Posted: Jul 26, 2014 7:44 AM EST Updated: Jul 26, 2014 10:50 AM EST
Salisbury police arrested Alex Lynch after searching the home on E. Liberty Street and finding guns. Lynch is a convicted felon and is not allowed to posses a weapon.
Lynch is jailed under $15,000 bond.
Someone fired nine shots at the house Wednesday night, smashing the glass in the front door and leaving bullet holes in the door, the siding, even the gutter.
At the time of the shooting, six people were inside the house, including a one-year-old. No one was hurt.
Police called the incident a “statement shooting,” saying that Lynch was likely the target of the attack.
Lynch has a criminal record and was shot two weeks ago, suffering minor injuries.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.
Saturday a home on S. Long St. went up in flames and thick smoke while firefighters trained on how to control just such a fire.
Batey was also on the scene, and not just as an interested observer.
“They were gracious enough to let me put on their gear (which was about 50 lbs) and even let me go inside to watch them put out the fire,” Batey said.
Batey spent several hours at the scene of the exercise and she said that it gave her a new appreciation for the tough job firefighters face.
“This will stick with me forever. David Watson, who took me around, said once I was loaded down, ‘now just imagine 9/11. Imagine going up 100 flights of stairs carrying this. And those were the ones who came back,’” Batey said. “It was difficult lugging that stuff up one flight.”
Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:15 AM EST Updated: Jul 25, 2014 10:19 AM EST
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) –
Police say a Salisbury man made it a little too obvious that he was trying to avoid a traffic checkpoint that police had set up Thursday night at the intersection of N. Long and Short Streets.
According to the report, Benjamin Shane Rogers, 49, was driving a 2007 Chevy Aveo on N. Long when he apparently spotted the flashing blue lights and tried to turn around to head in the other direction.
An officer followed Rogers and pulled him over.
Officers noted that Rogers seemed to be acting in a very nervous manner, especially when asked to take his registration from the car’s glove box.
A search of the glove box turned a small rock believed to be methamphetamine, along with a straw, lighter, and plastic pipe.
Rogers was charged with drug possession and jailed under $2500 bond.
In all, police made 39 charges on drivers passing through the check point. Among the charges were 3 driver’s with no license, 6 driving on a revoked license, 4 seatbelt violations, 1 child safety seat violation, 8 expired registrations, 2 inspection violations, 5 “other,” 1 incorrect address, 1 driver with no insurance, 1 charge for windows that were too dark, 2 with outstanding warrants, and 1 methamphetamine charge.
The check point was conducted by the Salisbury Police, the East Spencer Police, and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:27 AM EST
Updated: Jul 25, 2014 10:29 AM EST
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) –
The Highway Patrol is requesting help to identify the man who was killed in a traffic accident on Highway 70 west of Salisbury Thursday night.
Trooper S.L. Herrin investigated a two vehicle crash on US 70 between Salisbury and Cleveland.