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L-R: Maynor Javier Yanes Basquez and Chad Michael Sampson
Courtesy of McDowell County Sheriff's Office

Residents Of Long View, Hickory Charged With Attempted Murder In McDowell County

34-year-old Maynor Javier Yanes Basquez of Long View and 27-year-old Chad Michael Sampson of Hickory were arrested on charges filed by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office. They’re both charged in McDowell County with attempted first-degree murder.

According to a news release issued by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office late last week, in the  early morning hours of October 10, two women from the Nebo community reported someone had fired multiple rounds into their residence while they slept. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office recovered several high-powered rifle casings and projectiles from the scene.

On October 11, the investigation led McDowell Detectives to Basquez’s residence in Long View, where they seized a rifle and ammunition suspected to have been used in the shooting. Basquez was taken into custody by Catawba County authorities. Sampson was taken into custody by authorities in Burke County on October 19.

According to the news release, both men are in custody in other unspecified detention centers on charges related to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation. No McDowell County court dates were listed for either suspect. Basquez has a Superior Court date in Rowan County Tuesday (January 3) on separate charges.

McDowell County Sheriff Ricky Buchanan thanked the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, Hickory Police Department, Long View Police Department, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for their assistance in the investigation.