Authorities looking for man who removed electronic monitoring device

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Rowan County man has landed on the Sheriff’s Office most wanted list after authorities say he removed his electronic monitoring device.
Jonathan Todd Trexler, 45, was last known to be in the Rockwell or China Grove area.
Officials say the device was issued by the probation division. Trexler is currently serving a sentence that required him to monitored electronically as part of his probation.
According to the N.C. Department of Correction, this is not Trexler’s first time escaping. He was convicted in 1995 for escaping prison.
In 2001, Trexler was convicted of felony breaking and entering, and in 2008 he was convicted as a habitual felon and felony larceny from a person. In 1989 he was convicted of misdemeanor assault on a female, misdemeanor damage to property. In 1994, he was convicted of misdemeanor larceny,
He was released from prison in November. Officials say his latest crime was common law robbery.
Trexler is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds.
Officials say they will charge him with felony damage to electronic monitoring device and probation violation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700, Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.