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Blotter: Mocksville man faces identity theft charges

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Tanner Charles Bassett

SALISBURY — A Mocksville man faces more than a dozen charges after being charged Friday with identity theft.

Tanner Charles Bassett, 26, was charged by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office with six counts of identity theft, six counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and misdemeanor larceny.

Warrants state Bassett used a Lion Share Federal Credit Union debit card to obtain money orders from Western Union, Visa gift cards from Dollar General on Statesville Boulevard and a survival book.

The offenses occurred on Nov. 15, warrants allege.

Bassett remained in the Rowan County Detention Center Sunday under at $10,000 secured bond.

Bassett has previous convictions on larceny and fraud charges in Rowan and Davie counties, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety’s criminal offender database.

In other weekend crime reports:

• From Friday to Sunday afternoon, nine people were charged in Rowan County with driving while intoxicated, including Robert Anthony Redd, of China Grove; Anthony Logan Ingle, of China Grove; Giovannia Viola Springs, of Kannapolis; Todd Stirewalt, of Kannapolis; Jamie Andrew Machado Perez, of Rockwell; Michel Leonard Gienko, of Salisbury; Karen Bost Wilson, of Salisbury; and Demarcus Pruitt, of Salisbury.

Pruitt was also charged with resisting a public officer after he allegedly fled on foot following a traffic stop, according to warrants.

Springs was charged with injury to personal property after she allegedly scratched a vehicle and removed paint from the rear, right passenger side. A warrant stated the damaged vehicle also had a deflated tire that appeared to be punctured.

• Paul David Goodman, 35, of Salisbury, was charged with felony maintaining a dwelling or place for a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute.

• Jermaine Lamont Wells, of Charlotte, was charged with felony possession of counterfeit instruments after he allegedly possessed two counterfeit $100 bills with the same serial number.

• Trent Maverick Earnhardt, 24, of Salisbury, was charged with felony possession of stolen goods.

• Cedric Lamont Gill, 36, of Granite Quarry, was charged with felony assault by strangulation and common law robbery after he allegedly placed both of his hands on the victim’s neck and took bank and identification cards. Gill was also charged with two counts of felony probation violation for out-of-county offenses.

• Chad Kieth Stensrud, 35, of Salisbury, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor larceny after he allegedly stole a desktop computer valued at $604 with anti-theft device around it from Walmart and a generator valued at $429.99 from Tractor Supply.

• William Jeffrey McCrary, 30, was charged with felony larceny merchant code fraud.

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