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Input sought on killer’s parole

The N.C. Department of Corrections is seeking public input on a convicted killer serving a life sentence for a 1986 murder in McDowell County.

  • icon Posted: October 30

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Traffic stop leads to arrest
Posted: October 30, 2014

Authorities said Thursday a traffic stop yielded a small amount of drugs and a felony charge against a suspect.

Wednesday 10/29/2014
Authorities need help identifying suspects in case
Posted: October 29, 2014

Marion Police Department investigators are on the hunt for suspects who hit two grocery stores in the city during a six-county fraudulent check scheme.

MCSO: Scam artists posing as IRS
Posted: October 29, 2014

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are advising local residents to be aware of con artist callers posing as IRS employees.

Tuesday 10/28/2014
Former Animal Hospital bookkeeper charged
Posted: October 28, 2014

An eight-year employee of a local veterinary office has been charged with stealing more than $25,000 in cash and checks from the business.

Three charged with breaking into home
Posted: October 28, 2014

Three people are charged with breaking into a woman’s house and stealing thousands of dollars worth of property, authorities said Tuesday.

Monday 10/27/2014
Man sentenced for killing unborn child in wreck
Posted: October 27, 2014

In the first-ever prosecution of its kind in North Carolina, a Mitchell County man was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for the murder of an unborn child.

Thursday 10/23/2014
Deputies seeking wanted man
Posted: October 23, 2014

Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are on the hunt for a man with outstanding warrants in two counties.

McDowell High student accused of making bomb threat
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 2:30 pm

A student has been charged with making a bomb threat that resulted in a four-hour lockdown at McDowell High School on Tuesday.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Can you help find these probation absconders?
Posted: October 22, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is a feature provided by The McDowell News in conjunction with McDowell County Crimestoppers. On a rotating basis, members of local law enforcement agencies will submit unsolved crimes for publication. Investigators hope citizens can provide the missing pieces that will solve these offenses and/or help apprehend those responsible. The Crimestoppers Crime of the Week will run each Thursday in The McDowell News.

Detective: Ex-girlfriend stole man’s credit card
Posted: October 22, 2014

A woman was arrested for stealing her ex-boyfriend’s credit cards and charging thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, authorities said Wednesday.

Tuesday 10/21/2014
Vehicle search turns up drugs, deputies say
Posted: October 21, 2014

A Marion man was arrested Monday for possession of meth and pills, authorities said on Tuesday.

Monday 10/20/2014
Man charged with stealing cans from Moose Lodge
Posted: October 20, 2014

Authorities said Monday they arrested a Marion man for allegedly stealing aluminum cans from a business and then scrapping them.

Friday 10/17/2014
Man arrested after false report
Posted: October 17, 2014

A Marion man who told deputies he had been shot in a drive-by earlier this month is now in jail for allegedly lying to officers about the incident.

Old Fort officers looking for two suspects
Posted: October 17, 2014

Old Fort officers are searching for two suspects who are wanted in unrelated crimes.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Authorities arrest four after robbery
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Four suspects were taken into custody after allegedly assaulting a Marion man and robbing him of medication and a cell phone.

McDowell woman wanted for questioning
Posted: October 16, 2014

Investigators need the public’s help finding a fugitive wanted on multiple drug charges and for questioning in theft cases.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
McDowell Crimestoppers Spotlight: Can you help solve this vehicle break-in?
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 7:35 pm

Editor's note: The following is a feature provided by The McDowell News in conjunction with McDowell County Crimestoppers. On a rotating basis, members of local law enforcement agencies will submit unsolved crimes for publication. Investigators hope citizens can provide the missing pieces that will solve these offenses and/or help apprehend those responsible. The Crimestoppers Spotlight feature will run each Thursday in The McDowell News.

Two charged in Marion storage building break-in
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Two suspects were arrested after they were caught on video stealing items from woman’s storage unit, authorities said Wednesday.

Monday 10/13/2014
Store robber goes to prison
Posted: October 13, 2014

An Old Fort man who robbed two convenience stores in January could spend up to eight years in prison for his crimes.

Friday 10/10/2014
Man charged with stealing four-wheeler
Posted: October 10, 2014

Authorities said Friday a Marion man has been charged with stealing a four-wheeler from his uncle.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Search turns up bags of crushed horse vitamins
Posted: October 09, 2014

Two individuals allegedly tried to pass off horse vitamins as illegal drugs, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

Monday 10/06/2014
Sex offender faces new charges
Posted: October 06, 2014

A registered sex offender is facing charges in McDowell County for inviting teenagers into his home and offering them alcohol, authorities said on Monday.

