Craig Jarvis Patterson, 49, of Hickory, will spend seven to 10 years in prison following his conviction for five counts of habitual larceny and admission of habitual felon status.
The Honorable Karen Eady-Williams, Superior Court Judge from Mecklenburg County, imposed the sentence for Patterson after he entered a guilty plea during Catawba County Superior Court on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Patterson will serve his period of incarceration in the custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.
The prison term for Patterson was enhanced by prior felony convictions for breaking and entering in Catawba County (April 1989), possession of cocaine in Wilkes County (March 2004) and possession of cocaine in Catawba County (January 2015).
The offenses committed by Patterson involved the larceny of various items from three different locations on five dates between April 23 and August 25, 2018. Some of the items taken by the defendant included fertilizer, grass seed, weed killer, diapers, sunglasses, razors, lighters, antacids, beer and bagged ice.
Patterson had prior larceny convictions in Lincoln County (November 2005) and Catawba County (March 2006, October 2014 and December 2017).
The cases were investigated by officers from Hickory Police Department. Melanie Earles handled prosecution for the District Attorney’s Office.
CONTACT: Nathan Key