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Cell Phone Left At Scene Of Crime Results In Arrest Of Catawba County Man On Break-in Charges
Tyler James Angel

Cell Phone Left At Scene Of Crime Results In Arrest Of Catawba County Man On Break-in Charges

25-year-old Tyler James Angel of Conover was arrested Tuesday (March 16) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering along with misdemeanor counts of breaking and entering and injury to real property.

Early Tuesday morning, Taylorsville Police responded to Hildebran Accounting on West Main Avenue. An alarm sounded indicating activity at a rear door. The arrest report says a back door appeared to have been kicked in. The area was searched, and no suspect was found. Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived with a K9 Officer and they were also unable to locate the perpetrator.

A cell phone was left near the door of the business, the device led Police to the suspect, Tyler James Angel. Angel reportedly admitted to the break-in and, according to reports, also confessed to breaking into the vacant building that previously housed Alexander County Hospital.

Angel was incarcerated in the Alexander County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (March 17). A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday, March 22.

[Story and photo courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]