Rowan County sheriff’s deputies say tips from the public and the K-9 unit helped authorities arrest three burglary suspects Wednesday in the southwestern part of the county.
The Sheriff’s Office said it received a call about 11:30 a.m. about a breaking and entering in progress at a home in the 2500 block of Patterson Road, about 5 miles southwest of Salisbury. Deputies said a man told them he was checking on the house and spotted two men run from the residence when he pulled up.
The man also told authorities that he noticed a woman sitting in a dark-colored Honda Accord nearby. The woman pulled around the man’s truck and drove off, but the man got the license tag number of the car, investigators said.
A short time later, a deputy spotted the car on Patterson Road, pulled it over, and took the woman into custody.
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Then, after receiving a call that a man was seen running in a wooded area near Davis Farms, a sheriff’s deputy and Landis police, aided by their dog unit, arrived at the scene. They took a man into custody a short time later.
Another deputy spotted a second man running on Patterson Road and took him into custody.
The two men and the woman were charged in connection with two burglaries in the area.
Deputies said Jhmere Desmond Daniels, 25, of Kannapolis was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and one count of felony larceny. He was jailed under $50,000 bond, and deputies said he already is on probation for earlier break-ins in Rowan County.
Katerious Amez Oakes, 25, of Concord was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and one count of felony larceny. He was jailed under $25,000 bond, and deputies said he was arrested in March on felony child abuse charges.
Amber Nicole Smith, 28, of Concord was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering, one count of felony larceny, driving while license revoked, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed under $25,000 bond.