Rowan County man who walked out of courtroom while on trial arrested

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Reginald Dean Oglesby, aka “Weasel”

SALISBURY, N.C. — A man on Rowan County’s most-wanted list, who fled during his drug trial last week, was arrested Wednesday after a six-day search.

Reginald Dean Oglesby, 39, of Salisbury, was arrested in Winston-Salem by officials from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Winston-Salem Police Department.

Oglesby, also known as “Weasel,” went on trial March 4 for selling cocaine.

On March 5 the jury went to deliberate and reached a guilty verdict in about 20 minutes. Oglesby, however, never returned to court.

When he disappeared, officials began an extensive investigation to locate Oglesby, who is a registered sex offender.

Oglesby was located and arrested for felony failure to appear, habitual felon and failure to notify of an address change as a registered sex offender.

He will appear before Superior County Judge W. David Lee for sentencing on the drug charge this week.

Oglesby’s other previous pending charges include drug trafficking and felon in possession of a firearm