Sheriff’s Office: Man involved in hit-and-runs before carjacking woman’s vehicle


Pictured above: Landis Glaspy – Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office


Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Monday, November 4, 2019, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a hit, and run motor vehicle accident involving a child who was reported being entrapped in the vehicle on North Carolina Highway 901 near Interstate 77 South.

While deputies were responding to the scene a second call was received in reference to a robbery of a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu which occurred on Interstate 77 South near Mile Maker 56.

When responding deputies arrived on scene, they determined the suspect who had been driving a Chrysler Town and County minivan had fled the scene after being involved in multiple hit and runs accidents on Highway 901.

The suspect’s minivan was located, abandoned in the middle of the travel lane on Interstate 77 South at Mile Marker 56 where the robbery had occurred.

According to the robbery victim, she had been traveling south on Interstate 77 when she came upon the minivan in the middle of the travel lane. She immediately applied her breaks to avoid hitting the van.

Once she came to a complete stop, the suspect was standing near her vehicle. She described him having a long metal pipe in his hands. The victim stated the suspect opened her car door, grabbed her, and threw her to the ground in the median, and drove off in her vehicle.

Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Detectives gathered evidence, and interviewed several witnesses. They were able to determine, Landis Darnell Glaspy, was responsible for the hit and run accidents, and was the same suspect in the robbery of the vehicle on Interstate 77 South.

Detective Bradley Henderson obtained arrest warrants on Landis Darnell Glaspy for Felony Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Misdemeanor Assault on a Female. Several attempts were made to locate Glaspy, and the stolen vehicle throughout the day and night.

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a suspicious vehicle, and person around 6 am. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene, and found Landis Glaspy inside vehicle, entered as stolen by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Once the vehicle was confirmed stolen, Glaspy was then taken into custody. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recovered the vehicle, and had it towed to a secure storage lot so it could be processed for evidence.

Landis Glaspy was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was served with the outstanding warrants. Glaspy was also served with an outstanding warrant for Misdemeanor Communicating Threats at a local business in Statesville.

Magistrate D. Chambers issued Glaspy a 150,000.00 dollar secured bond on these charges.

Additional charges are pending for Glaspy from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

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Author: WSIC editor