ICSO: Cleaning lady steals jewelry


Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Larceny

Two Counts of Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense

Location of Incident: 159 Fern Gully Lane, Statesville, and 911 Davie Avenue, Statesville

Suspect(s): Rhonda Felts Wooten, 53 Years Old, 903 Fulton Drive, Statesville, North Carolina 28677

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Saturday, January 2, 2021 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office about a larceny of jewelry from a private residence. The case was assigned to Detective Danny Wyatt.

During Detective Wyatt’s investigation, he learned two individuals were hired to clean a home. Rhonda Felts Wooten was one of those individuals who cleaned the residence on December 16, and December 21, 2020. Further evidence was gathered showing Rhonda Wooten had sold items of jewelry, which were later identified as the stolen items from the victim’s residence, at Statesville Jewelry & Loan on those dates.

Based on this evidence, Detective Wyatt obtained arrest warrants on Rhonda Felts Wooten for Felony Larceny, and two counts of Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense.

On Thursday, February 18, 2021 Rhonda Felts Wooten was arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where she was served with the warrants. She then appeared before Magistrate R. Imes who issued a 10,000 unsecured bond for these felony charges.

Rhonda Felts Wooten, 53 Years Old

903 Fulton Drive

Statesville, North Carolina 28677         


Criminal history: DWI Level 5, Misdemeanor Possession of Stolen Goods, Misdemeanor Food Stamp Fraud, Misdemeanor Injury to Real Property, DWI Level 2, Misdemeanor Larceny, DWI Aggravated Level 1, Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespassing

Author: Heather Gessler