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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday May 11th, 2022 :: 11:00 a.m. EDT


Marion Man Charged with Burglary and Assaulting Deputies

Deputy Robert Watson of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 44-year-old Kenneth Allan Styles of Marion with Felonious First Degree Burglary, Felonious Assault on Law Enforcement with Physical Injury, (2) counts of Resisting a Public Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Injury to Personal Property. He was given a $267,000 secured bond.

In the early morning hours of April 30th, Deputies responded to a disturbance at Nebo residence.  They located Styles at the scene and determined he had tried to forcibly enter the occupied residence multiple times.  Styles was combative and bit one of the Deputies during the arrest. The Deputy was treated and released from Mission McDowell Hospital.

“Great work by our Deputies. Unfortunately, we sometimes get injured trying to protect others and that’s what happened here.” “The Deputies risk injury and death on every call they respond to and every stop they make.” Sheriff Ricky Buchanan.

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

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