It’s never a good idea to leave behind your cellphone while breaking into a building.
A Conover man is in custody after being arrested by Taylorsville Police on Tuesday. Officers had an outstanding lead, a cell phone left behind by the suspect.
Pre-dawn on Tuesday, Taylorsville Police responded to Hildebran Accounting on West Main. An alarm had sounded indicating activity at a rear door. A back door appeared to have been “kicked-in” according to the arrest report. The area was searched, no suspect was located. Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived with K9 Officer Mick but that search came up empty as well.A cell-phone left near the door of the business led Police to the arrest of 25-year old Tyler James Angel of Conover. Angel admitted to the breaking and entering and also confessed to breaking into the vacant building of the former Alexander County Hospital.
Angel is charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering, misdemeanor breaking and entering, and injury to real property. Angel is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center with a secured bond of $25,000.
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