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Marion man charged with stealing clothes, hats

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

  • icon Posted: September 16

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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.

Monday 09/08/2014
Woman faces bigamy charge
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 3:28 pm

An Old Fort woman was arrested for being married to multiple men at the same time and lying about it, authorities said Monday.

Friday 09/05/2014
Old Fort man faces child pornography charges
Posted: September 05, 2014

McDowell authorities have arrested an Old Fort man on charges of child pornography, deputies said Friday.

Thursday 09/04/2014
Marion man netted in drug sting
Posted: September 04, 2014

A Marion man was charged in a drug sting in Mitchell County in August, the Mitchell News-Journal reported.

Arrest made in scuba theft
Posted: September 04, 2014

A Marion man was arrested in connection with the theft of scuba gear and other items, authorities said on Thursday.

Wednesday 09/03/2014
Police: Have you seen this truck?
Updated: September 03, 2014 - 3:51 pm

The Marion Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the owner of a truck believed to be involved in a break-in at a local business.

Two charged with child abuse
Posted: September 03, 2014

A mother and father have been charged after detectives discovered a high level of drugs in their two young children, authorities said Wednesday.

Crimestoppers tip leads to arrests
Posted: September 03, 2014

An anonymous Crimestoppers tip led authorities to a wanted man Tuesday evening.

Tuesday 09/02/2014
Man charged with burning home, cars
Posted: September 02, 2014

A former Old Fort man was charged with illegally burning a house and two cars, authorities said Tuesday.

Friday 08/29/2014
Old Fort man charged in theft
Posted: August 29, 2014

An Old Fort man was arrested for allegedly stealing from his family members.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Deputies search for robbery, assault suspect
Posted: August 27, 2014

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are looking for Brian Keith Guzman, 39, of 94 Alabama Avenue in Marion. He is wanted on charges of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Second suspect charged in murder probe
Posted: August 27, 2014

A second man has been charged in the shooting death of a Marion man earlier this month.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
Murder suspect under $500,000 bond
Posted: August 26, 2014

A bond was set for Marion man accused of murdering his neighbor.

Pair charged in construction company break-in
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Two men were charged with breaking into a building owned by a construction company, authorities said on Tuesday.

Monday 08/25/2014
Manhunt suspect gets prison time
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 6:26 pm

A Nebo man who ran from authorities and initiated a day-long manhunt back in June will spend the next eight to 19 months in prison.

Friday 08/22/2014
Truck owner sentenced in death of motorist
Posted: August 22, 2014

After appealing his judgment in May, a Newland business owner was sentenced in McDowell County Superior Court this month.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Local car salesman charged
Posted: August 21, 2014

A Marion car salesman has been indicted on 37 charges in Buncombe County.

3 charged with stealing motorcycle
Posted: August 21, 2014

Three Marion men were charged with stealing a motorcycle and selling it in another county.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Authorities searching for gas thief
Posted: August 20, 2014

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help identifying this vehicle and its occupants, believed to have been at Riverside Food Mart when 95 gallons of gas was stolen from three trucks.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
Police charge two with drug offense
Posted: August 19, 2014

A McDowell couple was taken into custody after police say they discovered drugs in their car around their children.

Man faces felony abuse charge
Posted: August 19, 2014

A Marion man is behind bars after authorities say he severely injured his 3-month-old daughter.

Monday 08/18/2014
Suspect faces murder charge
Posted: August 18, 2014

McDowell detectives are still searching for answers in the slaying of a Marion man on Saturday.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Pair charged with break-in, theft
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 5:11 pm

McDowell authorities charged two women with breaking into a storage building and stealing thousands of dollars worth of property.

Friday 08/08/2014
Charges mount for suspected shooter
Posted: August 08, 2014

A Forest City man who police say fired shots at a local night club last year had new charges filed against him.

Marion woman stole property from business
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 3:54 pm

A Marion woman was arrested after police found her behind the business she allegedly had just broken into.

Deputies: Help find scrap metal bandit
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Deputies are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect in the photos who took scrap metal and fencing material from 2133 Landis Lane in Nebo.

