• Man indicted for murder, sex assault in Newton teacher death


    CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. - A grand jury has indicted Sharman Odom on first-degree murder, first-degree sexual offense and first-degree kidnapping in the Maggie Daniels case.

    The District Attorney’s Office announced the indictment Monday in a press release.
    In the release, it says the 18-member Catawba County grand jury was presented the evidence by investigators from the Newton Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation.

    SPECIAL SECTION: Maggie Daniels

    Daniels was found dead inside her apartment on June 27. Newton police said she was strangled.

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    Odom is jailed at the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond.
    He is expected to appear in court Oct. 6.

    After his first court appearance on Aug. 4, Odom's mother tried to knock the microphones out of the hands of a Channel 9 reporter and assaulted two photographers.


    The Channel 9 reporter and photographer were not injured, but another photographer received a cut on his face. Newton police said Odom’s mother, Darlene Odom, faces three assault charges. Her court date was set for Sept. 10.  

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