24-year-old Joshua Wayne Seagro and 21-year-old Christopher Lee Stephens were arrested by Statesville Police Officers. Seagro is charged with five counts of first-degree burglary, nine counts of larceny after breaking & entering, eight counts of breaking & entering, three counts of breaking & entering to a motor vehicle and one count of larceny. Stephens was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, three counts of breaking & entering, four counts of larceny after breaking & entering and one count of breaking & entering to a motor vehicle.
In early February, the Statesville Police Department received numerous reports of houses and vehicles being broken into where several items and lawn equipment were stolen. During the investigation, numerous security cameras were obtained from residences, they contained video footage of the suspects. While taking reports, there were also reports of some lawn equipment being found hidden in shrubbery and those items were taken until the owner of the lawn equipment was located.
On February 9, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received information about suspects and possible locations of some stolen lawn equipment. Later in the day, Investigators identified the two suspects, Seagro and Stephens. On February 10 warrants were obtained.
Later the same day, Investigators along with Probation/Parole officers found Stephens in the parking lot of Master’s Economy Inn on Sullivan Road where he was taken into custody. Investigators learned there was a room at the establishment containing some of the stolen items. Investigators knocked on the hotel room door and Seagro answered and was taken into custody. More stolen items were found following a search of one of the rooms.
Seagro was issued a $100,000.00 secured bond and Stephens received a $150,000.00 secured bond. Both suspects remained in jail as of earlier today (February 17). Both suspects are scheduled to appear in District Court February 24.