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Jonathan Lee Bryant
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Felony Drug Charge Filed After Police Respond To Report Of Man Causing Disturbance

36-year-old Jonathan Lee Bryant of Normandy Drive in Morganton was arrested Saturday (February 10) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor communicating threats.

Bryant was arrested after police responded to Carbon City Park on Carbon City Road in Morganton. They responded to the scene shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday following a report of a man causing a disturbance. The suspect reportedly had a dog that was not on a leash, running over and knocking over children. When the responding officer arrived, they saw Bryant arguing with other citizens at the park.

According to the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website, Bryant has multiple convictions listed dating back to 2003, all in Burke County. The most recent conviction was in December, 2021 for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. His most recent felony conviction was in February, 2013 for felony counts of second-degree kidnapping and assault inflicting serious bodily injury. He received a prison sentence of two years, seven months to three years, 11 months and was released on parole in March, 2015.

Following Saturday’s arrest, Bryant was incarcerated in the Burke County Jail under $10,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (February 14). A District Court date was scheduled Tuesday (February 13).