29-year-old Levern Evan Johnson of North Wilkesboro was arrested Sunday (January 3) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He was charged by Taylorsville PD with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He’s also charged with operating a motor vehicle with revoked license, no insurance, revoked tag, speeding, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to law enforcement reports, a vehicle was spotted and recorded on radar doing 51 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone on Highway 16 near Trading Post Produce. An officer activated their blue light and siren and stopped the vehicle. It was learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Wilkes County earlier in the day.
Following his arrest, Johnson was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond. He remained in jail in Taylorsville as of earlier today (January 5). Johnson was scheduled to make an initial court appearance on Monday (January 4) in Alexander County District Court. His next Alexander County District Court date is January 25.
Johnson is also facing charges related to the vehicle theft in Wilkes County. In that county, the suspect is charged with two felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia. District Court dates are scheduled for January 20, April 14, and April 15 in Wilkes County.[Information provided by Rick Gilbert, WACB]