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ClusterOf COVID-19 Cases Reported In Area School System, Ten Cases Confirmed Over The Weekend In Catawba

Today (May 10), the Caldwell County Health Department confirmed a cluster of COVID-19 cases in the Caldwell County Schools. The cluster involves students in a classroom at Collettsville School. A cluster is a minimum of five cases with illness onset…

Newton Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

27-year-old Zachary Zavon Norris, who lists an address in Lexington, S.C. and is also listed as a homeless person from Newton, was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (May 9) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition…

Winston-Salem Man Charged With Caldwell County Drug Offenses

42-year-old Joshua Moore of Winston-Salem was arrested Saturday (May 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Moore was brought to the…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Trafficking Offense

30-year-old Antonio Christopher Patterson of Early Place in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (May 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony traffic in opium or heroin. Patterson was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

24 news cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Friday (May 7) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 18,863, with 302 deaths. There were 20 people hospitalized with the coronavirus. 13 new cases of the virus were reported in Caldwell…

Man Killed In Weekend Crash

A Watauga County man was killed in a vehicle crash over the weekend. At approximately 5:20 p.m. Saturday (May 8) Boone Police and Fire along with Watauga Medics responded to Blowing Rock Road near Faculty Street. A 2009 Honda CBR…

Woman Arrested By Burke Authorities On Charge Of Abusing Disabled Or Elderly

55-year-old Amber Denise Smith was arrested Saturday (May 8) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony abuse of a disabled or elderly person with injury along with misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon and simple assault.…

Newton Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Violation Of Parole

52-year-old Paul Everette Lafon of Lafon Road in Newton was arrested last Thursday (May 6) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, simple…

Woman Jailed On Charge Of Missing Court Date To Answer To Felony Count

34-year old Jessica Renee Anderson was arrested last Wednesday (May 5) by authorities in Alexander County. She’s charged with failure to appear on a count of felony probation violation out of county. Anderson was placed in the Alexander County Detention…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Trafficking By Hickory PD

52-year-old Steve Randall Lowman of Picturesque Lane in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (May 9) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Lowman was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance…

Authorities In Alexander County Report Drug Arrest

45-year-old Allen Johnson was arrested Saturday (May 8) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while impaired. Following the arrest, Johnson was placed in the Alexander County Detention…

One Man Arrested, Another Sought In Case Involving Stolen Firearms, Drug Offenses

22-year-old Tommy-David Ndongo Boronse of Charlotte was arrested today (May 7) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of possession of…

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory for Break-Ins & Burglary

50-year-old Bradley Allen Spencer of 3rd Avenue in Taylorsville has been arrested by Hickory Police in connection to several attempted break-ins and burglaries. He was charged with one count of first-degree burglary; three counts each of attempted first-degree burglary and…

Connelly Springs Woman Arrested On Caldwell County Felony Charge

35-year-old Renae Nicole Thomas of Shady Grove Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Thursday (May 6) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on a felony. Thomas was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

23 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday (May 7) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 18,839, with 302 deaths. Hospitalizations increased to 20 Thursday, from 18 in the previous report. Eight new cases of the…

Hudson Man Charged With Multiple Vehicle Theft Counts

53-year-old William Randall Cannon of Camary Lane in Hudson was arrested Thursday (May 6) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with two counts of felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Cannon was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Catawba Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Probation Violation

50-year-old Mark Robert Eury of Oxford School Road in Catawba was arrested Thursday (May 6) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Probation & Parole. The Sheriff’s Office charged Eury with felony counts of possession of marijuana…

Greensboro Man Charged With Break-in-Related Offenses In Catawba County

25-year-old Zakirus Wachovia Davis of Greensboro was arrested Thursday (May 6) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, and conspire to break or enter a building with felony larceny. He’s also charged…

Teenager Charged In Connection To Fatal Shooting

17-year-old Terrell Quaderius Powell of Statesville was arrested Wednesday (May 5) by Statesville Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree murder. As WHKY previously reported, last Thursday, April 29, at approximately 6 p.m., the Statesville Police Department responded to a report…

Vale Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

40-year-old Chad Allen Drum of Appletree Court in Vale was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:35 Tuesday morning (May 4) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. While responding to an unrelated case involving Drum, Officers saw…

Maiden Man Faces Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

37-year-old James Alfred Rhyne of Ray Danner Road in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police early Wednesday morning (May 5) on one felony count of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on a charge of possession…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

34 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (May 5) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the overall total to 18,816, with 302 deaths. 18 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus. 30% of Catawba County’s residents have now been fully…

Services this Afternoon for Slain Watauga County Officers

Funeral services for Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox will be held this afternoon (May 6) at the Holmes Convocation Center, 111 Rivers Street, in Boone. The services will begin at 3 p.m. and will end at approximately…

Lenoir Man Charged With False Pretense, Larceny, Stolen Goods Offenses

37-year-old Jonathon Todd Nichols of Shewcraft Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (May 5) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense along with misdemeanor counts of aid & abet larceny and possession of stolen…

Guilty Plea Entered In Catawba County Murder Case, Minimum 18 Year Sentence Imposed

A Maiden man received a minimum prison sentence of 18 years following a guilty plea in Catawba County Superior Court. The plea was entered Wednesday (May 5). Jeffrey Douglas Brittain, who was 23-years-old at the time of his arrest in…

Meth Trafficking Charges Filed Against Lenoir Residents

33-year-old Justin Marqui Caldwell and 28-year-old Stephanie Nicole Laws, both of Kite Drive in Lenoir, were arrested Wednesday (May 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine. The North Carolina Judicial…

Hickory Firefighters Respond To Chemical Spill Wednesday Morning

The Hickory Fire Department responded to a chemical spill at a local business. At 8:13 a.m. Wednesday (May 5), Hickory firefighters responded to Shurtape Technologies at 1620 Highland Ave NE. Upon arrival at 8:16 a.m., firefighters found employees evacuating the…

Body Of Lincolnton Man Found In Albemarle

A missing Lincoln County man has been identified as a body found by Albemarle Police behind a building. The man was found last Thursday (April 29) and he was identified as 30-year-old Christopher Allen Jernigan of Lincolnton. Work crews were…

Morganton Man Charged with Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

25-year-old Terrel Jamaul Avery of Branch Street in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 4 p.m. Monday (May 3) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. Avery was arrested after Police took a report regarding…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Man Arrested In Morganton

33-year-old Rafael Manuel Garza was arrested Sunday (May 2) by Morganton Department of Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon. Garza was arrested shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday…

Catawba County Commissioners, Hickory City Council Meet In Regular Session This Week

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met Monday (May 3) in regular session. The Hickory Public Schools requested a Letter of Intent from the County supporting funding a portion of cost to replace grass on Hickory High football field with…

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to Vehicle Break-Ins

24-year-old Skyler Zackery Bryson of 20th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (May 1) on three felony counts of breaking & entering a motor vehicle and two misdemeanor counts of larceny. Bryson was arrested…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle, Firearm, Chop Shop Offenses

48-year-old Timothy Michael Powell of Deerbrook Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (May 4) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three counts of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and single felony counts of possession of a…

Sherrills Ford Man Arrested for Failure to Appear on Meth Charge

42-year-old Jeremy Thomas Stevens of Slanting Bridge Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested by Hickory Police Monday morning (May 3) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on charges of felony…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

One new COVID-19-associated death was reported Tuesday (May 4) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 302. Ten new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Catawba County, increasing the total to 18,882. 18 people were hospitalized. Three…

Man Charged With Fatal Shooting Of Dog In Morganton

A man who was being sought in connection to the fatal shooting of an emotional support dog turned himself in and has been charged. Markus Levar Connelly turned himself into the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon (May 4). He’s…

Morganton Man Arrested For Third Time Since April 21, Charged With Felony & Misdemeanor Offenses

40-year-old Erik Bradley Brittain of Woodlea Drive in Morganton was arrested Friday (April 30) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin (fentanyl) and flee to elude arrest with a motor…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

35-year-old Edward Allen Zehner of Hotel Drive in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9 a.m. last Thursday (April 29) on one felony count each of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to…

Man Arrested By Burke Authorites On Charge Of Having Drugs In Jail

31-year-old Brandon Eugene Brown was arrested Monday (May 3) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of controlled substance in prison or jail along with two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Brown was arrested at 5:30…

More Than 200 New Jobs To Come To The Region Due To Establishment Of Production Facility For Window & Door Company

Governor Roy Cooper announced today (May 4) that JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., the global manufacturer of windows and doors, will create 235 jobs in Iredell County. The company will invest $7.9 million in Statesville to establish a new production facility for…

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Man On Drug, Probation Violation Charges

27-year-old Jeremy Nathaniel Smith of Grassy Creek Road in Denver, N.C., was arrested today (May 4) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia,…

Missing Man Sought By Authorities

UPDATE: According to a statement released by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at about 2:30 this afternoon, Mr. Smith was found today in Georgia and is safe. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating…

Three Arrested on Felony Meth Charges in Iredell County

30-year-old Katherine Elizabeth Janvrin of Brown Summit Avenue in Statesville, 41-year-old Brandy Marie Jones of Randolph Road in Statesville, and 32-year-old Kevin Michael Duckworth of Allen Road in Harmony have all been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony…

Authorities Rescue Man Reported To Have Dementia

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office found a man who walked into a wooded area. On Sunday (May 2) at 11:30 am, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a suspicious vehicle on Redemption Road, north of Statesville. When the deputies…

Women Arrested On Felony Drug Charges Following Reported Chase

24-year-old Payton Rose Schwantes of Stony Point and 38-year-old Chrystal Gail Stikeleather of Taylorsville were arrested Saturday (May 1) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Schwantes is charged with two felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of possession…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

One COVID-19-related death was reported over the weekend by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 301. In addition, 40 new cases of the coronavirus were reported between Friday (April 30) and Monday (May 3), increasing the total to…

Unemployment Rates Fall Across Hickory Metro

Unemployment rates fell across the Hickory Metro and throughout the state of North Carolina according to the latest report issued by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The report was issued last week and it…

Suspect Listing Connelly Springs Address Added To Area Most Wanted List

A suspect listing a Burke County address is among the new names added to the Iredell County most wanted list. 28-year-old Laurin Brook King is wanted by authorities in Iredell County. She’s charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking…

South Carolina Woman Arrested On Drug Charges By Catawba County Authorities

49-year-old Melody Michelle Branson of Blacksburg, South Carolina, was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, and possession of marijuana up…

Child Injured In Accidental Shooting

A two-year-old child has been hospitalized as a result of what has been determined as an accidental shooting. On Sunday (May 2) the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was called to an address Old Wilkesboro Road in reference to the shooting.…

Vehicle Stolen & Later Found, Suspects Sought By Authorities

Authorities in Iredell County are asking for assistance in finding suspects in a vehicle theft. On Wednesday, April 21, 2021 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was called about the theft of a vehicle at the Dollar General on West memorial…

Chop Shop Activity Charge Filed Against Caldwell County Man

24-year-old Seth Lynn Hubner of Broadway Street in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 1) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony chop shop activity with Vehicle Identification Number or Vehicle Part Number change and misdemeanor resisting a public officer.…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession, Probation Violation

38-year-old James Dale Benge of Bowers Lane in Lenoir was arrested Friday (April 30) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and two counts of misdemeanor probation violation. Benge was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention…

