The suspect who authorities say carjacked the car of a Mars Hill U.S. Mail employee Sept. 5 was captured early Sept. 6 in Morganton after a manhunt went on via the night time, Burke County officers confirmed.
Burke County Public Colleges stated in a Fb publish shortly after 5:45 a.m. Sept. 6 they obtained phrase the suspect was apprehended. The Burke County Sheriff’s Workplace has not confirmed the arrest and directed requests for affirmation to the U.S. Postal Service.
At 10:22 a.m. Sept. 6, the Charlotte department of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service posted a message on X, previously referred to as Twitter, that confirmed it was concerned within the investigation however supplied no particulars.
Simply earlier than 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Burke County Public Colleges stated it deliberate to shut Salem Elementary, Mull Elementary, Liberty Center, North Liberty and Patton Excessive College buildings for college kids and employees attributable to legislation enforcement exercise within the space.
“In accordance with experiences, legislation enforcement has an unresolved seek for a suspect at giant within the space,” the varsity system stated within the publish.
In a publish roughly 4 hours later, Burke County Public Colleges stated it obtained phrase the suspect had been apprehended, and stated these faculties would as an alternative function on a two-hour delay.
On the afternoon of Sept. 5, Madison County and Mars Hill legislation enforcement instructed Mars Hill College officers to provoke the lockdown in response to a suspected carjacking close to Fundamental Road. Mars Hill Elementary additionally went into lockdown. The lockdowns have been lifted round 3 p.m.
The Mars Hill Police Division stated in a information launch that officers responded to a name for service on Spring Drive simply off Fundamental Road discovered “a person with extreme accidents and the theft of their car.”
Shortly earlier than 3:30 p.m., Sheriff Buddy Harwood posted a photograph of the car, a Jeep with “U.S. Mail” and “Frequent stops” listed on the again of the car.
“Madison County Sheriff’s Workplace and Mars Hill Police Division trying to find this car. In the event you see it Name 911,” Harwood stated within the Fb publish.
Few particulars have been given on the suspect ‒ who was described in a Mars Hill Police Division launch as a white male about 5 ft, 8 inches, with black hair and a slim construct ‒ or the sufferer within the case.
Johnny Casey is the Madison County communities reporter for The Information-Document & Sentinel, a part of the USA TODAY Community. Attain him at email@example.com.