29-year-old Jeffery Michael Minton of Hiddenite was arrested today (August 10) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary and assault inflicting injury on a law enforcement officer. In addition, Minton is charged with three counts of misdemeanor injury to personal property.
At approximately 12:30 a.m. today, Alexander County communications received a call in reference to a break-in in progress on Carrigan Road in Taylorsville. A homeowner was sleeping and heard a crash, discovering that a window at the residence was broken. The homeowner viewed a home doorbell camera, then called 911. Officers arrived on scene, where they found Minton.
The suspect was bleeding from injuries to his arms sustained while breaking into the residence. Minton was reportedly combative toward officers, resulting in one of the responding officers being assaulted, a patrol vehicle being damaged, and a taser being deployed. Additional officers arrived on scene and Minton was taken into custody.
Minton was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center by Alexander County EMS, where he was treated for lacerations to his arms. Two of the arresting officers were also evaluated for minor injuries and biohazard exposure at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
Minton is currently being held in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond. His first appearance is scheduled for next Monday (August 16) in Alexander County District Court.