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Man arrested after string of Hickory burglaries

Surveillance cameras caught Chad McDaniel Byrd breaking into three Hickory businesses Friday night, police say.

HICKORY, N.C. — The Hickory Police Department has arrested the man caught on surveillance cameras breaking and entering into three businesses Friday night, law enforcement announced Saturday.

Arrest warrants were issued for Chad McDaniel Byrd, 44, for forcing entry into three businesses, according to police. Responding officers found broken doors and windows at each of the locations.

He was located Saturday and arrested. He now faces seven counts of felony breaking and entering, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering, four counts of misdemeanor injury to personal property, one count of felony possession of cocaine, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Byrd is accused of breaking into the following businesses between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.:

  • Professional Cleaners, 133 3rd ST NW
  • Brahma Graphx, 20 2nd ST SW
  • Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse, 29 2nd ST NW  

Surveillance cameras at some of the locations captured Byrd, who also appears in previously captured mugshots released by police Saturday.

Byrd was also served with four outstanding warrants for breaking and entering out of Caldwell County.

He is currently being held at the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $150,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information about the cases in the Hickory Downtown area is asked to contact Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.