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Posted on: November 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Suspect Attempting to Gain Access to Multiple Homes in Western Iredell County Arrested


Date/Time of Offense: Wednesday, November 2, 2022.


Offense(s)/Charge(s):  Felony Breaking and Entering

                                       Felony Breaking and Entering to Terrorize or Injure

                                       Felony Larceny after Breaking and Entering

                                       Misdemeanor Attempt to Break and Enter

                                       Misdemeanor Breaking and Entering

                                       Misdemeanor Assault

                                       Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer


Location of Incident: Lippard Farm Road, Statesville.


Suspect(s): Mauricio Samuel Christian, 35 Years Old

                   746 Hunters Circle

                   Rougemont, North Carolina 27572


Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: At approximately 9:00 am on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, Iredell County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the area of Lippard Farm Road in Western Iredell County in reference to several calls regarding a suspicious person. 


One of the callers said an unknown male subject was banging on the front door of their home. The caller went on to say the suspect had walked to a neighbor’s house and was trying to make entry into the garage. 


As the deputies were circulating in the area attempting to locate the suspect, another 911 call was received saying the male suspect had broken into another home. The caller was inside the home as the suspect entered, and they were now locked in the home’s bedroom to seek safety.


The deputies quickly arrived on the scene and located the suspect, Mauricio Samuel Christian, in the living room of the caller’s home. As the suspect was taken into custody, it was apparent that Mauricio Christian was under the influence.


Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators and the Crime Scene Investigators also responded to the scene. Investigators interviewed witnesses and neighbors in the area learning Christian had broken into four homes in the area, and had stolen items from one of the homes. Christian had also assaulted another homeowner by hitting them with the door while trying to gain entry to the home.

Mauricio Samuel Christian was arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with; Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Breaking and Entering to Terrorize or Injure, Felony Larceny after Breaking and Entering, Misdemeanor Attempt to Break and Enter, Misdemeanor Breaking and Entering, Misdemeanor Assault, and Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer. 


Christian appeared before Magistrate D. Chambers who issued a 50,000.00 dollars secured bond on these charges.






Mauricio Samuel Christian, 35 Years Old

746 Hunters Circle

Rougemont, NC 27572



Criminal History: Misdemeanor Injury to Personal Property, Misdemeanor DWI, Misdemeanor Driving While License Revoked, and Misdemeanor No Operator’s License.

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