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Prison for man who stole truck

A Marion man who stole a Chevy pickup and broke into several vehicles in July was sentenced to almost a year and a half in prison.

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Friday 08/26/2016
Report: Marion man charged with sex crimes
Posted: August 26, 2016

Authorities said Friday they arrested a Marion man for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a 6-year-old girl almost 10 years ago.

Upcoming road closures in Marion
Posted: August 26, 2016

The following roads will be closed for upcoming events, according to the Marion Police Department. The roadways and times of closure are as follows:

Thursday 08/25/2016
Report: Marion man leaks lewd video
Posted: August 25, 2016

A Marion man facing previous charges of statutory rape has been arrested and charged with leaking a private, sexual video on Facebook.

Wednesday 08/24/2016
Marion man wanted in Arkansas
Posted: August 24, 2016

Authorities said Wednesday they arrested a Marion man for allegedly possessing a stolen vehicle and for having pending charges in Arkansas.

Sleeping man leads to drug bust
Posted: August 24, 2016

Authorities said Tuesday they arrested three suspects for possessing meth and drug paraphernalia in a Marion hotel room.

Tuesday 08/23/2016
Trouble mounts for counterfeiting suspects
Posted: August 23, 2016

Authorities said Tuesday that new charges have been filed against four McDowell suspects involved in the recent counterfeit bust.

Monday 08/22/2016
Marion felon sentenced to prison
Posted: August 22, 2016

A Marion man who led deputies on a two-day manhunt in April has been sentenced to prison on several felony charges.

Report: Marion man breaks into friend's home
Posted: August 22, 2016

Authorities said Monday they arrested a Marion man with breaking into his friend’s home.

Saturday 08/20/2016
Superior Court: Marion pair guilty in shooting
Posted: August 20, 2016

A Marion pair pleaded guilty in McDowell County Superior Court to firing a gun inside of a residence and hitting one person.

Police: Marion man steals from mother
Posted: August 20, 2016

Authorities said Friday they arrested a Marion man for trying to cash $100 from a check he stole from his mother.

Thursday 08/18/2016
Marion man charged with meth possession
Posted: August 18, 2016

Deputy Jason Cook of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Lance Winfield Tilley, 27, of Zion Hill Road in Marion, with possession of methamphetamine.

Wednesday 08/17/2016
Felon charged with stealing from nephew
Updated: August 18, 2016 - 10:30 am

Authorities said Wednesday they arrested a Marion felon for breaking into his nephew’s home and possessing a weapon while in custody.

Virginia couple robs neighbors' apartments
Posted: August 17, 2016

Detective Billie Brown of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 41-year-old Carrisa Jenkins Berry and 43-year-old John Raymond Smith III, of Bland, Va., each with two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of larceny.

Tuesday 08/16/2016
Report: Old Fort man assaults, strangles wife
Posted: August 16, 2016

Authorities said Tuesday they arrested an Old Fort man with allegedly choking his wife.

Two face felony drug charges
Posted: August 16, 2016

MORGANTON – Two McDowell men face felony charges after a routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust in Morganton.

Monday 08/15/2016
Marion woman steals jewelry, property
Posted: August 15, 2016

Authorities said Monday they arrested a Marion woman with breaking into a storage trailer and stealing jewelry.

Deputies searching for stolen generators
Posted: August 15, 2016

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating two stolen generators and the person who took them.

Saturday 08/13/2016
Report: Nebo man assaults, threatens handicapped person
Posted: August 13, 2016

McDowell County deputies arrested a Nebo man for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill a handicapped man.

Friday 08/12/2016
Marion PD hunts for counterfeit suspect
Posted: August 12, 2016

Police are searching for a suspect possibly connected to an ongoing counterfeit money investigation.

Spruce Pine man charged with indecent liberties
Posted: August 12, 2016

Authorities said Friday they arrested a Spruce Pine man with having inappropriate contact with a 12-year-old girl.

Thursday 08/11/2016
Marion man charged with assault on 2 children
Posted: August 11, 2016

Authorities said they arrested a Marion man and charged him with assaulting two children.

2-car crash sends 5 to the hospital
Posted: August 11, 2016

A two- vehicle collision on Thursday sent five people to the hospital.

Authorities search for stolen SUV
Posted: August 11, 2016

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies hope the public can help them track down a stolen SUV and who’s responsible for taking it.

Babysitter charged with hurting child
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 3:12 pm

Authorities said Thursday they arrested an Old Fort woman for allegedly abusing a 10-month-old child.

