Phillip Ray Creel, of Salisbury, Arrested Monday Night on Bertie Avenue for an Alleged Breaking and Entry in Rowan County

Posted on June 14, 2016

RFP Staff

♦ On Monday Night Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Phillip Ray Creel, 36, at a home on 5855 Bertie Avenue in Salisbury for an alleged breaking and entry on the 1200 block of Barger Road in the Rockwell area.  Allegedly Creel was allowed to stay in a camper on the property on Barger Road.  According to Sheriff’s Office sources Creel broke into an auxiliary building containing a shop and a number of tools were removed and passed off at area pawn shops through the alleged use of Creel’s brother ID.

5855 Bertie Avenue in Salisbury:

The Sheriff’s Office allegedly noted in their inspections of county pawn shops a number of expensive tools showed up linked to Creel’s brother.  The alleged thefts were then traced to Creel. Allegedly Creel appeared at Eagle and Whitaker Pawn and Jewelry in Granite Quarry to unload a ladder, a Stihl chainsaw, and an Echo hedge Trimmer.  Boulevard Pawn in Kannapolis allegedly received a stolen rotary hammer and Leica Rugby Laser from Creel.  He also was said to have pawned a pneumatic nailer at Rowan Gun & Pawn.  Mostly all quality tools.

Phillip Ray Creel:

All told Creel was charged with Breaking and Entering-building (felony), larceny after b/e (felony), obtaining property by false pretenses (felony), and identity theft (felony). Under a secured $30,000 bond, he is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Phillip Ray Creel’s Previous Record:

**This article will be updated as more information arrives.**

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