Suspects ID'd in incident that led to school lockdowns

Suspects ID'd in incident that led to school lockdowns

Suspects ID'd in incident that led to school lockdowns

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 2:39 PM

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. -- The Spencer Police Department released the names of three individuals arrested on Monday in connection with the incidents that led to the lockdowns of three North Rowan schools.

Deante Corey Baker, of Salisbury, Preston Jaquad Dalton, of Salisbury, and Malik Durand White, of Kannapolis, all 17-years-old, were arrested Monday and booked in to the Rowan County Jail on the charges of felonious breaking, entering and larceny, and resist, delay and obstruct a law enforcement officer in the performance of his duties.

On Monday morning, a public works employee reported to authorities suspicious activity at a residence in the 500 block of Pineview Street in Spencer.

The 911 complainant told officials a burgundy Ford Expedition was parked at the home, and several males were acting suspicious.

When officers arrived on the scene, the Expedition sped off, police say, ran a stop sign, and then crashed into a tree.

That's when, police say, the five occupants of the SUV jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot.

Baker, Dalton and White were arrested after foot pursuits.

Two unidentified juvenile suspects are still wanted.

Police say stolen electronics were found inside the crashed SUV that were burglarized from the home on Pineview Street.

The scene of the SUV crash was across the street from the campus of North Rowan High School, sending that school and nearby North Rowan Middle and North Rowan Elementary schools into lockdown for several hours. 

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