The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following news release. B86 reported this story on Friday, May 3rd. This release includes more details and additional charges:On Thursday, May 2, 2019, officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aleck Keaton Beard, age 24 of Conover. This arrest stemmed from a Breaking & Entering to a residence off of Icard Ridge Road in the Bethlehem community. A witness observed a suspect crawling into a window of the residence. A description was given by a witness of a dark four door car with a roof rack, parked in the carport of the residence.
Officers from Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office spotted a vehicle matching the description given as a result of a suspicious vehicle call in Caldwell County. Officers with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office stopped the vehicle and contacted the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives met with the witness who confirmed that the vehicle was the same vehicle seen on Icard Ridge Road. Beard would not give consent to search the vehicle, so it was seized and brought back to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, where a search warrant was obtained and the vehicle was searched.
Some items stolen from the residence were located in Beard’s vehicle. Beard was charged with Felony Breaking & Entering, Felony Larceny of a Firearm, Possession of Firearm by Felon, and Felony Larceny After Breaking & Entering. He is being held under a $70,000 secured bond with a first appearance scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2019 in Alexander County District Court.