The individual killed in a fatal traffic accident yesterday afternoon (September 22) in Hickory has…
22-year-old Steven Blake Loftis of Huskins Branch Road in Marion was arrested Wednesday (September 21) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny by destroying antitheft device and misdemeanor larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods.
Loftis was arrested shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after an officer responded to Walmart on Morganton Heights Boulevard in Morganton. The officer responded to the business in reference to a larceny call. The officer was told the suspects had gotten into a white Honda Civic with the trunk open and left the scene. The officer spotted the vehicle turning on to West Fleming Drive towards Asheville Street at a high rate of speed. The officer stopped the vehicle on Asheville Street and later arrested the suspect.
Loftis was incarcerated in the Burke County Jail under $5,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (September 23). A District Court appearance was scheduled today in Morganton.