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RC Murderer to get home pass

RC Murderer to get home pass

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. -Would you like a convicted murderer serving a life sentence spending the weekend in your neighborhood? Such an offender is scheduled for a Home Leave Pass within the next 10 days. Over 20 years ago a couple was arrested in the slaying of James Lawson, 81, of Ellenboro. The elderly victim had been attacked […]

Suspect arrested when stolen car runs out of gas

Suspect arrested when stolen car runs out of gas

NEBO – Deputy Seth Leopold of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Joel William Robinette Jr., 37, of Shady Lane in Marion, with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Kyle Brown, of Nebo, reported on Thursday, Feb. 25 that someone stole his 1993 Acura Integra while he was visiting a friend on Harmony Grove […]

Arrests and Mugshots – March 25, 2016

Arrests and Mugshots – March 25, 2016

 

Arrest in false report of robbery

Arrest in false report of robbery

Detective Billie Brown of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Pamela Holtzclaw Corpening, 55, of Sunkist Drive in Marion, with one misdemeanor count of filing a false police report. On Thursday, Jan. 14, Corpening reported that she was robbed of her engagement ring while she was taking trash to a dumpster at the end of […]

NC Car chase ends with drug trafficking arrests

NC Car chase ends with drug trafficking arrests

NEBO – Detectives J.T. Grindstaff and Shane Vance of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Roger Dale Franklin II, 29, of Vein Mountain Road in Nebo, with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, one felony count each of possession of a firearm by a felon and fleeing to elude arrest and one misdemeanor count […]

Update: RC 911 Communications Center Back Up Plan

Update: RC 911 Communications Center Back Up Plan

RUTHERFORDTON – On January 9, 2016 a smoke alarm triggered a response at approximately 1:30 p.m. by the Rutherfordton Fire and Rescue  to this critical communications facility.  The Rutherford County 911 Communications Center dispatches emergency responders to a caller’s location. This critical center, for a moment threatened by fire, has had a backup service location on the budget list for some […]

Marion woman charged with multiple sex felonies

Marion woman charged with multiple sex felonies

MARION – Detective J.T. Grindstaff of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Amanda Elaine Collins, 43, of Lawing Road in Marion, with six felony counts each of incest and statutory rape, four felony counts of child abuse and one felony count of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Marion suspects charged with $30,000 theft spree

Marion suspects charged with $30,000 theft spree

Lt. Andy Manis of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 38-year-old Mishell Marie Brewer, of Clinton Lane in Marion, and 36-year-old Joseph Lee Ingle, of Old Neal Road in Marion, each with six counts of felony breaking and entering, six counts of felony larceny and two counts of felony possession of stolen goods. Manis charged […]

BOLO: Fred’s larceny suspect identification requested

BOLO: Fred’s larceny suspect identification requested

RUTHERFORDTON – The Rutherfordton Police Department is seeking information on the identity of the subjects shown in the photos. They were involved in an incident that occurred at Fred’s in Rutherfordton on 12-15-2015. Anyone with information please contact Sgt. Brian Martin at 828-348-6270.

Churches broken into

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. – A local church was broken into in Rutherford County early Monday. A short time later,  two more churches were forced into in nearby Burke County. In Burke County, thieves broke into a collection box and took a small amount of cash at one church. At Missionary Ridge several offices were rifled, but the […]