30-year-old Joshua Lee Beaty of Water Plant Road in Maiden was arrested Tuesday (September 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Beaty is also charged with two counts of probation violation. Beaty was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $220,000 secured bond. District Court dates were scheduled for today (September 2) and September 28.