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Tony Ray Kirkland
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Conover Man Charged With Assault, Firearm, Robbery Offenses

24-year-old Tony Ray Kirkland of Emmanuel Church Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a felon, and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Kirkland is a felon as a result of a conviction in McDowell County in September, 2023 for possession of schedule II controlled substance.  He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (June 25) under no bond. A District Court date was scheduled today.