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Two charged with harboring escapees

Two McDowell residents have been charged in connection with helping two escaped inmates who were captured last weekend in Nebo.

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Thursday 11/27/2014
Sex offender faces more charges
Posted: November 27, 2014

A registered sex offender was indicted by the grand jury for allegedly inviting teenagers into his home and offering them alcohol.

Deputies would like to chat with Brenda Hipps
Posted: November 27, 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 Spotlight feature will run each week in The McDowell News.

Wednesday 11/26/2014
Spruce Pine man charged with theft of gun
Posted: November 26, 2014

Authorities said Wednesday a Spruce Pine man is charged with stealing a handgun out of car.

Tuesday 11/25/2014
Mother guilty of abuse in meth case
Posted: November 25, 2014

A Marion woman whose child tested positive for meth was sentenced in Superior Court during the November session.

Monday 11/24/2014
Escapees back behind bars
Posted: November 24, 2014

After a week-long manhunt for two escaped prisoners from Richmond County, both men were taken into custody over the weekend in McDowell County.

Police: Pair stole deceased woman’s car
Posted: November 24, 2014

Two brothers from Old Fort have been charged with allegedly stealing a dead woman’s car, police said on Friday.

Friday 11/21/2014
Jury indicts Marion man of sex offense
Posted: November 21, 2014

An indictment from the grand jury was handed down this month accusing a Marion man of having sexual relations with a teenager.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Authorities search for two escapees
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:55 pm

The Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement are looking for two inmates – one of them from McDowell County -- who escaped late Sunday night from Morrison Correctional minimum unit in Richmond County. The inmates are believed to have gone over the fence at approximately 10 p.m.

Child-sex charges against Marion man dismissed
Posted: November 20, 2014

Charges were dropped in the case of a Marion man accused of raping a 7-year-old family member.

Two more charged in shooting death
Posted: November 20, 2014

Two more people have been charged in connection with the Aug. 16 shooting death of 39-year-old James Lionel Ferguson, of Old Highway 10 East in Marion.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Who broke into home on School Street?
Posted: November 19, 2014

A cash reward is available to anyone who can help Marion police officers solve a residential break-in on School Street.

Detectives searching for break-in suspects
Posted: November 19, 2014

McDowell County detectives need help pinpointing the person who broke into a Nebo home twice in a little more than a year.

Suspect charged with first-degree sex offense
Posted: November 19, 2014

Authorities have charged a Nebo man with having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Old Fort man charged with felony larceny
Posted: November 18, 2014

A man from Old Fort was arrested Monday morning after stealing from K-Mart and fleeing to a Hardee’s bathroom, according to police records.

Monday 11/17/2014
Pest control worker faces theft charge
Posted: November 17, 2014

Authorities said Monday a pest control employee doing work at a local convenience store was arrested for stealing money.

Monday 11/10/2014
Halloween check nets sex offender who moved
Posted: November 10, 2014

A registered sex offender failed to report his new address to authorities, deputies said Monday.

Detectives seek info on fires
Posted: November 10, 2014

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office detectives need the public’s help identifying the suspects responsible for two suspicious fires that destroyed buildings on the same property.

Friday 11/07/2014
Internet rendezvous leads to rape charge
Posted: November 07, 2014

A Marion man is charged with allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl he met online, authorities said Friday.

Five charged in high school bomb threat
Posted: November 07, 2014

Five students have been charged with allegedly making a bomb threat in October, one day after a separate bomb threat was made.

Thursday 11/06/2014
First responder faces charges
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 4:57 pm

A local first responder was arrested on charges of stealing medication and a gun from a woman who had suffered a medical emergency, authorities said Thursday.

Wednesday 11/05/2014
Who broke into a Ridge Road storage building?
Posted: November 05, 2014

Detectives with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are looking for help in solving a break-in and $1,559 theft.

Marion man charged with theft, forgery
Posted: November 05, 2014

A Marion man is accused of stealing a check from another man’s storage unit and told authorities he needed the money to pay his bills, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Halloween check nets one sex offender violation
Posted: November 05, 2014

A registered sex offender failed to tell authorities he had a new address, according to deputies.

Monday 11/03/2014
Detectives seeking armed robbery suspect
Posted: November 03, 2014

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators need the public’s help locating a man who robbed a store at gunpoint on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Friday 10/31/2014
Marion man charged with stealing from family
Posted: October 31, 2014

A Marion man has been charged with stealing from his family members authorities said Friday.

Two arrested for storage unit break-in
Posted: October 31, 2014

Two people were caught stealing from a storage unit, authorities said Friday.

Thursday 10/30/2014
Input sought on killer’s parole
Posted: October 30, 2014

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.

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.