Ian Howell Mauck, 37, of Conover.

A Conover man was arrested after multiple law enforcement agencies linked him to a series of motor vehicle break-ins earlier this month, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release.

On Wednesday afternoon, Ian Howell Mauck, 37, was arrested by officers with the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, Hickory Police Department and Catawba County Department of Public Safety, the release stated.

He has been charged with nine counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, nine counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering a motor vehicle and four counts of felony probation violation from Catawba County.

He is being held in lieu of a $220,000 secured bond in the Alexander County Detention Center.

The release added Mauck is facing other charges from multiple jurisdictions.

Mauck has been linked to nine vehicle break-ins in the Bethlehem community, authorities said. They said the incidents occurred late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

They added most of the vehicles had been left unlocked with items of value visible.

Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman said the investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected.

State records show that Mauck has an extensive criminal history of felony breaking and entering.  

He has a first appearance in court scheduled for July 15 in Alexander County District Court.

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