Two men wanted in Rowan Co. home invasion, death of resident’s dog

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"Sasha," Gabriel Brown, Jalen Cook.

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies are searching for two men who have been identified as suspects in a Rowan County home invasion.

During the May 24 home invasion, the residents’ dog “Sasha” was shot and killed.

Deputies responded to the home on Mendenhall Road where three victims said several suspects came to their door and forced their way into the home with guns.

They ransacked the home and stole several items, including a TV.

Several shots were fired by the suspects. The victim’s dog Sasha died that night of a gunshot wound.

No one else was injured.

After an investigation, two suspects were identified as Jalen Lamont Cook, 20, of West Fisher Street, Salisbury and Gabriel Jamar Brown, 23, of West Bank Street, Salisbury.

Warrants were obtained for both suspects for felony first degree burglary, felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and felony cruelty to animals.

These suspects have been added to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted List and both are believed to be in the Salisbury area and considered extremely dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687 or Detective Travis Allen 704-216-8715.


  • Bo

    Well aren’t we tough little thugs? That poor dog was worth way more than the both of those losers.

  • Jason

    I would trade that poor dogs life for both the lives of those worthless hood rats. I will happily provide the bullets.

  • John Smith

    Had a friend who had gotten a gun in 2009 when he said he just felt he had to do it like his friends. He got broken into at home and saw the event coming. Went and to get his gun and was surprise by the intruder who said, “Naw man!!!! You are the last person on earth I want to shoot!” The friend says, “Then he lit me up! The first shot hit my gun and my hand; the second my right hip; and the third got me in the foot!” So having a gun is probably only marginally likely to improve your odds—- although I do have one myself.

  • dead horse

    They won’t get theirs, they could be Obama’s sons!!! And as much as we would like to see karma come true, nothing will happen.

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