Thursday, August 23, 2012

21 Year-Old Arrested for Throwing Objects Onto I-85 From Bridges

Matthew Damion Parham, 21, was arrested Wednesday for throwing objects from several overpasses onto I-85 in Rowan County.

Rowan County Sheriffs arrested Parham at his Chine Grove home on Old Linn Road and charged him with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Parham had allegedly thrown objects from Daugherty, Lentz, and Pine Ridge Roads, all in Rowan County.

As officers were making the arrest, they noticed a stolen riding lawn mower on Parham's property. He was charged with larceny for the stolen mower. Parham was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Parham's actions left motorists injured and vehicles damaged. He is currently jailed in Rowan County under a $10,000 bond.

As the investigation of this matter continues, police have asked anyone with information about the incidents to contact Detective Misenheimer by calling (704) 216-8704 or Lieutenant Moose at (704) 216-8687.