• 37°

Man charged with damaging Salisbury Post window arrested, charged

By Shavonne Potts
shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A man accused of throwing a rock through a Salisbury Post window and inciting a riot has been arrested.

Salisbury Police have also charged him in an unrelated armed robbery.

Harvey McCorkle III was arrested late Thursday in the 300 block of Lloyd Street. He faces felony property damage and felony inciting a riot related to incidents that occurred Tuesday during what began as a peaceful protest in downtown.

McCorkle

The robbery, police said, occurred Jan. 28 at 2908 S. Main St., at Jimmy’s Estetica Unisex, a barbershop. A woman told police around 3:30 p.m. she was robbed at gunpoint by a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with neon yellow on it. The man had on dark-colored pants, a Durag, a book bag and a black handgun.

According to Police Detective Russ DeSantis, the man was shown on security video reaching into his sweatshirt and removing a gun. The woman told police the suspect pointed the gun at her and said, “money.”

She handed over the money and the man walked out of the store.

DeSantis said McCorkle was partially developed as a suspect because the same day he went into a Salisbury convenience store wearing the same clothing. Police investigated, conducted interviews and developed him as the suspect, but the case was delayed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, DeSantis said.

The riot and property damage offenses stemmed from the incidents during the Tuesday night protest in which police said McCorkle was shown on surveillance video wearing all white and tossing a rock through a front window at the Post.

McCorkle was issued a $21,000 secured bond and has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center.

Police later added charges against another man, Jeffrey Alan Long, 49, for inciting a riot. An arrest warrant for Long has not been served, according to DeSantis.

Comments

Education

School board talks competency-based learning, receives new offer on Faith Elementary

Business

Chamber of Commerce warns buyers about used tractor company with Cleveland address

Local

American Legion Post plans cocktail sip

Local

Harold B. Jarrett Post to host blood drive

Coronavirus

17 new COVID-19 cases, one new death reported

Education

School meals expect a smooth transition for students

Nation/World

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Local

Lane, ramp closures scheduled for I-85 in Salisbury

Crime

Blotter: March 8

Ask Us

Ask Us: How can homebound seniors be vaccinated?

Local

Political Notebook: Interim health director to talk COVID-19 at county Democrats breakfast

Local

‘Their names liveth forevermore:’ Officials dedicate Fire Station No. 6 to fallen firefighters Monroe, Isler

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged for breaking into Salisbury High, getting juvenile to help

Nation/World

With virus aid in sight, Democrats debate filibuster changes

Local

City officials differ on how, what information should be released regarding viral K-9 officer video

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls are 3A champions

Lifestyle

High school, college sweethearts marry nearly 50 years later

Local

With jury trials set to resume, impact of COVID-19 on process looms

Legion baseball

Book explores life of Pfeiffer baseball coach Joe Ferebee

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education to receive update on competency-based education

Business

Biz Roundup: Kannapolis expects to see economic, housing growth continue in 2021

Business

A fixture of downtown Salisbury’s shopping scene, Caniche celebrates 15th anniversary this month

Local

Slate of new officers during local GOP convention; Rev. Jenkins becomes new chair

Landis

Landis officials narrow search for new manager to five candidates; expect decision within a month