SWAT Arrests Gang Member After Executing Search Warrant At Burke County Home

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — Investigators say the Burke County SWAT team arrested a gang member after executing a search warrant at a home.

The home was located on Mount Home Church Road.  Investigators say they developed probable cause for the search after receiving information that David Pearson, a convicted felon and validated gang member, had firearms and illegal controlled substances at the residence.

During a search of the house on April 20th, investigators say they found a 9mm Ruger and a 9mm Smith and Wesson.  Pearson and Michael Wright were both charged with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Deputies say they have responded to over 10 calls at the home since February 2017.

On April 19th, deputies responded to the house for a disturbance call with shots fired.  Brandy Carter and Michael Denton Jr. were arrested.  Carter has been charged with failure to comply and Denton has been charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance.