ICSO: Statesville man arrested after eluding law enforcement for nearly two months
FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Statesville man faces multiple charges in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins in the Mooresville area following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.
ICSO deputies received reports of breaking and entering to motor vehicles and larceny of debit and credit cards on Huntfield Way in the Mooresville on May 31, Sheriff Darren Campbell sad in a news release. The vehicles were reportedly unlocked at the time of the break-ins.
Detective Patrick Irwin with the Criminal Investigations Division was assigned the case and began speaking with witnesses and community members on Huntfield Way, Campbell said.
During the investigation, Irwin discovered that transactions were made on a victim’s credit card after it was stolen at the Walmart located at 169 Norman Station Blvd., Mooresville.
The detective was able to obtain clear video footage of the suspect using the stolen debit cards as well as the vehicle the suspect was driving, according to the news release.
The footage was then circulated on social media and Irwin received several responses from citizens of Iredell County stating that the person in the video was a Logan Dean Baker, 26, of Phillips Lane, Statesville, Campbell said.
Irwin spoke with the suspect's family, who confirmed that Baker was the man in the video footage and that the vehicle belonged to family members, according to the news release.
Irwin made contact with Baker, but the suspect refused to answer questions.
The detective obtained warrants for Baker's arrest on the charges of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny, identity theft, and obtaining property by false pretense on June 14.
On August 8, after nearly two months of eluding law enforcement, Baker was arrested by Salisbury Police Department officers at the request of Statesville Police Department, Campbell said. Logan was being sought by the SPD in reference to a larceny of a motor vehicle that happened within the city limits.
Following his arrest, Baker was transported to the Iredell County Detention Facility, where he was charged and given a $25,000 secure bond.