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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 will feature will run each week in The McDowell News.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are looking for this couple, believed to have stolen a tactical fishing vest from property on Polly Spout Road in Nebo.
Authorities have arrested a Marion man they said assaulted his girlfriend in front of her children during an argument.
An Avery County man has been charged with pretending to be a firefighter, according to information from the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.
Two local men are charged with a string of car break-ins around McDowell County, deputies said Tuesday.
Monday afternoon, investigators were working to figure out who was driving a vehicle that crashed and caught fire on Deer Park Road in Dysartsville.
A teen arrested last week after deputies said he attacked his girlfriend and her parents with a knife now faces more serious charges.
An Old Fort woman is reaching out to the public to help find the person who stole a sentimental item from her parent’s gravesite.
A Nebo teen is accused of stabbing his girlfriend and her parents Wednesday night, authorities said Thursday.
Authorities are searching for a Morganton woman who they said could provide details in the shooting death of a Nebo man last week.
ASHEVILLE — A federal court hearing is being postponed for a 19-year-old North Carolina man accused of planning a killing spree in the U.S. to show his support for the Islamic State group in the Middle East.
A missing 14-year-old girl from Tennessee was spotted in Marion early Tuesday morning, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Below is a timeline of the Justin Nojan Sullivan case. On Monday, Sullivan was charged with helping the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, better known as the terrorist organization ISIL. Official say he plotted to shoot people with cyanide-laced bullets and blow people up using a vehicle filled with bombs.
Local and state authorities, assisted by federal agents, rounded up 33 suspects on 46 warrants in McDowell County last week.
Detectives said Monday a Marion woman is charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from an apartment.
Local authorities said Friday they arrested three suspects in connection with the theft of $60,000 worth of jewelry.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators were still gathering evidence and following leads Thursday in the death of a Marion man found lying in the road with gunshot wounds.
Police have arrested two Asheville men in connection with car break-ins in Old Fort last weekend.
Investigators are trying to piece together the details of an apparent homicide after deputies found a man lying in the road early Wednesday morning, dying from a gunshot wound.
Marion police are searching for man they believe stole three tires from a home and sold them to a local business.
A Marion man has been charged with injuring his young daughter during a drug deal, authorities said Wednesday.
Marion detectives have charged a man with attempting to break into CVS and also connected him to another business break-in, authorities said Wednesday.
A Marion woman will spend up to nine years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old girl last year.
Investigators arrested a man they said stole from his neighbor.
Deputies captured a South Carolina man around 4:30 p.m. Monday after a four-hour manhunt in the Glenwood area.
Three Marion men charged in the killing of thousands of fish at a local hatchery over Easter weekend were recently sentenced in court.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help finding a stolen truck.
A woman has been charged with setting a fire in a mobile home following an argument with her boyfriend, authorities said.
A former health care worker has been cleared of a sexual assault charge filed in May.
Authorities said they have located a convicted sex offender who failed to report as required.
A Marion man was arrested for allegedly beating a 17-month-old child, deputies said Wednesday.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating a registered sex offender who has failed to follow registry rules.
Three suspects were taken into custody when deputies discovered drugs, stolen items and a gun at a residence, law enforcement officials said Monday.
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A Marion man was charged with trespassing after authorities busted him squatting in an abandoned parsonage next to a church on Friday.
Two suspects were charged in connection to multiple thefts totaling thousands of dollars, officials said Friday.
A non-profit organization from Watauga County is hosting several events this weekend to support families of fallen officers, including McDowell County native Jason Crisp.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating the person who stole an $87,000 dump truck.
A Marion man was recently convicted of sex crimes and will spend up to 28 years in prison.
An Old Fort woman recently convicted of bigamy was arrested on Sunday for allegedly filing a false rape report, deputies said Tuesday.
MORGANTON -- A McDowell County man will spend the next 45 years in prison following his plea to second-degree murder and other charges in Burke County Superior Court on Monday.
Two separate drug busts by local and state authorities led to multiple charges against four McDowell residents.
An Old Fort man will spend the next five years in a federal prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday
A former DOT worker was charged with allegedly stealing equipment from his employer, the sheriff’s office said Friday.
Two teenage girls are charged with sending explicit photos to a minor in connection with another explicit photo case reported last week.
A mother and her two children are being charged for their involvement and knowledge of sex acts being performed on other kids and themselves, authorities said Thursday.
Two hikers were found unharmed after they went missing for several hours on Sunday, according to authorities.
McDowell deputies said Tuesday they arrested a man with a variety of drugs.
Deputies said Friday a Marion man was charged with making up a story about someone pointing a gun at him while at a local elementary school.