• 70°

High Point teen faces additional charges in vehicle break-ins, subsequent chase

By Shavonne Potts

SALISBURY — More details have come to light following the arrest of a High Point teen allegedly involved in numerous vehicle break-ins, a vehicle chase with a victim and the Highway Patrol.

Jamil Tyshawn Ray, 18, faces charges of fleeing to elude arrest and obtaining property by false pretenses. More charges are pending. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $15,500 secured bond.

Before the vehicle break-ins, a trooper with the N.C. State Highway Patrol reportedly clocked a Ford Fusion traveling more than 100 mph on southbound Interstate 85 on Tuesday around 1 a.m., according to First Sgt. J.G. Leonard.

The trooper began pursuit. When it was determined there were multiple passengers in the car, the trooper disengaged the chase. The trooper then notified the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and Salisbury Police Department about the pursuit and gave them a description of the vehicle.

Around 2:30 a.m. a Rowan County Sheriff’s deputy responded to Grace Church Road regarding a theft from a vehicle. According to the 911 communications, the same vehicle was spotted on Gracebrook Drive, said Rowan Sheriff’s Office Capt. John Sifford.

There were other vehicle break-ins at Settler’s Grove Lane and Barringer Road as well as Grace Church Road and Gracebrook Drive.

A man in the 600 block of Settler’s Grove Lane said he got up to get a drink of water and saw what appeared to be two people outside in his neighbor’s driveway. The man said he turned all of his indoor and outdoor lights on and he saw three or four individuals running. He called 911, Sifford said.

Salisbury Police also said 17 cars were broken into sometime around 4 a.m. on Chantilly Lane, located off Old Concord Road. A man who lived on Chantilly Lane saw a Ford Fusion leaving the area and jumped into his pickup to follow them.

The man told police he heard gunshots coming from the vehicle. So, he pulled out his gun and fired back, striking the Ford, said police spokesman Lt. Lee Walker.

Salisbury Police officials say the 18-year-old and a 14-year-old male will face charges related to the vehicle break-ins. The two were eventually apprehended at the Sheetz gas station in Salisbury, 1520 S. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Sifford said a deputy found items along Settler’s Grove Lane, including a handgun. Police said there were other items stolen including cash and cellphones, some of which were recovered.

Once in the jail, Rowan Sheriff’s Office officials said Ray tried to use a counterfeit $20 in a jail kiosk.



Man charged for stowing away on Norfolk Southern train, impeding railroad operations


Group will protest treatment of Georgia woman during 2019 traffic stop


Man overdoses at Piedmont Correctional Institute


Sheriff’s Office: Two men escape from jail, found in bushes on Fulton Street

Ask Us

Ask Us: When will North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue be resurfaced?


Political Notebook: Rowan’s lawmakers pass 140 bills into the opposite chamber before deadline


Police chief to present use of force policy; city manager to present 2021-22 budget


Blotter: Rockwell man arrested on charges of felony larceny, possession of stolen vehicle


CDC director says mask turnaround based solely on science


Catawba College hosts three in-person commencement ceremonies


With high case loads causing numerous staff departures, Child Protective Services seeks more positions


Livingstone College graduates celebrate ‘crossing the finish line’ during commencement celebration


Rowan sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths as mask mandate lifted, vaccines administered continue decline


Spencer is latest town updating its development ordinance


Salisbury native Kristy Woodson Harvey makes NY Times bestseller list


Board of Commissioners will convene for third time in May


Biz Roundup: Salisbury, Kannapolis among recipients of Region of Excellence Awards


Cheerleading team competes at Disney


Salisbury High to celebrate football, swimming champions with parade

High School

High school girls soccer: Isley, Webb lead all-county team


Spencer awarded $10,000 to develop trails at Stanback Forest


‘Tails and Tales’ coming to library this summer


Public Records: March Deeds


Salisbury Symphony’s ‘Return to the Concert Hall’ available May 24-31