Woman arrested after breaking into business in Burke County

- The Burke County Sheriff's Office has arrested a local woman after they said she broke into a local business. 

The incident happened Wednesday, August 19, at Southern Legacy on 3640 Hwy 18 South. 

Deputies said they responded to the area after the businesses alarm went off. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the door to the business open and asked Emergency Communications Center to notify the business owner. 

A witness who lives close by informed officers that he saw a woman enter the business by prying the door open with a metal bar. The witness was able to describe the suspect’s appearance and stated she drove away in a silver Hyundai.  

The business owner identified the suspect as Heather Traywick Kelly, 24, of Morganton. 

Morganton Public Safety located Kelley a short time later and she was taken into custody and charged with Felony Breaking and Entering and Felony Larceny. 

Kelly was placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $10,000 secure bond. Detectives with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case and said further charges are pending. 

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