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Hickory Man Arrested For Burke County Probation Violation
Sylvanus Sengsu Xiong
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Hickory Man Arrested for Burke County Probation Violation

29-year-old Sylvanus Sengsu Xiong of Henry Smith Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Thursday morning (October 14) for a felony probation violation. He’s on probation as he serves an 18-month suspended sentence following an April 2021 conviction in Burke County for possession of a schedule II controlled substance and another unspecified felony. Xiong was taken into custody at the same time as Cheng Seng Vang, whose arrest on a felony drug charge was reported yesterday (October 14) on WHKY.

Xiong was arrested at about 12:05 a.m. yesterday at a bank on 12th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. He was initially taken to the Catawba County Detention Facility and has since been placed in the Burke County Jail under a $15,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for November 8 in Morganton.