Ellenboro Teen Arrested

ELLENBORO, N.C. —An armed 17-year-old with drugs was arrested following an investigation by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department and the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

Braxton Kelly Atkins was arrested at 196 Cherry Mountain Street in Ellenboro. 

Atkins had a 9-millimeter Ruger, and also possessed Oxycodone, drug paraphernalia and 334 grams of marijuana. 

His bond was set at $16,000.