Rowan County Newswire

Rowan County Newswire

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  1. Sheriff: Child pornography on phone leads to new charges for convicted sex offenderRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WBTV

    A man who was convicted in 2012 of a sex crime involving a child now faces new charges for what was allegedly found on his phone. Michael David Evans is currently on post release supervision for a 2012 conviction for Sexual Servitude of a Minor case in Rowan County, and is required to submit to warrant-less searches at reasonable times by NC Probation and Parole.

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  2. Autopsy reveals new details into unsolved killing of 72-year-old Salisbury manRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WBTV

    An autopsy released Tuesday reveals new details about how a 72-year-old man at the center of a Rowan County homicide investigation may have died. Eugene Milton Chunn was found dead on a couch in his home on East Franklin Street around 1 a.m. on April 19. It was the first homicide case in Salisbury in 2018.

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  3. Silver Alert canceled for endangered Rowan County manRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WBTV

    A Silver Alert issued for a missing endangered 69-year-old man in Rowan County Monday morning was canceled Monday evening. According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, a Silver Alert was issued for Thomas Wayne Arnn, also known as Tommy, after he was last seen in Salisbury.

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  4. Silver Alert issued for missing endangered Rowan County manRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WBTV

    According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, a Silver Alert has been issued for Thomas Wayne Arnn, also known as Tommy, who was last seen in the 1200 block of Dogwood Lane in Salisbury. He is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

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  5. Chase with police lands Kannapolis man in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 15 | WBTV

    According to a press release from the Rowan County District Attorney, Julian Smith of Kannapolis was convicted by a jury this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony fleeing to elude arrest and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Following the jury's guilty verdict, Judge Lori Hamilton sentenced Smith to a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 17 months in prison, suspended, and he was placed on supervised probation for 24 months on several conditions.

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  6. Man wanted in Rowan County car theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 15 | WBTV

    ... stole a Jeep in Bennettsville, which was later recovered. Linton faces charges of larceny of a motor vehicle in Rowan County and larceny and possession of stolen property in Bennettsville. Linton was added to the Rowan County Sheriff's Most Wanted ...

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  7. OctoberTour 2018 trying something a little different to pay tribute to Rowan's railroad pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 15 | WBTV

    From Historic Salisbury Foundation: Historic Salisbury Foundation is going off the rails, so to speak, with a new twist on the traditional OctoberTour. In homage to the rail history of Rowan County and the connections between Salisbury and Spencer, OctoberTour 2018 will feature the North Carolina Transportation Museum and properties in the Town of Spencer, Salisbury's North Main Historic District, and Downtown Salisbury.

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  8. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 15 | WBTV

    ... Jackson and Senator Dan Barrett will speak about the political parties; on Wednesday, June 20, at 1:00 p.m., Rowan County Commissioner Greg Edds will discuss his role as an elected official in county government. Karen Alexander, Salisbury city ...

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  9. Man dies after being pinned between camper, truck at campground in Rowan CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | WBTV

    A man was killed when he was pinned between a camper and a pickup truck at a Rowan County campground Thursday. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. at the Tamarac Marina Campground on Blackfoot Lane.

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  10. Teens charged, accused of stealing van from YMCA parking lotRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | WBTV

    ... in the area of Boyden and Stanley Streets. The teens matched a description given just minutes earlier by a Rowan County Sheriff's deputy who had spotted the van and said that the teens jumped and ran from the van. Captain Thompson said that the ...

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  11. Kannapolis man headed to prison for Xbox pawn scheme, other crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | WBTV

    According to a press release from the Rowan County District Attorney, Ricky Leon Sweatt, Jr. of Kannapolis was convicted this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony attempted conversion. He admitted his status as a habitual felon and Judge Lori Hamilton sentenced Sweatt, Jr. to a minimum of 48 months to a maximum of 70 months in prison.

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  12. Nearly ten years in prison for Salisbury man convicted as habitual felonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | WBTV

    According to a news release from the Rowan County District Attorney's Office, Eric Lamont Graham of Salisbury was convicted by a jury this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony obtaining property by false pretenses and the status of being a habitual felon. Following the jury's guilty verdicts, Judge Lori Hamilton sentenced Graham to a minimum of 111 months to a maximum of 146 months in prison.

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  13. Man rescued after roof collapses on him in Rowan CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | WBTV

    A man was reportedly demolishing an old mobile home by himself when the roof collapsed. Neighbors saw the collapse and called 911.

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  14. Hometown NFL heroes kick-off 'Why Give In July' campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | WBTV

    ... with school-aged children home for the summer and extra mouths to feed. Smith, Hargrave, and Adams grew up in Rowan County and played sports together throughout most of their childhood. The NFL players have pledged their support to the organization ...

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  15. Sheriff: Teens led Rowan Co. deputy on high-speed chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | WBTV

    According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, a deputy saw two teens in a truck pull into a church parking lot near his home on East Mill Street in Landis. The driver, the deputy said, got out of the truck and put on a dark-colored jacket and "look around nervously."

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  16. 2 teens arrested after leading deputies on chase, crashing truckRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | WCNC-TV Charlotte

    It all started around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when police said that two male teens tried to break into the house on South Central Street in the town of Landis. A Rowan County deputy happened to live at the house they targeted.

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  17. Man accused of stealing clothes from Rowan County Dick's Sporting GoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | WBTV

    According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, the man stole clothes from Dick's Sporting Goods on Julian Road in Salisbury on Saturday. Deputies say the man left the store without paying for the clothes.

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  18. Sheriff: Teens lead Rowan County deputy on chase after attempting to break into his homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | WBTV

    According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, two teens attempted to break into a home in Landis. A Rowan County sheriff's deputy lived at the home and reportedly saw the teens try to break in, the sheriff says.

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  19. Chase ends in crash, downed power lines in KannapolisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | WCNC-TV Charlotte

    Two men were taken into custody after leading Rowan County deputies on a chase into Kannapolis Tuesday morning, police said. According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, the suspects were attempting to break into a deputy's home on South Central Avenue in Landis when he confronted the men.

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  20. Rufty-Holmes offers cool spot for seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | WBTV

    ... is no cost to enjoy the caf with free coffee, watch TV, play a round of pool and enjoy some no cost activities. Rowan County Transit offers transportation to lunch sites around Rowan County to enjoy a donation-based meal in air conditioned space. ...

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