A man and a woman are in custody after being held at gunpoint during an attempted break-in on Sunday.
Alexander County 911 received a call from a man indicating he had two individuals being held at gunpoint at his residence on Highway 127 in the Ellendale Community.
Deputies learned that that a man had knocked on the door of the home claiming to be out of gas but no one came to the door. The man stated that he then walked around the property looking for old cars. Deputies found a black trash bag that had been filled with different food items from the home. There was also a five-gallon can of gas that had been taken from a vehicle. The vehicle that the suspects were driving had been driven behind the residence with limbs laid over the vehicle in an effort to hide it.
Larry Allen Miller, age 53 of Conover and 48-year old Renae Chandler Michael of Charlotte were detained and charged with felony breaking & entering, attempted larceny, and misdemeanor breaking & entering. Both remain in the Alexander County Detention Center under a a $20,000 secured bond with a first appearance scheduled for today.