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Roderick Jatavian Caldwell
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Morganton Man Arrested On Felony Meth Charge

29-year-old Roderick Jatavian Caldwell of Jamestown Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (December 5) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor resist, delay, or obstruct a public officer. A second suspect was also arrested in this case and charged with misdemeanor offenses.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Public Safety responded to an address on West Union Street in Morganton after a report of possible suspicious activity involving drugs. During the investigation, .5 grams of methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe were seized by police. Caldwell was arrested at the scene.

According to the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website, Roderick Jatavian Caldwell has multiple convictions dating back to 2013. He’s been convicted in Burke, Catawba and Caldwell Counties on charges including felony counts of breaking & entering, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and possession of schedule II controlle substance. Caldwell’s most recent conviction was in November, 2019 in Caldwell County for possession of a firearm by a felon.

Following Tuesday’s arrest, Caldwell was brought to the Burke County Jail where he was initially confined under a 48-hour-hold. As of earlier today (December 8), Caldwell was not listed as an inmate in Burke County. His next District Court date is set for December 15.