Police: Mount Ulla man charged with vehicle, ID theft

Published 10:58 am Friday, June 2, 2017

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — A suspicious vehicle parked behind a local business led police to charge a Mount Ulla man with stealing a vehicle from a Mooresville car dealership, as well as a license plate and someone’s identification.

The Salisbury Police Department said officers discovered the vehicle in the Tractor Supply parking lot Sunday morning.

Matthew Orren Fuller, 35, of the 600 block of Bradshaw Road, was charged with misdemeanor larceny, felony motor vehicle theft and felony identity theft. Fuller was found with an ID that belonged to Joseph Keller of South Main Street. When the officer spoke with Fuller, he produced Keller’s driver’s license. Police checked the license plate in a database and it was reported stolen from Advance Auto Parts in Albemarle.

Police say Fuller is accused of taking a truck from Randy Marion Automotive Group in Mooresville. The dealership had reported the vehicle stolen to the Mooresville Police Department. Someone from the dealership said it did not know Joseph Keller and he was not authorized to have the vehicle.

Fuller remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.

Fuller is on supervised probation after a February conviction for driving infractions, obtaining property by false pretenses, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and other misdemeanor offenses. He was also convicted of misdemeanor larceny in 2013.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 707-797-4253.