Two Iredell County men have been charged with vehicle break-ins in the Mooresville area.

Aaron James Byrd, 23, of Virginia Ave., Statesville, and Dre’Quan Ramon Stephens, 23, of Morningside Drive, Mooresville, have been charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering to motor vehicles and two counts of misdemeanor larceny.

On July 15, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two vehicles being broken into in the area of Faith Road near Mooresville, according to Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell.

According to the sheriff’s office, the following is how the investigation unfolded:

Detective D. Clodfelter with the Criminal Investigation Division was assigned to the case. Detectives developed evidence that proved the two suspects were involved in this and other breaking and entering incidents in the Mooresville area.

The suspects were arrested by the Mooresville Police Department on the night of the incidents for larceny of alcohol from a store in Mooresville. During that arrest, the Mooresville police recovered two Garmin GPS devices, kitchen knives, a woman’s wallet, debit card and book bag.

Detectives obtained warrants for the two.

On July 23, Stephens was arrested by the sheriff’s office on the breaking and entering to motor vehicles and larceny charges and issued a $4,500 bond by a magistrate. Byrd was also arrested on the same charges and was issued a $5,000 bond.

Byrd has a criminal history including a misdemeanor charges for weapon on educational property and consume alcohol under 21.

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