Iredell County Sheriff’s Office personnel used a drone to locate a Woodleaf man who was wanted on multiple charges.

Thomas Corbin

Thomas Jay Corbin, 30, of Needmore Road, Woodleaf, was apprehended by ICSO deputies on Thursday, November 30, Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a news release.

The Sheriff’s Office began investigating on October 21 after receiving a report related to the larceny of a side-by-side vehicle, Campbell said.

The case was assigned to Detective R. Olson, who interviewed witnesses and victims. Based on the evidence gathered throughout the investigation, Detective Olson identified Corbin as the suspect, according to the news release.

Detective Olson obtained warrants chargining Corbin with Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Felony Flee to Elude Arrest with a Motor Vehicle, and two counts of misdemeanor trespass with an all-terrain vehicle, which resulted in Corbin fleeing from Detective Olson.

Corbin was then entered as “Wanted” in crime databases by the ICSO and classified as “Wanted” by the United States Marshal’s Service for Obstructing a Court Order.

On Thursday, November 30, deputies responded to the 120- block of Sutton Court for a domestic dispute. When the deputies arrived on scene, they learned that Corbin had fled the residence and ran into a wooded area, Campbell said.

Patrol deputies and members of the ICSO Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team and detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the area to assist with establishing a perimeter. The ICSO Drone Unit responded and deployed the drone.

The drone located Corbin hiding in a wooded area in the area of Oswalt Amity Road, according to the news release. Deputies responded to the area, which was approximately three-fourths of a mile from the residence.

Corbin was located and arrested without incident, Campbell said.

Deputies transported Corbin to the Iredell County Detention Center. He was served the outstanding warrants for Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Felony Flee to Elude Arrest with Motor Vehicle, and two counts of Misdemeanor Trespass with All Terrain Vehicle.

Magistrate Thompson issued Corbin a $50,000 secured bond on the local charges. A federal detainer hold was placed on Corbin in reference to obstructing a Court Order by the United States Marshal Service.

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