SALISBURY – Detectives with the Rowan Sheriff’s Office now have one of the department’s “most wanted” in custody.
Trenton Ray Weast, Jr., is now being held under $110,000 bond, charged with multiple counts of felony larceny, injury to personal property, resisting police, felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny, and failure to appear.
The charges are for his involvement in catalytic converter thefts. Weast had been added to the Sheriff’s Office most wanted list.
One other man has already been charged in connection with the same cases. Michael Lee Upright, 40, was charged with one count of felony larceny and one count chop shop activity by theft/fraud.
According to the sheriff, both men are part of a theft ring where multiple people have been charged with breaking into homes and cars throughout Rowan County in December and January.