9/13/2021 2:49:00 PM Arrested After Hiding In Convenience Store Ceiling
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Press Release
LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A Lincolnton man was arrested today (September 13, 2021) after hiding from officers in the ceiling of a Denver convenience store.
Around 2:30 a.m. deputies were looking for Zakari David Glode, 34, of Car Farm Road, Lincolnton, NC to serve a warrant for arrest. Deputies received information from the Lincoln County Communications Center that Glode was driving a black 2013 Toyota Camry when they observed the vehicle in the parking lot of the Denver Mart on Highway 16 Business in Denver.
The driver of the vehicle went inside the convenience store when deputies pulled into the parking lot. The officers went inside the store and discovered the man had gone into the restroom. After about 20 minutes, deputies made contact with the man who stated he was having issues and would not come out. Officers and the clerk tried to make contact but got no response. Officers, at the request of the clerk to check the man’s welfare, used a key to enter the restroom and no one was inside.
Officers then observed where a ceiling tile had been damaged and ordered the suspect to respond or come down from the ceiling. Several ceiling tiles were removed but the man remained in the ceiling area.
Warrants were obtained on Glode for resisting a public officer, injury to real property, and second degree trespassing.