FROM STAFF REPORTS

A 35-year-old man faces numerous charges in connection with residential break-ins in western Iredell County.

Mauricio Christian

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Mauricio Samuel Christian, 35, of Hunters Circle, Rougemont, in a news release on Friday.

About 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2, ICSO patrol deputies responded to the area of Lippard Farm Road in reference to several calls regarding a suspicious person, Campbell said.

One of the callers said an unknown male subject was banging on the front door of their home. The caller went on to say the suspect had walked to a neighbor’s house and was trying to make entry into the garage, according to the news release.

As the deputies were attempting to locate the suspect, another 911 call was received saying a man had broken into another home. The caller was inside the home as the suspect entered, and they were now locked in the home’s bedroom to seek safety, according to the news release.

Deputies quickly arrived on the scene and located Christian in the living room of the caller’s home, Campbell said. Deputies said Christian was under the influence, according to the news release.

ICSO criminal investigators and crime scene investigators also responded to the scene. Investigators interviewed witnesses and neighbors in the area and determined Christian had broken into four homes in the area, and had stolen items from one of the homes, Campbell said.

Christian assaulted another homeowner by hitting the individual with the door while trying to gain entry to the home, according to the news release.

Christian was arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Breaking and Entering to Terrorize or Injure, Felony Larceny after Breaking and Entering, Misdemeanor Attempt to Break and Enter, Misdemeanor Breaking and Entering, Misdemeanor Assault, and Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer.

Magistrate Chambers issued a $50,000 secured bond on these charges.

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