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33-year-old Brantly Lee Minton of Stony Point was arrested last Thursday (August 18) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony counts of parole and probation violations. Minton is also charged on a magistrates order for misdemeanor interfering with an electronic monitoring device.
Minton is on parole after being released from custody on June 2, 2022 following a conviction for felony possession with intent to sell schedule II controlled substance. That parole was scheduled to end February 27, 2023. He is on probation as a result of convictions in August, 2021 and March 2022. The 2021 conviction was for felony possession with intent to sell schedule II controlled substance. The March, 2022 convictions were for two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on an officer, and single felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and speeding to elude arrest.
As WHKY reported on September 13, 2021, Minton led Alexander County Deputies, Taylorsville Police and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol on a chase that ended when Minton drove through the door of the sally port at the law enforcement center in Taylorsville. Minton was extracted from the vehicle, where he continued to resist officers and refused to follow verbal commands.
Following the most recent arrest, Minton was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center, where he remained as of earlier today (August 23) without bond. A District Court date on the misdemeanor charge is scheduled for August 29. A Superior Court appearance on the felony charges is cheduled for September 19.[WACB’s Rick Gilbert contributed to this story]