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Teens accused in break-ins at school, businesses

Six teenagers were charged in connection with breaking into two businesses and a school, Marion police said Wednesday.

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Investigators hope public can ID suspects
Posted: July 16, 2014

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for these three men believed to have stolen items from a Nebo residence over the weekend.

Police looking for stolen heating/air conditioning van
Posted: July 16, 2014

The Marion Police Department is investigating the larceny of a 2013 Ford E-250 van, white in color. The vehicle was stolen from A/C Heating and Air Conditioning at 829 East Court St., Marion on July 15. The vehicle has the following business name and marking on both sides and rear door: Bryant A/C Heating and Air Conditioning (828) 652-8477. The vehicle was displaying a NC registration tag# CCY-5345, VIN# 1FTNE2EWXDDA14132.

Tuesday 07/15/2014
Two arrested on meth charges
Posted: July 15, 2014

Two suspects were taken into custody after law enforcement agents searched a Marion home.

Thursday 07/10/2014
Police: Marion man assaults wife, child
Posted: July 10, 2014

Officer Matthew Huggins, of the Marion Police Department, charged Michael Thomas Brown, 38, of Clinchfield Loop, Marion, with assault on a female, false imprisonment, assault on a child under 12, and felony assault by strangulation.

Marion man charged with 3 break-ins
Posted: July 10, 2014

A Marion man was taken into custody after authorities say he broke into several residences in April.

Police: Help us find wanted man
Posted: July 10, 2014

Marion police officers are asking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for several crimes.

Tuesday 07/08/2014
Woman airlifted to hospital on July 4
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 4:59 pm

A suspect has been charged in a boating accident over the holiday weekend that sent one person to the hospital by helicopter.

Monday 07/07/2014
Authorities: Suspect sold it for $2,000
Posted: July 07, 2014

Authorities said Monday an Old Fort man was charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of tubing from a Marion plant.

Thursday 07/03/2014
Caldwell County inmate escapes prison
Updated: July 03, 2014 - 8:32 pm

Escaped convict Michael Calloway,39, of Buncombe County was captured after he was found swimming in Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, the Watauga Democrat reports.

Two face charges of drug possession
Posted: July 03, 2014

Two people have been arrested and charged with drug possession, Old Fort authorities said Thursday.

Authorities seek ID of alleged card thief
Posted: July 03, 2014

Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help identifying a woman who allegedly used a stolen debit card.

Monday 06/30/2014
Fails to register, goes to prison
Posted: June 30, 2014

A convicted sex offender will spend at least two years behind bars after eluding authorities back in October.

Friday 06/27/2014
Marion man charged with stealing copper wire
Posted: June 27, 2014

McDowell detectives took a Marion man into custody after they say he was caught stealing copper from a residence.

Dog groomed, owner charged
Posted: June 27, 2014

Authorities said Friday a Marion woman was arrested for using a bad check to pay for dog grooming services.

Thursday 06/26/2014
Man charged with assaulting girlfriend
Posted: June 26, 2014

A Marion man was taken into custody after police say he choked his girlfriend.

Wednesday 06/25/2014
Marion woman conned out of thousands of dollars
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 9:56 pm

McDowell detectives are advising residents to be aware of telephone scams reported locally, including one that cost a Marion woman thousands of dollars.

Wanted suspect arrested in Burke
Posted: June 25, 2014

A day-long manhunt in McDowell ended Tuesday evening when officers located a wanted parole absconder in another county.

Tuesday 06/24/2014
Update: Manhunt suspect captured in Burke County
Updated: June 24, 2014 - 9:59 pm

9:14 p.m Tuesday 

Friday 06/20/2014
Authorities looking for stolen motorcycle
Posted: June 20, 2014

Investigators need the public’s help locating a stolen dirt bike.

Man charged for indecent exposure
Posted: June 20, 2014

MORGANTON -- A homeless man was arrested after witnesses say he exposed himself at Walmart Wednesday night.

Tuesday 06/17/2014
Volunteer firefighter faces embezzlement charges
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Charges have been filed against a volunteer firefighter accused of embezzling funds from the Marion Firefighters Association.

Monday 06/16/2014
Deputy: Marion woman stole trailer
Posted: June 16, 2014

A Marion woman has been charged in connection with the theft of a trailer from a business, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Thursday 06/12/2014
Report: Woman scuffles with deputy
Posted: June 12, 2014

An Old Fort woman was arrested for outstanding warrants and assaulting an officer, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

Monday 06/09/2014
Deputies seek two break-in, theft suspects
Posted: June 09, 2014

Investigators need the public’s help locating a vehicle and its occupants believed to be involved in a theft and break-in last month.

