• Police arrest suspect previously charged for shoving drugs up his rear end


    ROWAN COUNTY - Rowan County deputies arrested Brandon Lee Rumple, 19, in China Grove on Saturday morning.

    Rumple was being sought by Rowan and Cabarrus county authorities for failing to appear in Cabarrus County Superior Court in early March for a heroin trafficking charge. In that incident, Rumple was charged with possession of over 200 grams of heroin. Rumple has multiple other cases pending in Rowan County.

    He was found with controlled substances shoved up his rear end while in the Rowan County Detention Center in October 2013. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute Soboxone and possession of controlled substances in a local confinement facility.

    In June 2013 Rumple was involved in a dispute at his residence, in which he allegedly fired a .380 handgun at two individuals. The handgun and shell casings were recovered at the scene. Authorities charged him with felony possession of a firearm.

    Rumple was also charged in an October 2012 incident while working community service. In this incident, he attempted to discard 6.7 grams of heroin in a Porta-Jon at the facility after deputies received a report of a drug sale involving someone matching Rumple’s description at the location. He was found with an additional 3.7 grams of Methadone and $415, leading to a charge of trafficking heroin.

    The suspect has an extensive criminal record; including a January 2012 conviction in Cabarrus County for delivery of a Schedule I controlled substance.

    Rumple received a secured bond of $1,000,000 on Saturday, and was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center.

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