Salisbury man charged with attempted robbery faces new charges

Published 7:57 pm Friday, May 29, 2020

By Shavonne Potts

SALISBURY – A Salisbury man who just a few days ago was charged with attempted robbery of a convenience store and vehicle theft now faces additional charges related to the store, said Rowan County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. John Sifford.

Jimmy Ray Blackwell, 55, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor concealment of merchandise. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under an additional $500 secured bond. He was already jail under a $156,500 secured bond.

Blackwell was charged on Monday with attempting to rob the Durga Mart, formerly SV Discount, located at 3381 Old Mocksville Road. When a cashier bent down to retrieve change for a customer, Blackwell dove under a plexiglass barrier and attempted to grab some change.

He ran out of the store when an employer drew her own weapon and pulled Blackwell off the counter.

After reviewing security footage, they determined Blackwell had a three-pack of Budweiser cans and cigarette tubes hidden in his shirt. The items fell out of his shirt when he reached over the counter.

In other Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports

• A woman reported on Wednesday she was assaulted while in the 17200 block of Stokes Ferry Road.

• Thurman Wells, 45, was charged on misdemeanor assault on a female while in the 1000 block of Garrick Road.

In Salisbury Police Department reports

• A man reported on Thursday someone stole his vehicle while parked in the 300 block of Bendix Drive.

• A woman reported on Thursday someone stole her license plate from her vehicle parked in the 300 block of Faith Road.