Homeless Hickory Woman Arrested for Multiple Probation Violations

38-year-old Lorenda Ann-Marie Malava, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:20 last Wednesday afternoon (April 28) for felony and misdemeanor probation violations. The felony warrant was issued on February 23…

Mocksville Woman Arrested in Hickory on Warrant from Iredell

38-year-old Olivia May Pratt of Mocksville, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:30 a.m. last Wednesday (April 28) for a felony probation violation. The warrant for her arrest was issued on April 21 in Iredell County. Following her…

Firearm Charges Filed Against Vale Man

52-year-old Rodney Scott Wright of N.C. Highway 10 West in Vale was arrested Sunday (May 2) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, assault with a deadly weapon,…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

Nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the last update which was issued Friday (April 30) by Catawba County Public Health. It was the second straight day that new cases were in the single digits. The total number of…

Lane Closures Announced For Downtown Morganton This Week

One lane of East Union Street, South Sterling Street, and North Green Street in Morganton will be closed starting today (May 3) through Friday (May 7) as contractors complete work on traffic islands surrounding the Courthouse Square. The lanes that…

Man Charged With Felony Offenses After Officers Reportedly Find Cocaine, Meth & Pot During Search

41-year-old Shawn Dupree Corpening was arrested Friday (April 30) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, and maintaining a…

Hickory Man Charged With Burglary

39-year-old David Wayne Chafin of Clay Trail in Hickory was arrested Saturday (May 1) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary and larceny after breaking and entering. Chafin was jailed in the Catawba County…

String Of Sex Offense Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested Over The Weekend

21-year-old Joshua Tyler Gray of Gastonia was arrested Saturday (May 1) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of statutory rape indecent liberties with a child, second-degree kidnapping, and disseminating obscenities. Gray is also charged with two…

Mooresville Man Arrested on Kidnapping & Sexual Assault Charges

40-year-old Akura Laquan Rickett of Alexander Street in Mooresville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of first-degree kidnapping, human trafficking, sexual servitude, assault by strangulation (six counts), the sale or delivery of a controlled substance…

Caldwell County Woman Charged With Drug, Break-in Offenses

42-year-old Betsy Lynn Gravely Watson of Brigadoon Lane in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. Watson was brought…

Hudson Man Charged With Break-in Offenses

29-year-old Dylan Lee Furches of Cajahs Mountain Road in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (April 28) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Furches was brought to the Caldwell…

Man Enters Guilty Plea In Murder Case, Could Spend 23 Years In Prison

A man has been sentenced to prison time in connection to the death of a Lincolnton woman in 2019. 61-year-old Steve Allen Avery of Lincolnton received up to 23 years in prison after entering a guilty plea to second-degree-murder in…

Lincolnton Teen Charged with Second-Degree Rape

19-year-old Benjamin Grant Cash of Oaklin Lane in Lincolnton was arrested yesterday (April 29) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers for felony second-degree forcible rape. Events leading to Cash’s arrest began on February 24 when the Sheriff’s Office took a report…

Hickory Man Jailed On Break-in, Theft Charges

59-year-old Gary Lynn Johnson, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Thursday (April 29) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts apiece of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday (April 29) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 18,458, with 300 deaths. 14 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus. Burke County Public Health reported the county’s 155th COVID-19-related…

Two Suspects Jailed Under One Million Dollar Bonds Following Discovery Of Large Amount Of Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana

38-year-old Eder Alberto Delgado of Woodland Hill Trail and 32-year-old Francisco Javier Villanueva-Salas of Maiden Highway, both from Lincolnton, were arrested Thursday (April 29) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Delgado is charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking marijuana, trafficking cocaine, possession…

Two Suspects Charged With Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop

34-year-old Brandon Chad Ayers of Lincolnton and 36-year-old Sara Lynn Reames of Charlotte were arrested Wednesday (April 28) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Ayers was charged with felony possession of heroin along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule III…

Man Shot Thursday, Murder Investigation Underway

A fatal shooting is under investigation. On Thursday (April 29) at approximately 6 p.m., the Statesville Police Department responded to a report of an individual being shot at 1221 Fourth Street. Officers found 21-year-old Naseem Wilkes behind an abandoned residence.…

Statesville Woman Charged in the Death of Infant

26-year-old Madison Cassidy Moore of Old Mountain Road in Statesville has been arrested for felony involuntary manslaughter. She was charged in connection to the death of her five-month-old child on Sunday (April 25). On that date, Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers…

Tampa Man Arrested for Attempting to Scam Iredell County Victim

51-year-old Carlton Ross Thomas of Tampa, Florida was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on April 21 on felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and exploitation of an elder adult. Events leading to Thomas’ arrest began when the…

Claremont Woman Charged With Drug Offenses, Probation Violation

36-year-old Elizabeth Michelle Settlemyre of Andria Lane in Claremont was arrested Wednesday (April 28) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor probation violation. Probation and Parole also charged Settlemyre with…

Fire Damages N.E. Hickory Home

At approximately 9:40 last night (April 28), Hickory Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 2120 11th Avenue N.E. Upon arrival, Firefighters reported fire coming from the house. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and…

Two Officers; Two Civilians Dead Following Stand-Off in Boone

A standoff between law enforcement and an individual at 553 Hardaman Circle in Boone ended shortly before eleven o’clock last night (April 28). Two Officers and two civilians in the residence were killed. The incident began at about 9:45 a.m.…

Teen Reported Missing Found By Authorities Near Residence

A teenager reported missing in Lincoln County has been found. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was notified Wednesday morning (April 28) that a 13-year-old Taylor Falls had gone missing. She was last seen around 11:00 p.m. the previous night (April…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: No Deaths Reported In Hickory Metro, Mask Mandate To Be Eased In NC

Ten new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (April 28) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 18,451, with 300 deaths. Hospitalizations remained at 14. The latest update shows that 27% of Catawba County’s residents are fully vaccinated…

Deputy Killed, Another Injured, In Day-Long Standoff In Watauga County

A 13 hour standoff ended Wednesday night (April 28) in Watauga County. One officer was killed and another was injured in the incident, which occurred at an address on Hardaman Circle in Boone. Watauga County Sheriff’s Officers responded at 9:45…

Lenoir Man Arrested In Connection To Murder Of Two-Year-Old Son

38-year-old Michael Dale Summerow of Pope Lane in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with murder and felony assault with a deadly weapon. Summerow is charged in connection to the death of his…

Hickory Man Jailed This Morning On Felony Drug Charge

34-year-old Matthew Alan Ayotte of Whitener Drive in Hickory was arrested by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Ayotte was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (April 29) under…

Alexander County Man Sentenced To Prison Time Following Plea Agreement

A Taylorsville man received a minimum prison sentence of more than five years after reaching a plea agreement on Monday (April 26) in Alexander County Superior Court. 56-year-old Perry Randall Miller received the prison sentence after being convicted of possession…

Two Watauga County Sheriff’s Deputies Shot

Two Watauga County Sheriff’s Deputies were shot today (April 28) during a standoff in Boone. At about 9:45 this morning, Deputies were called to perform a welfare check at an address on Hardaman Circle in Boone after the homeowner and…

Governor Issues New Executive Order Easing Mask Mandate Beginning Friday

Today,  (April 28) Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. gave an update on the state’s current data, trends and vaccination progress. As the state’s metrics and key indicators remain…

Hickory Man Arrested on Arson & Drug Charges from Nov. 2020

34-year-old Joseph Fuller Anderson of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. in Hickory was served a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police at about 11:15 Sunday morning (April 25) on two felony counts of burning personal property and one felony count of…

27% Of Catawba County’s Residents Now Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Ten new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today (April 28) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 18,451, with 300 deaths. Hospitalizations remained at 14. The latest update shows that 27% of Catawba County’s residents are fully…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Failure to Appear Warrant from Haywood County

38-year-old Phillip Neil Matthews, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 12:30 Monday afternoon (April 26) on one felony count of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court…

Hickory Man Charged With Robbery

20-year-old Tristan Raysean Payne of 17th Avenue Drive NE in Hickory was arrested today (April 28) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. Payne was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000…

Authorities Search for Missing Teen in Lincoln County

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies and county search teams are looking for a 13-year-old female who went missing overnight (April 27-28). The missing teen is Taylor Falls of Sorrells Baxter Road in Cherryville. Ms. Falls was last seen at the residence…

Lenoir Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of Being No-Show In Court

46-year-old Gary Lawson Greer, Jr. of Blue Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of failure to appear on a felony and four counts of failure to appear…

Granite Falls Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

38-year-old Kasey Lea Hice of Graceview Place in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at about ten o’clock Saturday night (April 24) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count each…

Alexander County Commissioners Meet, Approve Bid For New Park

Construction will begin soon on the new Courthouse Park as the Alexander County Board of Commissioners approved a bid for the project at their meeting Monday (April 26). David Icenhour, Executive Director for the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation, recommended…

Newton, Hickory Residents Arrested On Robbery, Conspiracy Charges

39-year-old Joshua Aaron Gibbs of Cody Court in Newton and 22-year-old Benjamin Jordan Corkran of N.C. 127 South in Hickory were arrested Tuesday (April 27) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with common law robbery and felony conspiracy.…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Catawba County Public Health reported 24 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday (April 27), increasing the total to 18,441, with 300 deaths. Hospitalizations remained at 14. Three new cases of the coronavirus were reported Tuesday in Alexander County, increasing the total to…

Wilmington Man Charged In Connection To Alexander County Break-in

23-year-old Jarbas Harrison Dealmeida of Wilmington was arrested Sunday (April 25) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged in Alexander County with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools, and possession of…

Hickory Man Jailed Under Half-Million Dollar Bond On Drug Charges

20-year-old Clayton Robert Cook of Christopher Court in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (April 27) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking, opium or heroin, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Cook…

Hickory Man Faces Marijuana & Firearms Charges

20-year-old Raequan Dayshon McCombs of Angel Lane in Troutman was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after ten o’clock Saturday night (April 24) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance and…

Hickory Man Arrested on Larceny Charge from Alexander County

47-year-old Adam Shane Haire of White Tail Lane in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late Friday (April 23) on an outstanding felony warrant. He was wanted in Alexander County on a felony larceny charge. Haire was taken into custody…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony B&E Charge

41-year-old Joshua Allen Ball of 8th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was served a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (April 25) on one felony count of breaking & entering and one misdemeanor count of failure to…

Lenoir Resident Charged With Felony Marijuana Offense

19-year-old Xavier Raheim Moore of Harpertown Circle in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana. Following the arrest Moore was given a custody release.…

Caldwell County Authorities Report Monday Night Meth Trafficking Arrest

32-year-old Joathan Sherwood Watson of Sun Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one felony count of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Meth Possession

34-year-old Jordan Wade McCall of Main Street in Hudson was arrested Monday (April 26) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine along with three counts of failure to appear. McCall…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Felony Offenses

30-year-old Aaron Thomas Annas of Reid Road in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (April 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of chose in action and possession of counterfeit instrument, currency, or check. Annas…

Hazardous Waste Collection Event This Week In Catawba County

Catawba County’s annual spring residential household hazardous waste collection event will take place Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are located at 1 American Legion Ave. off Hwy 70…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

56 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Catawba County between Friday afternoon (April 23) and Monday (April 26). Catawba County Public Health reports a total of 18,417 cases of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. There were no…

Stony Point, Statesville Residents Charged With Drug Offenses Following Alexander County Traffic Stop

38-year old Misty Elaine Griffin of Stony Point and 32-year-old Tony Bryan Little of Statesville were arrested Saturday (April 24) by Taylorsville Police Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine…

Morganton Man Charged With Fentanyl Trafficking

23-year-old Charles Rodell Kincaid III of Kela Drive in Morganton was arrested Friday (April 23) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking fentanyl and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. In…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested After Meth Was Reportedly Seized From Home

50-year-old Allen Lee Henson of Laurel Creek Street in Connelly Springs was arrested Friday (April 23) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance…

Two-Year-Old Shot & Killed in Lenoir [UPDATE 05:50 p.m.]

