19-year-old Caeson Shayne Cannon of Newton was arrested Friday (April 9) on charges filed by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance, and possession of marijuana. He’s also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Cannon was also served warrants from Catawba County for felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.
The suspect was arrested following a traffic stop Friday evening in Alexander County. Cannon was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under a secured bond of $80,500. As of today (April 13), he is not listed as an inmate in either Alexander or Catawba Counties. Cannon is scheduled to appear in Alexander County District Court May 3. A District Court date on the Catawba County charges was scheduled today.[Story and photo of Caeson Shayne Cannon courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]