After evading arrest for several days, Boomer man taken into custody for multiple offenses
LENOIR, NC (December 6, 2018) — Sheriff Alan C. Jones announces that on Monday, December 3, 2018, Jonathan Wesley Mays was taken into custody near his residence in the Boomer Community of Wilkes County and charged with 2 Counts of Breaking and Entering to Auto, 2 Counts of Felony Larceny, Felony Possession of Stolen Motor vehicle and One Count of Burning of Personal Property. Deputies with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Deputies with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office took Mays into custody on the outstanding warrants after receiving information related to his location after evading arrest for several days.
On 11/29/2018 Investigators with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office followed up on information related to several Breaking and Entering to Motor Vehicle cases in the Happy Valley area of Caldwell County that occurred on 11/05/2018 and 11/12/2018 where chainsaws were stolen from Asplundh Tree Service Trucks. A search of Mays’ residence with the assistance of the Wilkes County Probation and Parole lead to the discovery of ledger connecting Mays to the thefts as well as several other cases that have been reported to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office. As investigators were conducting the search at the residence a report was received on Bush Place in Lenoir of vehicle fire. This vehicle was later identified as a Silver Jeep Wrangler Rubicon that was stolen from Wheelin and Dealin Auto Sales in Lenoir on 11/23/2018. Subsequent investigation related to the vehicle fire revealed that Mays was in possession of the Silver Jeep Wrangler Rubicon prior to the search of the residence and that he was contacted by a family member and advised law enforcement needed to speak with him at his residence in regards to the ledger. Additional follow ups related to the search have connected Mays to several other thefts in the Caldwell County including Lenoir as well as incidents in Watauga and Wilkes Counties. Additional charges are pending in several cases. Jonathan Mays also has pending unrelated charges in Wilkes and Iredell Counties.
Jonathan Wesley Mays is Charged with 2 Counts of Breaking and Entering to Auto, 2 Counts of Felony Larceny, Felony Possession of Stolen Motor vehicle and One Count of Burning of Personal Property. Mays’ bond is set at $150,000.00 Secured.
“This case is a perfect example of cooperation between agencies being a key factor in putting a stop to theft in out County.” Sheriff Alan C. Jones