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Dekota Ryan Pettry
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Suspect With Several Recent Arrests Faces New Charges

24-year-old Dekota Ryan Pettry of Oak Hill Drive in Morganton was arrested in Catawba County on warrants from Burke County. He was charged on February 15 with three felony counts of forgery of an endorsement along with single felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering.

According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Pettry has been arrested multiple times since November, 2023. He’s been charged with various felony and misdemeanor charges in Rutherford, Lincoln, and Burke Counties. The Sheriff’s Office lists arrests on five different dates since last November.

Following the arrest last week, Pettry was issued a $10,000 secured bond. He was not listed as an inmate in Burke County as of earlier today (February 20). He has several District Court dates scheduled in Burke County with the next set for this Friday (February 23).