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Joshua Lee Neal Johnson
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Valdese Man Arrested On Weapon Charge

30-year-old Joshua Lee Neal Johnson of Leger Road in Valdese was arrested Tuesday (June 11) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a weapon by a felon.

Johnson is a felon as a result of a conviction in Catawba County on June 30, 2022 for felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. He received probation and a suspended sentence following the conviction.

Johnson was brought to the Burke County Jail following Tuesday’s arrest and incarcerated under no bond on a 48-hour hold or until a judge became available. He was not listed as an inmate in Burke County as of today (June 14). A District Court date was scheduled Thursday (June 13).