Blotter: Man taken to hospital after disturbance involving two others

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 7, 2020

SALISBURY — Three people were involved in a disturbance Thursday that resulted in minor injuries and property damage.

Jason Riley Luffman, 44, said he was being hit by Dennis Anthony Burgess, 32, and Theresa Ann Hartsell, 50, who he said he was staying with, according to a report filed with Salisbury Police Department.

According to the report, Luffman said he shoved Burgess to get away from him, at which point Burgess called for Hartsell, his mother, and she allegedly began attacking Luffman as well.

Luffman alleged the pair continued to hit him as they made it outside and began striking his van as well, breaking windows on the vehicle as a result.

The report said Burgess threatened Luffman while he was being treated in an ambulance. He also claimed Luffman took money or medications from him. Luffman was transported to Rowan Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The three were told when they sobered up they could take out personal warrants on each other.

In other reports:

Cheerwine was the victim of larceny on Thursday after 72 pallets were found missing behind its Salisbury bottling facility. The value was $175 and Cheerwine had a $2.50 deposit on each pallet.

About Carl Blankenship

Carl Blankenship has covered education for the Post since December 2019. Before coming to Salisbury he was a staff writer for The Avery Journal-Times in Newland and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017, where he was editor of The Appalachian.

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