Man charged for repeatedly stealing items from home of deceased man


ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – An extensive investigation by deputies with the Rowan Sheriff’s Office has resulted in a long list of charges against a Salisbury man, and more charges coming for two other men.

According to Major John Sifford, the investigation began several weeks ago when deputies were notified by the daughter of man who had recently passed away that strangers had been seen around the man’s home. That home is located on Shaver Road in eastern Rowan County. Neighbors also said they had seen people at the home moving items outside.

A description of a pick up truck that was seen at the house, and additional information led deputies to focus the investigation on 35-year-old William Jack Daniel Upright of Red Acres Rd. Upright had apparently borrowed the vehicle, described as a blue Ford, from another man.

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