21 year old Austin M Saddler was placed in the Catawba County Detention Center under a $3,000 secured bond, he is scheduled for a court appearance today in Newton.
Last December, Saddler was a passenger in a vehicle that tried to elude Taylorsville Police. Following a chase he was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.
Also in 2015 Saddler and another man agreed to a cash settlement from Alexander County. In exchange for the settlement the duo agreed to drop a lawsuit against the county. Justin N Helton and Saddler had accused the Alexander County Detention Center staff with abuse dating back to 2011.