Man accused of stealing more than $75,000 in property in Troutman

- A Mooresville man is facing multiple charges after deputies said he was caught with more than $75,000 in stolen property. 

According to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, three different people reported their vehicles being broken into at the Exit 42 Storage facility in Troutman between Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11. 

Deputies said one of the vehicles was an RV, an enclosed trailer and a boat was parked inside the locked parking area. Detectives worked with employees at Exit 42 Storage to obtain video surveillance. 

The suspect was spotted on video entering the locked gate and breaking into the units on the property, and stealing tools from the enclosed trailer. The boat had two batteries stolen.

Detectives were able to identify Joshua Raymond Varney, of Mooresville, as the suspect.

After Varney was taken into cusotdy he was questioned about the break-in’s and led police to recover more than $75,000 in stolen property. Detectives said all stolen property was recovered and has been returned to the owner, except for the two boat batteries.

Varney is charged with three counts of breaking into a motor vehicle, one count of felony larceny, one count of misdemeanor larceny, one count of attempt larceny, and one count of first degree trespassing. 

Varney was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he is being held under a $20,000 secured bond and has a pending court date in Statesville District Court. 

The sheriff's office said when the Troutman thefts occurred Varney was out on bond on a $3,000 bond for a previous car breaking and entering and larceny by the Mooresville Police Department.

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