38-year old Derek Lee Ritchie of Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (June 30) by authorities in Alexander County. He was wanted for failure to appear on charges of possession of stolen goods and possession of marijuana in Alexander County. Ritchie is also facing a count of failure to appear in Iredell County on a charge of felony possession of methamphetamine. Ritchie is also wanted on unspecified charges in Virginia.
Taylorsville Police arrested Ritchie in February after a traffic stop involving a license tag that was reported stolen from McDowell County. He was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center following Wednesday’s arrest under no bond. Ritchie is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Alexander County July 19.[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]