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Burke County, Crime Reports (2011)
Total Violent Crime:97
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:0
Forcible Rape:4
Aggravated Assault:75
Total Property Crime:1,746
Larceny Theft:893
Motor Vehicle Theft:69
Burke County, Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the County in 2010 90,912
Estimate of the County's total residency as of April 1, 200089,153
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20102%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20101,764
April 1, 2000 complete count of Countywide resident population89,148
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age5,291
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age6%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age20,161
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 23%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older16%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older13,934
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents50%
County's white resident population recorded in 201076,716
County's black resident population recorded in 20106,012
County's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 2010325
County's Asian resident population recorded in 20103,185
County's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 2010303
Countywide 2010 resident population of two or more races1,597
Countywide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin4,634
Non Hispanic white resident population in 201075,472
Countywide percentage of white residents in 201084%
Countywide percentage of black residents in 20107%
Countywide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20100%
Countywide percentage of Asian residents in 20104%
Countywide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Countywide percentage of Two or more races in 20102%
Countywide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 20105%
Countywide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201083%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in Burke County
Births 20071,014
Deaths 2007833
Infant death occurring within the County of persons one year of age or less in 20076
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200987

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of Burke County Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the County from 2005 to 20095%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 20098%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200975%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200915%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 20096,826

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in Burke County
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-200921
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 200939,800
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 20092,365
Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 20096%
Percentage of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 74%
Median value of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 $103,900
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 20099%
Total number of households between 2005-200933,964
Average size of households between 2005-20093

Burke County Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the County
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $18,341
2009 Countywide income of median households in Burke County$36,177
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200917%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$2,450
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$27,595
Labor force of civilian workers in 200938,823
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 20095,637
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 15
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 51,584
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 3,342
People employed by the government in 2007 8,650
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 20071,564,113
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200730,322
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 1,553
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 25,152
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 -25%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 5,461
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 2007107,721

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of Burke County
Total number of firms located in the County for the year 20076,778
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20074%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20070%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20070%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 20070%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200724%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 2,271,177
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 2007289,487
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 661,178
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 7,443

Land Valuation

Property value and Burke County territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 142
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 27,272
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms29,068
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year497,010
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year5,562
Size in square miles of land as of 2000507
Population per square mile in the year 2010179
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1:14-cv-00136 United States of America v. 1585 Amherst Rd., Morganton, NC, Burke County
[Case Assigned/Reassigned]
June 05 2014 - Source: https://ecf.ncwd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?75352

1:13-cv-00300 Doe 2 v. Burke County Board of Education
[Stipulation of Dismissal] (<a href="https://ecf.ncwd.uscourts.gov/doc1/13512470885?caseid=73481&de_seq_num=45" >13</a>)
June 03 2014 - Source: https://ecf.ncwd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?73481

1:13-cv-00279 A.M. v. Burke County Public Schools Board of Education et al
[Order on Motion for Protective Order] (<a href="https://ecf.ncwd.uscourts.gov/doc1/13512467818?caseid=73314&de_seq_num=59" >14</a>)
May 29 2014 - Source: https://ecf.ncwd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?73314

1:13-cv-00278 T.A. v. Burke County Public Schools Board of Education et al
[Order on Motion for Protective Order] (<a href="https://ecf.ncwd.uscourts.gov/doc1/13512467821?caseid=73313&de_seq_num=63" >13</a>)
May 29 2014 - Source: https://ecf.ncwd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?73313

1:12-cv-00334 P.B. v. Burke County Public Schools Board of Education et al
[Memorandum in Support of Motion] (<a href="https://ecf.ncwd.uscourts.gov/doc1/13512465834?caseid=69162&de_seq_num=315" >96</a>)
May 27 2014 - Source: https://ecf.ncwd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?69162

1:13-cv-00204 M.M. v. Burke County Public Schools Board of Education et al
[Memorandum in Support of Motion] (<a href="https://ecf.ncwd.uscourts.gov/doc1/13512463848?caseid=72267&de_seq_num=127" >40</a>)
May 23 2014 - Source: https://ecf.ncwd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?72267

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Burke County, Recent Criminal Activities
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Arsonist Captured
On September 12 in the early morning hours Morganton Public Safety responded to a series of four fires.
Happening September 12 2014 - Source: http://www.ci.morganton.nc.us/index.php/information-events/news/crime-releases/1450-arsonist

On September 1, 2014 at approximately 3:49 p.m. Morganton Public Safety Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving an SUV and motorcycle at the intersection of Burkemont Avenue and Conley Street. Preliminary investigation suggest that the 2008 Toyota RAV4, operated by Ryan William Deloach of Charlotte NC, was traveling north on Burkemont Avenue and was turning left onto Conley Street. A 2000 Harley Davidson Road King motorcycle, operated by Dayton Stanley Storie of Morganton, was traveling south on the outside lane with his wife Cynthia Malowe Storie as the passenger. Deloach failed to yield the right of way to the oncoming motorcycle and struck it in the left side; both riders of the motorcycle were thrown from the vehicle resulting in serious injury requiring both to be airlifted to CMC of Charlotte.   At the time of this report, Cynthia Storie, had succumbed to her injuries and passed away at CMC of Charlotte at approximately 6:30 p.m. on September 1, 2014. Her husband Dayton Storie is still listed in critical condition. Charges are pending, the investigation is incomplete at this time.
Happening September 02 2014 - Source: http://www.ci.morganton.nc.us/index.php/information-events/news/crime-releases/1436-motorcycle-crash-on-burkemont-avenue-sends-two-to-trauma-center

