Blotter: Kannapolis man charged after pulling knife on store clerk, headbutting nurse
By Shavonne Walker
SALISBURY — A Kannapolis man was charged Friday with attempted robbery of a Rushco convenience store clerk.
The man remained jailed Sunday in the Rowan County Detention Center.
Salisbury police charged Michael Ray Morgan, 53, of Beaver Road, with felony attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony assault causing physical injury of emergency personnel and misdemeanor communicating threats.
According to an arrest warrant, Morgan pulled a knife on a clerk and threatened the use of the knife while attempting to take $10 in gasoline.
The warrant said he headbutted a registered nurse at the hospital, causing bruising to the side of her face when she asked if he needed assistance. He also threatened another woman by telling her not to move or he’d throw a knife and break her skull.
He was ordered to not go on the premises of Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and any of the Rushco convenience stores in Rowan County pending the disposition of his case.
He remained in the Rowan County jail Sunday under a $125,000 secured bond.
In other warrants:
• Charanishia Boltwan Fortson, 31, of Ryan Street, was charged on Friday with felony identity theft, felony obtaining property by false pretenses and felony failure to return a hired motor vehicle.
Fortson allegedly used the name, date of birth, license and address of another person to purchase a rental car from Enterprise Rental at the airport at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro. The victim lived in Macon, Ga., warrants stated.
Fortson rented a 2018 Audi valued at $40,000 and failed to return the vehicle, according to an arrest warrant that was served in Rowan County for Guilford County authorities.
• Kiyoni Jaleel Smith, 28, of Wilson, was charged on Friday with misdemeanor child abuse. According to an arrest warrant, the alleged abuse occurred between Sept. 30 and Oct. 4. The warrant was served in Rowan for Wilson County authorities.
The warrant said Smith inflicted injuries on the child of the woman he was dating. He’d been watching the child and caused lacerations and scarring on the boy’s hips and thighs, warrants stated. The alleged abuse was done by other than accidental means, the warrant said.
He was issued a written promise to appear in court.
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