Man charged with throwing objects from bridge over I-85 | Crime
SALISBURY - During July of 2012, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division began investigating incidents that involved a person throwing objects from the bridge overpasses onto Interstate 85.
The overpasses involved were Pine Ridge Road, Daugherty Road and Lentz Road. Several of the objects thrown from these bridges damaged cars, and some of the drivers were injured. Sheriff’s Deputies and Highway Patrol responded to the incidents.
On August 22, 2012, Sheriff’s Investigators obtained warrants on 21 year old Matthew Damion Parham, for two of these incidents being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office, as well as the larceny of a small boat. Parham was arrested at his residence at 995 Old Linn Road, China Grove, which is near the overpasses that were used to target the Interstate travelers.
Parham is currently in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond, and is charged with Larceny, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, and 2 counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
During the arrest, Detectives also recovered a red riding lawn mower that appears to be stolen. Parham is believed to drive a small SUV. The investigation continues, and anyone with information about the Interstate assaults, or the stolen property is asked to contact Detective T. Misenheimer (704) 216-8704 or Lt. Chad Moose at (704) 216-8687.
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