Sheriff: Burglary suspect arrested after being held at gunpoint by homeowner
FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Statesville man faces several felony charges after he was held at gunpoint by a homeowner after breaking into a home on Monday, authorities said.
Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Brandon Taylor Knight, 26, in a news release Tuesday morning.
ICSO deputies responded to a call for a residential burglary at 1404 Turnersburg Highway around 4:50 p.m., according to the news release.
When deputies arrived, the homeowner had the suspect detained at gunpoint, Campbell said. Deputies immediately placed Knight under arrest.
The homeowner told deputies that when he came home he saw the rear door of the home pried open and found Knight in a bedroom stealing jewelry, Campbell said.
As the investigation was initiated, stolen jewelry and other items were located in Knight’s possession, according to the news release.
Deputies canvassed the area and discovered evidence of a second burglary at a nearby residence, the sheriff said.
Some of the items found in Knight's possession were linked to the second burglary, according to the news release.
After documenting the stolen property, the items were returned to the owner.
Knight was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering, and two counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering. Knight appeared before Magistrate Thompson, who issued a $30,000 bond on these charges.
A third breaking and entering was reported later in the evening and additional charges are expected, Campbell said.
“It is lucky for this suspect, this investigation did not end in a drastically different way," the sheriff said.
According to the ICSO, Knight's criminal history includes the followig charges: six counts of felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor possession of a schedule II controlled substance, misdemeanor breaking and entering, and two counts of soliciting for false pretense.
Knight is currently on supervised probation for a conviction in New Hanover County of felony breaking and entering, Campbell said.