A Mocksville man faces burglary and other charges after reportedly fleeing from law enforcement in a stolen vehicle, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release.
Barron Lee Thompson, 48, received felony charges of first-degree burglary, breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle. He was also taken into custody on three outstanding orders for arrest, the release states.
Thompson received a $100,000 secured bond when he appeared before a magistrate.
The news release stated the following:
On Sunday, a deputy patrolling the area of Mocksville Highway saw a suspicious vehicle near Long Pond Drive.
The deputy stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Long Pond Drive and Mocksville Highway for a motor vehicle violation. Two men jumped out of the vehicle and ran into a wooded area when the deputy turned on his blue lights and siren.
After a search of the area, deputies checked the vehicle’s paperwork and asked the Davie County Sheriff’s Office to go to the address of the registered owner. DCSO reported the vehicle, along with a trailer and golf cart, had been stolen from the home.
A 911 call came in reporting that two men were running behind the residence in the 1600 block of Mocksville Highway.
Deputies found fresh footprints and established a perimeter. A canine was used to track the suspects and Thompson was found beside a home.
Authorities also found an unlocked garage door in the area. After speaking with the homeowner, it was determined Thompson had broken into a vehicle in the driveway and opened the garage door with a garage door opener.
The release noted Thompson has a criminal history involving multiple counts of larceny, breaking and entering, habitual felon, fraud and various assaults.
The release did not identify a second suspect.