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Joshua Sean Riser
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Possession, Assault

35-year-old Joshua Sean Riser of 3rd Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Sunday (October 9) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Riser is additionally charged with misdemeanor counts of assault inflicting serious injury, resisting a public officer, communicating threats, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Riser was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $13,500 bond. A District Court date was scheduled Monday (October 10).