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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.
Charges were dropped in the case of a Marion man accused of raping a 7-year-old family member.
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.
A cash reward is available to anyone who can help Marion police officers solve a residential break-in on School Street.
McDowell County detectives need help pinpointing the person who broke into a Nebo home twice in a little more than a year.
Authorities have charged a Nebo man with having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl.
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.
Authorities said Monday a pest control employee doing work at a local convenience store was arrested for stealing money.
A registered sex offender failed to report his new address to authorities, deputies said Monday.
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.
A Marion man is charged with allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl he met online, authorities said Friday.
Five students have been charged with allegedly making a bomb threat in October, one day after a separate bomb threat was made.
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.
Detectives with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are looking for help in solving a break-in and $1,559 theft.
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.
A registered sex offender failed to tell authorities he had a new address, according to deputies.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators need the public’s help locating a man who robbed a store at gunpoint on Thursday, Oct. 30.
A Marion man has been charged with stealing from his family members authorities said Friday.
Two people were caught stealing from a storage unit, authorities said Friday.
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.
Authorities said Thursday a traffic stop yielded a small amount of drugs and a felony charge against a suspect.
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.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are advising local residents to be aware of con artist callers posing as IRS employees.
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 people are charged with breaking into a woman’s house and stealing thousands of dollars worth of property, authorities said Tuesday.
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.
Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are on the hunt for a man with outstanding warrants in two counties.
A student has been charged with making a bomb threat that resulted in a four-hour lockdown at McDowell High School on Tuesday.
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.
A woman was arrested for stealing her ex-boyfriend’s credit cards and charging thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, authorities said Wednesday.
A Marion man was arrested Monday for possession of meth and pills, authorities said on Tuesday.
Authorities said Monday they arrested a Marion man for allegedly stealing aluminum cans from a business and then scrapping them.
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 are searching for two suspects who are wanted in unrelated crimes.
Four suspects were taken into custody after allegedly assaulting a Marion man and robbing him of medication and a cell phone.
Investigators need the public’s help finding a fugitive wanted on multiple drug charges and for questioning in theft cases.
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 suspects were arrested after they were caught on video stealing items from woman’s storage unit, authorities said Wednesday.
An Old Fort man who robbed two convenience stores in January could spend up to eight years in prison for his crimes.
Authorities said Friday a Marion man has been charged with stealing a four-wheeler from his uncle.
Two individuals allegedly tried to pass off horse vitamins as illegal drugs, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
A registered sex offender is facing charges in McDowell County for inviting teenagers into his home and offering them alcohol, authorities said on Monday.
Detectives with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office say there was no drive-by shooting in Old Fort, as reported by a Marion man last Wednesday.
A shift manager at a local pizza place was arrested and charged with stealing funds from her employer.
Detectives have charged a Marion man with trying to sell drugs to a narcotics officer.
A Marion man said he was wounded Wednesday afternoon in a drive-by shooting near Old Fort.
Authorities said Wednesday a Marion man was arrested after allegedly being caught breaking into a car by the owners.
A local business owner and his nephew were found guilty of food stamp fraud and have been ordered to pay back thousands of dollars to the state.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating a stolen dirt bike.