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Jury clears man of drug charge

A Marion man was found not guilty in court after being charged in 2013 for possessing a large amount of drugs.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Deputy: 1 stabbed in dispute
Posted: January 26, 2015

A Marion man has been jailed for allegedly stabbing another man, deputies said Monday.

Saturday 01/24/2015
Woman guilty of shooting husband
Posted: January 24, 2015

A Marion woman will spend the next five to seven years behind bars for shooting and injuring her husband.

Friday 01/23/2015
Father charged with assault by strangulation
Posted: January 23, 2015

Deputies said Friday they arrested a Marion man for allegedly strangling his 6-year-old son.

Thursday 01/22/2015
Teen father faces felony abuse charge
Posted: January 22, 2015

A Marion teenager is behind bars after allegedly abusing his 2-month-old son, deputies said Thursday.

McDowell deputies searching for suspect who fled
Posted: January 22, 2015

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating Robert Scott Cowart, 41, of 285 Deep Woods Drive in Marion, who is wanted for felony larceny by employee and felony obtaining property by false pretense.

Officers: Help us find 2 absconders
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 4:36 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 week in The McDowell News.

Marion man shot to death in Georgia in December
Posted: January 22, 2015

SAVANNAH, GA—A third suspect has been arrested and charged in the death of a Marion man whose body was found near a highway in Savannah, Ga. on Dec. 23.

Wednesday 01/21/2015
Report: Woman stole coins from mother-in-law
Posted: January 21, 2015

Deputies arrested a Marion woman who they say stole coins from her mother-in-law.

Tuesday 01/20/2015
47 animals seized at home
Posted: January 20, 2015

A Marion couple has been charged with animal cruelty after deputies seized 47 animals from their residence last week.

Nebo woman charged with child abuse
Posted: January 20, 2015

A Nebo mother is charged with abusing her 7-year-old daughter, authorities said on Tuesday.

Tag office employee charged with embezzlement
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 4:45 pm

A McDowell County government employee was arrested for allegedly stealing money from the tag office, deputies said on Tuesday.

Monday 01/19/2015
Old Fort police charge woman with meth possession
Posted: January 19, 2015

A vehicle stop led Old Fort authorities to a stash of meth, police said on Monday.

Two charged in shooting death of Marion man
Posted: January 19, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. —A three-week investigation into the death of a Marion, N.C. man whose body was found near Georgia Highway 204 on Dec. 23 has led to murder charges against two suspects.

Wanted: Two involved in gas theft
Posted: January 19, 2015

Old Fort authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspects or vehicles involved in a gas drive-off earlier this month.

Friday 01/16/2015
Two-year probe nets drugs, cash, guns in McDowell
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 6:46 pm

A Marion man was busted with a stash of drugs, guns and cash after a two-year investigation by the McDowell County Drug Task Force, authorities said Friday.

Mother charged with kidnapping biological child
Posted: January 16, 2015

An Asheville mother was arrested for allegedly kidnapping her son and stealing the father’s truck, according to deputies on Friday.

Two charged in connection with theft of 80-year-old woman's purse in Marion
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 6:50 pm

Police have arrested two women in connection with the theft of an 80-year-old woman’s purse at Ingles on Jan 9.

Tuesday 01/13/2015
Second suspect charged in Walmart heist
Posted: January 13, 2015

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a theft at Walmart last January, police said on Tuesday.

Monday 01/12/2015
McDowell County Superior Court: Marion man gets four years for rape
Updated: January 12, 2015 - 7:11 pm

A Marion man will spend the next four years in prison for raping a 14-year-old female in 2011.

Pedestrian hurt in hit and run
Posted: January 12, 2015

Emergency workers were called out to 873 Pinnacle Church Road Monday afternoon for a pedestrian who had been hit by a car.

Friday 01/09/2015
Police: Drug suspect had outstanding warrants
Posted: January 09, 2015

A tip from a local citizen led Marion police to a man wanted on several outstanding warrants.

Officer: Business owner embezzled thousands
Posted: January 09, 2015

A Marion business owner has been charged with stealing money from property rentals, police said on Friday.

Marion police search for purse snatcher
Posted: January 09, 2015

The Marion Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying a woman who stole a purse from a shopper at Ingles Friday morning.

