Two men and a woman were arrested in connection to a string of Iredell County break-ins, according to WBTV. Records show that one of the men has already been charged with over 100 felony offenses and 35 misdemeanors.
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office started investigating the break-ins on June 10 after someone broke into a home on Seedhouse Road in Statesville, WBTV reported.
In the following weeks, officials responded to several break-ins where guns, prescription medication and electronics were stolen. According to WBTV, witnesses were able describe a vehicle that connected the crimes, and deputies said information eventually matched the description of suspect John Gatton.
Deputies also arrested Dustin Belcher and Christina Wyatt in connection to some of the break-ins while looking for Gatton, WTBV reported.
Wyatt was charged with identity theft, a parole violation and providing false information. WBTV reported she was also charged for her alleged part in the break-ins. Belcher was charged in connection with one breaking and entering and given a $20,000 bond.
Before his most recent arrest, Gatton was wanted on a parole violation and had warrants out for his arrest, according to WBTV. He was arrested in Mount Holly on July 7.
According to WBTV, deputies believe Gatton committed over 60 felony offenses since his release form police custody about six months ago. Of his numerous felony charges, he’s only been convicted of 31. He is being held under no bond for his parole violation and a $225,000 bond for the new charges.
The investigation is ongoing and deputies expect there will be additional arrests made in the case, according to WBTV.
Anyone with information should call the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division.
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