17-year-old Bryce Patrick Burns of the Heights Way Apartments in Cornelius has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on one count each of first-degree burglary, larceny after breaking & entering, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of alcohol by a person under 21, as well as two counts of second-degree trespassing.
At 2:20 in the morning on June 22, Deputy J.G. Younts responded to a complaint from a boat owner at the All Seasons Marina in Mooresville. The boat owner said he was awakened by someone on his boat. The boat owner said he chased two male subjects off his boat and to the end of the dock where one person turned and fired a stun gun at him and told him to get away. The victim was able to write down a tag number down from the suspect’s vehicle.
The vehicle was registered to an address in Cornelius where Officers unsuccessfully attempted to locate the suspect at the residence. An Officer in Cornelius was familiar with the vehicle’s driver and passed that information on to Sheriff’s Deputies.
Officers reviewed video surveillance footage taken at the marina in Mooresville and saw the suspects carrying a bag of items from the dock before they were spotted on the victim’s boat. The original complainant told Officers he was missing a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka and a bottle of Gatorade.
Another check of the residence in Cornelius was unsuccessful, but, at about 11 p.m. on the same date, Deputies were told that the suspect vehicle had returned to the residence. Shortly thereafter, Deputies made contact with Bryce Patrick Burns. Burns reportedly admitted to the crimes, but wouldn’t identify the second suspect.
Burns was taken into custody and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center. He’ll appear in an Iredell County courtroom on Monday (June 30).