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Rockwell pair charged after deputy attempts to serve arrest warrant

Charged

Brad Scott Bruce Sr.

Trisha Lynn Forster

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

ROCKWELL — A Rockwell man and woman resisted a deputy’s attempt to serve an arrest warrant Sunday, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

Brad Scott Bruce, 52, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule I and misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer. Trisha Lynn Forster, 29, was charged with misdemeanor resisting an officer.

A deputy went to the 100 block of Courtney Lane to serve warrants on Bruce and was told he was at work at his shop in the 9000 block of Fisher Road. The deputy went to the shop just before 11 a.m. and saw Forster in the doorway.

The deputy asked Forster if Bruce was inside and she said no. The deputy told Forster that he could hear someone inside, but the woman insisted no one else was there.

Forster told the deputy that she had slept in the shop the night before. The deputy heard dogs barking inside a nearby camper. Jeffrey Bost, who told the deputy he lived in the camper, told the deputy that he did not know if Bruce was there.

Bost said he and Bruce kept property at the shop, and he gave the deputy consent to search it.

The deputy found Bruce squatting and hiding behind some auto parts. During a search, the deputy found a clear bag in his wallet that contained a sticky brown substance that was determined to be heroin.

Bruce was issued a $7,500 secured bond on the drug and resisting-arrest charges. He was issued an additional $7,500 secured bond on two arrest warrants issued in Rowan County.

He was released from the Rowan County Detention Center.

Forster was released from the Rowan County jail under a $2,500 secured bond.

Forster has previous convictions for possession of a controlled substance; felony larceny; felony breaking and entering; contributing to the delinquency of a minor; and selling a controlled substance.

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