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Four hurt in wreck involving Marion police cruiser

Troopers are investigating a collision that happened Saturday morning involving a police car and three passenger vehicles.

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Friday 04/29/2016
UPDATE: Suspect on the run has been located
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 3:39 pm

McDowell County deputies said the suspect Danny Ray Pinkerton has been located.

Thursday 04/28/2016
Department of Insurance investigators file charges
Posted: April 28, 2016

A Marion woman has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud, state officials announced Thursday.

UPDATED: Christopher Neil Chastain has been located
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 11:01 pm

The McDowell County Sheriff's Office said at 5 p.m. on Friday that Christopher Neil Chastain had been located.

Wednesday 04/27/2016
Police investigate home invasion
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 5:01 pm

Police are looking for two suspects who they say invaded a Marion man’s home and severely beat him with pruning shears early Monday morning.

Stolen property found in wreck
Posted: April 27, 2016

Detectives said Wednesday they recovered stolen property out of a suspect’s car after he wrecked while fleeing from police.

Deputies seek video game thief
Posted: April 27, 2016

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for the person who entered an Old Fort apartment earlier this month and stole hundreds of video games.

Tuesday 04/26/2016
Teens charged with stealing woman’s car
Posted: April 26, 2016

Three teenagers were charged in connection with the theft of a woman’s car, according to a report from the Marion Police Department.

Woman charged with stealing debit card
Posted: April 26, 2016

McDowell deputies said Tuesday a Marion woman was charged with allegedly stealing a debit card out of a vehicle.

Friday 04/22/2016
17-year sentence for meth trafficker
Updated: April 22, 2016 - 4:27 pm

A man from Mexico was sentenced in Asheville federal court for distributing methamphetamine in multiple mountain counties, including McDowell, according to a news release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in the western district of North Carolina.

Deputies investigate drug activity at Nebo home
Posted: April 22, 2016

A father and son have been charged with having methamphetamine in their home, deputies said Friday.

West Middle cleared after soft lockdown
Posted: April 22, 2016

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to West McDowell Middle School Friday morning in reference to a note found by students, deputies said.

Deputies looking for two in McDowell
Posted: April 22, 2016

Deputies are on the hunt for a wanted couple believed to be in McDowell County but dodging law enforcement.

Thursday 04/21/2016
Suspect cleared of murder charge
Posted: April 21, 2016

A murder charge against a Marion man in connection with a shooting in 2014 has been dismissed and the District Attorney said the suspect acted in self defense, according to a news release on Thursday.

Wednesday 04/20/2016
Couple charged with intimidating witness
Posted: April 20, 2016

The parents of a rape suspect were arrested for intimidating the victim in their son’s case, deputies said Wednesday.

Tuesday 04/19/2016
Suspect faces heroin charge
Posted: April 19, 2016

A Marion man was caught with heroin while being booked at the McDowell County Jail on an unrelated charge, deputies said Tuesday.

Tenn. man charged for crimes in McDowell
Updated: April 19, 2016 - 10:37 am

A Tennessee man has been caught and charged with allegedly committing several crimes in McDowell County, according to deputies.

Monday 04/18/2016
Two jailed for heroin possession
Posted: April 18, 2016

Two people on probation were allegedly caught with heroin during a warrantless search at their home, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Friday 04/15/2016
Police: Fatality at Love’s an accident
Updated: April 15, 2016 - 4:50 pm

Marion police said Friday they believe the death of a Salisbury man at Love’s Truck Stop was accidental.

Shots fired in Dysartsville killing one person; Deputies believe it was self defense
Posted: April 15, 2016

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies continue to piece together the details of a shooting Thursday evening that left a Nebo man dead.

Thursday 04/14/2016
Two charged in home break-in
Posted: April 14, 2016

Two people were charged with stealing nearly $50,000 worth of jewelry and other items from a Marion home, deputies said Thursday.

Wednesday 04/13/2016
UNC School of Government lawyer on Old Fort candidate restrictions: Aldermen move is unconstitutional
Posted: April 13, 2016

A lawyer with the UNC School of Government said the Old Fort Board of Aldermen’s attempt to say who can and can’t run for office in the town is unconstitutional.

Vehicle stop yields meth charge
Posted: April 13, 2016

Deputies said Wednesday they charged a man with drug possession while on their way to an assault call.

Tuesday 04/12/2016
Three charged in wallet theft
Posted: April 12, 2016

Three people are charged with stealing a woman’s wallet and going on a spending spree, deputies said Tuesday.

Monday 04/11/2016
Drug agents raid Old Fort home
Posted: April 11, 2016

Two people from Old Fort have been charged with trafficking after drug investigators raided their home last Thursday and found a stash of meth, deputies said Monday.

