Randall Scott Saxon
Terry Justin Sherrill
Mariah Cynthia Coley
Sheriff: Three suspects charged in connection with theft of SUV, firearm
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Three suspects face charges in connection with the theft of an SUV and a firearm following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Randall Scott Saxon, 26, of Statesville; Terry Justin Sherrill, 31, of Hiddenite; and Mariah Cynthia Coley, 22, of Stony Point in a news release Monday.
ICSO deputies received a report on July 20 in reference to a stolen 2019 Jeep Compass and the larceny of a firearm from 1083 Midway Road in western Iredell County, according to the news release.
The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Division and assigned to a Detective Sgt. Wesley Gregory. During the investigation, Gregory learned that Saxon had been asked to watch the residence at 1083 Midway Road and take care of the animals, Campbell said.
Additional information was obtained showing Saxon had allowed Sherrill and Coley to stay at the residence for several days, according to the news release.
Evidence was gathered indicating Sherrill and Coley had stolen food and the firearm from the residence and left the area driving the stolen 2019 Jeep Compass, the sheriff said.
On July 22, the stolen firearm was recovered by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office at a home in Hiddenite, according to the news release. ACSO deputies learned Sherrill and Coley had been at the residence the night before, Campbell said.
On July 28, Saxon was arrested, and charged with felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor larceny in Alexander County. He was taken before an Alexander County magistrate, where he was issued a $3,500 bond.
On July 30, Sherrill was arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny of a firearm, felony larceny of a motor Vehicle, felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and misdemeanor larceny. He was taken before Iredell County Magistrate Nicholson, who issued a $50,000 bond.
On August 6, Coley was arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny of a firearm, felony larceny of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor resist, obstruct and delay. She was taken before Iredell County Magistrate Tutterrow, who issued an $11,500 bond.
Detectives believe that the stolen Jeep Compass may be in the Hickory area. The investigation is ongoing and ICSO detectives ask that anyone with information about where the 2019 Jeep can be located to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3180 or Iredell County Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.