Man on probation charged after gun found during search in McDowell Co.


MCDOWELL COUNTY, NC (WSPA) – The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said a convicted felon out on probation faces new charges after a search of his home last month.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, a deputy assisted state probation and parole officers with a search at the home of Danny Ray Pinkerton, 33, of Marion on Sept. 12.

Pinkerton, who was on probation, was subject to warrantless searches.

During the search, the deputy and the officers found a handgun belonging to Pinkerton, as well as drug paraphernalia.

He was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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