Blotter: Spencer man charged with pouring oil on porch, cyberstalking

Published 12:01 am Monday, February 21, 2022

SALISBURY — Walter Ronald Pruitt, 71, of Spencer, was charged Sunday with misdemeanor breaking and entering, misdemeanor cyber stalking and misdemeanor injury t0 real property in connection to a Thursday incident.

Pruitt allegedly broke into an apartment at 3 a.m. on Thursday and poured oil on the concrete porch in front of the same apartment. Pruitt is also accused of cyberstalking the same victim.

In other weekend crime reports:

• A Charlotte man was charged with felony possession of marijuana and cited for driving while impaired on Saturday. Harry Joseph Bennett, 30, pulled over by a state trooper in Salisbury and allegedly found in possession of the drug. Bennett was transported to Rowan County Detention Center and held on a $3,500 bond.

• Phillip Douglas Gee, 37, of Mount Pleasant, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official, misdemeanor resisting a public officer and cited for fleeing to elude arrest on Saturday.

Gee allegedly struck at and pushed a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputy and did not exit his vehicle when told to do so by the deputy.

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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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