A Mooresville man has been charged with theft after reportedly being found by residents in their camper where they were sleeping, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release.
On Sunday, 25-year-old Christopher Zane Gibby, of Pond View Lane, was charged with felony first-degree burglary and breaking and entering a motor vehicle.
Gibby received a $150,000 secured bond from a magistrate.
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated the following in the release:
On Friday, deputies responded to the 100 block of Pond View Lane for a reported burglary and breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.
Deputies interviewed the victims and were told they were asleep in a camper when they awoke to find Gibby standing inside with them.
The victims told deputies Gibby was using the flashlight on his cell phone to look around the camper when the owner confronted him. After the confrontation, Gibby ran off into some nearby woods.
Campbell said the victims were familiar with Gibby because he lives in the area.
It’s also suspected Gibby had entered the owner’s truck, which was parked outside the camper; he had taken the keys from the vehicle and used them to unlock the camper door.
Deputies contacted Gibby by phone but he refused to return. Warrants were obtained for Gibby’s arrest Sunday and he was taken into custody at his home without incident.
The release further stated Gibby has a criminal history involving misdemeanor drug possession, DWI and other driving offenses.
He is scheduled to appear in district court Aug. 28.