Crime & Courts

Rowan County man charged with stealing dad’s weapons

A Rowan County man was jailed in the theft of weapons from his parents’ home and using checks and credit cards that belonged to them, authorities said Tuesday.

Caleb Graham Knox, 25, of Cleveland in Rowan County, was arrested and charged with felony larceny of a firearm, two counts of financial transaction card fraud and three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Knox was jailed under a $75,00 bond on Friday.

Stolen from the Mount Ulla home were a .22-caliber revolver, a 20-gauge double-barrel shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle that belonged to his father, according to arrest records.

Checks totaling $361.75 were cashed. The checks belonged to Knox’s father, according to arrest records. A credit card belonging to Knox’s mother was used at gas stations, Walmart and Food Lion, records show. A J.C. Penney card was used to buy items at J.C. Penney.