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

Published 11:51 pm Sunday, March 7, 2021

By Natalie Anderson
natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man faces felony charges after allegedly breaking into Salisbury High School, stealing Apple products and encouraging a minor to assist.

Jacob Lynn Jackson, 19, was charged Friday with two felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny as well as a misdemeanor charge contributing to the delinquency of a minor after he and a 13-year-old allegedly broke into Salisbury High School to steal two Apple TVs and an Apple iPad in February. The report states the value of the products stolen total $548.

In other crime reports:

• David Brian Laws, 47, of Rockwell was charged Sunday with two felony counts of breaking and entering along with a felony count of larceny. A warrant states Laws broke into a storage unit located at 725 Jake Alexander Blvd. South in November and stole $1,300 worth of tools that included power saws, an edge trimmer, fishing rods, baseball cards and drills. The report also states Laws stole a shotgun, credit cards, a jewelry box, a safe, a TV, a heater and clothes totaling $1,387. Laws received a a $20,000 bond.

• Demetrius Orlando Neely, 42, of Salisbury was charged Saturday with a felony count of possession of firearm by a felon, three misdemeanor counts of possessing marijuana up to a half-ounce, carrying a concealed gun and resisting a public officer. Neely allegedly had in his possession a Bersa Thunder .380-caliber handgun despite being convicted of second-degree murder in 2000. The report states Neely ran from an officer who was conducting a traffic stop. He received a $500,000 bond.

• Billy Gene Barnes, 39, of Mooresville was charged Friday on a felony count of selling/delivering a schedule II controlled substance and two felony charges of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a total of 10 grams of crystal methamphetamine. Barnes’ bond was set at $75,000.

• Samantha Nicole Ely, 23, of Mooresville was also charged Friday on a felony count of selling/delivering a schedule II controlled substance and two felony charges of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute at least 8 grams of crystal meth. Ely’s bond was set at $30,000.

• Aaron Lane Gilley, 35, of China Grove was charged Saturday on a felony count of breaking and entering, felony larceny, misdemeanor second-degree trespassing and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. A report states Gilley broke into Royce Apparel, Inc., on South Main Street and stole $300 worth of shirts.

• Landis Police on Saturday charged Jimmy Lee Deerman, 25, of Welch, for felony possession of meth, which is a schedule II controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia and misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance.

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Natalie Anderson covers the city of Salisbury, politics and more for the Salisbury Post. She joined the staff in January 2020 after graduating from Louisiana State University, where she was editor of The Reveille newspaper. Email her at natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com or call her at 704-797-4246.

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