22-year-old Cynthia Diane Chavis of Dave Heafner Road in Crouse was arrested Monday (March 29) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony identity theft along with misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer and giving false information to an officer. Chavis was also served with outstanding warrants for larceny, driving while license revoked, financial identity fraud, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, displaying an expired registration plate, no liability insurance, possession of stolen goods and conspiracy.
Monday at approximately 3:00 a.m. deputies were traveling behind a red SUV with a valid license plate but the registered owner of the vehicle did not have a valid driver’s license. The officer stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Highway 150 West and Old Lincolnton Crouse Road.
The driver of the car produced a valid driver’s license but a passenger in the vehicle gave officers a fictitious name. Cynthia Diane Chavis gave the deputies the other name and produced identification for that person. One officer recognized the individual and a check by the Lincoln County Communications Center revealed she was wanted on outstanding warrants in Cleveland and Gaston Counties.
Chavis was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $27,500 secured bond. She was also ordered held for Cleveland County authorities and remained in jail in Lincoln County as of earlier today (March 31). Lincoln County District Court dates are scheduled for April 20 and April 26. A District Court date was scheduled Tuesday (March 30) in Cleveland County, and Chavis has a Gaston County court date April 8.