Blotter: Man arrested for assaulting officers as another felony assault case is pending

Published 4:34 am Monday, April 27, 2020

By Natalie Anderson

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was arrested on Saturday for two misdemeanor counts of assault on a government official/officer.

Demaurea Grant, 25, was arrested after allegedly punching two Rowan County Sheriff’s officers in the face after they were discharging the duty of a detention officer.

Grant is currently being held at the Rowan County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond for the two charges.

Meanwhile, another case of Grant’s is currently pending, as he was previously indicted and arrested on March 26, 2019 for a felony assault on a government official/employee with a deadly weapon, which occurred on Oct. 8, 2018.

In other arrest reports:

  • Justin Gray Morgan, 33, of Mooresville, was arrested on Saturday on a misdemeanor count of assault on a female. Morgan allegedly pushed a female into a headboard causing glass to break.
  • Joshua Michael Winecoff, 27, of Salisbury, was arrested on Sunday for a felony count of possession of meth at the Rowan County Detention Center.
  • William Eric Bruney, 48, of Kannapolis was arrested on Saturday for a misdemeanor count of stalking. On more than one occasion, Bruney allegedly harassed a woman by driving by her house and texting her numerous times.

Contact reporter Natalie Anderson at 704-797-4246.

About Natalie Anderson

Natalie Anderson covers the city of Salisbury, politics and more for the Salisbury Post. She joined the staff in January 2020 after graduating from Louisiana State University, where she was editor of The Reveille newspaper. Email her at or call her at 704-797-4246.

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