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Officers searching for two suspects

Marion detectives are on the hunt for two suspects involved in separate crimes.

  • icon Posted: December 18

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Old Fort man charged with sex crime
Posted: December 17, 2014

Authorities said Wednesday they have charged an Old Fort man with a sex crime against an 8-year-old child.

Authorities need help locating RTV
Posted: December 17, 2014

Have you seen this 2011 Kubota RTV? If so, Crimestoppers can trade you some money for some information.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Man arrested for stealing
Posted: December 16, 2014

A Swannanoa man is behind bars after police said he robbed one of his friends and a home.

Monday 12/15/2014
Man wanted on drug charges arrested
Posted: December 15, 2014

A Marion man who was on the run from authorities is back behind bars.

Thursday 12/11/2014
Detective: Theft suspect targeted uncle
Posted: December 11, 2014

Authorities said Thursday they have charged a Marion man with breaking into his uncle’s property twice.

Three charged with stealing newspaper boxes
Posted: December 11, 2014

Three teenagers have been charged with stealing several newspaper boxes across McDowell County.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
Two charged with breaking into homes
Posted: December 09, 2014

Two Morganton men have been charged with breaking into two homes and stealing thousands of dollars worth of property, authorities said Tuesday.

Marion police investigate death of 4-month-old baby
Posted: December 09, 2014

Marion detectives are investigating the death of a 4-month old baby found unresponsive early Monday morning.

Monday 12/08/2014
Marion man charged with theft of construction equipment
Posted: December 08, 2014

Authorities said Monday a Marion man is accused of stealing construction equipment from a property on Satellite Hill Drive.

Saturday 12/06/2014
Pair charged with breaking into store
Posted: December 06, 2014

Two suspects were charged with breaking into a business and stealing a load of cash and checks, according to Marion authorities.

Friday 12/05/2014
Yelling neighbors alert deputies to car break-in
Updated: December 08, 2014 - 2:48 am

Authorities arrested a man after neighbors say they spotted him breaking into a vehicle.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
2 indicted on abuse charges
Posted: December 03, 2014

A mother and father have been indicted by a grand jury on felony child abuse charges after investigators discovered high levels of meth in their children.

Surveillance photos of theft suspects released
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 4:07 pm

Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office hope someone can recognize this man and this woman caught on camera at Samir’s on Burma Road East in Nebo.

Authorities ask for help in finding absconders
Posted: December 03, 2014

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 run each week in The McDowell News.

Thursday 11/27/2014
Two charged with harboring escapees
Posted: November 27, 2014

Two McDowell residents have been charged in connection with helping two escaped inmates who were captured last weekend in Nebo.

Sex offender faces more charges
Posted: November 27, 2014

A registered sex offender was indicted by the grand jury for allegedly inviting teenagers into his home and offering them alcohol.

Deputies would like to chat with Brenda Hipps
Posted: November 27, 2014

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 feature will run each week in The McDowell News.

Wednesday 11/26/2014
Spruce Pine man charged with theft of gun
Posted: November 26, 2014

Authorities said Wednesday a Spruce Pine man is charged with stealing a handgun out of car.

Tuesday 11/25/2014
Mother guilty of abuse in meth case
Posted: November 25, 2014

A Marion woman whose child tested positive for meth was sentenced in Superior Court during the November session.

Monday 11/24/2014
Escapees back behind bars
Posted: November 24, 2014

After a week-long manhunt for two escaped prisoners from Richmond County, both men were taken into custody over the weekend in McDowell County.

Police: Pair stole deceased woman’s car
Posted: November 24, 2014

Two brothers from Old Fort have been charged with allegedly stealing a dead woman’s car, police said on Friday.

Friday 11/21/2014
Jury indicts Marion man of sex offense
Posted: November 21, 2014

An indictment from the grand jury was handed down this month accusing a Marion man of having sexual relations with a teenager.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Authorities search for two escapees
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:55 pm

The Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement are looking for two inmates – one of them from McDowell County -- who escaped late Sunday night from Morrison Correctional minimum unit in Richmond County. The inmates are believed to have gone over the fence at approximately 10 p.m.

Child-sex charges against Marion man dismissed
Posted: November 20, 2014

Charges were dropped in the case of a Marion man accused of raping a 7-year-old family member.

