ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. -- Authorities in Alexander County have charged a 21-year-old man in connection to several car break-ins on Friday.

Austin Lee Conway is charged with 18 counts of breaking and entering into a vehicle, seven counts of misdemeanor larceny, and one count of felony larceny.

Deputies from the Alexander County Sheriff s Office said most of the incidents occurred in the Bethlehem area. More charges will be sought pending further investigation.

Conway is currently in the Caldwell County Detention Center on similar charges.

The investigation is a joint operation between Alexander and Caldwell County Sheriff s Office.

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