Man charged in connection to 2019 overdose death

Published 11:23 am Thursday, April 15, 2021

SALISBURY – A Charlotte man received a felony charge in connection to a 2019 overdose death in Rowan County.


Bobby Joe Skidmore, 34 was charged Tuesday with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule one controlled substance in connection to the incident two years ago.

On Sept. 1, 2019, Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an overdose on Goodman Lake Road. They allegedly discovered a deceased woman and an overdosing Skidmore. An autopsy on the woman’s body determined the cause of death was fentanyl and heroin intoxication.

Sheriff’s Office Maj. John Sifford said Rowan County Emergency Medical Services administered Narcan to Skidmore.

Officers allegedly discovered baggies with a crystal rock substance and another with a light brown substance.

Skidmore on Tuesday was served a warrant in connection to the case and booked into jail on a $5,000 bond. Sifford said Skidmore was charged based on evidence found at the scene at the time of the incident.

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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