EAST BEND — On Monday, a Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called out to a residence on Mount Bethel Church Road in East Bend regarding a person acting suspicious with a firearm. The responding deputy was familiar with the suspect and knew him to be a felon. The weapon was secured and the offender was arrested at the scene.
Arrested and charged with one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon was Derrick Dwaine Ratcliff, 42, of East Bend. Ratcliff was given a secured $10,000 bond with a court date of Oct. 14.