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Salisbury man with criminal record faces laundry list of new charges

SALISBURY – A 55-year-old Salisbury man faces a series of charges for burglary, fleeing arrest, drug possession and stealing a vehicle after an incident on Sunday, warrants state.

Jimmy Ray Blackwell Sr., 55, of Salisbury, faces charges of felony first degree burglary, felony flee to elude arrest, two counts of felony attempted common law robbery, felony larceny of a motor vehicle, felony possession of a schedule II substance and felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle. Blackwell was also cited for a hit and run with property damage.

There were charges filed by both Salisbury Police and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

Blackwell allegedly fled an officer attempting a traffic stop on Sunday for an unsafe movement violation and was traveling more than 15 miles-per-hour over the speed limit. Warrants further state that Blackwell drove recklessly and negligently resulting in an accident and causing property damage of more than $1,000.

The warrant goes on to say Blackwell allegedly caused $4,000 in damage to gravestones on Mitchell Avenue and Fulton Street.

According to another warrant with offenses dated for Sunday, Blackwell is accused of stealing $20 by putting someone in fear of bodily harm, stealing a Saturn Vue and a stealing a 2008 Dodge truck by putting someone else in fear of bodily harm.

Blackwell is also accused of breaking and entering into an occupied home with the intent to commit larceny.

On Monday, Blackwell was arrested and charged after allegedly breaking and entering a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta intending to commit larceny and being found in possession of cocaine.

He remained in the Rowan County Jail Monday evening with a total bond of $156,500.

Among others, Blackwell’s lengthy list of previous convictions include assault, robbery and kidnapping.

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