33-year-old Andrew Steven Coleman of Falling Leaf Lane in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking and entering, and larceny of a firearm, along with a misdemeanor count of larceny of a motor vehicle.
According to information released Tuesday (August 31), on August 12, 2021, Road Patrol Deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a business on Old Mountain Road in reference to a larceny of a motor vehicle report. Officers discovered the vehicle had been dropped off at the business the night before by the owner. When the deputies interviewed the owner, they learned there was also a firearm inside of the vehicle.
A dirt bike was found in a wooded area the business which was identified as having been stolen from a nearby residence on the same night. On August 19, the stolen vehicle was found in Surry County at an exit off of Interstate 77. The vehicle was returned to the owner. Based on the evidence found in the vehicle, Coleman was identified as the suspect.
Coleman was arrested on August 24 and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center. He remained in jail as of earlier today (September 1) under $46,000 secured bond. He has a District Court appearance September 14. The suspect had previously been released on bond after being charged earlier in August with felony break-in and firearm offenses.