Blotter: Rockwell man charged with kidnapping

Published 4:26 pm Friday, August 7, 2020

SALISBURY – Cashus Tramon Ford, 34, of Rockwell, was charged Thursday with felony second degree kidnapping, misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor vandalism to real property in connection to a domestic violence case reported on July 28.

Capt. Brian Stallings, of the Salisbury Police Department, said Ford prevented a victim from leaving a residence and was locked inside.

Ford was detained at Rowan County Detention Center with no bond due to the nature of the event and was assigned a Friday court date. There was no force used during the arrest.

In other crime news:

  • Artis Ernesto Burns, 42, of Salisbury, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon on Thursday. Burns has previous felony convictions for drug trafficking, rape, sexual offense and indecent liberties with a child.
  • The Rowan County Sheriff’s office received a report of an elderly woman being scammed out of about $20,000 on Wednesday. The scam stemmed from a caller telling the woman she had received matching grant funds. The post office discovered the issue after the victim attempted to mail $5,000 in cash.
  • There was one report of larceny from a motor vehicle and a hit and run with property damage to SPD on Thursday.

About Carl Blankenship

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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