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Dustin Lee Smith
courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

Newton Man Served with Second Fugitive Warrant in a Week

23-year-old Dustin Lee Smith of Orangewood Lane in Newton has been served with a second felony fugitive warrant in a week. As WHKY reported on February 12, Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers arrested Smith on February 9 on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. At that time, Smith was also charged locally with attempting to obtain property by false pretenses, four counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, two counts of failure to return a hired motor vehicle valued at more than $4,000, two counts of failure to return rental property, and driving while license revoked. While still in jail on those charges, Officers in Catawba County served Smith yesterday (February 15) with a warrant from the Spartanburg County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office for grand larceny and obtaining property by false pretenses. The previous fugitive warrant was from the Sheriff’s Office in Sumter County, Florida for grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Smith remains in the Catawba County Detention Facility where he is being held without bond on the South Carolina fugitive warrant. Bond on the other charges, including the Florida fugitive warrant, now stands at $252,000. An appearance in court was scheduled today with additional court dates coming up on February 19 and March 4, 5, and 14. The March 5 date is a Lincoln County appearance for driving while license revoked.