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John Markel Gaither, Jr.
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm Offenses

29-year-old John Markel Gaither, Jr. of 2nd Street SW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (May 24) by Probation & Parole Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, going armed to terror of people, discharge a firearm in the city, and parole violation. Gaither was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond. A District Court date is scheduled for June 15.