At about 11:40 Friday night (April 23), Caldwell County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call regarding a shooting at a residential address on Pope Lane in Lenoir. Deputies arrived to find three people suffering from gunshot wounds. According to a…

56 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Over Weekend In Catawba County

56 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Catawba County between Friday afternoon (April 23) and today (April 26). Catawba County Public Health reports a total of 18,417 cases of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. There were no…

Two-Year-Old Boy Killed In Caldwell County, Investigation Ongoing (Updated, 1:46 p.m., 4/26/21)

Authorities in Caldwell County are investigating a homicide involving the death of a two-year-old boy. According to reports, the boy was shot and killed inside his Caldwell County home Friday night (April 23). The shooting occurred on Pope Lane, south…

Infant’s Death Under Investigation in Iredell County

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an infant. The Sheriff’s Office responded to a call yesterday (April 25) regarding a five-month-old child in respiratory distress at an address on Old Mountain Road, north of Troutman. When…

Burke County Man Arrested On Caldwell County Meth Possession Charge

35-year-old John Dean West of Dickson Court in Connelly Springs was arrested Sunday (April 25) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. West was given a custody release following the arrest, no court date was…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Assaulting Government Official

42-year-old Jeannie Denise Killian of Cline Place in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (April 24) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. Killian was brought to the Caldwell County Detention…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

A COVID-19-related death was reported Friday (April 23) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 300. In addition, 28 new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Catawba County, raising the overall total to 18,361. Virus-related hospitalizations increased…

Felony Assault Charge Lodged Against Newton Man

25-year-old Tyler Sernard Fleming of South Ervin Avenue in Newton was arrested Saturday (April 24) by Newton Police Officers. He was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Fleming was detained in the Catawba County Detention…

Lincolnton Woman Charged With Catawba County Larceny Offense

46-year-old Pamela Ann Bradshaw of Frontier Lane in Lincolnton was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony larceny. Bradshaw was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (April 26) under $5,000 bond. A District Court…

Conover Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

31-year-old Kenmar Lackey Antone of Largo Court in Conover was arrested Sunday (April 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Antone was jailed in the…

Vehicle Theft Charge Filed Against Catawba County Man

31-year-old Jonathan Lee Eckard of Bridgewood Drive in Claremont was arrested Sunday (April 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and injury to personal property. Eckard was jailed in the Catawba County Detention…

Suspects In January Murder At Hickory Business Still At Large

It’s been approximately three-and-a-half months since a woman was shot to death at a Hickory business, and the Hickory Police Department along with other area law enforcement agencies are continuing to seek a pair of suspects wanted in that case.…

COVID-19 Death Reported In Catawba County, 28 New Cases

A COVID-19-related death was reported today (April 23) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 300. In addition, 28 new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Catawba County, raising the overall total to 18,361. Virus-related hospitalizations increased…

Rockingham Man Charged With Stealing Identity Of Iredell County Resident

35-year-old Leon Junior Johnson of Rockingham, N.C., was arrested Thursday (April 22) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony identity theft. On April 7, 2021 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report regarding ongoing identity theft. The…

Hickory Woman Charged With Being No-Show In Court In Alexander County

34-year-old Ashley Elaine Pope of Hickory was arrested Thursday (April 22) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear. The charges filed against Pope previously include felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, larceny, possession of an…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Meth Possession

27-year-old David Lynn Henson, Jr. of Turner Road in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (April 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Henson was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured…

Lenoir Man Charged With Threatening Court Officer, Weapon Offenses

45-year-old Michael Lynn Greene of Clarks Chapel Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (April 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one felony count of threatening…

Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of Seven-Year-Old Arrested (Updated, 10:55 a.m., 4/23/21)

23-year-old Douglas Mason Wilson of Sage Street in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree murder and possession of marijuana. Wilson is charged in connection to the shooting death of seven-year-old Zakylen Greylen Harris. He was…

No COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported In Hickory Metro Thursday: Friday Morning Update

No new COVID-19-associated deaths were reported Thursday (April 22) by Catawba County Public Health, leaving the total at 299 since the start of the pandemic. 30 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, lifting the overall total to 18,333. Virus-related…

Man Charged In Connection To Assault With A Knife

40-year-old Erik Bradley Brittain of Morganton was arrested Wednesday (April 21) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Wednesday at approximately 5:40 a.m., Officers with the Morganton Department of Public…

Extensive Damage Reported In Morganton Residential Fire

A home was heavily damaged in a fire in Morganton earlier this week. On Tuesday (April 20) at approximately 4:15 p.m. Morganton Public Safety Firefighters and Officers were dispatched to 543 Rockyford Street in reference to a structure fire. Upon…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge and Multiple Outstanding Warrants

40-year-old David Troy Cheatham, Jr. of 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before ten o’clock Tuesday night (April 20) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule VI…

Homeless Hickory Man Jailed for Felony Failure to Appear

57-year-old Randy Michael Rooney, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at 5:20 Tuesday evening (April 20) on three felony counts of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on…

No New COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported In Catawba County, Hospitalizations Remain The Same

No new COVID-19-associated deaths were reported today (April 22) by Catawba County Public Health, leaving the total at 299 since the start of the pandemic. 30 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, lifting the overall total to 18,333. Virus-related…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Weapon Offense

27-year-old Bradley Dale Morgan of Main Street in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (April 21) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Morgan was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

55-year-old David Wayne Kidd of NW Main Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine. Kidd was brought to the Caldwell County…

Two Men Arrested in Hickory on Multiple Outstanding Warrants

31-year-old Zong Shia Yang, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, and 37-year-old Matthew Meenou Yang of South Dale Avenue in Newton were both arrested by Hickory Police early Tuesday morning (April 20) on a number of outstanding…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Violating House Arrest

43-year-old Timothy Stephen Wilcox of Blueberry Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (April 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony violate house arrest order. Wilcox was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $25,000…

Seven-Year-Old Dies As Result Of Shooting, Hickory PD Investigating

A fatal shooting is under investigation by the Hickory Police Department. Yesterday at 11:12 p.m., the Catawba County 911 Center received a call of a shooting into an occupied vehicle. The incident occurred at the 1900 block of Tate Boulevard…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

A COVID-19-associated death was reported by Catawba County Public Health Wednesday (April 21), increasing the total to 299. 34 new cases of the virus were reported Wednesday, increasing the total to 18,303. Nine people were hospitalized. 23% of Catawba County’s…

Suspects With Catawba County Addresses Remain On Most Wanted List

Two suspects listing Catawba County addresses remain on the Iredell County most wanted list. 41-year-old Kelli Ann Lyons is still being sought by authorities in Iredell County. She’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule III…

Texas Man Arrested By Hudson PD On Fugitive Warrants

29-year-old Cody Daron Stimits of Evadale, Texas, was arrested Wednesday (April 21) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged on two felony fugitive warrants from Jefferson County, Texas. He’s wanted there on unspecified charges. Stimits is also charged with felony counts…

Man Who Was Shot When He Reportedly Broke Into Grandfathers Home Dies, No Charges To Be Filed

A man shot by his grandfather when he reportedly broke into his house last week has passed away. Long View Police report 34-year-old Jessie DeWayne Gibson died Tuesday night (April 20) at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. His grandfather remains…

N.C. Governor Hoping To Lift Pandemic Restrictions By June 1

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen laid out a timeline for lifting current pandemic restrictions today (April 21). With stable trends and continued vaccination success, the state expects to lift mandatory…

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Hickory for Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

26-year-old Austin Lee Barnette of McCall Town Road in Granite Falls was served a bill of indictment by Hickory Police at about 9 a.m. Sunday (April 18). He was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretenses. The warrant for…

Caldwell County Man Arrested Following Reported Chase In Alexander County

40-year-old John Paul Bryant of Granite Falls was arrested today (April 21) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged in Alexander County with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, one felony count apiece…

Homeless Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Assault Charge

55-year-old Gerald Jerome Wilkes, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early Monday morning (April 19) for felony assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of assault…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Multiple Warrants from Two Counties

36-year-old Leneil Randolph Green of Commercial Court in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at 1:45 Saturday afternoon (April 17) for failure to appear on a felony probation violation. He was also charged with four misdemeanor probation violations and six…

Drug Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested In Burke County

40-year-old Dallas Junior Benfield was arrested Monday (April 19) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Benfield was arrested shortly before 4 p.m. Monday at…

Meth Possession Charge Filed Against Man Jailed In Burke County

33-year-old Billy Ray Swink was arrested Tuesday (April 20) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Swink was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday and placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000…

Morganton Woman Charged With Cocaine Offense In Caldwell County

41-year-old Shanna Mcray Greer of Piney Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (April 20) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of crack cocaine. Mcray was released on $3,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

41 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday (April 20) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 18,269. In addition, for the first time since April 7, a coronavirus-associated death was reported in Catawba County, raising the…

Hickory City Council Meets In Regular Session

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (April 20). Minutes, second readings, and consent agenda were all approved. A voluntary contiguous annexation of property owned by Lifestyle Investment Company on Cloninger Mill Road was approved by council following…

Hickory Woman Charged With Trio Of Felony Offenses

46-year-old Elizabeth Stewart Ledford whose address is listed as the Quality Inn in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (April 20) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny of chose in action, forgery of an instrument, and…

Hickory Woman Charged In Alexander County With Having Drugs At Jail

38-year-old Audrey Leann James of Hickory was arrested Friday (April 16) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of a controlled substance on jail premises along with counts of failure to appear for misdemeanor larceny and unauthorized…

Hickory Man Arrested On Felony Firearm Charge In Alexander County

41-year-old Jason Elliot-Daniels Koscheck of Hickory was arrested Tuesday (April 20) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Koscheck was arrested shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday following a traffic stop on…

Car Crashes Into Hickory Business

A vehicle reportedly crashed into a Hickory business this afternoon (April 20). According to the Hickory Police Department, the car drove into Quick Cash Pawn on U.S. 70 SW shortly after 1 p.m. today. One person, who was inside the…

COVID-19-Related Death Reported In Catawba County For First Time Since April 7, 41 New Cases Confirmed

41 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (April 20) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 18,269. In addition, for the first time since April 7, a coronavirus-associated death was reported in Catawba County, raising the…

Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

54-year-old Quincey Allen Johnson was arrested Saturday (April 17) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of a controlled substance in prison or jail. Johnson was arrested at 8:40 p.m. Saturday at an address on Bristol Creek…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Following Arrest In Morganton

29-year-old Brenden Kyle Avery was arrested Saturday (April 17) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Avery was arrested at 2:35 p.m. Saturday at an address on Gant Street in Morganton and…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses In Caldwell County

43-year-old Carl Lawrence Wyatt of Mountain View Road in Hickory was arrested Friday (April 16) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Wyatt was detained in the Caldwell County Detention…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Various Drug Offenses

34-year-old Alexus Gabriel Blake of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 19) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of traffic in heroin or opium, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine, possession with…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Violating Probation

39-year-old Crystal Dawn Small of Neighborly Place in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (April 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony probation violation. Small was released on $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is scheduled for May 17.

