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L-R: Jon Alan Hall, Jessie James Goin, Franklin Laquin Wilkerson
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Wanted Suspects Sought By Burke County Authorities

Authorities in Burke County are searching for individuals currently featured on the county’s list of wanted suspects.

30-year-old Jon Alan Hall is one of the suspects shown on the Burke County most wanted list. He’s wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. Hall is a sex offender as a result of a conviction in Kennebec County, Maine in 2014 for two counts of possession of sexually explicit material of a minor under the age of 12. Hall’s last known address was 103 Hickory Hills Drive in Morganton.

45-year-old Jessie James Goin is another suspect being sought by Burke County authorities. He’s also wanted on a count of failure to register as a sex offender. Goin is a sex offender as a result of a conviction in Appomattox County, Virginia in 2011 for sexual battery by force or helplessness. Goin’s last known address is 108 11th Street NE in Hickory.

45-year-old Franklin Laquin Wilkerson is also wanted by authorities in Burke County. He’s wanted for possession of methamphetamine, trafficking meth, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The last known address for Wilkerson is 49 George Drive in Nebo.

You can see the entire list of suspects wanted in Burke County by going to and clicking most wanted. If you have any information on any suspects on the list contact the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 828-438-5500 or e-mail You can also submit an anonymous tip online with Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers.