47-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Branch of Bethel Street in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police early yesterday (June 11) on one felony count of failure to appear for possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia. The warrants for his arrest were issued on June 5. The complainant is listed as the Burke County Clerk of Court.
Branch was taken into custody without incident at 12:57 a.m. Monday at a restaurant on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for August 6 in Morganton.