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David Lee Gross
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Connelly Springs Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

34-year-old David Lee Gross of Old Blue Ridge Lane in Connelly Springs was arrested Thursday (December 28) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen goods.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Thursday a Public Safety Officer was notified about a vehicle theft at UNC Health Blue Ridge in Morganton. The investigaton led to the suspect being identified as David Lee Gross. He was arrested at approximately 6 p.m. Thursday at an address on U.S. 70 in Connelly Springs.

David Lee Gross has multiple convictions listed on the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website. All of the convictions were in Burke County and the list dates back to 2011. The most recent conviction listed for Gross was in September of 2021 for felony possession of schedule II controlled substance.

Following Thursday’s arrest, Gross was incarcerated in the Burke County Jail under $50,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (December 29). A District Court appearance is scheduled next Friday (January 5) in Morganton.