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.