James Parker Bryson

Bryson

By Tyler Davis

 

James Parker Bryson, of Cashiers, was arrested Oct. 27 at Walmart on a laundry list of charges, according to warrants.

Bryson allegedly broke into the residence of Eric Jensen in the Cedar Creek Road area, damaging his front door in the process.

Jensen reported the incident on Oct. 25.

On Oct. 27, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suspicious person with a firearm in the Ledbetter Road area in Cullowhee.

Warrants say Bryson’s vehicle was searched at a traffic stop, and he resisted deputies and attempted to flee on foot. 

At the time of arrest, Bryson was in possession of items stolen from Jensen, including a Ruger AR rifle, Iver Johnson revolver, a Dewalt drill set, an orange voltameter and an axe, deputies said. He had in his possession a glass smoking pipe and methamphetamine, a metallic throwing star, a butterfly knife and machete, according to warrants.

He faces charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, conspiring with Courtney Rogers to commit felony larceny and letting her drive a car knowing she does not have a license or insurance.

Maj. Shannon Queen said that “some of the items were recovered from the initial larceny report.”

As of Tuesday afternoon, Bryson was being held at the Jackson County jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

On March 22, 2016, Bryson committed breaking and entering with intent to commit felony larceny. 

He was convicted in Guilford County two years later and sentenced to one year and five months.

The full list of charges are as follows: wantonly injuring Eric Jensen’s personal property, his door of residence; stealing an Iver Johnson revolver, a Ruger AR rifle, Dewalt drill set, an orange voltmeter and an axe totaling $1,350 from Jensen; conspiring with Courtney Rogers to commit felony larceny and to commit breaking and entering with intent to commit felony larceny from Jensen’s residence; possessing methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe; carrying a metallic throwing star, butterfly knife and machete off of his personal property; pulling away and fleeing on foot from sheriff’s deputies and obstructing them from arresting him on a probation warrant; permitting Rogers to drive his vehicle knowing she does not have a license to operate a motor vehicle and does not have insurance; possession of a firearm by a felon.