Sheriff’s Office: Man tried framing woman for larceny after she moved out

Ronald Karriker – Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office


Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on November 03, 2017 the suspect filed a report of a larceny to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. In the original report Mr. Karriker accused another person of stealing several firearms from his residence while he was sleeping on the couch.

During the investigation, Detectives learned that Mr. Karriker had given several different accounts to what had happened to the firearms. During the investigation it was also learned that one gun that was actually reported stolen was actually sold by Mr. Karriker to another person. During the investigation, Mr. Karriker gave several conflicting statements of how the guns were stolen and accused the same person as stealing them. Also during the investigation, Mr. Karriker sent text messages to the person he accused stating that he set her up due to her moving out with another individual.

After learning of the gun being sold by the victim, instead of it being stolen and also reviewing the text messages it was determined that the Karriker filed a false report accusing another person.

A warrant was issued for Ronald Wayne Karriker for filing a false police report. On December 5th, 2017 the suspect was arrested and was given a $2500.00 secured bond. Karriker has a pending court date in Statesville District Court.

This press release appears as received from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office with the exception of  page/text/space/paragraph/general formatting details.  Picture placement also excluded.  All pictures included with original release may not be shown here. Separate reports contained within the same press release may have also been removed. Additionally, the different pieces of the press release may have been re-arranged.  This press release was posted at after being received from the agency listed. Article title and picture captions may, or may not be, part of the press release.  This information does, however, reflect the information received from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

Let everyone know about this