A video posted Saturday to TikTok shows a deputy in Burke County holding a man with the crook of his elbow pressed against the man’s neck. The man appears to go limp and the deputy lowers him to the ground before the recording ends.
“It was just a bad decision, man,” said Vance Edward Hinson Jr. as he was walked into the Burke County Sheriff's Office Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said that he was mistakenly released from the jail Friday when he used another inmate's name and staff failed to follow protocol.
A man still is on the lam after authorities said he was mistakenly released Friday afternoon from the Burke County Jail.
The lock malfunctions have been ongoing for about 16 hours at the Burke County Jail, but inmates have been moved to working cells.
A man sitting in a chair inside his house just minutes after the new year began was shot in the ankle.
A family is looking for answers after their son was injured during a Sunday arrest.
Authorities said a man who witnessed an armed robbery chased the suspect down and ran him over early Tuesday morning.
HICKORY - An investigation involving two dead pit bulls found behind L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory has been turned over to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.
CONNELLY SPRINGS — A Morganton man has been charged with murder in an early morning shooting death.
MORGANTON – Justin Nojan Sullivan, 21, of Morganton, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on one count of first-degree murder Monday in Burke County Superior Court.
MORGANTON -- Four people are dead, including a forest service official and the suspect in a double homicide after he was shot in a standoff wi…