Search of convicted felon’s home leads to arrest

The Associated Press

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SALISBURY — Authorities in Rowan County have arrested a convicted felon after a search of his home turned up a loaded .22 revolver and two long guns.

Area media outlets report that after a search of 56-year-old Anthony Worth Wyrick’s home in Gold Hill turned up the firearms as well as prescription pain medication, a second search warrant for a bank safety deposit box turned up more than $16,000 in cash.

Wyrick is charged with one count of felon in possession of a firearm. He was being held in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. It’s not known if he has an attorney.

Wyrick, who was arrested after last Friday’s search, has been convicted for a number of crimes, including felony second-degree rape and felony breaking and entering.