Monday, 27 January 2020 17:30

Man charged with stealing car in Rockingham facing probation violation in Iredell Co.

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ROCKINGHAM — A Columbus County man accused of stealing a vehicle in Richmond County is also facing charges in two other counties.

Michael Brandon Holmes, 40, of Tabor City, is accused of stealing a 2007 Honda Pilot valued at $9,000 from W&W Auto Sales in Rockingham on Jan. 14, according to court documents.

His arrest warrant, charging him with larceny of a motor vehicle, was served by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 15 and he was jailed under a $5,000 secured bond.

A writ of habeas corpus was applied for by a local assistant district attorney and approved by a judge on Jan. 21, records show.

However, Columbus County Detention Center officials in Whiteville confirm that Holmes was transferred to the Iredell County Jail and Detention Center in Statesville on Monday.

Online court records show Holmes is facing a misdemeanor probation violation and assault with a deadly weapon in that county.

Holmes also has pending charges of larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny in Randolph County.

He is scheduled to appear in an Iredell County court Tuesday, Jan. 28. Holmes’ court date in Richmond County is Feb. 6, followed by a March 10 appearance in Randolph County.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety show Holmes was convicted in December of assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor larceny in Iredell County and given a 24-month suspended sentence.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.