Salisbury: Heath Mitchem, Catawba College Athlete, Strong Armed Robbed Saturday Morning in Domino’s Pizza Parking Lot for $15

Posted on August 29, 2017

RFP Staff

♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Heath Lane Mitchem, 20, living on Rainey Road, a sophmore Catawba College pitcher, former Rowan County Player of the Year (Carson High School), collegiate swimmer, and playing for the Morehead Marlins a summer collegiate instructional league team, was the victim of “robbery-strong arm no weapon” just after midnight Saturday in the Domino’s Pizza parking lot at 1601 W. Innes Street.

Mitchem was walking back from a friend’s home on Link Street when he entered Domino’s parking lot and trouble showed up.  Mitchem gave up $15 to two Black males after they ordered him to give them everything he had, threatened him, shoved him, and patted him down.

No reports of injury during the strong arm assault.  Although the crime occurred at 12:05 a.m. Saturday morning, the crime was not reported to 911 dispatch until 5:58 p.m.

Morehead Marlin’s Pitcher Heath Mitchem:

Catawba College students are cautioned not to go out on foot onto W. Innes Street at night because of the area’s dangers.

The crime remains under investigation.

Domino’s Pizza, 1601 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location Domino’s Pizza, 1601 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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