Local man wanted in multiple burglaries

Published 11:03 am Tuesday, August 27, 2019

By Shavonne Walker


CHINA GROVE — Investigators are searching for a local man who they say tried to break into a China Grove home and an outbuilding.

The homeowner and her son reported that the man also broke into a family vehicle.

Rowan County Sheriff’s Office detectives say they have evidence left at the scene and from a photo lineup that ties Tony Hall Sr. to the Rutledge Street burglary.

The 52-year-old is wanted on numerous charges, including felony attempted first-degree burglary; felony breaking and entering and larceny; felony larceny of a firearm; and felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Hall is suspected in several larceny-related crimes in the Kannapolis and Enochville areas of southern Rowan County, officials said.

The China Grove burglary occurred late Aug. 20. A woman and her son were awakened when someone tried to open the door of their home.

The suspect was described as being in his 40s or 50s, white and weighing about 120 pounds. He had a buzz cut and a beard and was wearing a gray T-shirt and black pants, the homeowner said.

The woman’s son encountered the robber in their outbuilding. The man said he was looking for food, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The son approached him with a pellet rifle and told the man to leave.

Investigators said gloves and a lunchbox were left in the family vehicle. A pair of sunglasses was lying in the yard.

Investigators are also looking for 32-year-old Donald Clair Reynolds III on felony charges of taking indecent liberties with a child that stem from an incident reported earlier this month. Reynolds is described as 6 foot, 2 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. Reynolds was last known to be in the Concord area.

Anyone with information on either Hall or Reynolds is asked to contact Chad Moose at 704-216-8687, Rodney Mahaley at 704-216-8711 or Salisbury-Rowan CrimeStoppers at 866-639-5245.