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Marion stores hit by fake $20s

Marion police officers are warning businesses about fake $20 bills floating around town.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Who broke into woman’s yurt?
Posted: July 01, 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 Spotlight will feature will run each week in The McDowell News.

Thieves caught on trail camera taking vest
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 11:16 am

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.

Tuesday 06/30/2015
Man charged in assault on girlfriend
Posted: June 30, 2015

Authorities have arrested a Marion man they said assaulted his girlfriend in front of her children during an argument.

Deputy: Pretend firefighter charged
Posted: June 30, 2015

An Avery County man has been charged with pretending to be a firefighter, according to information from the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.

2 accused in vehicle break-ins
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 4:06 pm

Two local men are charged with a string of car break-ins around McDowell County, deputies said Tuesday.

Monday 06/29/2015
Car crashes, burns in Dysartsville
Posted: June 29, 2015

Monday afternoon, investigators were working to figure out who was driving a vehicle that crashed and caught fire on Deer Park Road in Dysartsville.

Teen faces attempted murder charges
Posted: June 29, 2015

A teen arrested last week after deputies said he attacked his girlfriend and her parents with a knife now faces more serious charges.

Friday 06/26/2015
Bench stolen from a mother’s grave
Posted: June 26, 2015

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.

Thursday 06/25/2015
Authorities: Nebo teen stabs three Wednesday night
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 4:28 pm

A Nebo teen is accused of stabbing his girlfriend and her parents Wednesday night, authorities said Thursday.

Wednesday 06/24/2015
Authorities seek woman for questioning
Posted: June 24, 2015

Authorities are searching for a Morganton woman who they said could provide details in the shooting death of a Nebo man last week.

Suspect held in McDowell County Jail
Posted: June 24, 2015

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.

Missing TN teen spotted in Marion with sex offender
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 4:46 pm

A missing 14-year-old girl from Tennessee was spotted in Marion early Tuesday morning, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Tuesday 06/23/2015
Morganton terror plot began in April
Posted: June 23, 2015

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.

Monday 06/22/2015
Operation Summer Sweep nets 33 suspects
Posted: June 22, 2015

Local and state authorities, assisted by federal agents, rounded up 33 suspects on 46 warrants in McDowell County last week.

Woman charged in theft case
Posted: June 22, 2015

Detectives said Monday a Marion woman is charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from an apartment.

Friday 06/19/2015
Stolen: $60,000 worth of jewelry
Posted: June 19, 2015

Local authorities said Friday they arrested three suspects in connection with the theft of $60,000 worth of jewelry.

Thursday 06/18/2015
Investigators seek public’s help in homicide investigation
Posted: June 18, 2015

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.

Old Fort PD arrest two, search for one
Posted: June 18, 2015

Police have arrested two Asheville men in connection with car break-ins in Old Fort last weekend.

Wednesday 06/17/2015
Homicide probe underway in death of Marion man
Updated: June 18, 2015 - 4:29 pm

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.

Police: Suspect sold hot tires
Posted: June 17, 2015

Marion police are searching for man they believe stole three tires from a home and sold them to a local business.

Report: Child injured during drug deal
Posted: June 17, 2015

A Marion man has been charged with injuring his young daughter during a drug deal, authorities said Wednesday.

Marion police charge suspect in break-ins
Posted: June 17, 2015

Marion detectives have charged a man with attempting to break into CVS and also connected him to another business break-in, authorities said Wednesday.

Tuesday 06/16/2015
Woman guilty in rape case
Posted: June 16, 2015

A Marion woman will spend up to nine years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old girl last year.

Marion man stole from neighbor
Posted: June 16, 2015

Investigators arrested a man they said stole from his neighbor.

Monday 06/15/2015
Man in custody after hours-long manhunt
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Deputies captured a South Carolina man around 4:30 p.m. Monday after a four-hour manhunt in the Glenwood area.

Saturday 06/13/2015
3 plead guilty in fish kill
Posted: June 13, 2015

Three Marion men charged in the killing of thousands of fish at a local hatchery over Easter weekend were recently sentenced in court.

Friday 06/12/2015
Deputies on lookout for stolen truck
Posted: June 12, 2015

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help finding a stolen truck.

Thursday 06/11/2015
Report: Woman set fire in mobile home
Posted: June 11, 2015

A woman has been charged with setting a fire in a mobile home following an argument with her boyfriend, authorities said.

Worker cleared of sexual battery
Posted: June 11, 2015

A former health care worker has been cleared of a sexual assault charge filed in May.

Authorities locate wanted sex offender
Posted: June 11, 2015

Authorities said they have located a convicted sex offender who failed to report as required.

Wednesday 06/10/2015
Marion man arrested in child abuse case
Posted: June 10, 2015

A Marion man was arrested for allegedly beating a 17-month-old child, deputies said Wednesday.

Tuesday 06/09/2015
Authorities hunt for offender on the run
Posted: June 09, 2015

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating a registered sex offender who has failed to follow registry rules.

Monday 06/08/2015
Search turns up stolen goods, drugs, gun
Posted: June 08, 2015

Three suspects were taken into custody when deputies discovered drugs, stolen items and a gun at a residence, law enforcement officials said Monday.

Saturday 06/06/2015
Legal Aid to host expunction clinic Tuesday
Posted: June 06, 2015

Is a mark on your criminal record holding you back?

Friday 06/05/2015
Police find suspect hiding in old parsonage
Posted: June 05, 2015

A Marion man was charged with trespassing after authorities busted him squatting in an abandoned parsonage next to a church on Friday.

Domestic dispute leads to break-in, theft arrests
Posted: June 05, 2015

Two suspects were charged in connection to multiple thefts totaling thousands of dollars, officials said Friday.

Watauga event will honor memory of Jason Crisp
Posted: June 05, 2015

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.

Deputies seek dump truck thief
Posted: June 05, 2015

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating the person who stole an $87,000 dump truck.

Wednesday 06/03/2015
Man, 68, gets up to 28 years in prison
Posted: June 03, 2015

A Marion man was recently convicted of sex crimes and will spend up to 28 years in prison.

Detective: Woman filed false report
Posted: June 03, 2015

An Old Fort woman recently convicted of bigamy was arrested on Sunday for allegedly filing a false rape report, deputies said Tuesday.

Marion man guilty of murder
Posted: June 03, 2015

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.

Saturday 05/30/2015
Four face meth charges in two busts
Posted: May 30, 2015

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

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
Updated: June 04, 2015 - 4:49 pm

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.

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.