Chase with police in Rowan Co. leads to long list of charges

Woman accused of using gasoline to try to burn man and mobile home
Ebony Eddie, 42, was charged on Monday night.
Published: May. 23, 2023 at 7:08 AM EDT
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A woman in Rowan County faces more than a dozen charges after an incident with law enforcement on Monday night. In Davidson County, the suspect is accused of using her car and gasoline as deadly weapons.

The incident began with officers from the Salisbury Police Department.

Deputies with the Rowan Sheriff’s Office charged Ebony Nicole Eddie, 42, with assault w/deadly weapon w/int to kill inflict serious injury, three charges of assault with deadly weapon, arson-attempting to burn dwelling houses breaking and entering terrorize/injure, two counts failure to appear/comply, resist obstruct delay officer - non assault, flee to elude - felony, speeding, drive left of center, failure to stop at stoplight, and hit and run property damage. Bond was set at $231,500.

The story of the arrest of 42-year-old Ebony Eddie began Sunday in Davidson County. According to warrants, she broke into a mobile home, assaulted a man with gasoline, then tried to burn down the house.

“First time I’ve actually heard about it…trying to set him on fire? Like I said, it’s peaceful over here, I ain’t never had no problem with anybody,” said neighbor Robert Robinson. ”Yeah, he’s a nice man.”

Investigators say Ebony Eddie left Davidson County after that incident, then was spotted in Salisbury on Monday. When police attempted to arrest her, they say she sped away and crashed with another vehicle at Sherrills Ford Road and Mooresville Road.

Eddie went to the hospital to be checked out, then to the jail to face fifteen total charges.

In Salisbury, she was charged with using her car as a deadly weapon during an assault, resisting police, and fleeing to elude arrest. She is being held under a bond of $213,000.

Back in Davidson County, neighbors like Robert say it’s a story that’s out of character for the small community.

“It’s peaceful…peaceful,” Robinson said. “I’ve never had any problems with any neighbors that live here.

Eddie was in court this morning for a first appearance before a judge on these charges, she does remain in the jail.