Asheboro man faces local sex offense charges from incidents nine years ago

Published 3:25 pm Sunday, February 2, 2020

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — An Asheboro man is facing felony sex offense charges that local investigators said stemmed from incidents that occurred from 2011 to 2012, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and an arrest warrant.

David Matthew Cleaver, 45, of the 1700 block of North Fayetteville Street, was charged last week with one count of felony first-degree sexual offense of a victim under 13 and one count of felony indecent liberties with children.

This incident involved a girl whose family was friends with Cleaver at that time, said Capt. John Sifford.

The arrest warrant said he committed the sex act with a child who was under the age of 13 at the time of the offense.

In January, Cleaver sent an email to the Salisbury Post and a number of other media outlets admitting that he molested a young girl. The Post provided that email to law enforcement. In the manifesto, Cleaver admitted that he had multiple personalities and that he lied to investigators.

In his confession, Cleaver wrote that he was looking for his next victim.

In October 2014, Cleaver also was arrested by the Asheboro Police Department on two counts of felony indecent liberties with a child. The alleged incidents occurred in Rowan County. In that incident, the sheriff’s office discovered the incident after they were notified by the Department of Social Services that an 11-year-old Rowan County girl had been victimized by an adult.

A news release said that Cleaver was a friend of the girl’s family. He was convicted in 2015 for crimes against nature and assault on a child for which he received probation and a suspended sentence.

He remains in the Rowan County jail under a $50,000 secured bond for this latest offense.

In other Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports

• Blackwood Plumbing LLC reported on Tuesday the business was the victim of credit card fraud while in the 1100 block of Peeler Road.

• Gold Hill Mines Historical Park reported on Tuesday someone damaged property at 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill.

• A woman reported on Tuesday she was the victim of an assault while in the 900 block of South Kimmons Street, Landis.

• Andrea Jane Marlowe, 27, was charged on Wednesday with misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to half an ounce while at North Cannon Boulevard and Est 26th Street, Kannapolis.

• Joshua James McKee, 27, was charged on Wednesday with misdemeanor assault on a female while in the 200 block of Paul Road, Rockwell.

• Gina Beaver Graham, 55, was charged on Wednesday with misdemeanor simple assault while in the 100 block of Hall Road, Mount Ulla.

• Tonya Raenae Alvarado, 54, was charged on Thursday with felony possession of stolen goods while at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

• Larrese Antonio Brewer, 32, was charged on Thursday with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon while at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office.

In Salisbury Police Department reports

• Big Lots reported on Thursday a man and woman went into the store, located at 711 East Innes St. stole three items and they walked out the store together.

• A man reported on Thursday he was the victim of an assault while in the 1600 block of Secret Garden Court.