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Alexander County Man Charged After Stolen Tools, Burglary Items Found
Stephen Slate Shaw
Courtesy of Alexander County Sheriff's Office

Alexander County Man Charged After Stolen Tools, Burglary Items Found

41-year-old Stephen Slate Shaw of Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday (January 12) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools.

Wednesday at approximately 9:30 p.m., Alexander County Communications received a call of a suspicious person on Woodring Lane in the Bethlehem Community. Officers responded and found that the caller had stopped the suspicious person near some storage units in the area.

Officers found a Chevrolet Silverado with a trailer displaying a Georgia license plate near the area. After running a vehicle registration search on the trailer, it had been reported stolen to the Hickory Police Department. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of stolen tools, along with lock-picking equipment. Following a brief investigation, officers detained Stephen Slate Shaw.

He was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond and remained in jail as of earlier today (January 14). A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Tuesday (January 18).

The investigation is continuing, with more charges possible. In a news release, Sheriff Chris Bowman thanked the Taylorsville Police Department, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and Hickory Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.