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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday May 25th, 2022 :: 10:00 a.m. EDT


Old Fort Man Charged in Shooting Incident

Deputy Robert Watson of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 35-year-old Brian Keith Wright of Old Fort with Felonious Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill. Wright was given a $75,000 secured bond.

On May 19th, Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office responded a residence in Old Fort where the victim said a relative tried to shoot him. Deputies located Wright who was armed with a 9mm handgun near the residence. He was taken into custody without incident. The victim was unharmed, but his heat pump was damaged by the fired bullet.

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

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