Thursday 08/07/2014
Pharmacist accused of stealing drugs
Updated: August 07, 2014 - 6:20 pm

A pharmacist at Walmart has been charged with stealing drugs, according to a report from the Marion Police Department.

Police: Man hid under pile of laundry
Updated: August 07, 2014 - 6:21 pm

Police nabbed a Clayton man in Marion who they say tried to run from authorities late Wednesday night.

Wednesday 08/06/2014
Traffic stops result in drug charges
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Three men were taken into custody on drug charges following two separate traffic stops, authorities said on Tuesday.

Man guilty of rape attempt
Posted: August 06, 2014

A Marion man will spend a maximum of 10 years in prison for the attempted rape of an 11-year-old girl in 1998.

Monday 08/04/2014
McDowell authorities: Suspect faces murder charge
Updated: August 04, 2014 - 5:31 pm

A Marion man was charged with murder after authorities said he shot and killed his neighbor on Saturday.

Deputies arrest two in robbery attempt
Posted: August 04, 2014

Deputies have charged a pair of suspects with conspiring and attempting to rob a Marion man Friday afternoon.

Friday 08/01/2014
Deputy: Pair stole $7,000 worth of items
Posted: August 01, 2014

McDowell authorities said Friday two suspects were charged for breaking into a house and stealing $7,000 worth of items.

Thursday 07/31/2014
Probation absconder arrested following wreck
Posted: July 31, 2014

A probation absconder landed himself in handcuffs after causing a wreck Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday 07/30/2014
Escaped inmates in custody
Posted: July 30, 2014

Two inmates who escaped Avery County authorities on Tuesday were captured in the early morning hours on Wednesday in Georgia.

Tuesday 07/29/2014
Marion, Mooresville hit 48 hours apart
Posted: July 29, 2014

Marion and Mooresville authorities believe the same bandit likely robbed banks in both towns 48 hours apart.

Man charged with sexually abusing teens
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 5:54 pm

A Marion man is behind bars after authorities say he sexually molested two teens.

Update from McDowell County Sheriff's Office: Escapees captured in Georgia
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 10:27 am

Two inmates who escaped custody from Avery County authorities Tuesday afternoon are back in custody in Gordon County, Ga.

Update: Cash reward offered for information
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 2:45 pm

A tip from the public led McDowell County sheriff’s deputies and Marion police officers to a wanted sex offender Tuesday.
Jesse Dean Burse, 29, was captured at a residence on State Street in Marion at 12:39 p.m.
He was wanted on two counts of failure to change his address (sex offender registry violations) and one count each of failure to appear in court and failure to pay child support.
Burse was convicted of one count of sexual battery in Rutherford County on Sept. 26, 2007. He was sentenced to 2 months and 15 days in prison and was released from the N.C. Department of Corrections on Dec. 10, 2007.
After his release, he registered as a sex offender in Rutherford County. He moved to McDowell in August 2013. In October of last year, he allegedly changed his address without notifying the Sheriff’s Office, which he is required to do by law. He was charged with a registry violation. That case is still pending in Superior Court and was scheduled to be heard last week. When Burse failed to show, the judge issued a warrant for failure to appear.
Burse had been living at 6 Eagle Drive in Nebo until mid-June of this year, when, once again, it is alleged that he left that residence without notifying the Sheriff’s Office. On July 10, Capt. Ricky Crisp issued another warrant for a registry violation.
Burse had been on the run from law enforcement since mid-June. He was taken into custody in lieu of a $41,000 bond.

Monday 07/28/2014
Strangulation charge filed against care home resident
Posted: July 28, 2014

One Cedarbrook resident has been charged with choking another resident, authorities said on Monday.

Report: Man breaks tombstones, smears them with grease
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 6:05 pm

Deputies say they arrested a Marion man for destroying tombstones at a local Baptist church.

Wednesday 07/16/2014
Teens accused in break-ins at school, businesses
Posted: July 16, 2014

Six teenagers were charged in connection with breaking into two businesses and a school, Marion police said Wednesday.