The officer ran the registration plate. It was quickly determined the tag was registered to a different motorcycle and entered as stolen by the Lenoir Police Department.
A man was located nearby who claimed the motorcycle before fleeing on foot into a wooded areas. A search was conducted. A driver’s license was found that matched the description of the suspect identified as 33-year old Emmitt Steven Loges of Taylorsville. Multiple felony warrants were pending in Iredell, and Alexander Counties.
Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Canine “Sadie” was deployed in an attempt to locate the suspect. A track was quickly detected leading to the arrest of Loges.
Loges was charged with: Felony Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespass and Misdemeanor Resist, Obstruct, or Delay of a Public Officer, . Loges was also served with his outstanding warrants: Five Counts of Felony Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, Five Counts of Felony Larceny, Two Counts of attempted Felony Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, and Felony Larceny.
The suspect is being held without bond in the Iredell County Detention Center.
Photo: Iredell County Sheriff’s Office