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Jerry Wayne Benfield
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Newton Man Jailed This Morning On Firearm Charges

55-year-old Jerry Wayne Benfield of North Davis Avenue in Newton was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, and carrying a concealed gun. Benfield is also charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule IV controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance.

Benfield was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (January 25) under $325,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today and a Superior Court appearance is set for February 6.