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Two Men Charged with Attempted Murder

Detectives with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office have charged two Catawba County men with Attempted 1st Degree Murder. Detectives charged 34-year-old Maynor Javier Yanes Basquez of Longview and 27-year-old Chad Michael Sampson of Hickory with Attempted 1st Degree Murder. Both men are in custody in other Detention Centers on charges related to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation.

In the early morning hours of October 10th, two women from the Nebo community reported someone had fired multiple rounds into their residence while they slept. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office recovered several high-powered rifle casings and projectiles from the scene.

On October 11th, the investigation led McDowell Detectives to Basquez’s residence in Longview, NC where they seized a rifle and ammunition suspected to have been used in the shooting. Basquez was taken into custody by Catawba County authorities. Sampson was taken into custody by Burke County authorities on October 19th.

Sheriff Ricky Buchanan would like to thank the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, Hickory Police Department, Longview Police Department, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office and the NC State Highway Patrol for their assistance in the investigation.