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Asheboro man sentenced to more than 5 years prison as habitual felon

(Rowan Sheriff's Office) (Rowan Sheriff's Office)

Phillip Andrew Ridley, Sr. of Asheboro was convicted Tuesday in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony larceny.  He admitted his status as a habitual felon and Judge Lori Hamilton sentenced him to a minimum of 67 months to a maximum of 93 months in prison. 

On February 20, 2017, officers with the Salisbury Police Department were dispatched to Marshall’s in reference to a larceny.  The loss prevention officer stated that a black male, later identified as Ridley, Sr. and a female took several purses from the store.  A witness in the parking lost advised officers that the suspects fled and was able to provide a vehicle description.  A short time later, officers located the vehicle and recovered twelve purses with a value of over $1,000.00.

Ridley, Sr. was previously convicted of felony breaking and/or entering a motor vehicle, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and felony possession of firearm by felon, among other convictions.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook stated that if her office had not prosecuted Ridley, Sr. as a habitual felon, he could have received as little as 12 months in prison.

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