Saturday 04/09/2016
Student accused of bomb threat sentenced
Posted: April 09, 2016

A high school student charged with making a bomb threat at McDowell High School in 2014 was sentenced in McDowell County Superior Court.

Friday 04/08/2016
Photo of Marion man’s truck goes viral; Driver says he gets harassed by police
Posted: April 08, 2016

A photo taken in Marion of a truck with an attention-getting decal on the back window – and whose attention it got – has gone viral.

Thursday 04/07/2016
Deputies seek suspect who stole DOT equipment
Posted: April 07, 2016

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating the person responsible for stealing $4,600 worth of equipment from the state.

Police say man choked girlfriend
Posted: April 07, 2016

A Marion man has been charged with strangling his girlfriend in their home and breaking her phone to keep her from calling 911, according to a report from the Marion Police Department.

Wednesday 04/06/2016
Suspect charged with stalking, vandalism
Updated: April 06, 2016 - 5:12 pm

A Marion woman is accused of stalking a Badcock Furniture employee and damaging his car.

4 children test positive for meth
Updated: April 06, 2016 - 4:23 pm

Two people are charged after four children in their home tested positive for drugs, deputies said Wednesday.

Tuesday 04/05/2016
Vehicle search yields firearm charge
Posted: April 05, 2016

Authorities said Tuesday they charged a Morganton man with possession of a firearm as a felon.

Monday 04/04/2016
Deputy: Man wrecks car, reports it stolen
Posted: April 04, 2016

A Nebo man is charged with reporting a stolen vehicle that he allegedly wrecked himself, deputies said Monday.

Caught on camera: Thief makes off with pressure washer
Updated: April 11, 2016 - 2:26 pm

A Marion man said Monday he caught a thief on his surveillance camera stealing his pressure washer and he is hoping someone might know who he is.

Friday 04/01/2016
Husband, wife charged with theft
Posted: April 01, 2016

A husband and wife are charged with stealing from his parents and selling their property to pawn shops, deputies said Friday.

Thursday 03/31/2016
Deputies charge man in multiple thefts
Updated: March 31, 2016 - 4:22 pm

A Buncombe County man has been charged with stealing items from his former employer, deputies said Thursday.

Wednesday 03/30/2016
Old Fort man gets 5 to 10
Posted: March 30, 2016

An Old Fort man accused of rape was sentenced in Superior Court on a series of lesser charges.

Drug, gun charges against Marion man dismissed
Posted: March 30, 2016

Drug and firearm possession charges against a Marion man arrested at a local graveyard were dismissed this week but authorities said they would take the cases to a grand jury.

Secret shopper scam floating around McDowell
Posted: March 30, 2016

Being a “secret shopper” might sound like a good job, but the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to beware because it’s a scam.

Deputy: Man steals car and runs out of gas
Posted: March 30, 2016

A Marion man was taken to jail and charged with stealing his friend’s car. He was caught after running out of gas, authorities said on Tuesday.

Man had gun, drugs at graveyard
Posted: March 30, 2016

On a routine property check of a local cemetery, Marion police said they arrested a man with a gun and drugs.

Tuesday 03/29/2016
Cash reward offered for info on Marion man
Updated: March 30, 2016 - 9:45 am

A cash reward is offered to anyone with pertinent information as to the whereabouts of Brian Keith Greene, 44, whose address is unknown. 

Monday 03/28/2016
Deputy: Marion woman charged with vandalism
Posted: March 28, 2016

A woman was charged with vandalizing a local furniture store after being caught on camera, deputies said Monday.

Victim dead in Monday morning shooting
Posted: March 28, 2016

An early morning shooting investigation at a downtown apartment complex has resulted in murder charges for a Marion man.

Shooting at apartment in downtown Marion
Updated: March 28, 2016 - 10:31 am

Marion police officers and SBI agents are on the scene of a shooting at an apartment in downtown Marion.

Thursday 03/24/2016
MCSO: Suspect pulls gun, steals pills, money
Posted: March 24, 2016

Investigators said Thursday a Nebo man was arrested after he pulled a gun on a man to steal his money and medication.

Wednesday 03/23/2016
Nebo man found guilty of rape
Posted: March 23, 2016

A Nebo man accused of having sexual relations with a teenager in 2012 was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years of prison time in McDowell County Superior Court recently.

Warrantless search yields 20 pounds of pot
Posted: March 23, 2016

Drug investigators and probation officers searched a woman’s house Monday and located 20 pounds of marijuana, authorities said Wednesday.

Grand Jury: Arson suspect indicted on charges
Updated: March 23, 2016 - 9:34 am

A grand jury recently returned multiple indictments for breaking and entering, larceny, habitual felon, sexual assault and counterfeiting.

Friday 03/18/2016
Man faces 6 charges of sex crimes against children
Posted: March 18, 2016

A Marion man faces more sex offenses against children charges after images of two underage girls surfaced during an investigation, authorities said.