A Raleigh man has been charged with breaking into a towing business after recovering his vehicle during a previous impaired driving, Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell said.
Nathan Baird Gross, 48, was arrested and charged with break and enter, motor vehicle theft, theft after break and enter, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor for damage to personal property and misdemeanor for first degree trespass. A magistrate set bail at $10,000.
Campbell, in a news release, said Gross was arrested by the Mooresville Police Department on Sunday for impaired driving and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center. His vehicle, a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, was towed by 3T Towing and secured in a fenced company storage area on Wallaces Grant Drive, Campbell said. Gross was released from jail and picked up by his wife at 5:02 a.m.
At 9 a.m., 3T Towing employees discovered that the fenced storage area and business office had been broken into and several items had been taken away, including the Suburban, Campbell said.
The sheriff’s office was notified, and after gathering the information, deputies notified the Raleigh Police Department. Officers attended Gross’ residence and found the Suburban at his home, Campbell said.
Detective Melody Jennings investigated and, based on the evidence gathered, obtained warrants for Gross as well as a search warrant for his home, Campbell said. The Raleigh Police Department assisted and the Suburban, along with other evidence, was recovered, Campbell said.