Second suspect charged in metal theft
Posted: January 09, 2015

A Marion man is charged as a second suspect in a scrap metal theft in August, authorities said on Friday.

Thursday 01/08/2015
Nebo theft suspects banned from Walmart
Posted: January 08, 2015

A Marion couple is accused of scamming Walmart out of a load of cash and goods, according to police.

Teen faces indecent liberties charge
Posted: January 08, 2015

A 19-year-old Marion man is accused of having inappropriate contact with a 14-year-old girl, authorities said on Thursday.

Wednesday 01/07/2015
Can you help find missing guns?
Posted: January 07, 2015

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 week in The McDowell News.

Tuesday 01/06/2015
2 from Old Fort face meth charges
Posted: January 06, 2015

Two roommates were charged on separate days with drug possession, according to Old Fort police.

Saturday 01/03/2015
Two more added to offender registry
Posted: January 03, 2015

Two separate cases of child sexual abuse were heard in McDowell County Superior Court during the first week of December.

Friday 01/02/2015
Missing Marion teen may be driving stolen truck
Updated: January 02, 2015 - 8:04 pm

Deputies still need the public’s help locating a runaway teen.

Marion man faces drug charges after stop
Posted: January 02, 2015

A Marion man was busted with a stash of drugs in his vehicle after being stopped for no taillights, authorities said Friday.

Tuesday 12/30/2014
Suspect charged with murder of unborn child
Posted: December 30, 2014

A Marion man sought by police is in custody after turning himself in Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday 12/23/2014
Deputies: Help us find missing drug suspect
Posted: December 23, 2014

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are on the hunt for a drug suspect.

Monday 12/22/2014
Officer: Man had real drugs, fake ones
Posted: December 22, 2014

A Marion man has been charged with possessing real and fake drugs, authorities said on Monday.

“Lost” suspect breaks into BMW
Posted: December 22, 2014

Marion police arrested a Mount Holly man after allegedly spotting him breaking into a vehicle right next to the police station.

Friday 12/19/2014
Warrant service leads to more arrests
Posted: December 19, 2014

Three officers attempting a warrant service at a Marion home discovered two other suspects with outstanding warrants and drugs.

Marion man faces new sexual offense charges
Posted: December 19, 2014

New charges have been pressed against a Marion man whose case was dropped in November by prosecutors.

Thursday 12/18/2014
Officers searching for two suspects
Posted: December 18, 2014

Marion detectives are on the hunt for two suspects involved in separate crimes.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
Old Fort man charged with sex crime
Posted: December 17, 2014

Authorities said Wednesday they have charged an Old Fort man with a sex crime against an 8-year-old child.

Authorities need help locating RTV
Posted: December 17, 2014

Have you seen this 2011 Kubota RTV? If so, Crimestoppers can trade you some money for some information.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Man arrested for stealing
Posted: December 16, 2014

A Swannanoa man is behind bars after police said he robbed one of his friends and a home.

Monday 12/15/2014
Man wanted on drug charges arrested
Posted: December 15, 2014

A Marion man who was on the run from authorities is back behind bars.

Thursday 12/11/2014
Detective: Theft suspect targeted uncle
Posted: December 11, 2014

Authorities said Thursday they have charged a Marion man with breaking into his uncle’s property twice.

Three charged with stealing newspaper boxes
Posted: December 11, 2014

Three teenagers have been charged with stealing several newspaper boxes across McDowell County.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
Two charged with breaking into homes
Posted: December 09, 2014

Two Morganton men have been charged with breaking into two homes and stealing thousands of dollars worth of property, authorities said Tuesday.

Marion police investigate death of 4-month-old baby
Posted: December 09, 2014

Marion detectives are investigating the death of a 4-month old baby found unresponsive early Monday morning.

Monday 12/08/2014
Marion man charged with theft of construction equipment
Posted: December 08, 2014

Authorities said Monday a Marion man is accused of stealing construction equipment from a property on Satellite Hill Drive.

Saturday 12/06/2014
Pair charged with breaking into store
Posted: December 06, 2014

Two suspects were charged with breaking into a business and stealing a load of cash and checks, according to Marion authorities.

Friday 12/05/2014
Yelling neighbors alert deputies to car break-in
Updated: December 08, 2014 - 2:48 am

Authorities arrested a man after neighbors say they spotted him breaking into a vehicle.