Catawba County Board Of Commissioners Meet, Approve Rezoning, Funding For Mountain Creek Park

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday (April 19). A public hearing was held for commissioners to consider an application submitted by Northstate Development, LLC to rezone approximately 16.4 acres from R-20 Residential and Highway Commercial…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported by Catawba County Public Health over the weekend, the total remained at 297. There have been no virus-related fatalities reported in Catawba County since April 7. 40 new cases of the coronavirus were reported…

Conover Man Charged With Drug Offenses

28-year-old Carmelo Taboada Catalan of Springs Road in Conover was arrested Monday (April 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Catalan was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Statutory Rape Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

44-year-old Andrew John Kenneth Patrick of 12th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (April 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with five counts of statutory rape or sex offense along with single counts of first-degree sex offense…

Traffic Stop Results In Reported Seizure Of Drugs, Arrest On Felony Charges

59-year-old Teresa Kiser Forrest of Porter Road in Statesville was arrested Sunday (April 18) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin by possession and transport, possession with intent to sell or deliver…

No New COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported Once Again In Catawba County, 40 New Cases Since Friday

No new COVID-19 related deaths were reported by Catawba County Public Health over the weekend, the total remained at 297. There have been no virus-related fatalities reported in Catawba County since April 7. 40 new cases of the coronavirus were…

Man Killed in Alexander County A.T.V. Accident

27-year-old Ethan Aaron Ottone of Statesville was killed in an A.T.V. accident Saturday (April 17). The Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Office took a call regarding the accident at a residence off of Taylorsville Manufacturing Road in Alexander County. Upon arrival, Officers…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Assault With A Knife

21-year-old Christopher James Sturgill of Taylorsville was arrested Sunday (April 18) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was also served with a warrant for…

Hickory Man Faces Assault & Firearms Charges

29-year-old Geovanny Jesus Acosta of 25th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:45 last Monday morning (April 12) on an outstanding felony warrant. He was charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon…

Homeless Wilkes County Man Accused of Burglarizing Hiddenite Parsonage

34-year-old Corey Allan Richardson, who is listed as a homeless person, has been arrested in connection to a burglary at a residence in northwestern Iredell County. He was charged with felony first-degree burglary. Richardson was arrested in connection to an…

Conover Man Charged With Meth Possession

28-year-old Robert Joseph Walton of Lee Cline Road in Conover was arrested Saturday (April 17) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, felony probation violation, possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Walton…

Man Charged With Failing To Turn Over Evidence In Animal Cruelty Case

60-year-old Bruce Morrison Gray of Highway 90 in Collettsville was arrested Friday (April 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers and charged with felony obstruction of justice. More information was released in reference to an incident on March 28, 2021, in…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations remained in the single digits according to Friday’s (April 16) update from Catawba County Public Health. The total remained at seven, the same as Thursday’s (April 15) update. 31 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Friday, increasing…

Man Charged With Drug, Weapon Offenses After Officers Respond To Suspicious Vehicle

32-year-old Xavier Tyrone Horton was arrested Saturday (April 17) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon,…

Area Communities To Receive Grants Through State Program

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 11 grant requests to local governments totaling $3,702,500. Some of those grants were awarded to governments in and adjacent to the Hickory Metro area. The announcement was made late last week…

Man Charged With Failure To Register As Sex Offender, Meth Possession

44-year-old James David Mikell Cregg was arrested Friday (April 16) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of failure to register as a sex offender and possession of methamphetamine. Friday, shortly after 7:00 a.m., the Morganton Department…

Man Becomes Violent At Burke Home, Rams Head Through Aquarium, Investigation Underway

An incident during which an individual became violent at a Burke County home is under investigation. According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office,  Thursday (April 15) at 8:15 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an address on Mineral Springs Mountain…

Man Arrested On Drug, Theft Charges By Authorities In Morganton

28-year-old Joshua Ray Hughes was arrested Thursday (April 15) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and larceny, along with a misdemeanor count of larceny by changing price tag. Hughes…

Zero COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported In Catawba County For 9th Straight Day, Hospitalizations Remain In Single Digits

COVID-19 hospitalizations remained in the single digits according to today’s (April 16) update from Catawba County Public Health. The total remained at seven, the same as Thursday’s (April 15) update. 31 new cases of the coronavirus were reported today, increasing…

Claremont Man Charged With Meth, Marijuana Offenses

36-year-old Zachary Lyslle Nickol of Rock Barn Road in Claremont was arrested today (April 16) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Nickol was jailed in the…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Warrants from Two Counties

48-year-old Gretta Garee Maltba of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:40 Wednesday morning (April 14) on multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants out of Burke and Caldwell counties. She was wanted for two…

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug, Weapon Offenses

28-year-old Tony Randall Gragg, Jr. of Enlos Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 14) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon. Gragg was brought to the Caldwell County Detention…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Drug Offenses

27-year-old James Wallace Clark of Triplett Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (April 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Clark was given a custody release. A Superior…

Hickory Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

25-year-old Kentrel Antwain Overton of 12th Street Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before midnight Wednesday (April 14) on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Overton reportedly failed to appear in court on…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

38-year-old Dustin Patrick Rhodes of Alden Starnes Road in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (April 14) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Rhodes was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Man Reportedly Shot By Grandfather While Breaking Into Home

A man who allegedly broke into his grandfather’s home in Long View was shot multiple times. According to published reports, authorities believe the 34-year-old man kicked in a door, demanded money and assaulted the victim at a home on 38th…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall Into Single-Digits In Catawba County: Friday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations fell to seven in Catawba County Thursday (April 15), the lowest total in approximately ten months. There were no new coronavirus-associated deaths reported once again in Catawba County, leaving the total at 297. 38 new cases of the…

Portion Of N.C. 127 In Hickory To Be Closed This Weekend For Pedestrian Bridge Work

The second set of wooden arches for Hickory’s City Walk pedestrian bridge is scheduled to be installed this weekend. This work will require the closing of N.C. 127 between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE from 6 a.m. Saturday…

Hickory Man Charged With Weapon, Drug Counts By Maiden PD

23-year-old Shane Tyrell Stenson of 26th Street SW in Hickory was arrested by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of marijuana. Stenson was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility this…

Three Suspects Charged In Connection To Convenience Store Break-in

25-year-old Zakirus Wachovia Davis and 19-year-old Isaiah Marques Carmichael, both of Greensboro, and 31-year-old Daniel Lahorace Nelson of High Point, were all arrested Thursday (April 15) by Newton Police Officers. All three suspects are charged with felony breaking and entering.…

Hickory Man Arrested Following Three-County Chase

34-year-old Stephen Brett Dellinger of George Hildebran School Road in Hickory has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Deputies on charges of fleeing to elude arrest, possession of a stolen vehicle, and driving while license revoked. He was also served…

Lenoir Man Charged With Weapon Offenses

36-year-old Benny Ray Prestwood of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 14) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In…

Lenoir Woman Arrested On Meth Charges

32-year-old Brandi Michelle Collins of Pax Hill Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth along…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Trafficking

31-year-old Tri Minh Dinh of 21st Street NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (April 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony trafficking in marijuana. Dinh was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $40,000 secured bond.…

Kannapolis Man Arrested in Hickory on Stolen Vehicle Charge

33-year-old Taylor John Hodge of Kannapolis, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police early Tuesday morning (April 13) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The suspect was arrested when Officers saw a suspicious vehicle in the…

Hickory Man Indicted on Felony Meth Charge

57-year-old Jimmy Dwayne Wilson of 27th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was served a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police at about 2:25 Tuesday afternoon (April 13) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine)…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

36 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (April 14) by Catawba County Public Health, lifting the total to 18,119. There were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported, leaving the total at 297. 18 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. 19% of…

South Carolina Woman Arrested On Caldwell County Drug, Weapon Charges

53-year-old Wendy Lenora Lorick of Pelion, South Carolina, was arrested Wednesday (April 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and failure to appear on…

Scam Warning Issued By Local Law Enforcement Agency

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a scam. The Sheriff’s Office reports that they have received several scam complaints in recent weeks. The intended victims are receiving phone calls from people claiming to be deputies with the…

Man Sought In Connection To Fires Set In Burke County

A Morganton man is being sought in connection to fires that were set Wednesday (April 14) in Burke County. Wednesday at approximately 11:00 a.m. a Burke County deputy was dispatched to an address on Powerhouse Road in Morganton regarding a…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested for Habitual Larceny

36-year-old Samuel Wade Lawrence, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:15 Monday night (April 12) for felony habitual larceny. Lawrence was arrested after Hickory Police responded to a shoplifting incident…

Statesville Man Arrested in Hickory on Warrants for B&E and Larceny

35-year-old Rafael Gonzalez of Rita Avenue in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after nine o’clock Monday night (April 12) on three outstanding felony warrants. He was wanted for breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession…

Claremont Man Jailed for Failure to Appear on Felony Meth Charge

45-year-old Rodney Christopher Garland of Bethany Church Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police early Tuesday morning (April 13) on felony and misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on charges of possession…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Violating Probation

57-year-old Steven Allen Poarch of Midway Street in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged in Caldwell County with felony counts of probation violation and probation violation out of county. Poarch was jailed in the…

Hickory Woman Charged By Hudson PD With Felony Theft Counts

34-year-old Latasha Marie Henderson of 11th Avenue Drive in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (April 13) by Hudson Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods. Henderson was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

No New COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported In Catawba County Again, 19% Of Residents Vaccinated

36 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (April 14) by Catawba County Public Health, lifting the total to 18,119. There were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported, leaving the total at 297. 18 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. 19% of…

Missing Teenager Found At Grandparent’s Residence

A missing teenager from Lincoln County was found in Buncombe County. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was informed Tuesday (April 13) by the U. S. Marshal’s Service that they found 16-year-old Naveah Blaze Rollins at the residence of a grand-parent…

Claremont Woman Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

26-year-old Jenny Xiong, who is listed as a homeless person from Claremont and also lists an address on West Pinehills Avenue in Morganton, has been arrested on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. She is…

Man Charged In Connection To Fatal Hit & Run Crash

32-year-old Joshua Ray Williams of Statesville was arrested Tuesday (April 13) on charges filed by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He was charged with felony hit and run with serious injury or death and misdemeanor driving while license revoked.…

Hickory Man Arrested On Cocaine Charge

33-year-old Shonniel Gary Vinson Blackburn of 3rd Street Place SW in Hickory was arrested today (April 14) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine. Blackburn was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000…

No New COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Hickory Metro: Wednesday Morning Update

25 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday (April 13) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 18,083, with 297 deaths. 18 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus. Ten new cases of the virus were reported Tuesday in…

