Man accused of breaking into restaurant

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STATESVILLE, N.C. —

A man in Statesville was arrested Wednesday night on charges of breaking into a restaurant, according to the Statesville police.
 
On Wednesday before 10 p.m., Statesville police officers were flagged down by a passerby while they were in the parking lot of the Southland Shopping Center and told a person was breaking into the Rolling Pin at 1132 Shelton Ave. 
 
Officers immediately responded to the Rolling Pin and encountered man in the shadows in the back parking lot.  The man was detained and officers began investigating. 
 
Officers said Willie Lerence Gresham, 30, of Statesville, used a flower planter to break out two glass windows.  It was determined that nothing had been stolen.
 
Officers said Gresham had shards of glass in his shoes and hair.  Officers said Gresham was identified by the passerby, who witnessed him at the restaurant.
 
Gresham was taken into custody and charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering.  He was taken before a magistrate and was held at the Iredell County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.