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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday October 11th, 2022 :: 10:00 a.m. EDT


Old Fort Man Charged with Numerous Camper Break-ins

Detective Richard Pittman with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 46-year-old Clarence Wheeler of Old Fort with six counts of Felony Breaking or Entering a Motor Vehicle, Felony Larceny and three counts of Misdemeanor Larceny. A Magistrate issued Wheeler a $45,000 secured bond.

On February 1, 2022, Deputies took a report of multiple camper break-ins at a local business. Approximately $3,000 worth of property was taken from the campers. An Investigation led to the arrest of Wheeler on September 23rd  and the recovery of several items of stolen property. Wheeler has been in the custody of other agencies since March of 2022.

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

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