FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Taylorsville man who was wanted for felony charges in Iredell and Alexander counties was apprehended on Wednesday by Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Deputy Patrick Dragowski, who is assigned to the ICSO Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team was patrolling in western Iredell County in the area of Lookout Dam Road and Island Ford Road when he noticed a motorcycle on the side of the road near a “No Trespassing” sign.
Deputy Dragowski ran the registration plate on the motorcycle and learned the tag came back to a different motorcycle, according to an ICSO news release. According to the vehicle identification number on the motorcycle, it had been reported stolen by the Lenoir Police Department
A man who was located nearby claimed the motorcycle while speaking briefly with Deputy Dragowski before running into the woods, Sheriff Darren Campbell said, the man ran into the woods. During the ensuing search of the area, deputies located a driver’s license which matched the description of the suspect who had fled, along with a small amount of methamphetamine, Campbell said.
After running a criminal records check on the driver’s license, deputies learned that Emmitt Steven Loges, 33, of Taylorsville was wanted on multiple felony warrants in Iredell and Alexander counties.
Deputy Nathan Hodges was called to the scene with his K-9 Sadie, who quickly located the suspect’s track, according to the news release. After tracking Loges for over a mile and a half, he was apprehended and arrested in a wheat field inside a perimeter established by deputies to contain the suspect, Campbell said.
Loges was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with Felony Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Second-Degree Trespass and Misdemeanor Resist, Obstruct, or Delay of a Public Officer.
Magistrate Thompson issued a No Bond on these charges pending his initial court appearance. Loges was also served with the following outstanding warrants: five counts of Felony Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, five Counts of Felony Larceny, two counts of Attempted Felony Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, and Felony Larceny. He was given a $75,000 secured bond on these charges.
Loges is currently on probation for Felony Breaking and Entering and Felony Larceny.