Unemployment Rates Decrease In Hickory Metro

Unemployment rates fell across the Hickory Metro area and across most of the state of North Carolina, according to the latest update. The North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division released the numbers last week, they reflect…

Lenoir Man Charged With Cocaine Possession

30-year-old Jamichael Odell Walton of Grove Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 13) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine, two counts of misdemeanor communicating threats, and one count of misdemeanor resisting a public officer.…

Caldwell County Woman Charged With Being No-Show In Court

32-year-old Jessica Nicole Lindsey of Turner Road in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (April 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two counts of failure to appear on a felony, one count of failure to appear on a…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

26-year-old Randtavius Montress Leonard of Laws Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Leonard was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Assault Charge

20-year-old D’Zyer Lanieke Brown of 12th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:35 Saturday afternoon (April 10) on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. She was arrested in connection…

Two Individuals Missing In Separate Cases Found Safe

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have closed two unrelated missing person cases after the individuals were found. On April 7, Jeffery Silas Workman was reported missing from Lake Shore Road South in Denver. He was last seen walking on Highway 16…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug & Firearms Charges

36-year-old Phillip Ryan Johnson of 27th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 6 p.m. last Thursday (April 8) on felony counts of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and possession with intent to…

Hickory Firefighters Battle Blaze At Checkers

The Hickory Fire Department responded to a fire at a local fast food restaurant. At 8:31 a.m. today (April 13) firefighters responded to Checkers on 2nd Street NE. The first arriving Command Unit reported heavy amounts of fire coming from…

Newton Man Arrested On Various Charges From Alexander, Catawba Counties

19-year-old Caeson Shayne Cannon of Newton was arrested Friday (April 9) on charges filed by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver…

Shelby Woman Dies in Lincoln County Crash

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Lincoln County yesterday (April 12). The deceased is 22-year-old Elizabeth Erin Reed of Shelby. The accident occurred at about 3:35 yesterday afternoon on N.C. Highway 18 at the…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: No New Deaths Reported In Hickory Metro

50 new cases of COVID-19 were reported between Friday (April 9) and Monday (April 12) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 18,058, with 297 deaths. 18 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus as of Monday. 30 new…

Woman Charged With Illegally Posting Images On Social Media

26-year-old Anna Grace Money of Treeline Drive in Statesville was arrested Saturday (April 10) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony disclosure of private images and misdemeanor repeated use of an electronic device to harass. On March 29,…

Burke County Man Receives Minimum 28 Year Sentence In Double Murder Case

37-year-old Brian Jerome Robinson of Connelly Springs will spend 28 to 35 years in prison following his conviction for two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon during Burke County Superior Court Monday (April…

Two Killed in Separate Lincoln County Accidents

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating two fatal accidents that occurred over the weekend in Lincoln County. At about 8:15 Saturday night (April 10), the Highway Patrol responded to an accident on N.C. Highway 150, near Confederate Road.…

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charges

34-year-old Matthew Robert Stewart of West 19th Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6 p.m. last Thursday (April 8) on two outstanding felony warrants for trafficking in methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or…

Granite Falls Man Faces Drug Charges

25-year-old Roger Lee Lavalley, Jr. of Quarry Road in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (April 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule IV controlled substance, maintain a…

Company To Locate In Hickory, Create More Than 70 New Jobs

New jobs will be coming to the Hickory Metro. Gusmer Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturer of filtration and fermentation products, will create 73 new jobs in Catawba County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today (April 12). The company will invest $26.5 million…

Morganton Woman Charged With Abuse Of Disabled Or Elderly Person

69-year-old Linda Sue Denny of Piney Road in Morganton was arrested Friday (April 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony abuse of a disabled or elderly person with injury. Denny was released on $25,000 secured bond. A…

Hiddenite Man Charged With Kidnapping, Assault

40-year-old Cleveland Terrell Hill of Hiddenite was arrested last Thursday (April 8) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony second-degree kidnapping along with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female, assault with a deadly weapon, assault by…

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

30-year-old Kenneth Douglas Lawrence of Fall Street in Lenoir was arrested Friday (April 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver MDA/MDMA, possession with intent to sell and…

Hickory Man Charged With Statutory Sex Offense, Indecent Liberties, In Alexander County

35-year-old Matthew Paul Starnes of Hickory was arrested in Caldwell County February 26, 2021. According to a news release issued today (April 12) by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, he was charged on warrants from Alexander County with one felony…

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to Residential Break-In

39-year-old Joshua Aaron Gibbs of 17th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 6 p.m. last Wednesday (April 7) on one felony count each of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and breaking & entering,…

Man Killed In Alexander County Fire Identified

A man whose body was found in a mobile home fire in Alexander County last week has been identified. Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman said Friday (April 9) that an autopsy has confirmed the identity of the man as 31-year…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update: Zero New Cases Reported In Caldwell County In Latest Update

18 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the last update, which was issued Friday (April 9) by Catawba County Public Health. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is 18,008. There were no new coronavirus-related…

Authorities Seeking Suspect In Vehicle Break-ins, Peeping Incidents

A suspect in vehicle break-ins who has outstanding warrants is being sought by authorities. Statesville Police report they are seeking 35-year-old Travis Al Jeron Cousar, who is a resident of South Carolina currently living in Statesville. Police began receiving calls…

Newton Man Charged With Multiple Offenses Including Meth Possession

32-year-old Jesse Barnett Steward of East 10th Street in Newton was arrested Sunday (April 11) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, breaking or entering, assault on a female, resisting…

Man Charged Following Reported Discovery Of Drugs In Vehicle

19-year-old Eric Jaden Glasgow of Dunlap Loop in Statesville was arrested Thursday (April 8) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of LSD, possession of MDMA, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, and…

Man Arrested On Murder Charge

41-year-old Noah Franklin Potts of Powell Bridge Road in Harmony was arrested Saturday (April 10) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with one count of felony first-degree degree murder. On Friday (April 9) at 8:19 p.m. the Iredell County…

Temporary Road Closure Tuesday Near Lenoir-Rhyne

On Tuesday, April 13, the City of Hickory will close 8th Avenue N.E. between 6th Street N.E. and 8th Street Drive N.E. (near Lenoir-Rhyne University) for traffic signal fiber relocation. Detour routes will be established and clearly marked. Drivers will…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Warrants for Larceny

41-year-old Elena Medina Crooks of 19th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before eight o’clock Wednesday night (April 7) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. She was wanted for habitual larceny, larceny of a motor vehicle,…

Caldwell County Man Faces Arson Charge

27-year-old Justin Allen Franklin of Lenoir was arrested Thursday (April 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony second-degree arson. Franklin was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Weapon Offenses

32-year-old Mavis Lynn Seeds of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (April 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon along with a…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

30 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Catawba County Thursday, increasing the total to 17,995, with 297 deaths. There were 18 people hospitalized in Catawba County. 17% of Catawba County’s residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine. On Thursday, Burke…

Claremont Man Charged with Armed Robbery [UPDATED 3:20 p.m.]

34-year-old Spencer Denard Rickerson of Hagan Drive in Claremont was taken into custody by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police yesterday (April 8) for felony robbery with a dangerous weapon. Rickerson was arrested in connection to an incident on the afternoon of March…

Catawba County Man Charged In Connection To 2019 Mini Storage Unit Break-ins

41-year-old Alvin Jack Johnson of an unspecified municipality in Catawba County was arrested Wednesday (April 7) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with six felony counts of breaking and entering, and five felony counts apiece of larceny after breaking…

Two Unrelated Missing Persons Cases Under Investigation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating two unrelated missing person cases. On Wednesday (April 7) deputies responded to the 3400 block of Lake Shore Road South reference a missing person. The reporting party told officers that 27-year-old Jeffery Silas Workman…

Lincolnton Man Drowns In Pool

A man died Thursday (April 8) in Lincoln County as a result of drowning in a pool. The victim is 71-year-old Luther Hester of Laurel Ridge Drive in Lincolnton. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of…

More Information Released In Alexander County Shooting Case

23-year-old Nathaniel Lee Davis of Taylorsville, 22-year-old Christina Jean Ledford of Taylorsville, 18-year-old Marco Duzell Banks of Danville, Virginia, and 26-year-old Timothy Jordan Heffner of Statesville were all arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. They are all charged with assault…

Two Men Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charges

33-year-old Erick Grey Puett of Oran Yount Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday (April 6) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Break-in Offense

43-year-old Windy Jane Messer of NW Sharon Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony breaking and entering. Messer was released on $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled…

Man Charged With Missing Court Date To Answer To Recently Filed Drug Charge

30-year-old Alexander Dectorious Quentail of the Gaston County town of Cramerton was arrested Wednesday (April 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on a count of felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. As WHKY…

Shooting Under Investigation In Hickory

On Wednesday (April 7) at approximately 10:40 p.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to an address on 3rd Avenue SE after receiving a 911 call that a woman had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found a 59-year-old woman inside the residence…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

15 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday (April 7) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 17,965. One new coronavirus-related death was reported Wednesday, lifting the total to 297. There were 16 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in…

Two Suspects Charged In Connection To Shooting Incident

28-year-old David Elijah Boyce of Statesville was arrested Wednesday (April 7) by Statesville Police Officers. He’s charged with attempted first-degree murder, felony counts of discharge a weapon into occupied property and conspiracy, and misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed gun…

Authorities In Morganton Arrest Man On Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

61-year-old Bruce Allen Hanna was arrested Monday (April 5) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule III controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of marijuana and…

Homeless Hickory Woman Jailed for Failure to Appear on Probation Violations

44-year-old Tabitha Anderson Scott, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (April 4) on an outstanding felony warrant. She was wanted on two counts of failure to appear in court…

Vale Man Reported Missing Earlier Found Safe Out Of State

A Vale, N.C. man, who was reported as missing, has been found in Jacksonville, Florida. He is reported to be safe, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. As WHKY reported earlier today, 39-year-old Travis Michael Reilly was reported missing…

Morganton Man Arrested On Felony Stolen Property Charge

51-year-old Randy Glenn Isaacs of Green Hill Church Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (April 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of stolen property along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and injury to personal property.…

Lenoir Woman Indicted On Stolen Vehicle, Habitual Felon Charges

38-year-old Princess Ann Vaught of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged on bills of indictment with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and habitual felon. Bond for…

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Drug Charges

37-year-old Brandon Cadelt Clouse of 11th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:35 Monday afternoon (April 5) on outstanding felony warrants that were issued on March 15. Clouse faces felony charges for possession of heroin…

Fatal Mobile Home Fire Under Investigation

One person was killed in a mobile home fire this morning (April 7) in Alexander County. 911 Communications received a call at approximately 6:00 a.m. in regards to an explosion and/or fire at a mobile home on Ervin Lane in…

Hickory City Council, Catawba County Commissioners Meet

Hickory City Council met Tuesday evening (April 6). During the meeting, Kathy Scheller, director of government relations for MetroNet, gave a special presentation announcing a partnership between the City and MetroNet that will bring MetroNet’s 100% fiber optic internet, TV,…

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Hickory on Warrants from Several Counties

25-year-old John Wayne Doster, Jr. of Clayton Court in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police early last Friday morning (April 2) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was also charged with two felony probation violations. The warrants are…

Sherrills Ford Woman Wins Nearly $150K in N.C.E.L.

