ICSO deputies, K-9 find suspect hiding in a camper

Posted at 11:44 PM on Aug 13, 2019

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

Iredell County Sheriff's Office deputies apprehended a man who was wanted for failing to appear in court after he ran away from his home in Love Valley to avoid being arrested.

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Corey David Combs, 39, in a news release on Tuesday.

On Friday, August 9, Deputy Kris Robbins went to Combs' home on Ponder Lane in an effort to serve him with warrants for his arrest, the sheriff said in the news release.

As Deputy Robbins was attempting to serve the warrants, Combs ran out the back door of his residence, Campbell said.

Robbins called for the assistance of Deputy Ryan Clay and his K-9 partner Bosco. Once they arrived at the scene, Bosco picked up Combs' trail and led the deputies to Mitchell Trail Road and then Bacon Road.

Along the way, deputies encountered concerned citizens, who asked they were looking for a bald-headed man in red underwear, which matched the description of Combs, Campbell said. The citizens then pointed in the direction Combs had run.

Bosco eventually tracked Combs' scent to a camper on Cowboy Trail, according to the news release.

Combs had broken into the camper in an attempt to hide, but the deputies could hear movement inside the camper, Campbell said.

They ordered Combs to come out of the camper, which he did without incident.

Combs was arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with two counts of failure to appear on communicating threats and two counts of failure to appear on narcotics violations. He was also charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering and misdemeanor damage to property.

Magistrate Tutterrow issued Combs a $20,000 bond.

According to the ICSO, Combs' criminal history includes the following charges: three counts of misdemeanor larceny, two counts of misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, three counts of felony obtain property by false pretense, misdemeanor resisting a public officer, and misdemeanor criminal contempt.

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