Suspect Charged in Breaking and Entering at Tire Specialists II
On August 18th, 2014 officers of the Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a breaking and entering into the Tire Specialists II store at 380 E Fleming Drive in Morganton, NC. Evidence was gathered that lead to the arrest of a suspect, Roger Dale Brown, Jr, 61, of Morganton. Brown was charged with Breaking and Entering into a business with the intent to commit a larceny. Brown was also charged with breaking into a motor vehicle and larceny from that vehicle located at the business. Some of the property and currency was recovered. Other charges will come at a later date on this offender. Brown was incarcerated in the Burke Catawba Detention Center under a 10,000 secure bond.
Happening August 18 2014 - Source: http://www.ci.morganton.nc.us/index.php/information-events/news/crime-releases/1423-suspect-charged-in-breaking-and-entering-at-tire-specialists-ii

Man charged with robbery w/ dangerous weapon and mutiple felonious larcenies of motor vehicles
  On Monday August 5th 2014, MDPS dispatchers received a call in reference to robbery with dangerous weapon. When officers arrived, the victim reported that he had just been robbed and his vehicle had also been stolen by the suspect.  The victim reported that the suspect stated that his name was Lewis.   Lewis Jones Arney II, who was also a suspect of an earlier breaking and entering and felonious larceny of a vehicle this same day was identified as being the same man who had just robbed and stole the victims vehicle.   A few hours after the report was made about of a stolen van, Arney committed robbery with a dangerous weapon and felonious larceny of Jacques Geitner’s vehicle. Morganton Department of Public Safety began a search for the stolen vehicle and Arney. INV. Corriveau found Geitner's Toyota Camry on North Green Street at approximately 7:24p.m.   Later this same evening Lewis Jones Arney II stole a third vehicle from a Domino Pizza driver. Lewis committed felonious larcenies of three vehicles within twenty four hours before being apprehended by PSO's J. Hunt and B. Thompson.  Arney was apprehended after a short vehicle chase that ended with Arney crashing the stolen vehicle. Lewis is now being held at Burke Catawba Detention Center under an $185,000 bond with additional charges pending.                                                        
Happening August 07 2014 - Source: http://www.ci.morganton.nc.us/index.php/information-events/news/crime-releases/1415-man-charged-with-robbery-w-dangerous-weapon-and-mutiple-felonious-larcenies-of-motor-vehicles

Breaking and Entering and Larceny
On July 15, 2014, Officers with Morganton Public Safety  arrested Michael Brenton Leonard of 1362 Conley Road Morganton, NC.  Leonard was charged with one count of breaking and entering and one count of larceny after breaking and entering.    Leonard was observed by officers removing metal sheets and pipes from a fenced in area at 121 Rand Street.  Leonard was previously an employee of Case Farms Market where the items were stole from.  Officers observed Leonard loading his vehicle with the stolen items and initiated a vehicle stop on West Fleming Drive.    This is the second incident involving Leonard as a suspect from this location.  In May of 2013, Leonard was suspected of stealing metal from Case Farms while still employed there.  No charges were filed at that time.    Leonard is being held in the Burke Catawba Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond after warrants were taken out by Inv. Tim Corriveau.
Happening July 18 2014 - Source: http://www.ci.morganton.nc.us/index.php/information-events/news/crime-releases/1404-breaking-and-entering-and-larceny

Morganton man faces Statutory Sex Offense charges
        Barry Bruce Horton, 56, of 247 Eastview Street, Morganton, was arrested on June 5 2014 by PSO Corey Holland of Morganton Public Safety following an investigation into a possible inappropriate sexual relationship between Horton and a male juvenile.  Information also held that Horton was in possession of inappropriate pictures of the juvenile as well.  Subesequent investigation into the allegations by the MDPS Criminal Investigations Division revealed Horton had allegedly engaged in inappropriate sexual activity for the past several months with the male juvenile, and also resulted in the discovery of unlawful photographs of the juvenile on Horton's cell phone.  Horton was later arrested on two felony counts of Statutory Sex Offense against a 13, 14, or 15 Year Old, and was confined at BCDCF under a $100,000 secure bond with a first appearance in District Court on June 6-2014.  Multiple additional charges against Horton by Investigator Marty McNeely are pending further investigation.         
Happening June 06 2014 - Source: http://www.ci.morganton.nc.us/index.php/information-events/news/crime-releases/1372-morganton-man-faces-statutory-sex-offense-charges

Burke County, Missing People
Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources
A Silver Alert has been issued for LOIS MCCALL-WALSH by the N.C. Center for Missing Persons
The BURKE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE is searching for LOIS MCCALL-WALSH who is a 85 year old female. Anyone with information should contact the BURKE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE at 828-438-5500 OR 911.
November 05 2013 - Source: http://www.ncdps.gov/Index2.cfm?a=000003,000014,000081,001683&amp;mpa=2429


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