A Stony Point man faces several charges in connection with motor vehicle break-ins at a home off Harris Bridge Road following an investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

Jacob Fountain

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Jacob Lloyd Fountain, 27, in a news release.

ICSO Deputy H. English responded to a residence in the 300 block of Harris Bridge Road on January 21 in reference to a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, Deputy English spoke with the homeowner and reviewed a security video that showed a chainsaw had been stolen, Campbell said.

Deputies canvassed the area and located a siphon hose and a gas can, which had been used to steal gas from vehicles on the property, according to the news release.

Deputies assigned to the ICSO Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team Deputies along with N.C. State Highway Patrol personnel responded and established a perimeter. The ICSO Drone Unit deployed a drone while Sgt. Hodges deployed Canine Levi.

Deputies located Fountain, who lives off Harris Bridge Road, coming out of a wooded area, according to the news release. The suspect into custody. 

Sgt. Line deployed Canine Wilbur to perform an article search in an attempt to locate the stolen property, which was found in a wooded area, according to the news release.

Based on statements and evidence gathered throughout the investigation, Deputy English arrested Fountain and transported him to the Iredell County Detention Center. He was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, two counts of misdemeanor larceny, and misdemeanor attempted breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.

Magistrate M. Russell issued a $12,500 secured bond on the charges.