Investigation Of Wanted Fugitive Leads To Arrest Of Three In Rowan County





ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office made three arrests during an investigation of a wanted fugitive Monday.

Deputies say Gerrell McCrae, the wanted fugitive in the case, had numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest including trafficking heroin, PWISD schedule II (cocaine), PWISD schedule I (heroin), OFA possession of a firearm by a felon, OFA robbery with a dangerous weapon, OFA driving while license revoked, OFA assault inflicting serious bodily injury, OFA larceny of a motor vehicle, and OFA felony carrying a concealed gun.

During the investigation, deputies were advised that McCrae had made threats against law enforcement and those he felt were responsible for him being charged, according to a news release.

Officials responded to a Cannon Farm Road address, after further investigation, and after surveillance of the location stopped a vehicle that was leaving the residence. During the stop, McCrae’s girlfriend, Crystal Green, was located inside of the vehicle and found to have had outstanding warrants for larceny, according to deputies. She was arrested at the scene and surveillance continued.

After additional information was gathered, the sheriff’s office was led to believe that McCrae was inside the home leading officers to set up a perimeter around location and attempted to call him outside. Multiple individuals exited the residence as commanded.

One individual, identified as Mark Glasby, attempted to shut the door to the home as the suspect was being called out. A deputy deployed a taser on Glasby and he was then taken into custody. According to the sheriff’s office, Glasby is facing a charge resist obstruct delay.

A short time later, McCrae emerged from the residence and was then taken into custody without further incident.

Deputies say a consent search of the property led to the discovery of numerous items of drug paraphernalia including hypodermic needles. Evidence of suspected narcotics being flushed down the commode was also located. No firearm was located.





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