Officers were contacted by Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge – Valdese regarding an assault that had taken place inside the city limits of Morganton. The victim had suffered several major injuries including a broken arm.
The victim told investigators that Tracy Lee Cash of Morganton assaulted him with a metal pipe at a business on South College Street in Morganton. Police went to Cash’s residence to arrest him and made contact with him through a window. Police say Cash repeatedly ignored commands to exit the residence and proceeded to lock the door and cover the windows to the residence.
Officers made entry into the residence and took the suspect into custody without any further incident. Cash was placed in jail in Morganton under $50,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (September 7). A District Court appearance was scheduled today.
Story: Rob Eastwood-WHKY