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Posted on: January 16, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Two suspects arrested for breaking into Statesville business.


Sheriff Darren Campbell: On Friday January 12 at 4:51 pm deputies were dispatched to a larceny in progress call at the H&R Food Mart located at 308 Turnersburg Highway. Deputies responded to the call and upon arriving, met with the clerk who showed them a video of the suspect putting a bottle of Starbucks Coffee in his pocket then walking out of the store without paying.  The clerk told deputies the suspect went next door to Rat Rods Vape Shop.

Deputy McNeely went to the vape shop and discovered the vape shop was closed.  Deputy McNeely walked behind the vape shop and encountered Layton Jenkins.  Deputy McNeely observed Jenkins was the same person he saw in the store video taking the item from the store. McNeely saw the same bottle of Starbucks Coffee sticking out of Jenkins pants pocket.

Deputy McNeely was speaking with Jenkins about the Starbucks drink, when a vaporizer box, which appeared to be new, fell out of Jenkins pants onto the ground. Deputy McNeely then observed numerous vaporizer boxes stuffed into Jenkins pants. Deputy McNeely realized that Jenkins had broken into the vape shop and attempted to arrest Jenkins who struggled to get away. 

Deputy Cory Wilson arrived and assisted Deputy McNeely gain control of Layton Jenkins after a struggle and placed Jenkins under arrest.

During the course of investigating the larceny and the breaking and entering, it was discovered another male, Michael Lalonde who was at the vape shop, was also involved and he was taken into custody. 

A large number of vaporizers, numerous bottles of vaping liquid along, and other items from the vape shop were recovered.  A pill bottle containing 9 grams of marijuana was also located on Layton Jenkins.

Both Layton Charles Jenkins and Michael Patrick Lalonde were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center.  Once in the Detention Center, a Xanax pill was discovered in the pants pocket of Michael Lalonde.

Layton Charles Jenkins was charged with: Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny after Breaking and Entering, Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia, and Resisting a Public Officer.  Jenkins received a $3,500 secured bond from Magistrate Michael Nethken.

Michael Patrick Lalonde was charged with: Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny after Breaking and Entering, and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Jail.  Lalonde received an $8,500 secured bond also from Magistrate Michael Nethken.

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