Debra Stevens of Sherrills Ford won $149,717 when her Cash 5 ticket matched all five numbers in Sunday’s (April 4) drawing. She purchased the winning Quick Pick ticket from the Lake Norman Grocery on River Highway in Mooresville. Ms. Stevens…

Missing Man Sought By Authorities

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Lincoln County man, 39-year-old Travis Michael Reilly. A friend told officers that Mr. Reilly was last seen at approximately 4:00 p.m. last Thursday, April 1, when…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

22 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday (April 6) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 17,950, with 296 deaths. There were 16 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. Three new cases of COVID-19…

Two Suspects Arrested In Connection To Friday Shooting Incident

40-year-old Steven Allen Goins and 30-year-old Keri Alise Harwell, both of the same Original Drive, Statesville, address were arrested last Friday (April 2) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Goins is charged with three felony counts of possession of a firearm…

Four Arrested In Connection To Double Shooting In Alexander County

23-year-old Nathaniel Lee Davis, 22-year-old Christina Jean Ledford, 18-year-old Marco Duzell Banks, and 26-year-old Timothy Jordan Heffner were all arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. They are all charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious…

Two Suspects Charged With Drug Offenses Following Shooting Investigation

32-year-old William Troy Martin and 32-year-old Candice Danielle Rogers, both of the same Shearers Road, Mooresville, address, were arrested Monday (April 5) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Martin is charged with felony counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges from Catawba & Burke Counties

20-year-old Clayton Robert Cook of Christopher Court in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after four o’clock Saturday afternoon (April 3) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also…

22 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Catawba County, Vaccine Eligibility Expands Wednesday

22 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (April 6) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 17,950, with 296 deaths. There were 16 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. Governor Roy Cooper and North…

Gaston County Man Charged With Drug Possession In Caldwell County

30-year-old Alexander Dectorious Quentail of the Gaston County town of Cramerton was arrested last Friday (April 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Quentail was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Offense

55-year-old Stephen Ray Frisbie of Starcross Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (April 3) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine. Frisbie was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

39-year-old Jerico Lamont McCombs, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (March 31) on felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and…

Raleigh Woman Arrested in Hickory for Fleeing to Elude Arrest; More

26-year-old Taya Aleque Shaquae McCathern of Raleigh was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (March 31) on one felony count of speeding to elude arrest with two aggravating factors and misdemeanor counts of careless & reckless driving and driving while…

Statutory Rape Arrest Reported In Alexander County (Updated With Additional Information, 1:12 p.m., 4/6/21)

35-year-old Joshua Paul Reese of Taylorsville was arrested Monday (April 5) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony statutory rape of a child 15-years-old or younger. On Monday at approximately 8:00 a.m., a call came into Alexander County…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

81 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Catawba County between last Thursday (April 1) and Monday (April 5), increasing the overall total case count to 17,928. There has been one coronavirus-related death reported in Catawba County since Thursday, increasing…

Stony Point Man Charged With Multiple Offenses Including Felony Drug Count

30-year-old Joshua Phillip Ostwalt of Mill Hill Court in Stony Point was arrested Monday (April 5) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, and…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Meth Trafficking Charges

24-year-old Dalton Lee Storie of Barcose Street in Lenoir was arrested last Friday (April 2) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine. According to information released Monday (April 5), last Friday at…

Missing Teen Sought By Authorities

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. An incident that occurred last Thursday (April 1) is under investigation. A 16-year-old employee of the McDonald’s Restaurant at 171 North N.C. 16 Business…

Burke Drug Investigation Results In Nine Being Charged With Felony Offenses

50-year-old Milton J.D. Pendley, Jr., 30-year-old Tomario Edward Fleming, 20-year-old Raelyn Shae Brown, 33-year-old Vincent Martell Ervin, 34-year-old Katia Celaina Christian, 33-year-old Toni Lynn Riddle, 25-year-old Zachary Gene Roberts, and 30-year-old Davison Estevez, all of Morganton, and 48-year-old Sabrina Suzanne…

Lincolnton Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

45-year-old James W. Martin of Davis Road in Lincolnton has been arrested by Long View Police on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. The fugitive warrant is from York County, South Carolina where Martin is…

Catawba County COVID-19 Update Issued, 81 New Cases Since Thursday

81 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Catawba County since the last update issued by Public Health, which was last Thursday (April 1). According to today’s (April 5) update, the overall total case count has increased to 17,928.…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offense

42-year-old Paula Margaret Oxendine of Delwood Drive in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (April 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine. Oxendine was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Lenoir Man Charged By Hudson PD With Meth Trafficking

32-year-old Timothy Joseph McCall of Littlejohn Church Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (April 3) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine. McCall was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $75,000 secured bond. A…

Denver, N.C. Man Arrested On Child Sex Charges

34-year-old Austin Jade Tucker of American Way, Denver, N.C., was arrested Saturday (April 3) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts apiece of felony indecent liberties with a child and child abuse by sexual act. Tucker is…

New Name Added To Burke Most Wanted List

There’s a new name on the Burke County most wanted list. 23-year-old Samuel James Hensley is wanted by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged on several warrants for felony injury to property including nonferrous metals. Hensley’s last known address was…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

According to the last update from Catawba County Public Health last Thursday (April 1), 28 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, raising the overall total to 17,847 since the start of the pandemic. No COVID-19-associated deaths were reported by health…

New Hampshire Woman Charged With Felony Assault By Maiden PD

26-year-old Brittany Jenise Angeles of Salem, New Hampshire, was arrested Saturday (April 3) by Maiden Police Officers. She’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. In addition, Angeles is charged with illegal discharging of a…

Hickory Woman Faces 20 Years In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Wire Fraud

38-year-old Jessica Anne Miller of Hickory pleaded guilty to federal charges last Thursday (April 1) to wire fraud scheme for stealing more than $68,000 from a federally funded workforce development program. She could receive up to 20 years in prison.…

Missing Woman Sought By Authorities

The Lenoir Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing person. April Reid was reported missing by family members and investigators have been unable to locate her. If you have information about her current location, please call…

Lenoir Man Arrested for Larceny from Merchant

43-year-old Douglas Anthony Thomas of Finley Avenue in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (March 31) for larceny from a merchant by product code fraud and shoplifting with concealment of goods. Following his arrest, Thomas was taken…

28 New Cases, No New COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported Today In Catawba County

28 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (April 1) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the overall total to 17,847 since the start of the pandemic. No COVID-19-associated deaths were reported by health officials, leaving the total at 295.…

Morganton Woman Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

31-year-old Brandy Mia Faith Richthammer of Morganton was arrested March 25 by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule VI controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Her bond…

Alexander County Man Charged With Attempted Burglary

25-year-old Tyler James Angel of Taylorsville was arrested March 26 by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony attempted first-degree burglary and misdemeanor larceny. Angel was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center where bond was set at $8,500…

Hiddenite Man Charged With Drug Possession, Assault

42-year-old Marty Joe Bryan of Hiddenite was arrested March 27 by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest, assault on a female and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bryan was placed in jail in Taylorsville…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense

25-year-old Malcolm Malik Stewart of Taylorsville was arrested March 27 by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and resisting arrest. He also had an order for arrest warrant for assault on…

Pedestrian Killed in Thursday A.M. Accident in Iredell County

A pedestrian was killed after she was struck by a vehicle in Iredell County early this morning (April 1). The deceased is 39-year-old Amber Trivette Hudspeth of Union Grove. At about 5:15 a.m. today, the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded…

Two from Conover Arrested on Outstanding Felony Warrants

33-year-old Nathan Ray Hall and 31-year-old Jennifer Lynn Reece, both from the same address on Gaynell Street in Conover, were arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday (March 30) on several outstanding felony warrants. Hall was served true…

Suspect in Attempted Residential Break-In Sought

The Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect who attempted to break into a northwest Iredell County residence on Tuesday, March 16. In the early morning hours on that date, a…

Woman Arrested In Morganton On Felony Drug Charge

46-year-old Bethany Susanne Kelly was arrested Wednesday (March 31) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Kelly was arrested shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at an address on West Fleming Drive in…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

According to Wednesday’s (March 31) update from Catawba County Public Health, 15% of the residents in Catawba County have received the COVID-19 vaccination. Two coronavirus-associated deaths were reported, raising the count to 295. 26 new cases of the virus were…

Man Arrested By Hickory PD On Drug Charges

39-year-old Jerico Lamont McCombs was arrested Wednesday (March 31) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. McCombs was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,500…

Hickory Man Jailed On Larceny, Stolen Goods Charges

33-year-old Cameron Duane Canipe of Old Shelby Road in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (March 30) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny, possession of stolen goods or property, assault on a female, and injury to personal property.…

Minimum 19 Year Prison Sentence Imposed In Catawba County Break-in Case

A Conover man was sentenced to at least 19 years in prison following his conviction for property crimes and attainment of habitual felon status. 35-year-old Leonard Nelson Avery III was given consecutive sentences totaling 19 to 25 years after a…

Catawba County Public Health Issues COVID-19 Update, 15% Of County Vaccinated

According to today’s (March 31) update from Catawba County Public Health, 15% of the residents in Catawba County have received the COVID-19 vaccination. Two coronavirus-associated deaths were reported today, raising the count to 295. 26 new cases of the virus…

Newton Man Charged With Weapon Offense

53-year-old Kelly Raynard Staton of Ervin Avenue in Newton was arrested Tuesday (March 30) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Staton was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under no…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Tennessee

37-year-old Jack Edward Frye of 2nd Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on his birthday yesterday (March 30) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was also charged with…

Lenoir Man Faces Felony Weapons Charge

26-year-old Michael Shelby Wayne Pierce of Tywood Street in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (March 30) for felony possession of a stolen firearm. Pierce was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center and later released under a $10,000…

Hudson Man Charged with Speeding to Elude Arrest

36-year-old Joshua Eugene McClure of Boxwood Street in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (March 30) for felony speeding to elude arrest and a felony probation violation. McClure was jailed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Drug Charge in Caldwell County

27-year-old Jemel Shaquille Johnson of 1st Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (March 30) for felony possession with intent to sell or deliver Alprazolam. Following his arrest, Johnson was taken to the Caldwell Co.…

Morganton Man Arrested in Lenoir on Trafficking Charges

29-year-old Terence Eric Andrade of Powe Street in Morganton was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (March 30) on felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. Following his arrest,…

No New COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported, New Case Totals In Three Hickory Metro Counties In Single Digits: Wednesday Morning Update

Once again, no new COVID-19-associated deaths were reported in the Hickory Metro Tuesday (March 30). 23 new cases of the virus were reported in Catawba County, increasing the total to 17,793, with 293 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations remained at 13 in…

Four Suspects Arrested In Abduction Case

77-year-old Paul Wayne Thompson and 45-year-old Lewis Leslie Lyons, both of Statesville, and 43-year-old Laurie Faye Thompson and 24-year-old Skyler Patrick Haneline, both of Olin, have been charged by the Statesville Police Department. Paul Thompson is charged with felony counts…

Woman Facing Charges In Three Counties Arrested Following Traffic Stop

22-year-old Cynthia Diane Chavis of Dave Heafner Road in Crouse was arrested Monday (March 29) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony identity theft along with misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer and giving false information to…

