47-year-old Enoch Elwood Mitchell, Jr. of Bryson City, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 23) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed gun.
He was taken into custody without incident at about 1:40 a.m. today after Police initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot at a restaurant on 15th Avenue S.E. in Hickory. During the incident, Officers found a Taurus handgun.
Mitchell was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $6,000, secured. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.