Date/Time of Offense: Tuesday, March 2022.
Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Breaking and Entering
Larceny after Breaking and Entering
Felony Conspiracy to Commit Felony Breaking and Entering or Larceny
Misdemeanor First Degree Trespassing
Location of Incident: 1059 Elwood Road, Statesville.
Suspect(s): Dustin Blaine Owensby, 34 Years Old
122 Ridge Creek Drive
Troutman North Carolina, 28166
Timothy John Becker, 53 Years Old
125 Briarfield Drive
Mooresville, North Carolina 28115
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Road Patrol Deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1059 Elmwood Road, in reference to a breaking and entering and larceny.
After arriving on the scene, the deputies spoke with the victim, who told them several brand new power tools were stolen from the victim’s storage building during the night. The victim then stated he located the power tools in a hay barn located at the end of the driveway near Elmwood Road. The deputies believed the suspects could return to the barn to collect the stolen property.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division were then notified of the incident. The victim removed the power tools from their original boxes and replaced them with heavy pieces of wood to trick the suspects. Later in the evening communications received a call from the victim advising the suspects had returned.
Patrol Deputies and Detective J. Graves were standing by a short distance away. They responded immediately after receiving the call. When they arrived, Timothy John Becker was located in the suspect vehicle. His passenger, later identified as Dustin Owensby, fled on foot as the deputies were arriving.
Based on the evidence gathered along with statements received by the detectives, Timothy Becker was arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with: Felony Breaking and Entering, Larceny after Breaking, and Entering, and Misdemeanor Larceny. Timothy Becker received a 2,500.00 dollar secured bond from Magistrate Callejas
Detectives received the following felony arrest warrants on Dustin Blaine Owensby: Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny after Breaking and Entering, Felony Conspiracy to Commit Felony Breaking, and Entering, Misdemeanor Larceny, and Misdemeanor First Degree Trespass. Dustin Blaine Owensby also has active arrest warrants for Probation Violation.
Anyone with information on where Dustin Blaine Owensby can be located, please call the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100 or Iredell County Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.
Owensby's picture is attached to this article.