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Man arrested after kicking in door of house, assaults

Dennis Lee Whittredge

(Updated Jan. 6, 4:45 p.m.)

On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, approximately 8:33 p.m. Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 14 Lori Lane, Taylorsville, in reference to a Breaking and Entering with Assault, according to Tod Jones, Chief Deputy.

Deputies arrived and found that a suspect had kicked in the front door of the residence and assaulted three occupants of the residence.

Detectives were able to identify a suspect in the case, who had fled the home just prior to the officers' arrival.

A short time later, officers were able to take into custody Dennis Lee Whittredge, age 37 of Matthew Drive, Taylorsville. He is charged with first degree burglary, assault by strangulation, assault on a female, simple assault, and damage to property.

Whittredge was placed under a $75,000 bond and has a first appearance Monday, January 11, 2016, in Alexander County District Court.


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