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Codey James Matheson
Courtesy of Alexander County P2C website

Alexander County Man Arrested Twice This Week

31-year-old Codey James Matheson of Taylorsville was arrested twice this week by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Matheson has also been charged with failure to appear.

Matheson was arrested Sunday (January 7) on the drug charges. He was released on bond with a court appearance set for Monday (January 8). Matheson allegedly missed that court date, resulting in a warrant being issued for his arrest on the failure to appear charge. On Tuesday (January 9) he was served the failure to appear warrant.

According to the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website, Codey James Matheson has multiple convictions listed, dating back to 2009. All but one of the convictions were in Alexander County, the single exception was in Caldwell County.

Matheson has been convicted on charges including felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of schedule II controlled substance, and assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. Matheson’s last conviction was in August, 2022 in Alexander County for felony counts including possession of a firearm by a felon and speeding to elude arrest.

Following Tuesday’s arrest, Matheson was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center with bond set at $15,000 secured. He remained in jail as of earlier today (January 11). His next District Court date is scheduled for January 29 in Taylorsville.

[WACB’s Rick Gilbert contributed to this story]