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Four face meth charges in two busts

Two separate drug busts by local and state authorities led to multiple charges against four McDowell residents.

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Friday 05/29/2015
Old Fort man gets 5 years in prison
Posted: May 29, 2015

An Old Fort man will spend the next five years in a federal prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday

Report: Former DOT worker stole chain saw
Posted: May 29, 2015

A former DOT worker was charged with allegedly stealing equipment from his employer, the sheriff’s office said Friday.

Thursday 05/28/2015
Teens charged in explicit photo case
Posted: May 28, 2015

Two teenage girls are charged with sending explicit photos to a minor in connection with another explicit photo case reported last week.

Mother, her two children charged
Posted: May 28, 2015

A mother and he two children are being charged for their involvement and knowledge of sex acts being performed on other kids and themselves, authorities said Thursday.

Tuesday 05/26/2015
2 hikers found safely
Posted: May 26, 2015

Two hikers were found unharmed after they went missing for several hours on Sunday, according to authorities.

Marion man faces drug charges
Posted: May 26, 2015

McDowell deputies said Tuesday they arrested a man with a variety of drugs.

Friday 05/22/2015
Tale of gunman results in charges
Posted: May 22, 2015

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.

Marion police looking for suspected card thief
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Detectives are looking for a Marion woman who allegedly stole her cousin’s EBT card and spent hundreds of dollars.

Thursday 05/21/2015
Sheriff: Gunman story a hoax
Posted: May 21, 2015

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies have determined that a story about a gunman on the grounds of West Marion Elementary School Wednesday evening isn’t true.

Stolen smart phones valued at $30,000
Posted: May 21, 2015

Police are asking the public if they have any information about a Wednesday night break-in and theft at a local cell phone store.

Search for reported gunman on school grounds turns up nothing
Posted: May 21, 2015

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies continue to have a presence in the West Marion community after an unknown male reportedly pulled a gun on a parent following an altercation at West Marion Elementary Wednesday evening.

3 busted with stolen property
Posted: May 21, 2015

Three Marion men face stolen property charges.

Thieves target unlocked cars
Posted: May 21, 2015

More than a dozen cars in the East Marion community that had items taken from them over the weekend all had one thing in common -- none of them were locked.

Police: Teen sent explicit photos to minors
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 9:04 am

A Marion teenager has been charged with multiple felonies for sending explicit photos of himself to minor females, according to the police.

Tuesday 05/19/2015
Police: She was in charge of elderly client’s finances
Posted: May 19, 2015

A home health nurse in Marion is facing multiple charges after her employer discovered she had stolen thousands of dollars from a 90-year-old woman, according to authorities.

Murder suspect involved in jail fight
Posted: May 19, 2015

McDowell authorities have charged a murder suspect with starting a fight in jail with an alleged witness to the crime.

Monday 05/18/2015
Police: Suspects took shoes, diaper bag
Posted: May 18, 2015

Two suspects were nabbed in Marion after breaking into two cars last Tuesday and stealing items, police said.

Would-be thief tries drug store drive-thru
Posted: May 18, 2015

Marion police are on the lookout for a suspect and his truck after a report of an attempted break-in at a local pharmacy.

Deputy: Traffic stop turns up drugs
Posted: May 18, 2015

An Old Fort man faces several charges after a traffic stop, authorities said Monday

Phone scam in McDowell
Posted: May 18, 2015

McDowell authorities have released information about a phone scam in McDowell County. Callers are stating they are calling on behalf of Glenwood Fire Dept, which is false.

Saturday 05/16/2015
Police: Chain saw thief nabbed
Posted: May 16, 2015

A Morganton man is being charged with the theft of a chain saw in Marion after getting caught committing the same crime in Taylorsville, authorities said Friday.

Wednesday 05/13/2015
Preschool reopens following vandalism
Posted: May 13, 2015

Old Fort preschool students returned to their classrooms on Wednesday, after vandalism during Mother’s Day weekend closed the building down for two days.

Authorities need help locating thief
Posted: May 13, 2015

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 feature will run each week in The McDowell News.

Traffic stop leads to arrest
Posted: May 13, 2015

A convicted felon is charged with possession of a firearm during a traffic stop, authorities said on Wednesday.

