The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office has filed 12 additional charges against a Taylorsville man who they arrested last week.Sheriff Chris Bowman said this morning that 41-year old Steven Slate Shaw has now been charged with 2 counts of felony possession of stolen property, 4 counts of felony breaking and entering, 2 counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering, 1 count of felony attempted breaking and entering, 2 counts of misdemeanor possession of stolen property and 1 count of misdemeanor entry to personal property.
Shaw was arrested after a report of a suspicious person on Woodring Lane in the Bethlehem Community on Wednesday, January 12th. Officers responded and found the caller had stopped the suspicious person near some storage units. Officers located a Chevrolet Silverado with a trailer displaying a Georgia license plate. After running a vehicle registration search on the trailer, it was reported as stolen to Hickory Police. A search of the vehicle yielded various stolen tools, as well as lock-picking equipment. Following a brief investigation, officers detained Shaw.
At that time he was charged with Felony Possession of Stolen Property and Felony Possession of Burglary Tools. He was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center with a bond of $20,000.
On January 14th, Alexander County investigators obtained search warrants for Shaw’s home and a storage unit rented in his name. As previously reported, over $60,000 dollars of stolen items were found.
Shaw is now being held in the Alexander County Detention Center with a secured bond of $220,000. Bowman says more charges are possible as the investigation continues.
Photo: Alexander County Sheriff’s Office