Blotter: Rowan County man faces charges of possessing weapon of mass destruction
SALISBURY — A Rowan County man was charged Saturday with possessing a weapon of mass destruction.
Joshua Zachariah Polnisch, 26, of Hedrick Lambe Drive, was arrested by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly possessed an AR-15-style pistol that measured less than 26 inches and had a vertical fore grip.
Generally, an AR-15 pistol is a shorter length AR-15 rifle with no stock.
The offense for which Polnisch is charged allegedly occurred on Tuesday.
In other weekend crime reports:
• Christy Lorraine Boone, 19, of Kannapolis, was charged Sunday with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. Boone allegedly took a 2001 Chevy S10 truck and a Samsung cellphone, both of which were the property of the same victim. She also allegedly possessed methamphetamine.
• Raymond Michael Hall, 20, of Rockwell, was charged Saturday with carrying a concealed gun, felony possession of a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of marijuana up to half an ounce.
• Kaitlyn Moriah Deshan Ahmed, 29, of Lexington, was charged Saturday with felony possession of a stolen vehicle.
• Tanya Elizabeth Goldwire, 42, of Salisbury, was charged Friday with disorderly conduct in a public building and second degree trespassing. Goldwire allegedly yelled, screamed and used profanity in a Dollar General store after being told not to and didn’t leave after being asked to do so by police.
• Giovanni Alonzo Neal, 25, of Rockwell, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance on a jail or prison premises, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of marijuana up to half of an ounce. Neal allegedly had marijuana in a plastic bag at the Rowan County Detention Center.
• Jeffrey Curtis Pratt Jr., 34, of China Grove, was charged with felony possession of heroin and felony maintain a vehicle dwelling or place for a controlled substance. Pratt allegedly had heroin in a 2000, Red Honda Civic.
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