Blotter: Man charged with breaking into 7 vehicles; man charged with drug trafficking

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 6, 2020

Carl Blankenship
carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY – Jordan McKay Fritz, 20, of Salisbury, was charged Friday with felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, felony larceny of a firearm and misdemeanor larceny after allegedly breaking into seven cars between May 31 and June 1.

Fritz allegedly stole a number of items, including $2,100 worth of goods from a truck which contained a diamond ring, a wrench set and a watch.

Fritz also allegedly stole a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun with a laser attachment from another vehicle.

In another incident, Michael Todd Foster, 26, of Salisbury, was charged Thursday with two counts of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute a schedule II controlled substance, felony trafficking opium or heroin, misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule VI substance and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Foster was allegedly found in possession of 3.7 grams of methamphetamine, 12.8 grams of heroin, marijuana, a pipe and grinder.

In other crime reports:

  • Billieann Blaney, 28, of Salisbury, was charged Sunday with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute heroin, felony possession of heroin, felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of a schedule I substance, misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule IV substance and misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule VI substance. Blaney was allegedly found in possession of 13 grams of heroin, Xanax, psilocybin mushrooms and the other drugs described in the charges.
  • Randy Michelle Pearson, 37, of Rockwell, was charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm on Saturday. The warrant for Pearson’s arrest describes the weapon as a small black Ruger handgun.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to remove a charge in which a woman gave a false name to law enforcement. 

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Carl Blankenship has covered education for the Post since December 2019. Before coming to Salisbury he was a staff writer for The Avery Journal-Times in Newland and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017, where he was editor of The Appalachian.

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