GRANITE FALLS, NC (WBTV) - Police have arrested a man in Caldwell County who they say stole car and truck earlier this week.
According to the Granite Falls Police Department, Jacob Adam Patterson, 20, took a 1996 Honda Accord belonging to James Sigmon of Crestview Street Granite Falls, NC, on Sunday, Feb. 20.
The Honda was left on Berkley Street in Granite Falls which is roughly a mile away.
Police say Patterson then took a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado from Central Street, belonging to William Burwell. He left the truck in Sawmills, NC.
In both cases, police say the owners left the keys in the vehicles.
Patterson was arrested and charged with stealing the two vehicles. Additional charges are pending that are related to area breaking and entering to motor vehicles.
He was given a $5,000 secured bond and is being held at the Caldwell County Detention Center.