Blotter: Salisbury man charged with indecent liberties, first degree sex offense

Published 12:29 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2021

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday charged a Salisbury man with felony sex offenses in connection to a July incident.

Jonathan Ray Barlow, 48, was charged with felony first-degree forced sex offense and indecent liberties with a child. The incident was reported this month.

Barlow has a previous conviction of indecent liberties with a child from 2017 according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety’s state offender database.

Barlow was transported to Rowan County Detention Center and held on a $20,000 bond.

In other crime reports:

• Damarion Rondell Matthews and James Edward Wooding, both 18, were charged Tuesday with felony robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The pair were arrested after allegedly robbing a man with a handgun in the 100 block of Clancy Road, stealing $400, a cellphone and a jacket. No one was injured. Police said there were one or two others involved, but they were minors.

Matthews and Wooding were transported to Rowan County Detention Center and each held under $25,000 bonds.

• The Rushco location at 1518 East Innes St. was robbed Tuesday at gunpoint. No one was injured. The suspects took $400 and no arrests have been made.

• A larceny from a vehicle was reported on the 100 block of Jim Neely Road on Sunday.

• A motor vehicle theft was reported the 600 block of Black Road on Sunday.

• A hit and run causing minor damage was reported on the 900 block of Mooresville Road on Monday.

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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