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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Thursday May 5th, 2022 :: 10:00 a.m. EDT


Nebo Man Charged with Assault

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Detective Andy Manis charged 45-year-old Michael Robert Whitson of Nebo with Felonious Assault by Strangulation and Misdemeanor Assault by Pointing a Gun. He was held without bond until a hearing before a Judge.

On April 14th a Nebo lady reported she had been assaulted by Whitson, who is her child’s father, and strangled with medical tubing.  She sustained numerous minor injuries from the assault. Whitson was arrested on April 22nd following an investigation.

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

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