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Pair on most-wanted list captured during Mooresville traffic stop

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Trisha Forster

Dustin Blaine Owensby

SALISBURY — A man and woman who were added to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office most-wanted list earlier this week have been arrested in Mooresville, local officials said.

Rowan County authorities added Dustin Owensby, 29, and Trisha Forster, 27, to its list Monday. By Tuesday, they were in custody.

The two were pulled over during a traffic stop sometime after 7 a.m. on East Plaza Drive.

Earlier this month, authorities said they began receiving complaints about multiple home and vehicle break-ins in the western part of the county.

Investigators said Owensby had lived in both Salisbury and Troutman but was thought to be in the Mooresville area. Forster, of Statesville, was said to have assisted Owensby in the break-ins.

Other local agencies assisted Rowan County sheriff’s authorities, including the Mooresville, Statesville and Cleveland police departments as well as the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department.

Owensby is in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond.

Forster is in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.

— Shavonne Walker

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