Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:16

Man Charged In Connection To Break-ins After Print Found At Scene

Davonta Everette Rankin Davonta Everette Rankin Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

24-year-old Davonta Everette Rankin of Rolling Lane in Statesville was arrested Monday (September 10) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with three felony counts of breaking and entering, two felony counts of larceny after breaking and entering, along with single felony counts of larceny of a firearm and attempted breaking and entering to a residence.

On August 4, 2018 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a break-in in progress at a residence on Wallace Springs Road near Statesville. Home security camera footage showed video of the suspect wearing a dark in color hooded sweatshirt and witnesses positively identified the suspect as the suspect, Rankin.

On August 16, 2018 a report of breaking and entering came in from a home on Chestnut Grove Road in Statesville. The homeowner came home and saw a person wearing a hoodie inside her residence, the suspect then fled the scene on foot. The suspect made entry to the residence through a window. Detectives and deputies canvassed the area searching for the suspect. Crime Scene investigators found a palm print on the glass where the suspect entered the house.

The print belonged to Rankin. Detectives were able to obtain warrants for Rankin for felony breaking and entering to a residence. According to a news release, Detectives interviewed the suspect Monday and he admitted to breaking into a residence on Chestnut Grove Road.

Bond for Rankin was set at $50,000 secured on the felony charges, he was also given a $1000 dollar secured bond on an order for arrest for failing to appear in court on driving related charges. Rankin was scheduled to appear in District Court Monday.

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