FROM STAFF REPORTS

A Raleigh man has been charged with stealing his own vehicle following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

Nathan Gross

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Nathan Baird Gross, 48, in a news release Tuesday.

Gross’ legal issues began on Sunday, October 3, when he was arrested by Mooresville police and charged with DWI, according to an ICSO news release.

Following his arrest, Gross was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center. His vehicle, a black 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, was towed by 3T Towing and secured in a fenced storage area, according to the news release.

Gross was released from the Iredell County Jail and picked up by his wife at 5:02 a.m., Campbell said.

At 9 a.m., employees at 3T Towing discovered the fenced storage area and the business office had been broken into, according to the news release. Several items were reported stolen, including the Chevrolet Suburban that belonged to Gross, Campbell said.

An employee of the company called the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office to report this crime.

The responding deputies gathered all of the information on the vehicle and contacted the Raleigh Police Department and asked officers to go to Gross’ residence to see if the vehicle was there. RPD officers confirmed the vehicle was there, Campbell said.

During the investigation, detectives obtained evidence showing Gross was the person responsible for breaking into the 3T business office and removing the vehicle, according to the news release.

Detectives obtained warrants for Gross’ arrest as well as a search warrant for his home Raleigh and the Suburban. The RPD assisted with the execution of the search warrant and the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, along with other items of evidence were recovered near the suspect’s residence, according to the news release.

Gross was arrested on scene and transported by RPD officers to the Wake County Detention Center, where he was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny of a motor vehicle, felony larceny after break and enter, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor injury to personal property, and misdemeanor first-degree trespassing. He received a $10,000 secured bond on these charges.

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