Homeless man accused of armed robbery in Rowan Co.


Harry Alex Butler

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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies are looking for a man they say robbed a store in China Grove Tuesday.

The man,  identified as Harry Alex Butler, entered Steve’s Corner Mart on Lentz Road and displayed what the clerk believed to be gun.

The suspect fled the store after taking money from the cash register.

Deputies say warrants for robbery with a dangerous weapon were obtained. Butler is already wanted for probation violation.

Butler’s last known address was the homeless shelter in Salisbury, but is believed to be in the China Grove or Kannapolis area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Billy Basinger 704-216-8682 or Lt. Chad Moose 704-216-8687. Citizens can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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