Morganton Man Charged With Shooting Dog In Caldwell County

35-year-old Joshua Wayne Hawley of Morganton was arrested Tuesday (March 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony cruelty to animals. On Sunday (March 28) at 11:53 a.m. Deputies responded to an animal cruelty complaint at Betsey’s Ole…

Hickory Woman Arrested in Connection to Dec. 2019 Larceny

34-year-old Ciera Sade Geter of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6:30 p.m. last Thursday (March 25) on one count of felony larceny. She was arrested in connection to a December 2019 larceny from…

No New COVID-19-Related Deaths In Catawba County, 23 New Cases

Once again no new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Catawba County today (March 30), the total remained at 293, according to Catawba County Public Health. 23 new cases were reported, increasing the total to 17,793 overall. Coronavirus hospitalizations remained at…

Alexander County Schools To Remain In Plan B

After a lengthy discussion and presentation Monday (March 29), Alexander County School Board members voted 6 to 1 for middle and high school students to remain in Plan B through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Plan B has…

Man Arrested In Morganton On Drug, Probation Violation Charges

39-year-old Ralph Arnold Phillips was arrested Monday (March 29) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and probation violation along with a misdemeanor count of probation violation. He was arrested…

Lenoir Woman Arrested in Hickory for Failure to Appear on Drug Charges

43-year-old Nikki Michelle Neely of West Lenoir Drive in Lenoir (who also lists a Gastonia address) was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:15 Sunday night (March 28) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. She was wanted for failure to…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Burglary Charge

20-year-old Tristan Raysean Payne of 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 7 p.m. Friday (March 26) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was wanted for felony first-degree burglary and misdemeanor unauthorized use of…

Hickory Man Again Arrested for Felony Probation Violations

23-year-old Shane Tyrell Stenson of 26th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:20 Friday night (March 26) on warrants for two felony probation violations. The warrants were issued in Burke County the previous day. Stenson is…

Catawba County Purchasing Division Receives Honor For Seventh Straight Year

The Catawba County Purchasing Division has received the 2020 Sustained Professional Purchasing Award (SPPA) from the Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing (CAGP). This marks the seventh consecutive year Catawba County has earned this recognition. The Sustained Professional Purchasing Award is…

Statesville Woman Arrested On Felony Break-in, Theft Charges Filed By Alexander County Authorities

35-year old Michelle D. Terrell of Statesville was arrested Sunday (March 28) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny of auto parts or accessories, along with a misdemeanor count of injury…

Loans Available For Area Farmers Affected By November Tropical Storm

USDA Farm Service Agency emergency loans are available to Alexander County farmers affected by Tropical Storm Eta. On March 3, 2021, President Joe Biden declared a major disaster in the State of North Carolina based on damages and losses caused…

No New COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported In Hickory Metro: Tuesday Morning Update

According to Monday’s (March 29) update from Catawba County Public Health, COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped in Catawba County over the weekend. The update showed 13 hospitalizations, three fewer than Friday (March 26). 52 new cases of the coronavirus were reported between…

Hickory Man Arrested Following Reported Chase In Alexander County

43-year-old James Darrell Roten of Hickory was arrested Monday (March 29) by authorities in Alexander County He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle along with misdemeanor counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, driving…

Two Hickory Men Sentenced To Prison Time In Federal Firearms Case

Acting U.S. Attorney William T. Stetzer announced that 36-year-old Gevon Marquise King and 23-year-old Michael Dwane Williams, both of Hickory, were sentenced to prison time for selling stolen firearms and related firearm offenses. U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Heroin Charge

45-year-old Wesley Miles Hollar of 8th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:20 last Wednesday afternoon (March 24) for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance (heroin). His arrest was the result of an…

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Failure to Appear Warrants

30-year-old Casey Amon Starnes of the J.R. Starnes Mobile Home Park in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:15 last Friday morning (March 26) on outstanding felony warrants for failure to appear on one count of possession…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Larceny Charge

47-year-old James Stacey Morris of Hunter Avenue in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:50 last Thursday afternoon (March 25) on one felony count of larceny. Morris was arrested after Officers responded to an apartment on 20th Avenue…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Catawba County Decrease Over Weekend, No New Deaths Reported

COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped in Catawba County since Friday (March 26). The update issued today (March 29) by Catawba County Public Health showed 13 hospitalizations, three fewer than Friday. 52 new cases of the coronavirus have been reported since Friday,…

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Woman Arrested In Burke County

20-year-old Raelyn Shae Brown was arrested Friday (March 26) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Brown was arrested at an address on William Parks Lane in Morganton just after 2 p.m.…

Hickory Woman Charged With Felony Hit & Run

32-year-old Jessica Dawn Wright of 9th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested today (March 29) by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. She’s charged with felony hit and run with serious injury or death, driving while license revoked, and failure…

Wastewater Overflow Reported In Hickory

The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater on Saturday (March 27) of an estimated 274,000 gallons at 1845 9th Street Court NW. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Lake Hickory due to a pipe failure inside the…

Lenoir Man Charged with Motor Vehicle Theft

34-year-old Robert Lee Netherton of Alfred Hartley Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (March 28) on felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle. Following his arrest, Netherton was…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

44-year-old Chad Everett Williams of Liberty Church Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (March 28) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted by authorities in Columbia in Richland County,…

No New COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported In Hickory Metro: Monday Morning Update (Updated With Corrected Caldwell County Case Total)

30 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday (March 26) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 17,718, with 293 deaths. There were 16 people hospitalized in Catawba County. 13 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Friday…

Maiden Man Charged With Kidnapping

21-year-old Christopher Derrick Allen of South Main Avenue in Maiden was arrested Friday (March 26) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony first-degree kidnapping and misdemeanor counts of assault on a female and interfere with emergency communication. In addition,…

Heavy Rain Causes Sewer Spill In Morganton

Recent heavy rainfall caused a sewer spill in the City of Morganton early Friday morning (March 26). The spill began at approximately 1 a.m. Friday at a sewer junction box on Vine Arden Road. The overflow stopped at 3:30 a.m.…

Smoke Tests To Be Conducted In Morganton

City of Morganton crews were scheduled to conduct sewer line smoke tests in the areas of West Union Street, Mimosa Street, Aspen Lane and Asheville Street today (March 29) at 9 a.m. In rare cases, citizens may see some smoke…

Hickory Woman Charged With Break-in Offenses

46-year-old Cynthia Louise Harris, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Saturday (March 27) by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering a building and larceny after breaking and entering.…

Catawba Man Charged With Multiple Offenses By Two Agencies

32-year-old Brandon Chase Benham of Cindi Lane in Catawba was arrested Friday (March 26) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Hickory Police Department. He’s charged by Hickory Police with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of…

Highway Crash Claims Two Lives

Two people were killed in a crash in Lincoln County. On Friday (March 26), at approximately 1:10 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to Campground Road near Pine Ridge Drive. A 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche was traveling west on Campground…

Two People Shot In Catawba County, Hickory Man Charged

29-year-old Dimitris Rashawn Williams of 15th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder. On Friday (March 26) at 9:26 p.m. deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office…

Troutman Man Charged in Connection to Iredell County Break-Ins

43-year-old Timothy Shane Coley of Spring Oaks Drive in Troutman has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on two felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and attempted breaking & entering. Events leading to Coley’s…

Hickory Man Charged With Having Stolen Vehicle, Meth Possession

31-year-old Todd Lee Hefner of 3rd Avenue Drive SE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (March 25) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine along with a misdemeanor…

N.C. 127 Closure Announced For Upcoming Weekend

As City Walk contractors continue work on the N.C. 127 pedestrian bridge, N.C. 127 will be closed between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE in Hickory from 6 a.m. Saturday, March 27, through 6 a.m. Monday, March 29. The…

Hickory Man Arrested on Heroin & Meth Charges

26-year-old Dustin Lee Fortenberry of 9th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 3 a.m. Monday (March 22) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule I & II controlled…

Morganton Woman Dies Following Thursday Wreck

A Burke County woman was killed in a crash Thursday (March 25). At approximately 2:20 p.m. Thursday, the NC State Highway Patrol responded to NC 181 near Spainhour Road. A 1997 Toyota 4Runner was traveling south on NC 181 and…

Burke County Schools Names Interim Superintendent

Dr. Mike Swan has been named interim superintendent of Burke County Public Schools. The announcement came Thursday at the Burke County Board of Education meeting. He will replace Dr. Larry Putnam, who has taken a position as executive vice president…

No New COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported In Hickory Metro: Friday Morning Update

There were no new COVID-19-related deaths reported in the Hickory Metro Thursday (March 25). In Catawba County, the total remained at 293. 35 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed by Catawba County Public Health, raising the total to 17,688.…

Maiden Man Charged With Meth Possession, Multiple Counts Of Failure To Appear

42-year-old Christopher Brandon Propst of Sunrise Avenue in Maiden was arrested Thursday (March 25) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Propst is also charged with 13 counts of failure to appear…

Catawba County Man Charged In Connection To Capitol Riot

A Catawba County man has been charged in connection to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. 51-year-old James Leslie Little of Claremont was arrested Wednesday (March 24) by the FBI. According to various published reports, Little is charged…

Taylorsville Man Given 10-18 Year Prison Sentence Following Guilty Plea

An Alexander County man received a minimum ten year prison sentence after pleading guilty to a string of charges this week in Alexander County Superior Court. 38-year-old Gene Lee Greer, Jr. of Taylorsville was sentenced by the Honorable Daniel A.…

Father Allegedly Stabbed by Son at Hickory Hotel

Hickory Police are investigating a stabbing that took place today (March 25) at the Quality Suites hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory. Police were notified by a witness that a male had been stabbed in a room in…

Lenoir Man Charged With Burglary

27-year-old Justin Douglas Wilson of Pennton Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (March 24) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony first-degree burglary and misdemeanor injury to personal property. Wilson was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Two Suspects Arrested In Drug Trafficking Case

71-year-old Ray Louis Wylie of Doyle Beam Memorial Road in Vale and 26-year-old Trenton Christopher Carver of Old Lincolnton-Crouse Road in Lincolnton were both arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Wylie was arrested Monday (March 22) and Carver was taken…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Heroin & Meth Charges

36-year-old Talisha Chanta Early of 4th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:40 Tuesday afternoon (March 23) on felony counts of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and possession of a schedule II…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Marijuana Charges

27-year-old Kei-Shea Waikese Sims of 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:35 Monday afternoon (March 22) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance and…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Offenses

38-year-old Joseph Clay Miller of Morganton Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possess, sell, buy or alter a firearm or gun serial number and possession of a…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Meth Possession Charge

32-year-old Jason Chantel Gibbs of NW Sherwood Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine. Gibbs was brought to the Caldwell County Detention…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

21 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (March 24) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 17,653, with 293 deaths. There were 16 people hospitalized in Catawba County. 12% of Catawba County’s residents have received the coronavirus…

Taylorsville Man Receives Prison Sentence For Statutory Rape

A Taylorsville man received a prison sentence in a stautory rape case. 49-year-old Roger Lee Dyson, Jr., was given an active prison term of at least 13 years, ten months in Alexander County Superior Court Tuesday (March 23). He was…

