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Thomas Jay Corbin
courtesy of Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office

Rowan County Man Charged with Larceny & Fleeing to Elude

30-year-old Thomas Jay Corbin of the Woodleaf community in Rowan County has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, along with two misdemeanor counts of trespassing with an all-terrain vehicle.

Events leading to Corbin’s arrest began on October 21 of this year when a report was filed with the Sheriff’s Office regarding the theft of a side-by-side vehicle. Detectives launched an investigation and interviewed witnesses and the victims. Thomas Jay Corbin was identified as the suspect. Corbin fled from Detectives and was considered to be a wanted person by the Sheriff’s Office. The United States Marshals Service also identified Corbin as a wanted person for obstructing a court order.

On Thursday, November 30, Deputies responded to a domestic dispute on the 120 block of Sutton Court. Deputies learned that Corbin had fled the residence and run into a wooded area. Officers established a perimeter and deployed a drone. The drone located the suspect hiding in the woods in the area of Oswalt Amity Road. Deputies found and arrested Corbin without incident.

Corbin was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center with bond on the local charges set at $50,000, secured. He was also placed on a federal detainer by the U.S. Marshals. District Court appearances were scheduled for December 19 and January 16.

Corbin has a criminal history that includes felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and breaking & entering a motor vehicle, along with misdemeanor counts of fleeing to elude arrest with motor a vehicle, larceny, assault on a female (two counts), driving while license revoked (three counts), resisting a public officer, carrying a concealed weapon, and driving-related charges.