Wednesday 08/10/2016
Marion man sentenced for indecent exposure
Posted: August 10, 2016

A Marion man was sentenced to at least one year in prison for exposing himself to a minor.

Suspect charged with stealing SUV
Posted: August 10, 2016

A Marion man is accused of stealing an SUV belonging to the company he worked for.

Tuesday 08/09/2016
Report: Marion woman steals sister's identity
Updated: August 09, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Authorities said Monday they arrested a Lake Lure woman for possessing meth and avoiding warrants with her sister’s identity.

Marion PD hunts for counterfeit cash suspects
Posted: August 09, 2016

Polices are searching for two suspects possibly connected to a recent counterfeit money investigation.

Monday 08/08/2016
Asheville man charged with assault
Posted: August 08, 2016

Authorities said Friday they arrested an Asheville man for assaulting a female and violating a court order.

Report: Old Fort pair steals alarm system
Posted: August 08, 2016

Authorities said Monday they arrested an Old Fort pair for stealing an alarm system.

Saturday 08/06/2016
Defendants sentenced in McDowell County Superior Court
Posted: August 06, 2016

A Marion man pleaded guilty in McDowell County Superior Court to stealing his friend’s car and later attacking a fellow inmate while in custody.

Friday 08/05/2016
Report: 1-year-old tests positive for meth
Posted: August 05, 2016

Authorities said Friday they arrested a Marion couple after a 1-year-old child tested positive for meth.

Thursday 08/04/2016
Shots fired in Old Fort home
Updated: August 04, 2016 - 4:57 pm

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators hope the public can help them find the person responsible for shooting into a home early Sunday morning, July 24 while a couple slept.

Marion man charged with stealing truck
Posted: August 04, 2016

Authorities said Thursday they arrested a Marion man for breaking into several vehicles and stealing a Chevy pickup.

Authorities arrest 4 in counterfeit money probe
Updated: August 04, 2016 - 4:27 pm

Authorities said Thursday they arrested four suspects for creating and using counterfeit money in McDowell.

Wednesday 08/03/2016
Marion man sentenced as habitual felon
Posted: August 03, 2016

A Marion man who authorities said repeatedly violated domestic violence protection orders has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.

Report: Marion man hits wife with dinner plate
Posted: August 03, 2016

Authorities said Wednesday they arrested a Marion man for assaulting his wife with a dinner plate.

Tuesday 08/02/2016
Missing memories: Family seeks return of swing with sentimental value
Updated: August 03, 2016 - 11:05 am

A Charlotte family with a home in McDowell is offering a cash reward for the return of their prized porch swing stolen from their property.

Cost of stolen road signs: Nearly $10K
Posted: August 02, 2016

Someone is stealing dozens of road signs, and investigators want to know who they are.

Monday 08/01/2016
Standoff in Nebo ends in two arrests
Updated: August 02, 2016 - 10:10 am

Authorities said Tuesday they arrested two Marion suspects after a four-and-a-half hour long standoff in Nebo.

Thursday 07/28/2016
Report: Fugitive caught driving stolen car
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 3:46 pm

Old Fort authorities said they arrested a wanted man driving a stolen car.

Car plows into parked vehicle
Posted: July 28, 2016

A Marion woman got a rude awakening Thursday morning when a car slammed into her parked vehicle and ended up in her yard.

Wednesday 07/27/2016
Report: Marion man charged with stealing SUV
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 3:31 pm

Authorities said Wednesday they arrested a Marion man for stealing a Ford Explorer.

Tuesday 07/26/2016
No hate, just hugs and ‘kisses’
Posted: July 26, 2016

After weeks of bloodshed across the country and clashes between police and citizens, some McDowell county residents are showing their support for local law enforcement in their own way.

Three cars collide on Sugar Hill Road
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 4:30 pm

A three-car collision happened Tuesday on Sugar Hill Road after one driver apparently blacked out behind the wheel.

Two missing from therapeutic boarding school
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 1:25 pm

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are searching for two 17 years olds who reportedly left SUWS of the Carolinas in Old Fort early Tuesday morning.

Monday 07/25/2016
Marion man wanted on larceny charges
Posted: July 25, 2016

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators are searching for 23-year-old Dylan Ryan Grindstaff, whose last known address was 88 Riverview Acres Drive in Marion.

Report: Thief drives in on tractor, out on golf course
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:40 pm

Authorities said Monday they searched an hour and a half on Friday for a Marshall man accused of stealing a tractor then a golf cart and eventually fleeing on foot.

Thursday 07/21/2016
Horse put down after being shot
Posted: July 21, 2016

An Old Fort family is offering a cash reward for information on who shot their horse.