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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Monday June 6th, 2022 :: 10:00 a.m. EDT


Marion Man Charged with Assault and Drug Possession

Detective Burlin Ballew of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 60-year-old Russell Floyd Freshour of Marion with Felonious Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. Detective Chris Taylor charged Freshour with Felonious Possession with the Intent to Manufacture Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance and Felonious Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance.  He was given a $30,000 secured bond.

On May 24th, Deputies met with a female victim at McDowell Mission Hospital.  She had sustained stab wounds to her chest and reported Freshour was the suspect.  Detectives obtained a search warrant for Freshour’s residence and located him hiding in the woods.  He was arrested without incident.  The search of his residence turned up a knife believed to be used in the stabbing and methamphetamine.

“Great job by our deputies and detectives on this case. Their swift action and investigation brought a bad situation to an end quickly with an arrest!” Sheriff Ricky Buchanan

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

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