Brendan Marshall Withers, age 25, of 212 Main Ave East, Hildebran, was taken into custody this morning at Grace Hospital in Morganton, NC.
Withers is the suspect in a shooting and kidnapping that occurred in Hickory and moved to Caldwell County last night. (refer to first press release below )
Investigators had received information that Withers was going to go to a hospital for treatment and had notified all area law enforcement to be on the lookout. Burke County officers took Withers into custody at Grace Hospital in Morganton this morning and notified Caldwell officers.
After being treated and released at Grace, Withers was taken to Caldwell County where he was served with warrants for the following:
Three (3) Counts of First Degree Kidnapping Bond: $250,000 (Hickory PD warrants)
One (1) Count of Attempted Murder : Bond $150,000
Withers is currently in the Caldwell County Jail. See attached mug shot. The victim from last night is listed in stable condition at an area trauma center.
The investigation is continuing.