Crime

Statesville men arrested for burglary, kidnapping in prescription drug case

Two Statesville men have been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary and kidnapping case in west Iredell County.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office has charged Michael Cole Davis, 32, and David Jewell, 44, with felony first degree burglary and second degree kidnapping.

Authorities say that on Dec. 29, sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported burglary in west Iredell County. The victim told authorities that she was home alone on Monticello Road when two men entered her home around 12:45 a.m. and demanded her medication.

When the woman didn’t immediately turn over her medication, she told authorities that the suspects made threats towards her, authorities said.

Early on in the investigation, deputies learned a friend came over to the victim’s home and brought a friend with him. That friend of the friend was identified as Michael Cole Davis, authorities said.

While the pair were visiting at the victim’s home, she discovered that someone had been in her medicine cabinet. She confronted Davis, who denied taking any medications, authorities said.

The woman told authorities that a short time later, she was getting ready for bed when she heard a noise. She said at that point, someone grabbed her and held the victim down on the bed while the other man searched the room, authorities said.

The woman said one of the suspects placed a pillow over her head and demanded to know where the pills were at, authorities said.

The victim refused to tell the suspects where the pills were and, after not finding any of the pain medication, the suspects fled the scene.

The victim had recognized one of the suspects as Davis, the man who had been to her home earlier, authorities said.

Deputies responded to Davis’s home on Rosy Apple Lane in Statesville. During a search, authorities said they located gloves, clothing, and other evidence linking Davis to the crime.

Authorities interviewed Davis and were able to identify the second suspect as Jewell, who lives on the same street, they said.

During the course of the investigation, authorities found and interviewed Jewell. Davis told authorities that after being accused of stealing medication by the victim, he decided to go back and take the medication, authorities said.

Jewell received a $7,500 secured bond by Magistrate S. Nicholson and Michael Cole Davis received a $40,000 dollar secured bond by Magistrate P. Boyd, authorities said.

Davis is currently on 24 months supervised probation for felony possession of marijuana and manufacture marijuana. Davis has been on probation since May 1, 2014, authorities said.

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