On Monday, August 22, 2021, a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in reference to the breaking and entering of three commercial vacuum machines at RJ’s Car Wash located at 1709 Wilkesboro Highway.
The case was assigned to Detective D. Wyatt. Through video surveillance footage, a suspect vehicle was identified. Detective Wyatt began speaking with other law enforcement agencies in the area, and out of state as well.
After comparing the footage from the breaking and entering here in Iredell County with other surveillance footage from other locations, James Michael Ransom of Raleigh County, West Virginia, was positively identified as a suspect. The suspect and his vehicle, a 2011 Dodge Dakota extended cab pickup truck have been involved in numerous breaking and entering’s to car wash facilities in, West Virginia, Virginia, and seven counties in North Carolina.
James Michael Ransom is a convicted felon, and has numerous criminal convictions in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Based on the evidence gathered through this investigation, Detective Wyatt was able to receive three Felony Arrest Warrants against Ransom.
James Michael Ransom has been entered as a Wanted Person by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. He is known to drive a d blue, 2011 Dodge Dakota truck displaying the West Virginia Registration Plate 45L-366.
If you know James Michael Ransom, of know where he can be located, please call the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100 or call Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Detective Danny Wyatt at 704-880-9156.