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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Monday January 23rd, 2023 :: 10:00 a.m. EST


Marion Man Charged with Felony Breaking/Entering and Gun Crimes

Deputy Jordon Frisbee of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 34-year-old Kenneth Brian Blalock with Possession of Firearm By Felon, Felony Possession of Stolen Goods/Property, Felony Larceny After Break/Enter, Felony Breaking and or Entering, Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer and Misdemeanor Assault on Gov Official.

On Jan 14th, Deputy Frisbee responded to a report of a suspicious male parked in the driveway of a Marion residence. He arrived to find a man, later identified as Blalock, asleep in the truck. The owner of the home notified Deputy Frisbee of a possible break in of the residence. After speaking briefly with Deputy Frisbee, Blalock attempted to flee the scene in the vehicle, crashed and fled on foot. Deputy Frisbee was able to apprehend Blalock after a short foot-chase.

Blalock was placed under arrest and a search of his vehicle turned up several items of stolen property from the residence. All items were returned to the homeowner. The search also turned up a handgun. Blalock is a convicted felon and is prohibited by NC Law from possessing a firearm.

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

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