Maiden man convicted
MAIDEN — A Maiden man was convicted of eight felonies in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
Bryan Keith Harris, 35, was charged with possession/distribution of methamphetamine precursor, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of stolen goods, possession of a stolen firearm, two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of larceny.
All crimes occurred in Feb. 2013 when Harris stole more than $10,000 in property, including an iPhone, from a pair of Maiden residents.
To track down the culprit, investigators used the iPhone’s Global Positioning System (GPA) to locate it and the other stolen items.
Subsequently, the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were also discovered in the possession of Harris along with the stolen goods.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.