Deputies: Couple Facing More Than Two Dozen Charges Related To Several Breaking And Entering Cases Throughout Iredell County
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Deputies say a couple is responsible for several breaking and entering cases across Iredell County. Now, they are facing more than two dozen charges.
Deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office say the investigation began at the end of April when they started receiving reports of breaking and entering cases involving residences, motor vehicles, and outbuildings, according to a news release.
The suspects are accused of stealing lawn equipment, power tools, guns, jewelry, bags, purses, and shoes. During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identifying the suspects as Caitlin Conner and Nicholas Johnson, according to a news release.
On May 12th, detectives say the couple committed another breaking and entering in Mooresville. Deputies identified the vehicle the couple were seen operating and a ‘be on the lookout’ was dispatched in the area. A short time later, deputies located the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. However, deputies say the couple refused to stop and a brief pursuit ensued.
The suspects reportedly jumped from the vehicle and ran into a wooded area. After searching with a canine and drones, deputies were able to take Conner into custody on Fox Avenue in Statesville. However, Johnson was not located and is still wanted.
Conner has been charged with:
- 5 counts of felony breaking and entering
- felony conspiracy to break and enter
- 2 counts of felony break and enter motor vehicle
- felony aid and abet larceny
- felony larceny
- 4 counts of felony larceny after break and enter
- 2 counts of felony identity theft
- felony possession of stolen goods
- 5 counts of misdemeanor larceny
- misdemeanor injury to personal property
- 2 counts of misdemeanor conspiracy
Conner was given a $160,000 secured bond. Johnson has outstanding warrants and anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately or Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.