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Cory Lee Close
July 2022 photo courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

Conover Man Again Arrested on Fugitive Warrant

38-year-old Cory Lee Close of 29th Street Place S.W. in Conover has again been arrested on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Close was taken into custody by Conover Police Friday (September 23). He is wanted by the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office in Portsmouth, Ohio on charges of tampering with evidence and failure to appear. Close had previously been arrested by Hickory Police in July of this year on a fugitive warrant from the same jurisdiction.

Following his arrest, Close was given a $1,000 unsecured bond. He is not currently listed as an inmate in Catawba County. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (September 26) in Newton. A court date on the previous arrest is coming up on October 18.