MPD Arrest Five in Organized Retail Theft Ring



 MOORESVILLE, NC –On November 10, 2023, Mooresville Police Department (MPD)

Detectives received a report from Lowes Home Improvement Corporate Security regarding a

theft of heavy equipment from the Mooresville Lowes store. Detectives began an investigation

and learned that an organized group was involved in the theft at the Mooresville store as well as

additional thefts at numerous Lowes Home Improvement stores across the region.

The investigation revealed that the suspect group would start by placing ads selling heavy

equipment on social media. After victims responded to the ad and agreed to buy the piece of

equipment, the suspect group would fraudulently rent the equipment at a Lowes store with the

intent to sell the equipment to the unsuspecting victims. MPD Detectives located an ad placed by

the group placed selling a large piece of equipment and set up a meeting to make a transaction.

The suspect group agreed to bring the equipment—stolen from Lowes in Salisbury—to

Mooresville for the transaction.

On November 15, the suspect group brought the stolen equipment to Mooresville with the intent

of making a transaction and were arrested by MPD Detectives after arriving at the agreed upon

meeting spot. The equipment, valued at $40,000, was returned to Lowes Corporate Security.

The five suspects— Javon Tyrell Williams, 30 years old, of Raleigh; Anthony Ray Jones, 29

years old, of Raleigh; Latrayvion Lee Alston, 30 years old, of Raleigh; Oroyster Miles, III, 30

years old, of Raleigh; and Marcus Jamel Myatt, 33 years old, of Wake Forest—were taken into

custody without incident and charged with (F) Organized Retail Theft, (F) Conspiracy, (F)

Attempt to Obtain Property by False Pretenses and (F) Possession Stolen Property. Due to the

suspects either being currently out of custody on bond for pending charges or being currently on

probation, all five suspects were placed in the Iredell County Detention Center with no bond

pending an initial court appearance. This investigation is ongoing, with additional charges

expected from incidents across other jurisdictions.


  1. Good, they are off the streets. Kudos to our law enforcement. Keep up the good work. I am sorry to say there has been a big change in Mooresville, I see everything being locked up for safe keeping from theft . . shameful!


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