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Two convicted for crimes in Rowan County

Leach (Rowan Sheriff's Office) Leach (Rowan Sheriff's Office)
Power (Rowan Sheriff's Office) Power (Rowan Sheriff's Office)
ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Two people were convicted Monday in Rowan County. 

Officials say Melanie Janie Leach was convicted of felony larceny and felony possession of goods. Leach admitted her status as habitual felon and was sentenced to between 67 and 93 months in prison. 

Police say Leach took two items from a Belk store in Salisbury in September 2016. Leach also reportedly placed several stolen items in her purse.

In total, the woman is accused of taking $1,061 worth of items. She had previously been convicted of felony larceny, felony breaking and entering and felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, among other convictions. 

Randy Trent Power of Kannapolis was convicted on Monday of felony possession of stolen goods, felony breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering. Power also admitted to his status as habitual felon and was sentenced to between 58 and 82 months in prison. 

Deputies say Power admitted to taking several items from a home on West 8th Street on Feb. 16 and taking them to Lowe's to exchange for a gift card. 

Power was previously convicted of felony possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance, felony possession of heroin and felony larceny after breaking and entering.

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