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Appeals court upholds Black Mountain man’s conviction for threatening tweet

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of a North Carolina man who posted an anonymous threat on ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County jury convicts Ansonville man of robbery, burglary

SALISBURY — Following a four-day jury trial, Lamorris William Rivers of Ansonville was convicted this week of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Habitual felon sentenced to at least 8 years in prison

SALISBURY — Jason Emmanuel Roebuck was convicted this week by a jury in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony possession of a firearm by ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Kannapolis man sentenced to minimum of 25 years in prison for sex crimes

SALISBURY — More than two years after he was charged with sex offenses against a 7-year-old girl, a Kannapolis man was sentenced to a minimum ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Gov. Cooper pardons man who had murder convictions vacated

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper granted a pardon of innocence Friday to a man imprisoned for two decades before his two murder ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

Two habitual felons convicted in Rowan County Superior Court

SALISBURY — Two habitual felons were found guilty by juries in Rowan County Superior Court last week. Eugene Green was convicted by a jury of ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law

GASTONIA (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced on Friday to at least 38 years in prison for killing his daughter and daughter-in-law in ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

Medical examiner says murdered barber stabbed 3 times

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local barber Altereck Shields, who was reportedly stabbed to death in 2016 by a man he got into a ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Jurors find Donald Frye guilty in 2017 murder of Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Jurors on Tuesday found a Kannapolis man guilty in the murder of Sheila Godfrey, whose body was found face down on the kitchen ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Closing arguments made in Donald Frye murder trial

SALISBURY — In his closing statements Monday, defense attorney Tom King asked jurors if they could believe three of the state’s witnesses, all of whom ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Sheila Godfrey’s blood found on Donald Frye’s shoes, jury told

SALISBURY — A forensic biologist testified Wednesday that Sheila Godfrey’s blood was found on shoes that belonged to Donald Frye, who is on trial for ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Former cellmate testifies against Donald Frye

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — According to a former cellmate, Donald Frye said he was haunted by Sheila Godfrey and admitted to selling her ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Rowan detective shows jurors electrical cord used to kill Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Donning black latex gloves, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Detective Chad Moose walked in front of jurors Monday and showed them the electrical cord ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Witness reveals details of the night of Sheila Godfrey’s murder

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two people who lived at Donald Frye’s Kannapolis home in April 2017 testified Friday that he drove near Lyerly ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Laundromat surveillance video shows Donald Frye in murder victim’s vehicle

SALISBURY — Surveillance cameras at the Speedwash Laundromat recorded Donald Lee Frye driving Sheila Godfrey’s white Chevrolet Blazer on April 27, 2017, a former Rowan ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

In murder trial, Donald Frye accused of beating, strangling Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Jessica Lind testified in court Wednesday that the day she discovered the body of her mother, Sheila Godfrey, she had had a feeling ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Donald Frye to stand trial for 2017 murder of Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Jurors are being selected this week in the murder trial of a Kannapolis man accused of killing 53-year-old Sheila Godfrey, whose body was ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Jurors find Abbitt, Albarran guilty of 2016 murder

SALISBURY – Less than two hours after deliberations started, jurors on Wednesday found Sindy Lina Abbitt and Daniel Real Albarran guilty of murder in the ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Final testimony heard in Abbitt, Albarran murder trial

SALISBURY — Jurors heard the last testimony Monday in the murder trial of Sindy Abbitt and Daniel Albarran, who face life in prison if convicted ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Murder trial: Jurors watch emotional video in which mother points out daughter’s killers

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Jurors watched a video in which an emotional Mary Gregory saw the two people she is “100 percent sure” ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Murder trial: Defense attempts to poke holes in police investigation

SALISBURY — During much of Thursday afternoon’s testimony, defense attorneys tried to poke holes in the investigation of the 2016 murder of Lacynda Feimster. Defense ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Emotional testimony opens trial in 2016 murder of waitress

SALISBURY — In emotional testimony Wednesday, Mary Gregory cried as she recalled seeing her daughter, 38-year-old Lacynda Feimster, murdered in front of her. Gregory was ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Trial to begin for Salisbury pair charged in 2016 murder of Lacynda Feimster

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury pair charged in the May 2016 murder of longtime O’Charley’s waitress Lacynda Feimster will go on trial ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Darius Abel, James Robinson guilty of 2014 murders, sentenced to life in prison

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two men will spend the rest of their lives in prison after jurors on Friday found them guilty of ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Prosecutor says evidence puts defendants at crime scene; defense disagrees

SALISBURY — Rowan County Assistant District Attorney Paxton Butler said Thursday that the evidence in the 2014 murders of a Spencer man and his uncle ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Attorney says Darius Abel has alibi; murder trial to continue

  SALISBURY — Darius Abel, one of two men on trial for the 2014 murders of two Spencer men, says he has an alibi, his attorney ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Investigators testify in murder trial about collected evidence

SALISBURY — Local and regional investigators testified in court Thursday about the evidence they collected, stored and examined in the October 2014 double murders of ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Kenneth Abel testifies against cousins in murder trial

SALISBURY — Kenneth Abel testified Wednesday to corroborate statements that he and two cousins went to the home of Antonio “Tony” Walker in October 2014 ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

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