Detectives: Drive-by shooting didn’t happen
Posted: October 06, 2014

Detectives with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office say there was no drive-by shooting in Old Fort, as reported by a Marion man last Wednesday.

Friday 10/03/2014
Police: Pizza worker made off with the dough
Posted: October 03, 2014

A shift manager at a local pizza place was arrested and charged with stealing funds from her employer.

Thursday 10/02/2014
Errant text leads to drug charges
Posted: October 02, 2014

Detectives have charged a Marion man with trying to sell drugs to a narcotics officer.

Wednesday 10/01/2014
Man injured in drive-by shooting
Posted: October 01, 2014

A Marion man said he was wounded Wednesday afternoon in a drive-by shooting near Old Fort.

Man found in car, charged with break-in
Posted: October 01, 2014

Authorities said Wednesday a Marion man was arrested after allegedly being caught breaking into a car by the owners.

Tuesday 09/30/2014
2 guilty in food stamp fraud
Posted: September 30, 2014

A local business owner and his nephew were found guilty of food stamp fraud and have been ordered to pay back thousands of dollars to the state.

Deputies: Help us find stolen dirt bike
Posted: September 30, 2014

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating a stolen dirt bike.

Monday 09/29/2014
Marion man facing assault charges
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:32 pm

McDowell authorities said Monday a Marion man was charged with choking and assaulting a female during a dispute.

Thursday 09/25/2014
Suspect charged with kidnapping
Posted: September 25, 2014

A Nebo man is behind bars after detectives said he kidnapped and tried to sexually assault a woman.

Man parked at church faces drug charges
Posted: September 25, 2014

Authorities say they arrested a Marion man after finding drugs in his car while parked at a church.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
Marion man gets prison sentence
Posted: September 24, 2014

A Marion man will spend up to 15 years in prison for a sex crime against a young child.

Tuesday 09/23/2014
Four from McDowell charged in Yancey
Posted: September 23, 2014

Officers with the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office arrested four individuals from McDowell County on multiple charges.

Monday 09/22/2014
Police: Powerlifting champ had steroids
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 4:12 pm

A champion powerlifter and gym owner was arrested on Monday and charged with possession of steroids, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said.

Friday 09/19/2014
I-40 wreck kills 1, injures 2 in Morganton construction zone
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 6:10 pm

One man was killed and two others injured Friday morning when a man lost control of his vehicle, crossed into a construction zone on Interstate 40 and struck three construction workers, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Wanted man accused of break-ins, larcenies
Posted: September 19, 2014

Authorities are searching for an Old Fort man who they say violated his probation and committed several crimes in the past few weeks.

Thursday 09/18/2014
Authorities: Help us find stolen dirt bike
Posted: September 18, 2014

McDowell County investigators need the public’s help locating a stolen dirt bike like the one pictured.

Man charged with stealing from acquaintance
Posted: September 18, 2014

Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Marion man who allegedly stole items from an acquaintance.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Jail search turns up drug pipe
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 2:45 pm

A Marion woman has been charged after authorities discovered she had a drug pipe in jail, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Marion man charged with stealing clothes, hats
Posted: September 16, 2014

Deputies charged a Marion man with stealing thousands of dollars worth of clothing from a home.

Saturday 09/13/2014
Two charged with stealing from employer
Posted: September 13, 2014

Two Old Fort women were arrested and charged with stealing from their employer.

Friday 09/12/2014
Man accused of stealing from father
Posted: September 12, 2014

Authorities said Friday a Nebo man was arrested for allegedly stealing items from his father’s residence.

Man charged with sex offense
Posted: September 12, 2014

Marion police officers have charged a man with a sexual offense against a young child.

Rapist gets 20 to 29 years in prison
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 4:21 pm

A Marion man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex offenses.

Thursday 09/11/2014
5 homes hit in theft spree
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 4:41 pm

A Nebo man was taken into custody after authorities charged him with break-ins and thefts at five homes.

Four wanted for assault on fishermen
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 4:40 pm

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators need the public’s help identifying four people believed to have assaulted a couple of Old Fort residents while fishing on Sunday, Sept. 7.

Two face drug, gun charges
Posted: September 11, 2014

Two suspects were arrested last week with a stolen handgun and drugs, authorities said.

Tip leads officers to theft suspects
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 8:54 am

Officers arrested a couple they say broke into a storage building and stole thousands of dollars worth of property.