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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday November 28th, 2017 :: 10:39 a.m. EST


Investigators in search of suspect setting roadside fires; call 652-2235, 652-3241 or 65-CRIME with info; cash reward offered

Someone spent Thanksgiving weekend setting roadside fires, and investigators need help pinpointing the culprit.
McDowell County Fire Marshal Craig Walker said there were six on N.C. 226 North (one on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 12:43 a.m.; three on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2:30 a.m.; and two on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 2 a.m.) and one on Huskins Branch Road (on Sunday, Nov. 26 somewhere between 2 and 7 a.m.).
No structures were threatened in any of the incidents.
Anyone with information about the fires or a possible suspect is asked to call the McDowell Sheriff’s Office at 652-2235, the Fire Marshal’s Office at 652-3241 or McDowell County Crimestoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463). Now, you can also text your tips to Crimestoppers. Text MCDOWELLTIPS and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). With Crimestoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.

McDowell County Sheriff's Office
593 Spaulding Rd
Marion, NC 28752

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-652-2235

Richelle Bailey
McDowell County Sheriff's Office

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