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Three separate investigations into recent break-ins and thefts in the Mooresville area have led to the arrests of four suspects on felony charges, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

Cody Brice Briggs, 28, of 189 Wildwood Acres is charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, and felony larceny of a firearm in connection with a two break-ins in the Mooresville area, one on Mecklenburg Highway in Mooresville in June and another in March on Wrights View Lane in Mooresville.

He was arrested Sunday in Cornelius and given a $25,000 secured bond.

Jonathan Derek Hager, 37, of Statesville is charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering motor vehicles, two counts of misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor first degree trespassing after being arrested by deputies responding Tuesday to an activated security alarm at EF Belk & Son, an electrical contractor at 933 Oakridge Farm Highway (N.C. 150), near the intersection with N.C. 801.

The first deputy on the scene stopped Hager’s vehicle as he attempted to drive away, the sheriff’s office said. Hager was arrested after copper wire taken from the business was found in the trunk of the vehicle.

Hager, who has a long criminal history (including an arrest for breaking into the same business in 2001) was given a $10,000 secured bond.

Dre’Quan Ramon Stephens, 23, who lives in the 100 block of Morningside Drive, and Aaron James Byrd, 23, of Statesville were arrested Tuesday in connection with vehicle break-ins in the Mooresville area.

The suspects were first arrested by Mooresville police for allegedly stealing alcohol from a Mooresville store July 15, the same night vehicle break-ins were reported on Faith Road, according to the sheriff’s office. Officers searched their vehicle and found two Garmin GPS devices, kitchen knives, a purse, a women’s wallet, a debit card and a bookbag.

Detectives linked the objects to the break-ins, and the men were arrested again Tuesday and charged with felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny.

Stephens was given a $4,500 bond and Byrd’s bond was set at $5,000.


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