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Police search for school break-in suspect

Statesville police are searching for a suspect in a break-in at Statesville Middle School that resulted in $80,000 in property damage.

Police issued warrants today for Jay Allen Miller in the Aug. 1 break-in. Police want Miller on charges of felony breaking, entering and larceny, injury to real property, injury to personal property and damage to a non-government computer system, a felony.

Police said in a news release this morning that Miller was linked to the break-in through physical evidence at the school.

Miller also is suspected in an Aug. 13 break-in at Statesville Middle, police said.

Anyone who knows where Miller is should call the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3406 or Crimestoppers at 704-437-2677. (COPS).