BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A previously convicted felon was arrested again after a search of a home in Burke County revealed a stockpile of guns and drugs, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday.
Deputies responded to calls regarding gunshots last Wednesday around 12:15 a.m. at a home in Morganton. Responding deputies said they learned that the person who made the original call regarding the shots was a convicted felon and had a warrant out for their arrest for a misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.
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Multiple guns were also observed at the home and Roger Whienant was arrested and now faces multiple charges including possession of a gun as a felon and drug-related charges.
A warrant was served on the home, where drugs including crack and cocaine were discovered along with 13 firearms, according to the sheriff’s report.
Whisenant was held on a $40,000 secured bond at the Burke County Jail.