Taylorsville Police announce the arrest of a man on numerous charges. On Wednesday November 11th Officer T. L. Land and Alexander County Sheriffs Office Deputy H. Pennell arrested 21 year old Justin Nathaniel Helton of Taylorsville. Helton was taken into custody after a female victim told officers she had been assaulted by Helton earlier in the day. The female claimed Helton fired a shot with a handgun near her head. Officers stopped a vehicle driven by Helton and found him to be in possession of a firearm and also found methamphetamine.
Helton is charged with Assualt with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of Firearm by a Felon, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. Helton will make an initial appearance in Alexander County District Court Monday November 16th.