Inmates charged with weapons offenses after sharpened toothbrushes found in jail

Published 2:48 pm Thursday, October 3, 2019

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — Two teenage inmates face felony weapons charges after authorities found sharpened toothbrushes in their jail cells, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

Jaquan Omarion Dillard, 17, and Roeman Dupri Collins, 16, both face felony charges of possession of a weapon on jail premises.

Officials said the toothbrushes were filed down to a point and found during an administrative search of the cells.

At least one of the toothbrushes had string wrapped around the handle.

Collins, who was jailed on a resisting arrest charge, is being held on a $7,000 secured bond.

Dillard was arrested in September after his mother called the police when she found a gun in the crawl space of her home. Police later determined the gun was stolen.

Dillard is being held under a $30,000 secured bond.