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Rowan Sheriff: Man attempts suicide in jail; charged with stealing from grandfather

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said an inmate tried to hang himself Tuesday after officials added charges, saying he stole from his grandfather again.

Alex Chiccarello, 23, was charged Jan. 1 with taking his grandfather’s pickup and a neighbor’s credit card and threatening to kill his brother for “snitching.”

On Tuesday, his grandfather, Anthony Chiccarello contacted law enforcement to say his vehicle had been stolen. Anthony Chiccarello told authorities he also suspected his grandson broke into his home and stole his money clip and money.

He believes the incident occurred sometime before January. It appeared someone entered through a bedroom window.

Rowan officials said Alex Chiccarello said he’d been depressed after the arrests. He used a sheet tied to the rail in the jail and slid down the stairs.

Sheriff’s Capt. John Sifford said Chiccarello was only there for about three seconds because a detention center officer saw him and was making his way toward Chiccarello.

Chiccarello was taken to the hospital to be checked and was later returned to the county jail.

He was charged with breaking and entering as well as larceny after breaking and entering. Chiccarello was given an additional $10,000 secured bond. He was already being held under a $25,000 secured bond.

Chiccarello was convicted in December of misdemeanor larceny and is currently on probation in Stanly County.

He’s been convicted of felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, misdemeanor breaking and entering, attempted possession of a firearm by a felon, uttering forged papers, larceny of firearms, driving while license revoked and possession of stolen goods.

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