Crime

July 11, 2014

Caldwell, federal agents arrest woman in in Burke Co. robbery

Meredith Leigh Michaux, 25, of Morganton was taken into custody by Lenoir police, sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Marshals Service at a residence in Lenoir.

Local, county and federal agents arrested a woman Thursday on a robbery charge, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Meredith Leigh Michaux, 25, of Morganton was taken into custody by Lenoir police, sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Marshals Service at a residence in Lenoir. She was jailed in Caldwell County under $201,000 bond, authorities said.

Michaux was wanted on robbery charges from Burke County. She had been placed recently on the Burke County Sheriff’s Office most-wanted list.

Caldwell County authorities said a tip led them to a residence in the 100 block of Forest Hill Drive in Lenoir. Michaux was taken into custody without incident, authorities said, and agents reported finding a “large amount of crack cocaine” and a firearm.

She was served with warrants for robbery with a dangerous weapon, trafficking in cocaine and hit-and-run property damage, authorities said.

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