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Arson Charge Filed Against Morganton Man

37-year-old Nathaniel Allen Thomas, who is listed as a homeless person from Morganton, was arrested last Thursday (February 15) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged in Burke County with felony arson and multiple counts of failure to appear.

According to the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website, Thomas has multiple convictions, all in Burke County, dating back to 2010. He’s been convicted of felony and misdemeanor charges including breaking and entering to vehicles and breaking and entering to vending machines. His most recent conviction was in October, 2021.

Thomas was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday. He was being held in the Burke County jail as of earlier today (February 20) under $75,500 secured bond. District Court dates are scheduled for March 7, March 8, and March 28.

[Photo of Thomas courtesy of Burke County P2C website]