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L-R: James Dilorenzo and Leon Massey, Jr.
Courtesy of Mooresville Police Department

Two Suspects Charged After Police Receive Vehicle Theft Alerts

32-year-old James Dilorenzo of Winston-Salem was arrested Tuesday (May 21) by Mooresville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. 46-year-old Leon Massey, Jr. of Charlotte was also arrested on warrants from Mecklenburg County including assault with a deadly weapon.

On Tuesday, Mooresville Police Department (MPD) Officers made two arrests with assistance from the department’s automatic license plate reader (ALPR) system. At approximately 7:00 a.m., officers responded to the area of River Highway/I-77 following an ALPR hit of a black Chevy Camaro reported stolen out of Winston-Salem.

Officers found the vehicle and completed a vehicle stop without incident. The driver of the vehicle, James Dilorenzo, was charged with the vehicle theft count and was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center without bond.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. officers responded to the area of Fairview Road and U.S. Highway 21 following an ALPR hit of a black Chevy HHR reported stolen out of Charlotte. Officers located the vehicle and, based on information that the driver of the vehicle had five active warrants from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. Officers completed a high-risk vehicle stop without incident.

The driver of the vehicle, Leon Massey, Jr., was arrested and charged. Additional charges are expected. Massey was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center without bond. Dilorenzo had a court date Wednesday (May 22). Massey is scheduled to appear in court June 12.