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Multiple Agencies Make Drug & Firearms Arrests
from left: Yorel Damir Scott & Tyon Shamar Turner
courtesy of Burke Co. Sheriff's Office

Multiple Agencies Make Drug & Firearms Arrests

21-year-old Yorel Damir Scott of 7th Avenue S.W. and 18-year-old Tyon Shamr Turner of R&S Circle, both from Hickory, have both been arrested on charges filed by Burke County Narcotics Investigators and by Hickory Police. Scott was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine and Turner was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Hickory Police also charged Scott with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, as previously reported by WHKY on August 24.

They were arrested on August 23 when Burke County Investigators, Hickory Detectives, and N.C. Probation Officers conducted an investigation at Turner’s residence, which is a Hickory address in Burke County. Investigators made contact with Turner and Scott, along with several other individuals in the residence. During the course of the investigation, Hickory Police seized multiple firearms in connection to an ongoing investigation in Hickory.

Scott remains in jail in Catawba County under a $325,000 secured bond. Turner was given a $25,000 secured bond. He has since been released. Scott was scheduled to appear in District Court today (August 30) on the meth charge and on September 14 on the firearms and assault charges. Turner has a court date in Morganton on September 16.