Craig Herman Lytle, 46, of Morganton, is being sought after a report of trespassing on Powerhouse Road according to a release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim told the deputy that Lytle had been on his property and pointed a gun at him. The deputy noticed smoke coming from an adjacent property, and the victim told the deputy he had seen Lytle head in that direction on foot. The deputy found several fires that had been set on the property.
Lytle, who is described as white male who stands 6-foot, 2-inches tall and weighs about 196 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes, is considered a person of interest in setting those fires, and also is wanted on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear on unrelated matters, the release said.
Lytle is considered dangerous.
W.A. Young and Glen Alpine Elementary Schools went a soft lock down around 12:30 p.m. The lock down was lifted around 1:30 p.m.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call BCSO at 828-438-5500 or Morganton/Burke Crimestoppers at 828-437-3333.
Photo: Burke County Sheriff’s Office