Friday 06/06/2014
Man charged with stealing from employer
Posted: June 06, 2014

A Marion man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of property from his employer.

Tuesday 06/03/2014
Report: Child, 3, positive for meth
Posted: June 03, 2014

Officers said on Tuesday two children were taken from their mother after it was discovered that a high level of methamphetamine was detected in her 3-year-old child.

Deputy says man took, tried to scrap car
Updated: June 03, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Authorities said Tuesday a Nebo man took a woman’s car and tried to scrap it.

Friday 05/30/2014
Authorities look for ATM bandit
Posted: May 30, 2014

Investigators need the public’s help identifying a woman who allegedly withdrew money from an ATM using a stolen card.

Thursday 05/29/2014
Break-ins draw prison sentence
Posted: May 29, 2014

A Marion man will spend up to two years in prison for his involvement in stealing thousands of dollars worth of property from several homes.

Wednesday 05/28/2014
Suspects jailed for April break-ins
Posted: May 28, 2014

McDowell detectives have arrested a man and woman for allegedly breaking into houses and stealing nearly $3,000 worth of property.

Tuesday 05/27/2014
Deputy: Marion man stole from former boss
Posted: May 27, 2014

Detectives said on Tuesday a Marion man was charged with stealing from his neighbor, who was also his previous employer.

Friday 05/23/2014
3 charged after break-in, stabbing
Posted: May 23, 2014

A break-in at a Marion home turned violent when one of the occupants fought back with a knife, authorities said.

Thursday 05/22/2014
Deputy says suspect had drugs
Posted: May 22, 2014

McDowell deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle and arrested the driver with drugs, authorities said Thursday.

Woman and juvenile charged in break-ins
Posted: May 22, 2014

McDowell detectives said Wednesday they charged a Marion woman and a 14-year-old with breaking into a car and using a stolen debit card.

Wednesday 05/21/2014
Prison for washer & dryer bandit
Posted: May 21, 2014

A Marion man will spend up to three years in prison for stealing a woman’s washer and dryer and violating his probation.

Tuesday 05/20/2014
Detective: Man stole brother’s debit card
Posted: May 20, 2014

A Marion man has been charged with stealing and using his brother’s debit card while the latter was in jail.

Thursday 05/15/2014
Deputy: Victim’s nephew stole her guns
Posted: May 15, 2014

A Nebo man has been charged with stealing guns from his aunt, authorities said Friday.

Tuesday 05/13/2014
Deputy: Thirsty suspect took knives, tea
Posted: May 13, 2014

A Bakersville man was caught stealing knives and tea at a home in Marion, authorities said Tuesday.

Monday 05/12/2014
Woman faces drug, stolen vehicle charges
Posted: May 12, 2014

A Tennessee woman is behind bars after deputies found drugs in a stolen vehicle, authorities said Monday.

Another accused of food stamp fraud
Posted: May 12, 2014

A second person has been accused of food stamp fraud in connection with alleged criminal activity at the Marion Express Mart.

Friday 05/09/2014
Detective: Man stole Porsche, tried to scrap it
Posted: May 09, 2014

Authorities said Friday a Marion man was charged with stealing and Porsche and trying to sell it for scrap.

Thursday 05/08/2014
Knoxville kidnapping suspect found in Marion
Updated: May 08, 2014 - 4:30 pm

A Tennessee woman is safe and her ex-husband is behind bars after he allegedly abducted her from a home where she was working Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday 05/06/2014
Pair charged in break-in
Posted: May 06, 2014

Two people were charged with breaking into the home of an acquaintance and stealing property, authorities said Tuesday.

Deputies search for stabbing suspect
Updated: May 08, 2014 - 9:46 am

The McDowell County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday evening that McGinnis has been taken into custody.

Monday 05/05/2014
Suspect charged with rape
Posted: May 05, 2014

Authorities have charged a Marion teenager with raping a 14-year-old girl three years ago, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Wednesday 04/30/2014
Deputy: Morganton man stole from employer
Posted: April 30, 2014

A Morganton man has been charged with stealing metal from his employer and selling it for scrap.

Store owner accused of fraud
Updated: April 30, 2014 - 3:42 pm

The owner of the Marion Express Mart on N.C. 226 South has been indicted on charges related to food stamp fraud following a six-month investigation by numerous agencies.

Tuesday 04/29/2014
Pair charged with breaking into home
Posted: April 29, 2014

Two people have been charged with breaking into a home twice, authorities said on Tuesday.

Monday 04/28/2014
Authorities arrest woman asking for money
Posted: April 28, 2014

A Marion woman has been arrested and charged with trying to illegally obtain money from a local man.