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L-R: Rosella Michelle Lail and Matthew Blair Richie

Catawba County Couple Arrested On Felony, Misdemeanor Charges In Alexander County

39-year-old Rosella Michelle Lail and 31-year-old Matthew Blair Richie, both of Conover, were arrested Wednesday (January 24) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with felony breaking & entering and misdemeanor second-degree trespass.

The two suspects were taken into custody Wednesday morning in the Bethlehem Community. Richie has previous charges pending in Catawba County that include felony larceny and traffic counts.

Lail was released from custody after posting $10,000 secured bond. Richie was initially jailed under no bond. As of earlier today (January 26), he was not listed as an inmate in Alexander County. No court dates were listed for Lail. Richie has an Alexander County District Court date next Monday (January 29). He has Catawba County court dates scheduled for January 29, February 23, and March 7.

[Story and photos courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]