Ron Gallagher,

Ron Gallagher

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by Ron:

Raleigh mom accused of abusing daughter tried to have her taken from foster home, police say

Lindsey Michelle Smith of Raleigh was charged with soliciting someone to commit a felony and felony obstruction of justice. → Read More

Second suspect charged with murder of man who was found on Guess Road in Durham

A 19-year-old man on Wednesday became the second person charged with murder in the death of a man found along Guess Road early Sunday. → Read More

On bail after child-sex arrest, Raleigh man charged with raping woman in November

A Raleigh, North Carolina, man, who had been charged on Tuesday with taking indecent liberties with a girl and was free on bail, was arrested Wednesday on rape charges involving a different person. → Read More

Holly Springs ex-cop charged with felony in wreck that fractured other driver’s back

A former Holly Springs, North Carolina, police officer has been charged with a felony for a car crash that broke six of another driver’s vertebrae and happened while, police say, the ex-cop was driving drunk after quitting the force. → Read More

Former Wake County teacher’s assistant charged with having sex with student

A former teacher’s assistant at Knightdale High School was arrested Tuesday on charges that he had sex with a female student last school year. → Read More

Two men facing child-sex charges met 14-year-old boy online, Apex police say

Two men charged with committing sexual acts with a Franklin County teenager met the boy online and used to pick him up after school, according to a search warrant made public Thursday. → Read More

Authorities arrest Clayton man charged with murder

Johnston County officials are looking for a 24-year-old Clayton man charged with murder in the death of a man who was found dead Monday night. → Read More

Five females arrested in Raleigh, charged with theft campaign against two Belk stores

Three women and a girl from Whitakers and a woman from Rocky Mount face charges of running a shoplifting operation that netted more than $1,900 in merchandise from Belk stores in Raleigh and Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, last week. → Read More

3-month-old dropped twice while father attacked mother, Raleigh police say

A 3-month-old baby suffered face and head injuries early Monday when he was dropped twice while his father was punching and kicking his mother, Raleigh, North Carolina, police charged. → Read More

Hours after quitting job, Holly Springs police officer charged with DWI in accident

A Holly Springs police officer was charged with DWI and causing an accident hours after he resigned from the police department Tuesday, according to arrest records. → Read More

Durham police arrest man for Circle-K holdup and 41 other outstanding charges

It took a car chase, a foot chase and a search with a dog, but Durham, North Carolina, police caught and charged a man with robbing a convenience store, and with 41 other offenses. → Read More

After FBI raid in North Raleigh, 5 more face criminal charges

A man whose North Raleigh home was raided by the FBI last month is accused of money laundering, plotting a murder-for-hire and defrauding the Russian government out of tens of millions of dollars. → Read More

Wake County substitute teacher charged with slapping 10-year-old student, police say

A substitute Wake County, North Carolina, teacher was arrested Tuesday on a misdemeanor child-assault charge that the charge said she had slapped a 10-year-old boy on the back of the head in October. → Read More

Durham police seize cash, heroin in drug-trafficking investigation

Durham policed seized cash and drugs worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Durham man charged with trafficking heroin, according to recently released court documents. → Read More

Wake Forest woman was bilked out of more than $13,000 in renovation scam, police say

A man who faces previous charges related to scams is now accused of taking thousands of dollars from a Wake Forest woman for a renovation project that he did not complete. → Read More

Snow is now officially in the forecast for the Triangle this weekend

A winter storm is moving east and cold air is headed south and now snow is in the forecast for central North Carolina, including the Triangle, this weekend, along with freezing temperatures. → Read More

Police took photos, computer drives from home of Cary man accused of child-sex crime

Police seized a computer, multiple data-storage devices, cameras and pictures from a 70-year-old Cary, North Carolina, man’s home the day he was charged with committing a sex offense with a 10-year-old girl, a search warrant made public on Monday said. → Read More

Zebulon police ask for public’s help to find 2 men suspected of stealing guns

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two men suspected of stealing guns from three people at Gill Street Park. → Read More

Ex-employee charged with making false bomb threat to Apex car dealership

A Massachusetts man surrendered Tuesday morning in Raleigh, North Carolina, to face a charge that he made a false bomb threat last summer against an Apex car dealership where he once worked. → Read More

NC prison officer accused of punching and biting Raleigh cops

A state correctional officer was arrested early Sunday on charges that he punched one Raleigh police officer in the neck and bit a second officer hard enough to tear the cop’s shirt and break the skin on his arm. → Read More