The following information is courtesy of Avery County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Ramona Faye Bare, 51, of 1405 Bethel Rd. in Morganton, was charged on June 15 with possession of methamphetamine.

Ray Allen Greeson Jr., 56, of 908 Center St. Apt. A in Asheboro, was charged on June 17 with felony sex act gov priv inst employed.

Joe Allen Hughes, 37, of 1200 Powdermill Creek Rd. in Newland, was charged on June 17 with order for arrest for failure to appear for no operator’s license, expired registration card/tag, and parole violation.

Paul Brantley Lewis, 46, of 507 Linville Street, Apt. 211 in Newland, was charged on June 17 with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and public peace-free text.

Keith Alan McLaughlin, 44, of 154 Sunset Circle in Elk Park, was charged on June 17 with assault inflicting serious injury.

Stephen Brian Gragg, 39, of 400 Beech Street in Newland, was charged on June 18 with child support.

Dillon Bryant Young, 28, of 48 Alonzo Hughes Lane in Newland, was charged on June 18 with impede traffic.

Gerald Newton Baker Jr., 59, of 1201 Carolina St. SE in Valdese, was charged on June 19 with driving while impaired.

Lacey Lynn Johnson, 21, of 202 Buck Mountain Road in Roan Mountain, Tenn., was charged on June 21 with order for arrest for failure to appear for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

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