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Blotter: Man accused of stealing from teen counting tips at Sam’s Car Wash

SALISBURY — A local man was charged with robbery after he was accused of stealing money from a teenager who was counting his tips after working at Sam’s Car Wash. The suspect was apprehended not far from the business, according to the Salisbury Police Department.

Salisbury Police charged Aquavius Robert Lee, 23, whose address is listed as the streets of Salisbury, with felony common law robbery. He also faces felony obtaining property by false pretenses from a Nov. 14, 2019, incident.

The robbery occurred Friday just after 4:30 p.m. at the West Innes Street business location. The 17-year-old juvenile was approached by a man who asked if he could have some money. The teen told him no. The suspect grabbed the boy into a “bear hug” and reached into his pocket, said Police Lt. Greg Beam.

Beam said the teen elbowed the suspect in the face and the suspect took off on the suspect’s bicycle. Police responded, obtained a description of the suspect and caught up to him in the area of Old West Innes Street and Institute, not far from the business.

According to an arrest warrant, the suspect stole $10 in cash. Lee remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.

In other Salisbury Police Department reports

  • Team Chevrolet reported on Saturday someone stole a truck from the business located at 404 S. Jake Alexander Blvd.
  • Davie Construction Company reported on Sunday someone stole from the business in the 1000 block of Mooresville Road.
  • Narcotics were located in the 1300 block of Longview Avenue by police officers.
  • FT Tobacco and Vape Shop reported on Monday an attempted robbery occurred just after 4:30 a.m. at the business, 618 E. Innes St.
  • James Russell Messer, 42, was charged on Saturday with misdemeanor simple assault while in the 100 block of Laurel Pointe Circle.
  • Anthony Shane Daniels, 44, was charged on Sunday with felony larceny by an employee while in the 1800 block of West Innes Street.
  • Cary Eugene Kiser, 49, was charged on Sunday with misdemeanor larceny while in the 400 block of South Long Street and Monroe streets.
  • Christina M. Wyatt, 42, of Statesville, was charged Friday with misdemeanor assault and battery by Salisbury Police Department. She punched the victim in the face. Because of the domestic nature of the case, she was not given a bond.
  • Richard Lam Wood, 62, of Greensboro, was charged on Saturday by Salisbury Police Department with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. 
  • Jana Geter, 39, of Salisbury, was charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance on Saturday. 

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports

  • A woman reported on Thursday she was the victim of an assault while in the 6900 block of Goldfish Road, Kannapolis.
  • Trevor Oneal Burris, 26, was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor communicating threats while in the 100 block of East Kerr Street.
  • Cory Wayne Harrington, 26, was charged on Thursday with felony breaking and entering a building while currently held in the Rowan County jail.
  • Jamal Aaron West, 21, was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor assault on a female while at the Rowan County Courthouse.
  • Takira Adrianna Chambers, 20, was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor simple assault while at the Rowan County Courthouse.
  • Stanley Lee Hartsell, 48, was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor communicating threats while in the 200 block of Miracle Drive.
  • Jeremy Warren Price, 21, was charged on Thursday with felony discharging a firearm into an occupied property while held at the Rowan County Detention Center.
  • Zachary John Harmon, 36, of Salisbury, was charged by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Friday with misdemeanor larceny of motor fuel. Harmon allegedly stole $21 worth of fuel from Tobacco House 3 at 2580 Airport Road on Dec. 15. He is being held under a $500 bond. 
  • Heather Gilbert Fitzgerald, 30, of Salisbury, was charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance on Friday by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. She is being held under a $3,000 bond. 
  • Faith Isabella Cox, 20, of Statesville, was charged Friday with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance by Rowan County Sheriff’s. She is being held under a $1,500 bond. 
  • David Lee Galloway, 43, of Salisbury, was charged by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Friday with felony possession of methamphetamine and felony possession of a firearm by a felon. He had a .22 caliber revolver. He was formerly convicted of a breaking and entering in 1995. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. 
  • Keith Ronell Tillman Jr., 21, of Lexington, was charged by Rowan County Sheriff Friday with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, misdemeanor simple possession of schedule III controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He had a clear plastic baggie, ecstasy and buprenorphine hydrochloride. He has a $10,000 bond. 
  • Leigh Ann Hatley, 35, of Kannapolis, was charged Saturday by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Hatley refused to come to the door when the deputy came to serve a warrant. She has a $3,000 bond. 
  • Justin Leigh Carter, 29, of Salisbury, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female Friday by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. 
  • Roni Crystal Turner, 29, of Salisbury was charged with misdemeanor assault on Saturday by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. 
  • James Russell Messer Jr., 42, of Rockwell, was charged by Salisbury Police with felony larceny by merchandise product code fraud on Saturday. 
  • Justin Dakota Gummo, 24, of Mount Ulla, was charged Saturday with misdemeanor resisting an officer by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. 
  • Jeffrey Scott Bailey, 52, of Cooleemee, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female and interference with emergency communication on Saturday by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. 
  • Caleb Andrew Walton, 28, of Cleveland, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female on Sunday by the Cleveland Police Department.

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