An investigation in Iredell County dating back to October of last year has led to four arrests. Three suspects were charged with misdemeanor offenses while one faces a string of felony charges.
He is 25-year-old Christopher Gage Handy of the Turnersburg Highway in Statesville. Handy faces felony counts of larceny, possession of methamphetamine, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and obtaining property by false pretenses, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, trespassing, and possession of stolen property. The other three suspects — two males and a female, all from the same address on Lundy Road in Statesville — have each been charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of stolen property.
The investigation began when the Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a concerned citizen regarding property in northern Iredell County that was used for illegal activities. Investigators began to monitor the area, placing surveillance cameras on the property with the owner’s permission.
In March of 2022, Investigators located and recovered a stolen vehicle and several stolen tools. The stolen property was returned to its owners. Several suspects were identified. The investigation allowed authorities to solve multiple criminal and drug-related crimes.
Christopher Handy was arrested and jailed under a $75,000 secured bond. Bond amounts for the other suspects range from $79,000 to $2,500. Handy will appear in District Court on April 25 & 26 and in Superior Court on May 2. He is currently on probation for two counts of felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, felony larceny of a firearm, and felony larceny after breaking & entering. At least one of the other male suspects is also currently on probation.