Sheriff Darren Campbell stated On January 3, 2017 at 1:35 PM the Sheriff’s Office received a call indicating a break-in was taking place at 102 Northampton Drive in Mooresville. When deputies arrived on scene they quickly secured the residence and attempted to locate the suspect. The suspect had fled the area on foot prior to the arrival of the deputies. Officers utilized a K-9 unit and set up a perimeter to track and locate the suspect. After several minutes tracking the primary suspect, the K-9 unit located the suspect who was arrested. This suspect, Thomas Owen King had numerous warrants for his arrest out of Mecklenburg County for breaking and entering, drug charges and probation violation. In addition to those charges he is being charged here in Iredell County with Breaking and Entering, Larceny after Breaking and Entering, Safe Cracking, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Resisting, Obstructing and Delaying a Law Enforcement Officer. His total bond was set at $101,500 secure.
The second suspect Brittany Nichole Duggan is believed to have been present during the break-in and actually spoke with the homeowner when the owner returned unexpectedly. Ms. Dugan has been charged with Breaking and Entering & Larceny after Breaking and Entering. Her bond was set at $10,000 secure.
Both suspects will have a first court appearance on January 4, 2017.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office will be following up further on this case. There has already been some property recovered in this case which doesn’t belong to the initial victim. This includes a handgun recovered from Lake Norman. Sheriff Campbell is anticipating more charges stemming from this arrest.