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The Law Strikes Twice For This Maggie Valley Women

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 in Featured | no responses

They say lightning won’t strike twice – but the law will. Take it from Brandy Grogan, a 35-year-old woman living in Maggie Valley who’s been arrested twice in six months for drug trafficking. In January, Haywood County authorities stopped her car for driving without headlights during a rainstorm and seized 143-grams of meth, 23.5-grams of […]

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Man Plotting ISIS Attack on North Carolinians Gets Life Sentence

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in Featured | Comments Off on Man Plotting ISIS Attack on North Carolinians Gets Life Sentence

A 21-year-old from Morganton who was plotting to kill hundreds at a North Carolina social event will instead spend the rest of his life in prison. Justin Nojan Sullivan pleaded guilty to terrorism charges on Nov. 29, 2016 for plotting to murder hundreds of North Carolinians in a massacre similar to the one that ravaged […]

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Franklin Man Gets Federal Time For Starting Forest Fire

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in Featured | no responses

It only takes a spark … to get five years in prison. Just ask Keith Eugene Mann, 50, of Franklin, who was sentenced July 6 to spend five years in prison for setting fires in the national forest. Mann is responsible for setting fires in the Board Tree Road and Jones Creek Road areas of […]

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Weaverville Navy Recruiter Pleads Guilty to Child Coercion and Enticement

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 in Featured | no responses

A Weaverville man hired to recruit Western North Carolina high school students into the Navy will spend the next 17 years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to child coercion and enticement. Benjamin Ernest Johnson, 39, was sentenced Nov. 8 to 204 months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release and inclusion […]

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Two Sisters Moving Pounds of Meth Are In Federal Prison

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 in Featured | Comments Off on Two Sisters Moving Pounds of Meth Are In Federal Prison

Two sisters responsible for moving pounds of meth throughout Georgia and Western North Carolina are in federal prison Melissa Sigmon, 29, and Shana Sigmon, 26, both of Sylva, each pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine and received a sentence of 87-months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney […]

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Black Mountain Pleads Guilty to One Count of Possessing Child Porn

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 in Featured | Comments Off on Black Mountain Pleads Guilty to One Count of Possessing Child Porn

Erik Corbin Peterson, 47, of Black Mountain will wake up every day for the next six years in a federal penitentiary after pleading guilty to child porn charges. Going on a tip, the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation in December 2013 that turned up more than 1,000 pornographic images of children on Peterson’s […]

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Cherokee man gets federal time for assault against fiancé

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Featured | no responses

A Cherokee man will spend more than seven years in a federal prison for beating his fiancé with a baseball bat. Lowney Yohnagalegi Crow, 33, pleaded guilty in April to one count of intentional assault inflicting serious bodily injury on his then- fiancé who was beaten so badly that she required multiple surgeries and physical […]

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Former Macon County Elections Director To Serve Prison Time

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 in Featured | Comments Off on Former Macon County Elections Director To Serve Prison Time

This a follow-up to this story Macon Elections Director Elects For Guilty Plea The former elections director of Macon County will spend six months in federal prison for embezzling more than $68,000 from the Macon County Board Of Elections. Kimberly Michelle Bishop, 44, of Franklin served as director of Macon County’s Board of Elections for […]

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Macon Elections Director Elects For Guilty Plea

Posted on Feb 12, 2016 in Featured | Comments Off on Macon Elections Director Elects For Guilty Plea

After serving for more than a decade as Director of Macon County’s Board of Elections, a Franklin woman is now serving time behind bars at the Buncombe County Detention Center on embezzlement charges. But the new change of scenery hasn’t been the smoothest transition for the former director, forty-four-year-old Kimberly Michelle Bishop, who was placed […]

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Tales Of A Stalker

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 in Featured | no responses

Fay Jones* has a stalker. She’s one of a not-so-small group of Americans who gets stalked each year. According to the Stalking Resource Center, seven million Americans deal with stalking each year. Two-thirds of stalkers harass their victims at least once per week, and many do it daily. Worse yet, a high percentage of stalking […]

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