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B&E suspect detained after Crimestoppers tip

Deputies said Thursday they captured a breaking-and-entering suspect they have been searching for since November.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
1 of ‘Old Fort 4’ pleads guilty to rape
Posted: February 10, 2016

One of the four men charged with raping a 15-year-old girl was sentenced in McDowell County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Tuesday 02/09/2016
Suspect charged in assault of Marion man
Updated: February 09, 2016 - 3:36 pm

A Morganton man has been charged with beating a Marion man and sending him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, deputies said Tuesday.

Monday 02/08/2016
Group vows to 'fight for justice;' questions punishment in McDowell County statutory rape case
Updated: February 09, 2016 - 12:31 am

Family, friends and civil rights leaders joined forces at the McDowell County Courthouse Monday in support of four black men accused of statutory rape for having sex with a 15-year-old girl last year.

Sex offender in jail for registry violation
Posted: February 08, 2016

A convicted sex offender is back behind bars, this time for violating registry rules, authorities said Monday.

Friday 02/05/2016
Police: Man walks away from crash, brandishes knife
Posted: February 05, 2016

A man was Tased and arrested for fleeing the scene of an accident and walking toward an officer with a knife, according to a report by from the Marion Police Department.

Report: Shots fired into house, bullet hits woman
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 12:01 pm

Four people are charged with firing a gun at a house and hitting one of the residents, deputies said Friday.

Marion man found beaten in roadway; Authorities searching for information, suspects
Posted: February 05, 2016

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators need information to help solve an assault early Friday morning that left a Marion man with serious injuries.

Thursday 02/04/2016
Former group home resident sentenced
Posted: February 04, 2016

A former mental health patient at Cedarbrook Residential Center in Nebo was sentenced to a decade in prison for killing his roommate at the facility in 2009.

Deputy: MHS student had gun in car at school
Posted: February 04, 2016

A high school student was arrested on a felony charge for having a handgun in his car on school property, deputies said Thursday.

Fourth fake money suspect arrested
Posted: February 04, 2016

The fourth person charged in a counterfeit money scam was taken into custody Wednesday night.

Wednesday 02/03/2016
Man charged with stealing pants, returning them
Posted: February 03, 2016

One man is charged with returning items he stole from Wal-Mart and receiving cash for them, according to a report from Marion police.

Report: Deputy finds meth in man’s car
Posted: February 03, 2016

A Nebo man is charged with drug possession after deputies stopped his vehicle for being suspicious.

Tuesday 02/02/2016
A night of partying turns into a burglary, assault arrest
Posted: February 02, 2016

After a night of partying and drinking, police said, a Marion man allegedly broke into his friend’s house while he was asleep, assaulted him and stole $1,000 worth of his property.

Deputies searching for theft suspects
Posted: February 02, 2016

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are looking for theft suspects who struck in the Veterans Drive area last month and stole backpacks, tennis shoes, chainsaws and other items.

3 arrested, 1 sought in forgery, counterfeiting
Posted: February 02, 2016

McDowell deputies said Tuesday they are searching for a fourth suspect involved in a counterfeit money ring.

Monday 02/01/2016
Charges mount for man accused of rape
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 7:42 pm

A Marion man faces additional charges for allegedly abusing a young girl for nearly a decade, authorities said Monday.

Text a tip: McDowell Crimestoppers offers a free texting service for the public
Posted: February 01, 2016

Got a tip but can’t make a phone call? Now you can simply text 274637 (CRIMES) and report it to McDowell County Crimestoppers.

Wednesday 01/27/2016
Woman cleared of harboring escapee charges
Posted: January 27, 2016

An Old Fort woman accused of helping two prison escapees was cleared of her charges in Superior Court recently.

Tuesday 01/26/2016
Marion police: Man chokes mother, hits her with canned food
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 7:18 pm

A Marion man was charged with hitting his mother on the head with a can of food and choking her until she was unconscious, according to a report from the Marion Police Department.

Monday 01/25/2016
Marion man charged with another count of arson; Deputies said he burned his wife’s camper twice
Posted: January 25, 2016

A Marion man who set his wife’s residence ablaze last month faces a new charge of arson as well as child abuse.

Tuesday 01/19/2016
Man found unresponsive in truck
Updated: January 19, 2016 - 4:48 pm

A Nebo man faces a drug charge after deputies said Tuesday they found him unresponsive in his truck at a gas station.

Tenn. man a suspect in McDowell
Posted: January 19, 2016

Police have named a suspect in two larceny cases inside the city and the county.

Friday 01/15/2016
MCSO: Man violates order for fifth time
Posted: January 15, 2016

A Marion has been charged for a fifth time for violating a protective order against his parents, the sheriff’s office said Friday.

Thursday 01/14/2016
Police, sheriff’s reports: Marion man forced his way into 2 homes
Posted: January 14, 2016

A Marion man is charged with allegedly entering a woman’s home and threatening to have sex with her daughter before breaking into another man’s house, according to authorities Thursday.