Tuesday 05/12/2015
McDowell woman being sought in stabbing investigation
Posted: May 12, 2015

Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s office are looking for women who they believe may know more about an altercation which ended with two men being hospitalized for stab wounds.

Monday 03/09/2015
Prison sentence in child porn case
Posted: March 09, 2015

A Marion man received three consecutive prison sentences after being found guilty of child pornography charges in McDowell County Superior Court.

Detective: Nebo man stole $10,000 skid steer
Posted: March 09, 2015

A Nebo man was arrested after authorities said he stole a $10,000 skid steer and sold it.

Friday 03/06/2015
Have you seen this alleged train robber?
Posted: March 06, 2015

McDowell detectives are asking the public for helping in identifying a man they think stole $300 worth of antique trains from a local business.

Thursday 03/05/2015
Man arrested after domestic disturbance
Posted: March 05, 2015

McDowell detectives arrested a Marion man for violating his restraining order and possessing drugs.

Wednesday 03/04/2015
Probation/parole seeks two on the run
Updated: March 05, 2015 - 12:43 am

Help catch these outlaws and earn some money.

Tuesday 03/03/2015
Officers search for P&R Produce bandit
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 9:15 pm

Marion police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted for breaking into a local business in February.

Woman admits to child abuse
Posted: March 03, 2015

A Marion woman will spend the next two years behind bars after high levels of meth were discovered in her children.

Former bookkeeper guilty of embezzling
Posted: March 03, 2015

A former bookkeeper of a local vet’s office was ordered to pay thousands in restitution after being found guilty of embezzling from the business.

Monday 03/02/2015
Suspect charged with trafficking
Posted: March 02, 2015

Narcotics officers have arrested a Marion man for allegedly dealing drugs near an elementary school.

Felon faces weapon charge
Posted: March 02, 2015

A wanted Marion man was armed when authorities arrested him at a license checkpoint in February.

Wednesday 02/25/2015
Four charged with statutory rape
Posted: February 25, 2015

Four McDowell men are in jail after allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl they met on social media.

Father jailed after son shot
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 4:15 pm

McDowell detectives said Wednesday a shooting on Sunday in Nebo landed a father in jail and his son in the hospital.

Saturday 02/21/2015
Wanted man found in stolen car
Posted: February 21, 2015

Marion police say a man arrested on outstanding warrants was driving a stolen car and in possession of drugs.

Police: Woman brought drugs to prison
Posted: February 21, 2015

A Gastonia woman was arrested for attempting to smuggle in drugs while visiting her son in a Marion prison, authorities said.

Thursday 02/19/2015
Detective: Convicted felon had gun
Posted: February 19, 2015

A convicted felon was taken into custody by McDowell detectives after it was discovered he was in possession of a firearm.

Wednesday 02/18/2015
Marion man faces drug charges in Lenoir
Posted: February 18, 2015

LENOIR — The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who they suspected of dealing methamphetamine, according to a Tuesday news release.

Monday 02/16/2015
Man sought for truck theft captured
Posted: February 16, 2015

A man wanted for allegedly stealing his grandparents’ truck is now behind bars.

Saturday 02/14/2015
Charges mount for former real estate agent
Posted: February 14, 2015

Another embezzlement charge has been filed against a former Marion business owner accused of stealing money from property rentals.

Family unhappy after sex offense charge reduced
Posted: February 14, 2015

The grandmother of a 12-year-old molestation victim says she is not pleased with the outcome of Tuesday’s verdict in court against the young girl’s abuser.

Friday 02/13/2015
Marion man charged with sex crime
Posted: February 13, 2015

A Marion man was taken into custody after he allegedly molested an 8-year-old girl, authorities said Friday.

McDowell authorities seek vehicle theft suspect
Posted: February 13, 2015

Investigators need the public’s help locating a man who allegedly stole a truck from his grandparents.

Thursday 02/12/2015
Do you know her?
Posted: February 12, 2015

Police have now released surveillance photos of the suspect wanted in an attempted robbery at a convenience store on Wednesday.

Parents charged with felony child abuse
Posted: February 12, 2015

Parents of a 6-year-old boy are behind bars on charges of child abuse, deputies said on Thursday.

Tuesday 02/10/2015
Woman charged with hiding suspect
Posted: February 10, 2015

An Old Fort woman has been charged with hiding a suspect who was wanted by authorities for almost a year.