Authorities arrest woman asking for money

Mary Marie Lee

A Marion woman has been arrested and charged with trying to illegally obtain money from a local man.

Deputy Joseph Martino of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Mary Marie Lee, 43, of Lee Drive in Marion, with one count each of felony attempting to obtain property by false pretense and misdemeanor trespassing.

During the late night hours of Wednesday, April 23, a woman, later identified as Lee, went to the home of Donnie Tipton, of Sugar Hill Road, and asked for money.

Martino’s report said the suspect’s story changed multiple times about why she needed money.

Her bond was set at $5,250.