♦ It appears more out-of-towners are making a pilgrimage to the criminal vortex Salisbury, N.C. Not exactly what Rowan County Tourism and Development had in mind. On Tuesday sources in the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and the Salisbury Police reported that Corey A. Mahatha, a felon living on Chapwin Circle in Concord, was arrested at 420 Neel Rd. in Salisbury for allegedly punching and body slamming a pregnant woman and common law robbery among other charges.
Corey Antoine Mahatha:
Mahatha was charged with common law robbery (felony), assault by pointing a gun (felony), assault on a female (misdemeanor), flee to elude (felony), possession of control substance schedule VI (misdemeanor), possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor), driving while license revoked (misdemeanor), and resist/delay/obstruct public officer (misdemeanor). Under a secured $40,000 bond, he was held in the Rowan County Detention Center until he bonded out.
420 Neel Road, Salisbury, N.C.:
Location 420 Neel Road, Salisbury, N.C.:
On Tuesday Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 420 Neel Road after a 911 dispatch came in at 4:40 P.M. that an assault on a woman was in progress. Sydney Shultz-Walker, 21, made the call, telling the dispatcher the assailant fled in a white Dodge Challenger toward Mooresville Road.
Maratha allegedly drove Cody Ryan Fox, 21, to a convenience store on Jake Alexander Blvd. to buy a pack of cigarettes. When the two returned to the Neel Road home, Maratha allegedly grabbed Fox’s wallet in an attempt to steal it and the two fought. Sydney Shultz-Walker tried to intercede. Mahatha allegedly punched the woman in her head, then hoisting high he body-slammed her to the ground. While she was down, he allegedly kicked her in the back and her stomach.
As the beating subsided, Mahatha drew a semi-automatic pistol from his holster and pointed at Fox.
Later, after being pursued by Sheriff’s deputies and the Salisbury Police, Mahatha bolted from his car and was chased down in a short foot race. On his arrest, Mahatha no longer had his gun. Handcuffed, taken into custody, he took the long ride back to Salisbury to be processed.
Cory A. Mahatha’s Previous Record: