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Phillip Todd Stroud

Sheriff: Bond inadequate for suspect in beauty salon break-ins

Posted at 2:21 PM on Mar 15, 2019



A Harmony man with a lengthy criminal record faces new charges after an Iredell County Sheriff's Office deputy found him inside a beauty salon that had been broken into previously.

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Phillip Todd Stroud, 49, in a news release.

Between September 22, 2018, and March 14, 2019, the ICSO received two reports of break-ins at a beauty salon located at 2535 Sandy Springs Road. Detective Danny Wyatt was assigned to investigate these cases.

Patrol deputies were given information about this business being a repeat target for break-ins and conducted additional security checks at this location, Campbell said.

On Thursday, March 14, at approximately 12:55 a.m., deputies noticed a vehicle at this business and saw that the front window had been broken out, according to the news release. 

Deputies then searched the business and found Stroud inside of the beauty salon. He was arrested and taken to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.

Based on the evidence collected from the business after each break-in at the business, Detective Wyatt charged Stroud with three counts of felony breaking and entering and one count of felony larceny after breaking and entering.

Magistrate Nicholson issued Stroud a $5,000 bond on these four felony charges.

Because Stroud is a repeat offender with a lengthy criminal history involving similar types of crimes, the sheriff said the bond was inadequate in this case.

“This man is a prime example of the repeat offenders our deputies and our community deal with a majority of the time," Campbell said. "Due to a close working relationship between the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office and the Iredell County District Attorney’s Office, a Notice of Hearing to increase the bond amount has been filed in District Court."

On April 22, 2010, Stroud was charged with felony armed robbery and assault on a female in Davie County. That incident also took place at a hair salon, Campbell said, and Stroud robbed the victim by using a knife and threatened to kill her. He was convicted on this incident, according to the news release.

According to the ICSO, Stroud's criminal history includes the following charges: two counts of felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor indecent exposure, misdemeanor breaking and entering, felony common law robbery, felony attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, misdemeanor assault on a female, misdemeanor assault on a governmental official, two counts of felony malicious conduct by a prisoner, felony habitual felon, felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, and misdemeanor injury to personal property.

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