50-year-old Bradley Allen Spencer of 3rd Avenue in Taylorsville has been arrested by Hickory Police in connection to several attempted break-ins and burglaries. He was charged with one count of first-degree burglary; three counts each of attempted first-degree burglary and breaking & entering to a building; two counts of breaking & entering to a motor vehicle; one count of attempted breaking & entering to a motor vehicle; and four counts of larceny after breaking & entering. He was also charged with simple affray.
Events leading to Spencer’s arrest began at 2:30 this morning (May 7) as Hickory Police received reports of attempted break-ins in the Hillcrest neighborhood. Spencer allegedly attempted to break into three houses, committed first-degree burglary at another residence, broke into several vehicles, and committed larceny from several carports. Officers took Spencer into custody immediately after he committed the burglary.
During the investigation, Officers canvassed the neighborhood. Several additional victims were identified. Multiple warrants were obtained and served on Spencer in connection to those crimes.
The suspect was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $200,500 bond. Spencer will make a first appearance in District Court Monday (May 10) in Newton. A court date on the simple affray charge was set for July 12.
Hickory Police remind citizens to contact Police whenever suspicious activity is observed. Prompt notification of Spencer’s actions by residents led to a timely arrest in this case.