Home » Archives by category » Crime

Ellen Frost indicted, accused of using taxpayer funds for personal equestrian activities at TIEC

Ellen Frost indicted, accused of using taxpayer funds for personal equestrian activities at TIEC

ASHEVILLE – An 11-count federal indictment against former Buncombe County Commissioner Ellen Frost was lodged today that she conspired with corrupt manager Wanda Greene to use more than $575,000 of public funds on personal equestrian activities. The 64-year-old  woman was implicated in Greene’s  use of taxpayer funds for sponsorships and advertisements at Tryon International Equestrian […]

Can you identify this person?

Can you identify this person?

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in a recent, attempted Motor Vehicle Breaking and Entering incident. During the early morning hours of 7/15/2019, an unidentified white male attempted to break and enter at least two vehicles at Robbin’s Oil Change in Caroleen. Video […]

Protecting Faith Communities Faith Leaders, FBI Collaborating to Keep Religious Institutions Safe from Attacks

Protecting Faith Communities Faith Leaders, FBI Collaborating to Keep Religious Institutions Safe from Attacks

Assistant Director Kerry Sleeper of the FBI’s Office of Partner Engagement speaks at a meeting of faith leaders at FBI Headquarters Tuesday. Seven minutes, 24 seconds. That’s how long it took a gunman who opened fire at a Baptist church in rural Sutherland Springs, Texas, to kill 26 people. Many in the church on November […]

Lawmaker ‘needed in Raleigh,’ gets 3rd continuance in cyberstalking case

Lawmaker ‘needed in Raleigh,’ gets 3rd continuance in cyberstalking case

JULY 10, 2019, BY FRANK TAYLOR N.C. Rep. Cody Henson was set to have his criminal case on a cyberstalking charge heard Tuesday at the Transylvania County Courthouse in Brevard, but his attorney instead requested and was granted a continuance in the case. Frank Taylor / Carolina Public Press July 23 is the latest hearing date […]

Keffer,21 and Williams Jr., 64, arrested on Meth Charges

Keffer,21 and Williams Jr., 64, arrested on Meth Charges

Deputy Aaron Vallini of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Tiffany Danielle Keffer, 21, address listed as Old Toms Creek Road in Marion, with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Vallini also charged George Emory Williams Jr., 64, address listed as Harmony Grove Road in Nebo, with possession of methamphetamine. At 3:32 a.m. […]

Massive document shredding at Cherokee County DSS raises questions

Massive document shredding at Cherokee County DSS raises questions

JULY 9, 2019, BY KATE MARTIN, Carolina Public Press The Cherokee County Department of Social Services paid a contractor for shredding services for a massive number of documents in 2018, at the same time as a criminal investigation into unlawful child seizures. Photo illustration by Frank Taylor / Carolina Public Press Massive numbers of documents went […]

60 Animals Seized on Freeman Road

On 07/08/2019 at 1:30pm. Deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office along with Rutherford County Animal Control Services responded out to 479 Freeman Road, Forest City in reference to serving a Civil Seizure Order for animals. This is a result of a combined investigation between the Sheriff’s Office and Rutherford County Animal Control Services Seized […]

Parole officers’ search yields 8 plants; Byrd arrested

Parole officers’ search yields 8 plants; Byrd arrested

Lt. Burlin Ballew of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Gabryiel Eben Byrd, 18, address listed as Lester Hollifield Road in Marion, with possession of marijuana. Ballew assisted state probation/parole officers with a search at Byrd’s residence on Friday, June 7. Byrd is on probation and, therefore, subject to warrantless searches. Authorities seized eight marijuana […]

Wheeler versus Caulder-WoFF Trespassing Case Dismissed

Wheeler versus Caulder-WoFF Trespassing Case Dismissed

RUTHERFORDTON —”The Wheeler for NC” campaign case filed in small claims court against Jayne Caulder over an alleged trespassing case at the Word of Faith Fellowship (WoFF) church has been dismissed. Wheeler, appearing pro se, was suing for the $4500 in legal fees spend to defend him, Wayne Guffey, and John Huddle against the trespassing […]

SEIZED: 2,167 grams of meth, 370 grams of pot and $42,565 in currency; Marion woman charged

SEIZED: 2,167 grams of meth, 370 grams of pot and $42,565 in currency; Marion woman charged

RALEIGH —Deputy Robert Watson of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Holly Leighann Willis, 30, address listed as Lewis Drive in Marion, with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one count each of maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of […]

Page 1 of 512345

Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » appearance » Widgets » and move a widget into Advertise Widget Zone