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from left: Joshua Adam King, Carlton Javius Fuller, & Zachariah Da'vine Hines
courtesy of Jonelle B. Sigmon, City of Morganton Public Information Officer

Three Morganton Men Arrested in Connection with Crimes in North & South Carolina

18-year-old Joshua Adam King of Knuckolls Drive, 23-year-old Carlton Javius Fuller of South Anderson Street, and 22-year-old Zachariah Da’vine Hines of White Oaks Drive, all from Morganton, have been arrested on multiple charges stemming from crimes in both North and South Carolina.

King was arrested on warrants for discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Fuller was charged with first-degree burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping, and assault with a deadly weapon. Hines was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers with assistance from Morganton Public Safety on a warrant from Rutherford County. He was charged with firing into an occupied dwelling.

The charges against Fuller stem from a home invasion and robbery at a residence on Tate Street in Morganton on July 7. According to Police, three men wearing ski masks kicked in the door, pistol-whipped the husband, and assaulted his wife. The couple’s six-and-seven-year-old children were bound by tape and placed in a closet. Fuller’s arrest was previously reported on WHKY on August 9.

King was placed in the Burke County Jail with bond set at $200,000, secured. Fuller was jailed under a $1,065,000 secured bond. Hines was given a $200,000 secured bond. As of this morning (August 10), King and Fuller remained in jail. Hines is not currently listed as an inmate in Burke County. King will appear in a Morganton courtroom on August 14 with an appearance in Catawba County set for August 21. Fuller was scheduled to appear in Burke County District Court today with a Catawba County court date scheduled tomorrow. Hines has a Rutherford County District Court date coming up tomorrow.

The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges are expected.