FROM STAFF REPORTS
Four suspects face felony charges in connection with the theft of Honda motorcycle from a motorcycle dealership off Salisbury Highway in Statesville.
On Thursday, March 18, at about 2:53 a.m., the Statesville Police Department received a call from Security Central advising multiple subjects inside the fenced area at Great Western Motorcycles located at 1787 Salisbury Highway, according to an SPD news release.
When SPD patrol officers arrived on the scene, the perpetrators had already left the area, police said. Officers discovered that a portion of the security fence had been cut and a 2020 Honda Talon 1000R, valued at $20,000, had been removed from the fenced-in area, according to the news release. The motorcycle was found nearby, police said.
Members of the SPD Crime Reduction Team arrived in the area and attempted to locate the individuals involved in the break-in. The CRT team members observed a Chrysler passenger vehicle traveling on Sherill Drive traveling toward Industrial Drive. With no other traffic in the area and the close proximity to the crime, CRT members stopped the Chrysler for a motor vehicle violation, according to the news release.
While speaking with the four occupants of the Chrysler, officers observed that three men were muddy, very wet, and dressed in all dark clothing, police said.
Officers detained the occupants while SPD patrol officers met with personnel of Great Western Motorcycles and viewed the security footage.
Due to distinct details on the clothing the men were wearing, CRT officers were able to positively identify them as the males in the security footage at Great Western Motorcycles, according to the news release.
Rashadd Montell Hill, 30, of Dudley, Damon Jaquan Gresham, 27, of Concord, and Chamodd Jamek Clagon, 22, of Greenville, were charged with First Degree Trespassing, Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, and Injury to Property. All three suspects received a $25,000 secured bond.
Destiny Montae Morgan, 21, of Raleigh, who was identified as the driver of the Chrysler, was charged with Felony Aid and Abet Larceny. She received a $10,000 secured bond.
Gresham was served with an outstanding warrant from Gaston County for failure to reduce speed and driving while revoked. Clagon was served with an outstanding warrant from Washington County for felony larceny.