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McDowell raids massive drug network today

McDowell raids massive drug network today

McDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. — What began as an investigation into a Nebo man’s drug activity has led local, regional, state and federal authorities to dozens of suspects in a massive narcotics conspiracy that spans from McDowell County to California. The investigation began in July 2016 with a probe of activity at the 100 Stacy Farm […]

Matthew Fenner/WoFF case hearing rescheduled; trial date projected

Matthew Fenner/WoFF case hearing rescheduled; trial date projected

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Yesterday Assistant District Attorney Garland F. Byers, Jr. filed to amend the notice of hearing for the State of N.C. (Matthew Fenner witness) versus Brooke McFadden Covington case to now be heard on April 24, 2017. The Word of Faith Fellowship, Inc. and their counsel were also notified for the State’s motion […]

RC purchases space for more county courthouse room

RC purchases space for more county courthouse room

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The RC Commissioners voted to approve the purchase of three tracts of land in the Town of Rutherfordton. The county bought the 3 tracts of property at 270 N. Toms Street at the purchase price of $203,500 from Dr. Louis and Cynthia Gadol. The contract makes the purchase contingent upon funding […]

$500 reward for info on person(s) responsible for dog’s death

$500 reward for info on person(s) responsible for dog’s death

BOSTIC – CRIMESTOPPERS of Rutherford County, (on behalf of the owners) is offering a $500.00 REWARD for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of a Black and White Australian Cattle dog with one brown eye and one blue eye. On 3-22-2017, the dog was found […]

McKinney, Landreth & Carroll funeral director sentenced to prison

McKinney, Landreth & Carroll funeral director sentenced to prison

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Steve Carroll, former director and owner of the McKinney, Landreth, and Carroll Funeral Home, pled guilty and faced Judge Tommy Davis for sentencing in two counts of felony misappropriation of pre-need funeral funds. Pre-need funds are payments collected for funeral arrangements before death. Steve Carroll, the former owner of McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral Home […]

Fenner hearing to request jury view of Word of Faith Fellowship premises

Fenner hearing to request jury view of Word of Faith Fellowship premises

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C.  — As the Matthew Fenner case involving alleged abuse by former and current Word of Faith Fellowship members progresses, Assistant District Attorney Garland Byers, Jr. has filed a motion for jury view of the alleged crime scene. The location of the crime is alleged to be the grounds, buildings, and facilities of […]

Notice of intention to introduce evidence in Covington/Fenner trial given

Notice of intention to introduce evidence in Covington/Fenner trial given

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Assistant District Attorney Garland Byers, Jr. filed notice of Intention to Introduce Evidence in The State of N.C. versus Brooke Covington in the upcoming criminal trial. Specifically Byers has listed evidence of a statement or statements made by the defendant in the notice sent to the defendant’s attorney. No details were […]

Daniel Talbert to defend Toms family in child porn case

Daniel Talbert to defend Toms family in child porn case

RUTHERFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, N.C. — Michael “Travis” Toms, Rebecca Toms and their son made their first appearance in District Court Monday morning. Judge Randy Pool was on the bench. District Attorney Ted Bell has charged Rebecca Toms with Obstruction of Justice. Travis Toms is charged with 2 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a minor that […]

Gov. Cooper appoints replacement for District Attorney

Gov. Cooper appoints replacement for District Attorney

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper named former District Attorney Tom Keith to serve as interim District Attorney for Rockingham County after the Friday resignation of former DA Craig Blitzer. He assumed office Saturday. Keith is a longtime state prosecutor who was elected as Forsyth County District Attorney five times until his retirement in 2009. He […]

2 ADAs named in WoFF Associated Press report no longer employed

2 ADAs named in WoFF Associated Press report no longer employed

NEWTON, N.C. — District Attorney of the 25th District (Burke-Caldwell-Catawba) released the following statement today: “Assistant District Attorney Frank Webster and Assistant District Attorney Chris Back are no longer employed by the 25th Judicial District. Assistant District Attorney Lance Sigman will be Chief ADA in Burke County, and Kyle Smith will be the Chief ADA […]

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