• Man accused of assaulting woman, stealing her car on I-77 in Iredell County


    IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. - A man is in custody after deputies said he assaulted a woman and stole her car on Interstate 77 in Iredell County. 

    It happened last Monday on North Carolina Highway 901 at I-77 south. 

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    Deputies said they were responding to a hit-and-run crash involving a child trapped in the car when they got a second call about a robbery on I-77.

    “There’s a maniac out here wrecking people for no reason,” said Megan Taylor of Union Grove. Her dad was in one of the cars deputies said was hit.

    Taylor got a call from her dad around 6 a.m. Monday morning, and said he'd been hit by a van.

    “The guy hit him in the back and spun him into the road,” she said.

    Taylor said the driver, who hit her dad took off and wrecked into several more cars along highway 901 and wasn't stopping.

    "It gave you that fear of, 'Oh my God, what's gonna happen next?'" said Taylor. 

    (Landis Glaspy)

    Another victim reported she was driving in the southbound lanes of I-77 when she came up on a minivan in the middle of the lane. She said she had to brake to avoid hitting it. 

    According to the robbery victim, the suspect was standing near her car after it came to a stop behind the van. She said he had a long, metal pipe in his hands, opened her car door, grabbed her and threw her on the ground in the median before driving off in her car. 

    Officials said after gathering evidence and speaking to witnesses, they determined 48-year-old Landis Glaspy was the suspect in the hit-and-run crash and the robbery on I-77.

    Last Tuesday, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office got a call about a suspicious car and person. Deputies found Glaspy in the stolen car and arrested him.

    Glaspy was charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor communicating threats at a local business in Statesville. 

    Officials said there may be more charges from the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. 

    “My dad has a big gash on his head. It could have been lot worse. I’m thankful the Lord was with them the whole time,” Taylor said.

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