A southern Iredell County resident faces numerous charges in connection with the theft of automobile parts from two businesses following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

Ryan Yoder

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Ryan Wade Yoder, 46, of Mayhew Park Lane, Mooresville, in a news release Thursday.

On Friday, July 1, ICSO deputies received a report indicating four catalytic converters and a license plate had been stolen from vehicles belonging to Temperature HVAC, which is located at 754 Oakridge Farm Highway near Mooresville.

A short time later, the Sheriff’s Office received a call Transmissions Auto Repair, which is located at 724 Oakridge Farm Highway, for suspicious activity.

When the deputies arrived at the business, they met with employees who showed them security camera footage of three unknown persons looking through vehicles and moving the surveillance cameras upwards so they could no longer show the area, according to the news release.

ICSO investigators responded to assist with the investigation.

During the investigation, it was determined that two catalytic converters had been stolen from vehicles at Transmissions Auto Repair, Campbell said. Another vehicle had been broken into and evidence indicated someone had tried to take the vehicle, according to the news release.

Detectives Davidson and Sherard canvassed the area and spoke with different business owners and employees. The investigators obtained security camera footage of the suspects from multiple businesses.

One suspect tampered with multiple cameras, which provided the investigators with several photographs of this suspect’s face, Campbell said. The detectives identified this suspect as Yoder.

Based on the evidence obtained from these investigations, investigators obtained warrants for Yoder’s arrest.

A search warrant was executed at 116 Mayhew Park Lane in Mooresville on Wednesday, July 6, by ICSO personnel.

Yoder was located at the residence and taken into custody. He was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with Misdemeanor Larceny, six counts of Felony Larceny of Catalytic Converter, Felony Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, and Felony Attempted Larceny.

Yoder appeared before Magistrate Callejas, who issued a $25,000 secured bond on these charges.

According to the ICSO, Yoder’s criminal history includes the following charges: two counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of a Weapon on Educational Property, Felony Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Obtain Property by False Pretense, Misdemeanor First-Degree Trespassing, Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, two counts of Misdemeanor Second-Degree Trespassing, Misdemeanor Shoplifting by Concealing Goods, Felony Conspire to Commit Felony Larceny, Felony Attempted Trafficking of Heroin, and multiple driving-related charges.

Yoder is currently on post-release supervision by the N.C. Department of Adult Corrections for two counts of Felony Attempted Trafficking of a Schedule I Controlled Substance and Felony Larceny.

1 thought on “Sheriff: Suspect charged with stealing auto parts from two Mooresville-area businesses

  1. Just another example of a felon that doesn’t desire to be on the street.
    So much for post release supervision doing any good but allowing deadbeats to do more crimes!!!
    It’s ridiculous how many felons are just put right back into society and everyone wonders why crimes in our city / county is so bad. There is No consequences for crimes anymore.
    Time to reevaluate the “cards” judges read to determine sentences.
    This is the problem !!

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