Two more charged in shooting death
Posted: November 20, 2014

Two more people have been charged in connection with the Aug. 16 shooting death of 39-year-old James Lionel Ferguson, of Old Highway 10 East in Marion.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Who broke into home on School Street?
Posted: November 19, 2014

A cash reward is available to anyone who can help Marion police officers solve a residential break-in on School Street.

Detectives searching for break-in suspects
Posted: November 19, 2014

McDowell County detectives need help pinpointing the person who broke into a Nebo home twice in a little more than a year.

Suspect charged with first-degree sex offense
Posted: November 19, 2014

Authorities have charged a Nebo man with having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Old Fort man charged with felony larceny
Posted: November 18, 2014

A man from Old Fort was arrested Monday morning after stealing from K-Mart and fleeing to a Hardee’s bathroom, according to police records.

Monday 11/17/2014
Pest control worker faces theft charge
Posted: November 17, 2014

Authorities said Monday a pest control employee doing work at a local convenience store was arrested for stealing money.

Monday 11/10/2014
Halloween check nets sex offender who moved
Posted: November 10, 2014

A registered sex offender failed to report his new address to authorities, deputies said Monday.

Detectives seek info on fires
Posted: November 10, 2014

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office detectives need the public’s help identifying the suspects responsible for two suspicious fires that destroyed buildings on the same property.

Friday 11/07/2014
Internet rendezvous leads to rape charge
Posted: November 07, 2014

A Marion man is charged with allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl he met online, authorities said Friday.

Five charged in high school bomb threat
Posted: November 07, 2014

Five students have been charged with allegedly making a bomb threat in October, one day after a separate bomb threat was made.

Thursday 11/06/2014
First responder faces charges
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 4:57 pm

A local first responder was arrested on charges of stealing medication and a gun from a woman who had suffered a medical emergency, authorities said Thursday.

Wednesday 11/05/2014
Who broke into a Ridge Road storage building?
Posted: November 05, 2014

Detectives with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are looking for help in solving a break-in and $1,559 theft.

Marion man charged with theft, forgery
Posted: November 05, 2014

A Marion man is accused of stealing a check from another man’s storage unit and told authorities he needed the money to pay his bills, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Halloween check nets one sex offender violation
Posted: November 05, 2014

A registered sex offender failed to tell authorities he had a new address, according to deputies.

Monday 11/03/2014
Detectives seeking armed robbery suspect
Posted: November 03, 2014

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators need the public’s help locating a man who robbed a store at gunpoint on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Friday 10/31/2014
Marion man charged with stealing from family
Posted: October 31, 2014

A Marion man has been charged with stealing from his family members authorities said Friday.

Two arrested for storage unit break-in
Posted: October 31, 2014

Two people were caught stealing from a storage unit, authorities said Friday.

Thursday 10/30/2014
Input sought on killer’s parole
Posted: October 30, 2014

The N.C. Department of Corrections is seeking public input on a convicted killer serving a life sentence for a 1986 murder in McDowell County.

Traffic stop leads to arrest
Posted: October 30, 2014

Authorities said Thursday a traffic stop yielded a small amount of drugs and a felony charge against a suspect.

Wednesday 10/29/2014
Authorities need help identifying suspects in case
Posted: October 29, 2014

Marion Police Department investigators are on the hunt for suspects who hit two grocery stores in the city during a six-county fraudulent check scheme.

MCSO: Scam artists posing as IRS
Posted: October 29, 2014

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are advising local residents to be aware of con artist callers posing as IRS employees.

Tuesday 10/28/2014
Former Animal Hospital bookkeeper charged
Posted: October 28, 2014

An eight-year employee of a local veterinary office has been charged with stealing more than $25,000 in cash and checks from the business.

Three charged with breaking into home
Posted: October 28, 2014

Three people are charged with breaking into a woman’s house and stealing thousands of dollars worth of property, authorities said Tuesday.

Monday 10/27/2014
Man sentenced for killing unborn child in wreck
Posted: October 27, 2014

In the first-ever prosecution of its kind in North Carolina, a Mitchell County man was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for the murder of an unborn child.

Thursday 10/23/2014
Deputies seeking wanted man
Posted: October 23, 2014

Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are on the hunt for a man with outstanding warrants in two counties.