Multiple deputies and detectives along with NC Highway Patrol responded and Neece was spotted and again fled on foot. A subject on scene stated that Neece had a handgun. Deputies tracked Neece to the area of 7360 Della Drive where he was spotted by several anonymous callers. With information provided that Neece was carrying a firearm, the Burke County Swat Team was called. BCSO also requested assistance from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Drone Operation Team.
SWAT and CCSO drones conducted a search of the residence and property and ultimately located Neece hiding in a hand dug hole behind the residence on Della Drive. Neece was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Magistrate’s Office where he was served with his outstanding charges. Neece is currently being held without bond.
The pending charges include felony identity theft, parole violation and resisting arrest.
Photo: Burke County Sheriff’s Office