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Top Row L-R: Chad Michael Sampson and Autumn Marie Burhans. Bottom Row, L-R: Terry Joseph Brown, and Michael Edward Monn
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Four Suspects Charged In Connection To Crimes In Burke County

27-year-old Chad Michael Sampson of Rogers Road in Hickory, 28-year-old Autumn Marie Burhans of Jacobs Lane in Morganton, 40-year-old Terry Joseph Brown, who is listed as a homeless person from Morganton, and 30-year-old Michael Edward Monn of Foresthaven Road in Morganton were all arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers.

Sampson is charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and probation violation along with a misdemeanor count of probation violation. Burhans is charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and larceny of a motor vehicle along with a misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer.

Brown is charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny. Monn is charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon along with misdemeanor counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, resist, delay, and obstruction of an officer, and probation violation.

According to a news release issued Tuesday (November 15) by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, in mid-September 2022, the office received multiple reports in the Salem Community involving various criminal activities involving vehicle break-ins and the theft of firearms and other items. the investigation resulted in the recovery of stolen property being returned along with the arrests of the suspects.

Monn was arrested October 5, Burhans was arrested October 11 after allegedly leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle, Brown was arrested on October 12, and Sampson was arrested on October 19. Burhans remained in jail in Burke County as of earlier today (November 16) under $15,000 secured bond, Sampson was also listed as an inmate in Burke, he was being held without bond. The other two suspects are not listed as inmates.

Sampson has a District Court date next Monday (November 21), the next District Court date for Burhans is scheduled Friday (November 18), Brown has a District Court date Thursday (November 17), and Monn’s next appearance is in Superior Court January 9. Following the arrests, officers found a stolen firearm and other stolen property, and other cases in Burke County were solved. The investigation is continuing, and more charges are expected.