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Posted on: April 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] WANTED man arrested by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office


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 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

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Sunday, April 3, 2022, members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad received information on a location of a person who was entered as “Wanted” by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, Dustin Blaine Owensby. The informant also advised the deputies, that Owensby had been making statements about not going back to prison and he would. “Shoot it out with law enforcement officers if they attempted to take him”.

Warrant Squad Deputies along with Road Patrol Deputies and Criminal Investigators responded to 1106 Weaver Street just off of East Greenbriar Road. After setting a perimeter around an older model camper there, the deputies began calling commands over a loudspeaker for Owensby to come out.  A short time later a female ran out of the trailer and after being interviewed by the deputies, confirmed Owensby was inside the trailer.

After more than two hours of calling commands for Owensby to exit the trailer, the decision was made to enter the building and search for him. After a brief search of the trailer, Owensby was found hiding behind a couch. He was taken into custody and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center.

Owensby was served with several outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants as well as an outstanding Probation Violation. Magistrate T. Thompson issued a 100,000.00 dollar secured bond on the charges. The felony and misdemeanor charges stem from an investigation the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office conducted on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Road Patrol Deputies when 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. 

Detectives obtained 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. 

Dustin Blaine Owensby, 34 Years Old

122 Ridge Creek Drive

Troutman, North Carolina 28166


Criminal history: Misdemeanor Assault, Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Breaking or Entering, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Assault on a Governmental Official, Misdemeanor Common Law Forgery, Misdemeanor Assault on a Female, Felony Hit and Run Failing to Stop with Injuries, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Two Counts of Felony Larceny, Felony Larceny, 13 Counts of Felony Breaking or Entering, Two Counts of Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense, Six Counts of Felony Larceny After Breaking or Entering, Felony Possession of Heroin, Two Counts of Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Felony Forgery of   Instrument, Felony Larceny of a Firearm, Felony Breaking or Entering of a Motor Vehicle, Felony Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Misdemeanor Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance.



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