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Bethany Shea Rutherford
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Granite Falls Woman Arrested in Hickory on Drug & Firearms Charges

26-year-old Bethany Shea Rutherford of Drum Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 11 p.m. on March 14 on a felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed gun. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Rutherford was armed with a handgun at the time of her arrest.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident at a restaurant and bar on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. Rutherford was taken to the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $3,000, secured. She has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled on March 15 in Newton. No additional court dates are currently listed.