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Blotter: Kannapolis man arrested after allegedly strangling woman

SALISBURY — A Kannapolis man was arrested Friday for a felony charge of assault by strangulation after allegedly strangling a woman back in May.

Montreal Dashawn Steele, 28, of Kannapolis, allegedly assaulted a woman and left bruises and marks about her neck after using his hands to squeeze her throat, according to an arrest report.

In other arrest reports:

  • Darrell Keith Pagan, 50, of Salisbury was arrested on Friday on a felony charge of possession of cocaine and a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine. Both are schedule II controlled substances.
  • Jacky Melvin Lasley III, 36, of Salisbury was arrested on Saturday on a felony charge of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle. Lasley is in custody at the Rowan County Detention Center and faces a $2,000 bond.
  • Michael Wesley Stevens, 37, of Mocksville was arrested on Sunday on four misdemeanor charges that include communicating threats, assault on a female, injury to personal property and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Stevens allegedly kicked a woman he communicated threats to and was found in possession of a glass smoking device with marijuana residue.

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