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State To Seek Death Penalty In Maggie Daniels Murder Case

NEWTON, N.C. – In a court hearing in Newton on Monday, the state announced they will seek the death penalty against Sharman Odom if he is convicted of first degree murder in the death of Maggie Daniels. Prosecutors had filed notice …Read More

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Search Warrants Released In Maggie Daniels Murder Case

NEWTON, N.C. — The warrants in the Maggie Daniels case were released to the media Monday, indicating a struggle ensued between Maggie Daniels and her attacker. In a press conference Monday afternoon, Newton Police said Maggie Daniels was strangled by …Read More

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Arrest Made In Connection To Guidance Counselor's Murder

NEWTON, N.C. — Police have arrested a suspect in connection with Maggie Daniels’ homicide. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Sharman Howard Odom who lived in the same apartment complex as Daniels did. Police arrested Odom in Winstom-Salem, where he was …Read More

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Search Warrants Served In Case Of Maggie Daniels Murder

NEWTON, N.C. — Investigators announced they served two search warrants at the apartment building where a Newton guidance counselor was murdered. They haven’t released any details regarding the warrants. They were served over the weekend. it’s been a month since …Read More

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Murder Charges Filed In Newton Stabbing Death

NEWTON, N.C. — Authorities in Newton have a man custody after a deadly overnight stabbing. Authorities said a 20-year-old Jason Margarita was found stabbed to death inside a car on Stove Drive around 2 a.m. He was taken to Catawba …Read More

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Death Of Newton School Teacher Now Ruled A Homicide

NEWTON, N.C. — Authorities in Newton have said the death of a teacher and counselor has been ruled a homicide on Monday afternoon. Authorities said the death of Maggie Daniels is now a homicide investigation and they’re searching for a …Read More

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A Man Who Shot A Child Then Turned Gun On Self Has Died

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Gastonia man accused of shooting a child has died from what police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Christopher Shawn Davis died Wednesday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Davis, 27, is accused of shooting a …Read More

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Body Found In Vacant Harris Teeter Building; Copper Theft Suspected

NEWTON, N.C. – Police in Newton say a man’s electrocuted body has been discovered in a vacant grocery store and investigators believe he was attempting to steal copper wiring when he died. According to Newton Police, investigators were called to the …Read More

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Man Used Facebook To Lure A Teen, Charged With Sex Assault

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — A Newton man is accused of sexually assaulting a Taylorsville teen that he met on Facebook. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office said Tyler Devin Black, 20, is charged with first-degree statutory sex offense, disseminating material harmful to …Read More

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Man Convicted In 20-Year Old Crime

NEWTON, N.C. – A Catawba County man was convicted Tuesday of sexually abusing a child nearly two decades ago. James William Payne III, 47, of Newton, was sentenced to between 25 years and 30 years in prison after being found …Read More

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Woman Gets 25 Years In Prison For Rape Of A Child

NEWTON, N.C. – Donna Craig Stewart, 48, of Newton, was convicted Monday of two counts of first degree rape of a child in Catawba County Superior Court in Newton. Judge Richard Boner handed down a sentence of no less than …Read More

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