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Murder suspect under $500,000 bond

A bond was set for Marion man accused of murdering his neighbor.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Pair charged in construction company break-in
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Two men were charged with breaking into a building owned by a construction company, authorities said on Tuesday.

Monday 08/25/2014
Manhunt suspect gets prison time
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 6:26 pm

A Nebo man who ran from authorities and initiated a day-long manhunt back in June will spend the next eight to 19 months in prison.

Friday 08/22/2014
Truck owner sentenced in death of motorist
Posted: August 22, 2014

After appealing his judgment in May, a Newland business owner was sentenced in McDowell County Superior Court this month.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Local car salesman charged
Posted: August 21, 2014

A Marion car salesman has been indicted on 37 charges in Buncombe County.

3 charged with stealing motorcycle
Posted: August 21, 2014

Three Marion men were charged with stealing a motorcycle and selling it in another county.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Authorities searching for gas thief
Posted: August 20, 2014

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help identifying this vehicle and its occupants, believed to have been at Riverside Food Mart when 95 gallons of gas was stolen from three trucks.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
Police charge two with drug offense
Posted: August 19, 2014

A McDowell couple was taken into custody after police say they discovered drugs in their car around their children.

Man faces felony abuse charge
Posted: August 19, 2014

A Marion man is behind bars after authorities say he severely injured his 3-month-old daughter.

Monday 08/18/2014
Suspect faces murder charge
Posted: August 18, 2014

McDowell detectives are still searching for answers in the slaying of a Marion man on Saturday.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Pair charged with break-in, theft
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 5:11 pm

McDowell authorities charged two women with breaking into a storage building and stealing thousands of dollars worth of property.

Friday 08/08/2014
Charges mount for suspected shooter
Posted: August 08, 2014

A Forest City man who police say fired shots at a local night club last year had new charges filed against him.

Marion woman stole property from business
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 3:54 pm

A Marion woman was arrested after police found her behind the business she allegedly had just broken into.

Deputies: Help find scrap metal bandit
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Deputies are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect in the photos who took scrap metal and fencing material from 2133 Landis Lane in Nebo.

Thursday 08/07/2014
Pharmacist accused of stealing drugs
Updated: August 07, 2014 - 6:20 pm

A pharmacist at Walmart has been charged with stealing drugs, according to a report from the Marion Police Department.

Police: Man hid under pile of laundry
Updated: August 07, 2014 - 6:21 pm

Police nabbed a Clayton man in Marion who they say tried to run from authorities late Wednesday night.

Wednesday 08/06/2014
Traffic stops result in drug charges
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Three men were taken into custody on drug charges following two separate traffic stops, authorities said on Tuesday.

Man guilty of rape attempt
Posted: August 06, 2014

A Marion man will spend a maximum of 10 years in prison for the attempted rape of an 11-year-old girl in 1998.

Monday 08/04/2014
McDowell authorities: Suspect faces murder charge
Updated: August 04, 2014 - 5:31 pm

A Marion man was charged with murder after authorities said he shot and killed his neighbor on Saturday.

Deputies arrest two in robbery attempt
Posted: August 04, 2014

Deputies have charged a pair of suspects with conspiring and attempting to rob a Marion man Friday afternoon.

Friday 08/01/2014
Deputy: Pair stole $7,000 worth of items
Posted: August 01, 2014

McDowell authorities said Friday two suspects were charged for breaking into a house and stealing $7,000 worth of items.

Thursday 07/31/2014
Probation absconder arrested following wreck
Posted: July 31, 2014

A probation absconder landed himself in handcuffs after causing a wreck Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday 07/30/2014
Escaped inmates in custody
Posted: July 30, 2014

Two inmates who escaped Avery County authorities on Tuesday were captured in the early morning hours on Wednesday in Georgia.

Tuesday 07/29/2014
Marion, Mooresville hit 48 hours apart
Posted: July 29, 2014

Marion and Mooresville authorities believe the same bandit likely robbed banks in both towns 48 hours apart.

Man charged with sexually abusing teens
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 5:54 pm

A Marion man is behind bars after authorities say he sexually molested two teens.

Update from McDowell County Sheriff's Office: Escapees captured in Georgia
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 10:27 am

Two inmates who escaped custody from Avery County authorities Tuesday afternoon are back in custody in Gordon County, Ga.

Update: Cash reward offered for information
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 2:45 pm

A tip from the public led McDowell County sheriff’s deputies and Marion police officers to a wanted sex offender Tuesday.
Jesse Dean Burse, 29, was captured at a residence on State Street in Marion at 12:39 p.m.
He was wanted on two counts of failure to change his address (sex offender registry violations) and one count each of failure to appear in court and failure to pay child support.
Burse was convicted of one count of sexual battery in Rutherford County on Sept. 26, 2007. He was sentenced to 2 months and 15 days in prison and was released from the N.C. Department of Corrections on Dec. 10, 2007.
After his release, he registered as a sex offender in Rutherford County. He moved to McDowell in August 2013. In October of last year, he allegedly changed his address without notifying the Sheriff’s Office, which he is required to do by law. He was charged with a registry violation. That case is still pending in Superior Court and was scheduled to be heard last week. When Burse failed to show, the judge issued a warrant for failure to appear.
Burse had been living at 6 Eagle Drive in Nebo until mid-June of this year, when, once again, it is alleged that he left that residence without notifying the Sheriff’s Office. On July 10, Capt. Ricky Crisp issued another warrant for a registry violation.
Burse had been on the run from law enforcement since mid-June. He was taken into custody in lieu of a $41,000 bond.

Monday 07/28/2014
Strangulation charge filed against care home resident
Posted: July 28, 2014

One Cedarbrook resident has been charged with choking another resident, authorities said on Monday.

Report: Man breaks tombstones, smears them with grease
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 6:05 pm

Deputies say they arrested a Marion man for destroying tombstones at a local Baptist church.

Wednesday 07/16/2014
Teens accused in break-ins at school, businesses
Posted: July 16, 2014

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

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.