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Originally published: 2013-06-20 12:29:07
Last modified: 2013-06-20 12:29:52

Avery County Sheriff’s Office briefs

Traffic stop uncovers outstanding warrants …

On the evening of June 12, deputies with Avery County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop on Old Mill Road in Elk Park. An occupant of the stopped vehicle was identified as Aamon Webb, 18, of Watauga Street in Newland. Officers found that Webb had warrants for his arrest where he had violated a deferral agreement on felony assault charges from 2011 as well as a 2013 larceny warrant. Webb was arrested and placed in Avery County Jail under an $110,000 bond.

Traffic stop yields felony drug charges …

On the evening of June 13, deputies with Avery County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Highway 221 near the McDowell County line. The driver of a pickup truck was identified as Robert Lowery, 25, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., and a passenger was identified as Melissa Dellinger, 25, of Crossnore. During a search of the vehicle driven by Lowery, deputies found methamphetamine, marijuana and another schedule II drug. Both Lowery and Dellinger were charged with felony drug charges and placed in Avery County Jail. Lowery received a $100,000 bond and Dellinger received a $50,000 bond.

Inmate receives felony probation violation for removing ankle bracelet …

On June 14, officers with North Carolina Probation and Parole brought Robert Cook, 21, to Avery County Jail. Avery County Sheriff’s Investigators charged Cook with a felony probation violation after receiving a report that Cook removed an ankle bracelet required by the terms of his probation. The ankle bracelet was located inside a park in Asheville after Cook removed the device. Cook was placed under a $50,000 bond in Avery County Jail.