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Shavonne Potts, Author at Salisbury Post

Crime

Salisbury Police ready to roll out regional crime center before end of the year

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A month ago, five people were arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting at the corner of Institute and ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:00 am

Christmas Happiness

Faith American Legion Auxiliary gives to Christmas Happiness Fund to honor vets

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — This year, the Faith American Legion Auxiliary Unit 327 missed several opportunities to support local veterans because of COVID-19 ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

Operations suspended, inmates transferred from Piedmont Correctional’s minimum security facility

SALISBURY — More than 100 inmates were transferred over two days this week after Prisons Administration temporarily suspended operations at Piedmont Correctional Institute’s minimum security ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:46 pm

Crime

Man charged with failing to register as sex offender

SALISBURY — A local man was charged with violating the sex offender registry guidelines that require him to register his home address and other information ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:16 pm

Crime

Police say DNA evidence ties Salisbury man to bank robbery attempt

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man previously charged in a fish arcade robbery has been tied to an attempted robbery of Bank ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:59 am

Crime

Salisbury Police receive grant for social justice, racial equity training

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Department plans to put newly received grant funds from the Duke Energy Foundation toward social justice ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged faces marijuana charge after being served with unrelated warrant

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury man added a new charge to those he’s facing when police served him with a new warrant. ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Sheriff’s Office investigating arson at storage unit housing Royce Apparel Inc. merchandise

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan investigators are now looking into who set fire to a storage unit that houses products for a local ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:53 pm

Crime

Sheriff’s Office looking for white pickup caught vandalizing schools, church

WOODLEAF — Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for a white Dodge pickup whose driver caused damaged at West Rowan middle and high school ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:49 pm

Crime

Former Salisbury High teacher faces additional sex offense charges

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says it has brought additional sex offenses charges against a former Salisbury High School teacher after discovering a ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Highway Patrol: Fatal I-85 crash occurred when one vehicle stopped in roadway

SALISBURY — A fatal car crash that erupted into a fire on Interstate 85 was the result of one vehicle colliding into the back of ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, November 23, 2020 6:10 pm

Crime

Police: Several weekend overdoses possibly result of ‘bad batch’ of drugs

SALISBURY — In one of eight such incidents over the weekend, local firefighters had to break the window of a vehicle after a man was ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, November 23, 2020 4:24 pm

Crime

Davie County Social Services employee faces assault, child abuse charges

CHINA GROVE — A Davie County Social Services employee was charged this weekend with assault following a disturbance call at her China Grove home. The ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Monday, November 23, 2020 12:51 pm

Christmas Happiness

Christmas Happiness Fund will start accepting donations to help children, families this week

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Since 1952, the Rowan County community has thought of others during the holiday season and made it possible for ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Blotter: Apparel company reports theft of T-shirts from storage unit

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An apparel company has for the third time been the victim of theft after someone stole 10 boxes of ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Saturday, November 21, 2020 5:22 pm

Kannapolis

Marshville woman dies after crash in Kannapolis involving FedEx truck

KANNAPOLIS — A Marshville woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck Thursday afternoon. Stacy Riggins was traveling east on White Cedar ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, November 20, 2020 5:26 pm

Local

Piedmont Natural Gas employee killed in two-vehicle crash on Yadkin River bridge

SALISBURY — A Piedmont Natural Gas employee was killed in an early morning, two-vehicle collision on Interstate 85 while on his way to work, says ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, November 20, 2020 3:01 pm

Crime

Sheriff’s Office: Woodleaf man robbed at knifepoint after giving woman place to stay

WOODLEAF — A man who gave a 32-year-old woman a place to stay was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday. The woman accused of robbing him was arrested ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:49 pm

Crime

Salisbury man charged with theft following vehicle chase

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man became the second person charged this week with vehicle break-ins following a chase that began in Rockwell. The Rowan County ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:40 pm

Local

Salisbury Police investigating after 13-month-old found unresponsive

SALISBURY — Police are investigating after a 13-month-old child was found unresponsive at a Stokes Ferry Road home. According to Sgt. Russ DeSantis, a 911 ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Friday, November 20, 2020 10:25 am

Crime

Blotter: Homeowner discovers WWII tank shell in garage

SALISBURY — The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called to a Salisbury home Wednesday after the owner discovered a World War II tank ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:52 pm

Crime

Rowan Sheriff’s Office: Suspect sought in Rockwell church vandalism

ROCKWELL — Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigators say someone spray painted a strange message on the door of a local church’s recreation center. Investigators are ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:32 am

Crime

Blotter: Third person charged in Gold Hill robbery

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County investigators charged a third person in connection with the robbery of a Gold Hill man after an ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:47 pm

Crime

Rowan Sheriff’s Office: No students victimized by teacher charged with sex offense

SALISBURY — Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigators say they’re reassuring worried parents following the arrest of former Salisbury High School teacher Jason Carpintero, who is ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:54 pm

Crime

Kannapolis police investigating shooting death of teen

KANNAPOLIS — Police investigators say they’re trying to determine who shot and killed 17-year-old Jaiden Yates last week. On Friday, police received a call around ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:33 pm

Crime

Two face charges after golf cart theft in Enochville

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com ENOCHVILLE — A reported golf cart theft ended on Sassy Lane Tuesday with criminal charges and several citizens detaining a man ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:26 pm

East Spencer

East Spencer discusses plans to establish public comments policy

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — A week after a heated exchange during a regular meeting, the East Spencer town board is looking to ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

Former Salisbury High teacher charged with indecent liberties with a child

SALISBURY — A former Salisbury High School teacher has been charged with a sex offense against a minor, according to an arrest warrant. The Rowan ... Read more

by Shavonne Potts, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:09 pm

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