Saturday 01/09/2016
Indictment: Woman destroyed evidence
Posted: January 09, 2016

A Black Mountain woman will face a McDowell County Superior Court judge in court after being indicted for allegedly helping the suspect in a rape case.

Thursday 01/07/2016
Cellphone records led to suspects
Posted: January 07, 2016

Two wanted murder suspects and two others helping them run from police were detained Wednesday evening at a residence in Old Fort, according to McDowell and Henderson county authorities.

Tuesday 01/05/2016
2 children unharmed in New Year’s Eve incident
Posted: January 05, 2016

Marion police officers used a stun gun to subdue a Candler man on New Year’s Eve after they say he ran multiple red lights and crashed his car with his two children inside into an embankment.

Monday 01/04/2016
Old Fort man faces kidnap charge
Posted: January 04, 2016

An Old Fort man has been indicted on a kidnapping charge for allegedly holding a woman against her will in May, according to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.

Saturday 01/02/2016
Superior Court: Nebo man sentenced in toddler abuse case
Posted: January 02, 2016

A Nebo man will spend up to two years in prison for beating a 17-month-old baby.

Thursday 12/31/2015
Woman sentenced in hit and run
Posted: December 31, 2015

A Marion woman was ordered to pay almost $100,000 to a man she seriously injured when she hit him with her car, didn’t stop and went into work.

Suspect slid down 75-foot incline in escape attempt
Posted: December 31, 2015

A Black Mountain man was apprehended by deputies after an hour-long chase Wednesday, according to a release from the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.

Union Mills man charged with showing dirty photos to children
Posted: December 31, 2015

A man from Union Mills was charged with allegedly showing pornographic photos to young boys, deputies said Thursday.

Wednesday 12/30/2015
Sex offender charged with failing to register
Posted: December 30, 2015

A convicted sex offender on the run from the law is now behind bars, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Wednesday 12/23/2015
Father, son charged after shooting
Updated: December 24, 2015 - 12:56 pm

A McDowell father and son have been charged after a shooting sent another family member to the hospital on Monday.

Tuesday 12/22/2015
Marion man faces drug, weapon charges
Posted: December 22, 2015

A traffic stop earlier this month resulted in a man going to jail for drug possession and carrying a concealed gun, a report from the Marion Police Department said.

Police say woman attempted to steal live fish, alcohol
Posted: December 22, 2015

A Spruce Pine woman tried to avoid identifying herself after allegedly getting caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart, authorities said.

Morganton suspects charged with theft of trailer, truck
Posted: December 22, 2015

A man and a woman from Morganton were charged with stealing nearly $30,000 in property in McDowell County and boosting vehicles in other counties in North Carolina and Tennessee, deputies said Tuesday.

Monday 12/21/2015
Marion man jailed under a $250,000 bond
Posted: December 21, 2015

McDowell deputies charged a Marion man with his fourth alleged violation of a protective order against his parents.

Multi-agency drug raid yields 1.7 grams of meth
Updated: December 21, 2015 - 7:10 pm

McDowell authorities raided a Marion man’s home earlier this month and allegedly found methamphetamine, the sheriff’s office said Monday.

Report: Son attacks father with hatchet, father shoots wrong son
Updated: December 21, 2015 - 7:08 pm

Law enforcement was called out to the McDowell Hospital Monday morning for a report of a man with a gunshot wound.

Sunday 12/20/2015
Marion man accused of sexual abuse
Posted: December 20, 2015

A Marion man is charged with a sex crime against a child, according to a warrant obtained from the McDowell County Courthouse.

Friday 12/18/2015
Marion woman charged with multiple sex offenses
Updated: December 20, 2015 - 7:39 pm

A Marion woman facing multiple sex offenses is in jail under a $430,000 bond .

Thursday 12/17/2015
Police: Marion woman steals from Wal-Mart, pretends to be daughter
Posted: December 17, 2015

A Marion mother is charged with trying to use her daughter’s identity after getting busted for shoplifting at Wal-Mart, according to police.

6th home invasion suspect charged
Posted: December 17, 2015

A sixth and final person has been charged in connection with a home invasion in Old Fort earlier this year.

Investigator: Man burned wife’s camper
Posted: December 17, 2015

Authorities said Thursday a Marion man is behind bars for allegedly burning down his wife’s camper.

Wednesday 12/16/2015
Marion man charged with vehicle break-ins
Posted: December 16, 2015

Police said Wednesday they arrested a Marion man for breaking into three vehicles on Seventh Street last week.

Suspects charged in theft spree
Posted: December 16, 2015

Two people were charged with breaking into multiple houses over a period of several months and a third person was charged with helping in one of the crimes, McDowell deputies said Wednesday.

Monday 12/14/2015
Deputies: Black Mountain man stole tools
Posted: December 14, 2015

McDowell authorities arrested a Black Mountain man they said took a Nebo man’s tools.

Fifth suspect charged in Old Fort home invasion
Posted: December 14, 2015

McDowell investigators have charged a fifth suspect in connection with a home invasion that occurred in April.