Sherriff Darren Campbell stated that the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report in December 2014 of various items being stolen on Cumberland Road Statesville. Items reported as stolen included car batteries, two small dirt bikes, and various car parts valued at approximately $3425.00. The victim named a possible suspect who was renting from him and recently moved out refusing to pay.
Detectives began an investigation into this report and spoke to numerous neighbors in the area and found that another neighbor recently had items stolen as well. Detectives located witnesses who observed a man in possession of items matching the stolen property. The suspect Steven Floyd Fish was the same suspect named by the 1st victim.
Detectives continued with the investigation and located some of the stolen property had be sold to salvage dealers. This evidence together with all the other information lead to warrants being issued for Steven Floyd Fish W/M 27 years old. The charges included Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny after Breaking and Entering and 4 counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretense.
On December 23, Fish was located and arrested. Fish received a $3,000.00 dollar secured by Magistrate S. Nicholson and has a pending court date in Statesville. Soon after his arrests Fish made bond and was out of custody.
Detectives still working other active investigations linked Fish to other crimes in the area. In all three other cases have been connected to Fish. Warrants have been issued for Fish for 2 counts of Misdemeanor Larceny, and 2 counts of Felony Larceny of Motor Vehicle. Since his release from custody Fish has seems to be avoiding Law Enforcement and has not been located at his home or other known locations. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Fish to either contact the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3180 or Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.
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