Sheriff Chris Bowman released the following information
On Wednesday January 12, at approximately 9:30 PM, Alexander County Communications received a call of a suspicious person on Woodring Lane in the Bethlehem Community. 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
The charges include Felony Possession of Stolen Property and Felony Possession of Burglary Tools. Shaw was transported to the Alexander County Law Enforcement Center, where he was placed under a $20,000 secured bond with a first appearance date of Tuesday, January 18 in Alexander County District Court.
This investigation is ongoing with more charges possible. Sheriff Bowman would like to thank the Taylorsville Police Department, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and Hickory Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.
Photo: Alexander County Sheriff’s Office