Today at 11:40 am, the Burke County Emergency Communication Center received a call from a concerned citizen reporting a man matching the description of wanted fugitive; Ezra Patton was at Healthy Petz Veterinarian Clinic on Enola Road.  Morganton Public Safety Officers arrived and positively identified Ezra Patton taking him into custody. 

Patton has been on the run since May 18, 2019 for armed robbery.  Patton was indicted by a grand jury after three subjects were injured at 118 Lenoir Road during the robbery.  Authorities served a true bill of indictment for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and assault by pointing a gun. 

Patton was placed in the Burke Catawba Detention Facility under a $500,000 secured bond and has a court date in Burke County Superior Court on July 29, 2019.

Ezra Harold Patton

DOB:  5/24/1996