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Granite Falls Man Arrested In Hickory For Obtaining Property By False Pretenses
Austin Lee Barnette
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Hickory for Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

26-year-old Austin Lee Barnette of McCall Town Road in Granite Falls was served a bill of indictment by Hickory Police at about 9 a.m. Sunday (April 18). He was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretenses. The warrant for his arrest was issued on March 29. Barnette was also charged with attempted breaking & entering a motor vehicle.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident at the Budget Inn on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. Barnette was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for April 26 in Newton. He’ll also appear in District Court on the B&E charge on May 19.