Sheriff’s Office: Suspect broke-into business while on electronic monitoring

Elliot Smith Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office
Elliot Smith
Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office


Sherriff Darren Campbell stated that deputies responded to a business burglary alarm at the Mallard Head Country Club located at 185 Mallard Way Mooresville, NC on the morning of March 9, 2015. It was found that a window had been pried open and the suspect had crawled through gaining access to the business. During the breaking and entering suspect took cash and two cans of beer.

In April of 2014, Elliott Kyle Smith, was arrested and convicted of breaking into the Mallard Head Country Club in the same manner as this breaking and entering. Through further investigation, it was found that Smith was on post release supervision here in Iredell County. Smith’s Probation/Parole Officer was contacted and the Sheriff’s Office was informed that Smith was on GPS monitoring. Iredell County Probation/Parole was then able to confirm that Smith was at the Mallard Head Country Club at the time of the breaking and entering.
Warrants were then secured on Smith for Felony Breaking and Entering and Felony Larceny after Breaking and Entering. He was arrested on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1914 hours at his residence. Smith was given a $7,500.00 secured bond by Magistrate Gaskins.

Smith has been convicted of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Common Law Forgery, Breaking and Entering Coin/Currency Machine, and multiple counts of Felony Breaking and Entering. Smith was currently on post release supervision after being paroled on December 22, 2014 from his conviction of felony breaking and entering on July 3, 2014.

Sheriff Campbell said this is just another example of the frustration we encounter. Law enforcement officers and in this case a business owner are both troubled by the repeat offenders who continue to target our communities. This man is a perfect example of that frustration.

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Author: WSIC editor