A Mooresville man been arrested on multiple charges after a string of incidents on the interstate, Sheriff Darren Campbell reported.
On Tuesday, Landis Darnell Glaspy, 48, of Statesville Highway, was taken into custody by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of stolen goods and misdemeanor charges of assault on a female and communicating threats.
He received a $165,000 secured bond.
He is charged with stealing a vehicle after throwing the driver onto the ground in the median.
Campbell said the following in a news release:
On Monday, deputies answered a call concerning a hit-and-run that left a child injured. The child was entrapped in a vehicle on NC 901 near Interstate 77. While deputies were on the way, a second call was received regarding the theft of a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu that had occurred on I-77 South near mile marker 56.
Deputies arrived at the scene and determined the suspect had been driving a Chrysler Town and Country mini-van and had fled scene after being involved in several hit-and-runs on NC 901.
The mini-van was found abandoned in the middle of the I-77 travel lane at mile marker 56.
A woman told deputies was traveling south when she came upon a vehicle in the middle of the travel lane and immediately hit her brakes to avoid hitting the van.
Once she came to a complete stop, a man was standing near her car and she said he had a long metal pipe in his hands. The woman said the man opened the car door, grabbed her, threw her to the ground in the median and drove off in her vehicle.
Detectives collected evidence and interviewed several witnesses, and determined Glaspy was responsible for the hit-and-runs, and was the same suspect in the robbery on I-77.
Detective Bradley Henderson obtained arrest warrants for Glaspy and deputies tried to locate him and the stolen car throughout the day and night.
On Tuesday, deputies in Lincoln County got a call about a suspicious vehicle and person around 6 a.m. Deputies arrived and found Glaspy inside the car. Once it was confirmed stolen, Glaspy was taken into custody. Lincoln County deputies recovered the vehicle and had it towed so it could be processed for evidence.
Glaspy was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center and served with the outstanding warrants. He was served with an additional warrant for communicating threats, and arrest reports indicated he was also charged with possessing stolen goods in Lincoln County.
Campbell said additional charges are pending from the LCSO and N.C. Highway Patrol.
Glaspy has a criminal history involving larceny, breaking and entering, assault, burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia and injury to real property.
He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 27.