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39-year-old Christopher Dean Lunsford of Bryant Road in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (November 15) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a firearm by a felon along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Lunsford was arrested shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at an address on U.S. 70 in Connelly Springs. According to the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information webiste, he is a felon as a result of multiple convictions on various charges. His most recent felony conviction was in December, 2014 in Burke County for breaking and entering and larceny over $1,000.
The list of convictions dates back to 2002, with most being in Burke County. Lunsford was also convicted in a misdemeanor case in Catawba County. The charges against Lunsford include multiple counts of possession of stolen goods, common law robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
According to the North Carolina Judicial Branch website, Lunsford has several upcoming court dates scheduled in Burke County on charges including habitual felon, traffic in methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises, and multiple traffic counts. WHKY has reported on two prior arrests of Lunsford earlier this year.
Following Wednesday’s arrest, Lunsford was initially placed in the Burke County Jail under no bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (November 16) under $150,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance on the charges filed Wednesday was scheduled today.