Morganton man sentenced to 5-7 years in prison

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- A Morganton man was sentenced to five to seven years in prison Tuesday following his guilty plea to drug and assault charges. 

The Burke County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at Arsenio Antoine Malone's home on June 7, 2015 and found two pill bottles in the bathroom containing 32 Oxycodone pills. The weight was greater than four grams, leading to the trafficking charge.

Officers were called again to Malone's home on October 3, 2015 and found a victim of assault. She told them that Malone had choked her until she passed out. 

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