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Iredell County Sheriff's Office

A Statesville man arrested in connection to a home invasion faces charges of kidnapping and assault after a grand jury recently handed down an indictment.

Donald Arthur Blevins III, of Mason Dixon Lane, was arrested on the indictment Aug. 3, arrest reports indicated. Blevins was already in custody at the time of the indictment; his bond was increased from $500,000 to an $800,000 secured bond.

Court documents from July 29 and July 30 show the 35-year-old was indicted on felony charges of first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflict serious injury, four counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, three counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count of second-degree kidnapping.

He is also facing misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance. Blevins had several items associated with the consumption of drugs that showed signs of methamphetamine residue, warrants indicated.

Blevins was previously arrested July 14 on charges of first- and second-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, larceny and first-degree burglary.

Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell gave the following account at the time of the arrest:

Around 2 a.m. July 14, deputies answered a call concerning a home invasion on Rosy Apple Lane. Five people were at the home when they said four to five masked intruders forced their way into the home. One of the people at the home said the intruders were armed with guns and demanded money and drugs. The homeowner described being beaten with brass knuckles and stabbed in the head and, during the initial struggle, the mask covering one of the intruders’ faces came down and a victim recognized Blevins. After tying the five people inside the house up, the intruders searched the house and took several items.

One of the people was able to get free and call 911. Deputies then searched for Blevins and search warrants for his home and the vehicle he was known to travel in were executed and evidence gathered. 

At the time, Campbell said the investigation was still ongoing to determine the identity of the other suspects. Major Andy Poteat with the Criminal Investigations Division said Wednesday that interviews are still being performed in connection to the case. It is not clear if anyone else has been charged in connection to the incident.

Blevins’ lawyer filed for a bond Aug. 1; the motion cited the defendant’s lack of a significant criminal record and stated he is not considered a flight risk.

State records show Blevins has a criminal history of felony possession of stolen goods and misdemeanor charges of drug possession and breaking and entering.

He is due in court Sept. 10.

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