20-year-old Rodney Allen Grant II of Musket Lane in Statesville was arrested Friday (February 1) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He's also charged with misdemeanor larceny.
According to a news release issued today (February 2), on Monday, November 26, 2018, detectives with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a break-in that occurred on Cool Springs Road in Cleveland, NC. The victim reported the theft of numerous items including a backpack leaf blower, chainsaw, weed eater, power tools, and two firearms.
Grant, a former employee of the victim, was identified quickly as a suspect. During the investigation, a search warrant was served at Grant’s residence for a separate investigation which lead to the recovery of the stolen backpack leaf blower and weed eater.
Grant was taken into custody at his residence without incident Friday, he was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where bond was set at $50,000 secured. A District Court date is set for February 20.