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State suspends medical examiner after crash turns to homicide investigation

SALISBURY — State officials suspended a medical examiner for Rowan County this week after funeral home workers spotted a fatal gunshot wound on the body ... Read more

1 day ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: June 17

SALISBURY — The body of an unidentified dead man was found on Thursday afternoon in woods near the 800 block of McCanless Road. The body ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Stansell.

Blotter: Two men rob convenience store at gunpoint

SALISBURY — Two men wearing hoodies and ski masks on Tuesday robbed a convenience store of money and cigars before fleeing on foot. The men, ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Shots fired after truck chases car off interstate

SALISBURY — Police on Tuesday recovered a single shell casing and couldn’t find the two vehicles involved in a shots fired incident at Faith Road ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

I-85 road rage incident results in assault, child abuse charges

SALISBURY — A 42-year-old man faces assault and child abuse charges after a road rage incident on Interstate 85. Ervin Charles Glover was charged Tuesday ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

China Grove man arrested for sex crimes involving woman with disabilities

SALISBURY — A 72-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for two sex crimes involving a woman in her 20s with a mental disability. Stacy Eugene Jones ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Gold Hill man charged with statutory rape

SALISBURY — A Gold Hill man was charged Monday with raping a teenager. Christian Blake Worthy, 20, faces a single charge of statutory rape of ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Man charged with killing 28-year-old found dead in crashed car

SALISBURY — A jailed man has been charged with murder after a single-vehicle crash on Saw Road turned into a homicide investigation. Rene Oscar Gomez ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

68-year-old woman identified as Jackson Street murder victim

SALISBURY — A 68-year-old woman was killed Sunday in a shooting in the Chestnut Hills neighborhood, according to Salisbury Police. Sinatra Juan Jackson was shot ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Man arrested in Jacksonville for Salisbury murder

SALISBURY — Law enforcement officers in Jacksonville arrested a Salisbury man Monday for a murder at Zion Hills Apartments. Shane Kamel Charles, 19, was arrested ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: June 14

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports: • A man on Friday reported fraud in the 1500 block of North Main Street in China Grove. • ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Man faces litany of charges for fleeing sheriff’s deputies

SALISBURY — A Mooresville man was arrested Friday on a litany of charges after allegedly attempting to flee from a Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies while ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

One killed, two others shot on South Jackson Street in Salisbury

SALISBURY — One person was killed and two others were shot in an incident early Sunday in the 800 block of South Jackson Street. Salisbury ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

State examining Davidson County emergency alert received in Rowan, other counties

SALISBURY — State officials are examining an emergency alert sent Thursday night after people in multiple counties were told to take shelter because of an ... Read more

7 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Teacher accused of assaulting at-risk teen at New London military-style school

ALBEMARLE (AP) — An assistant instructor at a military-style school for at-risk teens is accused of sexually assaulting a student in her dorm room, the ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Sheriff’s Office: Gold Hill woman likely killed during break-in

GOLD HILL — Rowan Sheriff’s Office detectives said Friday a 79-year-old woman was likely killed in her home during a break-in. Judy Eller Hoffner, who ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Fatal car crash turns into homicide investigation

CHINA GROVE — Rowan Sheriff’s Office detectives are now treating a fatal, single-vehicle car crash that occurred Wednesday as a homicide. Edward Geouge III, 28, ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

62-year-old man killed in Wednesday murder

SALISBURY — Police have identified a 62-year-old man as the victim in a Grace Street murder on Wednesday. Bobby Eugene Simpson was found dead at ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Man faces drug charges after being found asleep near dumpster

SALISBURY — A Cleveland man faces a trio of drug charges after a Rowan sheriff’s deputy found the man asleep in a truck backed up ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Man found dead on Grace Street in Salisbury

SALISBURY — An unidentified man was found dead Wednesday in the 700 block of Grace Street, according to Salisbury Police. Salisbury Police classified the incident ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Man charged for breaking into schools in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — A 34-year-old man faces a series of criminal charges after break-ins at schools. Brian Kyle Gantt was arrested by Kannapolis Police officers Tuesday ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Man charged after running from police at Big Lots

SALISBURY — Wanted on failure to appear charges and on probation, a 49-year-old man on Tuesday attempted to run from Salisbury Police after a larceny call. ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury woman charged after striking children with phone, belt

SALISBURY — A 29-year-old woman faces two counts of felony child abuse after she allegedly assaulted a 13-year-old and 10-year-old child. Angel Lanette Laylor of ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Blotter: Two charged with drug crimes, one served with outstanding warrant

SALISBURY — Two women and a man face criminal charges after a suspicious vehicle call Sunday at Love’s Travel Stop on Peeler Road. McKenzie Faye ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Man added to most wanted list after chase from Kannapolis to Charlotte

SALISBURY — A 33-year-old man is the newest addition to the Rowan Sheriff’s Office most wanted list after allegedly leading deputies on an early Sunday ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury man arrested for downloading child pornography

SALISBURY — A 24-year-old man faces 18 charges of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Jacob Edward Hobart of East Lafayette Street in Salisbury was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Police: Man runs from breaking and entering call, crashes into tree

SALISBURY — A 28-year-old Salisbury man was hospitalized early Tuesday after his car struck a tree while he was trying to escape police, said Lt. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury man identified as murder victim

SALISBURY — A 42-year-old Salisbury man was killed Sunday in a shooting in the parking lot of Zion Hills Apartments. Police on Tuesday identified Joey ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

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