthbertson, 34, of Cleveland, was charged Saturday for assault of a government official and possession of drug paraphernalia. He allegedly hit a Salisbury police officer with his motorcycle helmet. Salisbury Police also found an ink pen modified into a straw with white powder residue.
  • Nazae Jaquan Knox, 20, of Kannapolis, was charged in Guilford County for felony uttering forged instrument, felony obtaining property by false pretense and felony attempt to obtain by false pretenses. Knox allegedly attempted to withdraw $7,500 from a Salisbury SECU from an account he deposited a fraudulent check into.
  • Spencer Wayne Clayton, 21, of Concord, was charged Sunday for misdemeanor possession of Schedule IV, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer. Clayton was wanted after failing to appear for a previous resisting an officer charge. Salisbury Police found three pills of Subutex and a clear plastic wrapper. Clayton failed to provide his name to the officer at a traffic stop on the 900 block of Roseman Road.
  • Ronnie Wayne Warren, 34, of Salisbury, was charged by Salisbury Police on Sunday for felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and felony obtaining property by a false pretense. Warren broke into a 2006 Dodge Dakota on June 17-18 and stole a wallet with $250 cash, a credit card and a N.C. ID. He used the credit card to purchase $193.29 worth of goods from Tree Star Mini Mart.
  • Jonathan Ijames, 29, of Salisbury, was charged on Saturday by Salisbury Police for misdemeanor assault of on a female, injury to personal property and misdemeanor larceny. Ijames allegedly punched the victim in the face, broke the door of the victim’s apartment and stole an iPhone 8, valued at $984.
  • Shameika Shanterelle Toomer, 29, of Salisbury, was charged with failing to report an accident after crashed at the 300 block of Statesville Boulevard, allegedly causing damage to a utility pole and a 2019 Nissan Altima. While being booked, Toomer threw two shoes, a wig and a dress at the detention officer, according to warrants.

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