Arson suspect from Lexington caught in Salisbury

Published 3:54 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2023

(This story has been updated.)

SALISBURY — A woman wanted in Lexington for a spate of violent crimes was apprehended by Salisbury Police on Monday. 

Ebony Eddie, 42, of Charlotte, faced charges of assault with felony deadly weapon with intent to kill, felony breaking and entering to terrorize or injure and felony attempted first-degree arson. The warrant was taken out on Sunday. 

Eddie, who works at a Food Lion warehouse in Salisbury, was tracked to her work by Salisbury Police. When officers went to apprehend her, she reportedly fled. She wrecked on Sherrills Ford Road after reportedly colliding with a male driver in a pickup truck. The male driver did not sustain injuries as a result of the collision.

Eddie was taken to the hospital and examined for injuries before being released back to police custody.

According to the warrant, Eddie allegedly assaulted a Latwan Sampson with gasoline, which is considered a deadly weapon, substantiating the charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. 

The warrant indicated that the incident occurred at a property in the 200 block of South Jenkins Road, and listed Sampon as an occupant of the dwelling. 

A second warrant, issued on the same day, charged Eddie with felony fleeing to elude arrest with motor vehicle, misdemeanor resisting a public officer and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon. That warrant listed Eddie as having a Kannapolis address.

A spokesperson for the Salisbury Police Department was unable to comment on arrest details Tuesday.