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Blotter: Two men charged with selling stolen car for scrap

By Shavonne Walker
shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged two men with selling a stolen vehicle to a local scrap dealer.

Johnny Wayne Johnson, 33, of the 400 block of Memory Lane, was charged on Friday with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, felony obtaining property by false pretenses, felony violation of scrap vehicle law, and give/lend/borrow a license plate.

According to an arrest warrant, Johnson is accused of possessing a 2002 Nissan Quest that belonged to Sonny Waddell.

The warrant said on Sept. 5, Johnson received $130 from C&D Salvage in China Grove for the vehicle, which he knew was stolen. He also falsified statements related to the incident.

James Thomas Reames Jr., 40, also of the 400 block of Memory Lane, was charged on Friday with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. He is accused of taking the vehicle that belonged to Waddell. He has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2,000 secured bond.

In other arrest warrants

• Vivertia Sturdivant Grady, 58, of the 2100 block of Strickland Court, Kannapolis, was charged with felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for controlled substance and felony possession of a Schedule I controlled substance.

She is accused of having one dosage of ecstasy and crack cocaine in the home. She was charged by Kannapolis Police.

• Frankie Ray Blackwelder, 28, of the 100 block of Linda Street, was charged with two counts of felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. His arrests come from the Salisbury Police and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

• Phillip Joseph Coignard, 32, of the 2900 block Lower Stone Church Road, Rockwell, was charged with felony indecent liberties with a child and held under a $50,000 secured bond.

• Rodney Craig Edwards, 53, of the 1100 block of McCoy Farm Road, was charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering. The charges came from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office after a storage building was broken into and lawn equipment was taken from the 3200 block of Long Ferry Road.

• Jeffery Sturdivant, of the 2100 block of Strickland Court, Kannapolis, was charged with felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for controlled substances. Officials said crack cocaine was sold at the home.

 

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