Rodney Allen Grant II
Sheriff: Felon faces charges in connection with break-in, gun theft
FROM STAFF REPORTS
A convicted felon was arrested on numerous charges by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office following an investigation into a burglary in Cleveland.
Sheriff Darren Campbell anounced the arrest of Rodney Allen Grant, 20, in a news relese Tuesday morning.
ICSO detectives began investigating a break-in on Cool Springs Road on Monday, November 26, after the receiving a report that a backpack leaf blower, chainsaw, weed eater, power tools, and two firearms had been stolen, Campbell said.
Grant, who is a former employee of the victim, was identified quickly as a suspect, according to the news release.
During this investigation, a search warrant was served at Grant’s residence by ICSO personnel for a separate investigation, which lead to the recovery of the stolen backpack leaf blower and weed eater, Campbell said.
As a result of the investigation, warrants were obtained for Grant's arrest on the following charges: Felony Breaking and Entering a Building, Felony Larceny After Breaking and Entering, Felony Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, Felony Larceny of a Firearm, Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Misdemeanor Larceny.
Deputies located and arrested Grant on Friday, February 1. He was taken into custody at his residence on Musket Lane without incident and was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, where the arrest warrants were served on him. Magistrate Tutterow issued Grant a $50,000 bond.
Grant also has several pending charges in Iredell and Davie counties including: Felony Possession of Stolen Goods/Property, Felony Possession of Firearm by Felon, Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny After Breaking and Entering, Misdemeanor Larceny, Felony Larceny of a Firearm, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Maintaining a Dwelling Place for Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana up to ½ Ounce, Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Driving While License Revoked, Fail to Wear Seatbelt, Fail to Stop for Stop Sign/Red Light, Fictitious/Altered Title/Registration Card/Tag, Speeding, and Expired/No Inspection.
According to the ICSO, his criminal history includes the following charges: Felony Assault by Strangulation, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Misdemeanor Possession of up to ½ ounce of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Assault, two counts of Misdemeanor Assault on a Governmental Official.
Grant is currently on active supervised probation, Campbell said.