Connelly Springs Woman Charged With Heroin, Meth Possession

28-year-old Tracey Diane Teague of Tom Smith Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and probation violation. According to information released Wednesday (March 24),…

Detention Officer Fired, Charged With Using Excessive Force

A detention sergeant in Burke County has been fired and charged for allegedly using excessive force. The officer in question was 48-year-old Ravi Dahyalal Patel of South Sterling Street in Morganton. The Burke County Jail Captain opened an investigation on…

Statesville Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

21-year-old Jaekwon Lemont Staton of Sullivan Road in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police just after 8 a.m. Monday (March 22) for felony possession of heroin, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half-an-ounce and second-degree trespassing.…

Hickory Man Accused of Stealing Catalytic Converter

30-year-old Gary Benjamin Stamper of 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 10:25 Monday night (March 22) for felony larceny of motor vehicle parts. Stamper was arrested in connection to an incident on March 11.…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Fugitive Warrant

64-year-old June Patience Bouchard of 7th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6:10 Monday evening (March 22) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. She is wanted in Mercer County,…

Suspect Charged With Multiple Counts Of Trafficking Meth

36-year-old Justin Edward Broyles of Park Circle in Lincolnton was arrested Tuesday (March 23) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with trafficking by possessing, transporting and manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of drug…

Hickory Man Receives 6-9 Year Sentence Following Conviction On Drug, Habitual Felon Charges

32-year-old Antonio Maurice Kee of Hickory will serve an active prison term of six to nine years after entering a guilty plea in Catawba County Superior Court Tuesday (March 23). Kee was convicted of possession with intent to sell and…

Taylorsville Woman Arrested on Drug & Firearms Charges

26-year-old Chelsea Danielle-Faye Hammer of Rink Dam Road in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 7 p.m. Friday (March 19) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of carrying…

Lenoir Man Receives 6-9 Years In Prison For Robbery, Kidnapping

A Lenoir man was sentenced to up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery and kidnapping charges in Caldwell County Superior Court. 25-year-old Aaron Wayne Douglas II was sentenced to six to nine years on March 15…

Hickory Man Sentenced To Up To 14 Years In Prison On Child Porn Charges

36-year-old Nathaniel Wilson Kirby of Hickory, could spend up to 14 years in prison following his conviction for criminal charges tied to the exploitation of minors. He entered a guilty plea during Catawba County Superior Court last Wednesday (March 17).…

Claremont Man Indicted On Drug Charges

40-year-old Bo Lucus Hicks of Halldairy Road in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (March 23) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hicks was jailed in the Catawba…

Two Suspects Charged In Connection To Reported Child Abduction

21-year-old Austin Ryan Setzer and 22-year-old Autumn Bryce Setzer, both of the same Pisgah Church Road, Lenoir, address, were arrested Tuesday (March 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with felony counts of first-degree kidnapping and attempt…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop & New Cases In Single Digits In Three Hickory Metro Counties Tuesday: Wednesday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased again Tuesday (March 23) in Catawba County, falling to 15, from 18 in Monday’s (March 22) update. There were 26 new cases of the coronavirus reported Tuesday by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to…

Hickory Man Faces Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

35-year-old Austin Byron Locke of 27th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (March 20) for felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor simple possession of…

Governor To Continue To Ease COVID-19 Restrictions Starting Friday

As North Carolina’s trends continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases with 31.7% of North Carolinians over 18 having received at least one dose of vaccine, Governor Roy Cooper announced today (March 23) that the state will continue to…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

43-year-old James Fletcher Smith, Jr. of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (March 21) on felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and…

Newton Woman Arrested in Hickory for Failure to Appear

37-year-old Wendy Marie Curtis of Clarks Creek Circle in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:20 Friday evening (March 19) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. She was also served an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. She allegedly…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease Again Today In Catawba County

COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased again today (March 23) in Catawba County, falling to 15, from 18 in Monday’s (March 22) update. There were 26 new cases of the coronavirus reported today by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to…

Meth Possession Charge Lodged Against Caldwell County Woman

58-year-old Tamera Mask Nichols of Hanks Mobile Home Park in Hudson was arrested Friday (March 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Nichols was released on $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was…

Hudson Woman Charged With Starving Animal To Death

34-year-old Ashley Nicole Williams of Cedar Valley Road in Hudson was arrested Monday (March 22) by Hudson Police Officers. She’s charged on a bill of indictment with felony killing an animal by starvation. Williams was released on $10,000 secured bond.…

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Morganton Man Arrested By Authorities In Caldwell County

34-year-old Donald Sylvester Cunningham of Patton Street in Morganton was arrested Friday (March 19) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of heroin, possession of schedule I controlled substance, and possession of schedule II controlled substance.…

Caldwell County Man Arrested On Out-Of-State Fugitive Warrant

37-year-old Derek Lee Ritchie of Tumbleweed Drive in Lenoir was arrested Monday (March 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Ritchie is wanted in Virginia on unspecified charges. Following the arrest,…

New COVID-19 Case Numbers Continue To Trend Lower, Hospitalizations Decrease Again In Catawba County: Tuesday Morning Update

38 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Catawba County between Friday (March 19) and Monday (March 22), increasing the total to 17,606. There were two coronavirus-related deaths reported during that time period, raising the total to 293. Hospitalizations fell again…

Hickory Man Charged With Heroin Possession

21-year-old Jaekwon Lemont Staton of 8th Avenue Drive SE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (March 22) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of heroin along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce and…

Suspects Wanted In Connection To Murder Of Woman At Hickory Business Still Being Sought By Police

It’s been more than two months since a woman was shot to death at a Hickory business, and the Hickory Police Department is continuing to seek a pair of suspects wanted in that case. A national manhunt is also reportedly…

Suspect Wanted In Caldwell County Charged With Drug Offense In McDowell County

A man wanted on charges in Caldwell County was arrested on a felony charge in McDowell County. 50-year-old Wesley James Presnell of Burnsville was arrested by McDowell County Sheriff’s Officers. According to information released Monday (March 22), Presnell was arrested…

Vale Man Indicted on Meth Charges from 2019

54-year-old Michael Anthony Rednour of Howard’s Creek Mill Road in Vale was arrested without incident yesterday (March 21) on a true bill of indictment handed down by the Lincoln County Grand Jury on March 15. He was charged with four…

Conover Woman Charged With Felony Offense In Caldwell County

35-year-old Anna Elaine Cook of Spencer Road in Conover was arrested Saturday (March 20) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She’s charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. Cook was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured…

Hickory, Valdese Residents Charged In Stolen Vehicle Case In Caldwell County

20-year-old Joseph Jackson Reece of Hunterwood Drive in Hickory and 25-year-old Eric Harlan Queen of Leger Road in Valdese were both arrested Sunday (March 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony possession of a stolen motor…

Felony Charges Filed Against One Of Four Suspects Arrested Sunday In Drug Case

39-year-old Allyson Paige Burns of Yadkinville was arrested Sunday (March 21) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts of possession of schedule I controlled substance, single felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, and…

Two Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in Hickory

37-year-old Brandon Cadelt Clouse and 31-year-old Jessica Keri Price, both of 11th Street N.W. in Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (March 17) on drug charges. Clouse was charged with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance.…

More Info on Felony Drug Arrest of Lenoir Woman in Hickory

More information has been released in the arrest of 34-year-old Angela Renee Dula of Bee Mountain Road in Lenoir. She was arrested by Hickory Police at 2:30 Friday morning (March 19) on two counts of felony possession of a schedule…

Two Face Felony Meth Charges in Caldwell County

44-year-old Christopher Ronald Thomas Perkins of Friendship Street in Lenoir and 43-year-old Crystal Michelle Bridges of Phillips Drive in Kings Mountain were both arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (March 19). Perkins was charged with felony counts of possession…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offense

24-year-old Taryn Laraine Long of Union Grove Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (March 19) by Hudson Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and two counts of probation violation. Long was detained in the…

No New COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Hickory Metro, Hospitalizations Drop In Catawba County: Monday Morning Update

According to the most recent reports, no additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in the Hickory Metro. The most recent update from Catawba County Public Health showed a reduction in hospitalizations. According to Friday’s (March 19) update there were…

Stolen Vehicle, Drug Charges Filed Against Man Arrested By Hickory Police

43-year-old James Fletcher Smith, whose address was not listed, was arrested Sunday (March 21) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, and probation violation. In addition, Smith is…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

35-year-old Austin Byron Locke of 27th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (March 20) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor simple possession of…

Vale Man Charged With Break-in, Domestic Violence Counts In Catawba County

30-year-old Christopher Michael Trivette of Mull Road in Vale was arrested Friday (March 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure. In addition, Trivette is charged with misdemeanor counts…

Four Suspects Face Felony Charges In Connection To Business Break-in

30-year-old Rashadd Montell Hill of Dudley, N.C., 27-year-old Damon Jaquan Gresham of Concord, N.C., and 22-year-old Chamodd Jamek Clagon of Greenville, N.C., were all were all arrested by Statesville Police Officers and charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle,…

Forgery Charges Filed Against Hudson Man

39-year-old Daniel Sherman King of Circle Drive in Hudson was arrested Thursday (March 18) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of forgery of an instrument and uttering a forged instrument. King was brought to the Caldwell…

Claremont Woman Faces Extradition to S.C.

33-year-old Sheala Diane Layell of Shook Road in Claremont was served a felony fugitive warrant by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (March 18). She has been in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility since November of last year for felony accessory…

Lenoir Man Charged With Financial Card Crimes

25-year-old Jacob Elijah Miller of Turtle Dove Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (March 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of financial card theft and financial card fraud. Miller was brought to the Caldwell County…

Area Schools Systems To Return To More In-Person Instruction

During a special meeting called this week the Catawba County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the return of grades 6-12 to “Plan A.” Beginning April 12, all grades K-12 will be attending Monday through Thursday, keeping Friday as a…

Suspects Remain On Area County’s Most Wanted List

Authorities in Iredell County continue to seek suspects on the most wanted list. 44-year-old Tiffin Maurica Hill is charged with the sale of methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth. The last known address for Hill…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

35 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday (March 18) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 17,541. One coronavirus-associated death was reported Thursday, increasing the total to 291. There were 27 people hospitalized. 35 new cases of the…

Hickory Police Charge Lenoir Woman With Meth, Cocaine Possession

34-year-old Angela Renee Dula of Bee Mountain Road in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of cocaine, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dula was…

Police Say Man Altered Rifle To Look Like Nerf Gun, Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

35-year-old Damien Alonzo Burch of Catawba was arrested Wednesday (March 17) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of cocaine and mushrooms along with a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. On Wednesday, Narcotics Investigators…

Bank Robbed In Newton, Suspect Sought

A bank robbery in Newton is under investigation. Thursday (March 18) shortly after 3:00 p.m. the Newton Police Department responded to Truist/BB&T at 12 North Main Avenue. Upon arrival, officers were advised that a suspect entered the bank and presented…

Conover Woman Arrested on Stolen Vehicle Charge

34-year-old Crystal Bryan Cruz of Emmanuel Church Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at 3:10 Tuesday afternoon (March 16) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle. Cruz was arrested after Officers responded to a business…

Section Of Hickory Roadway To Be Resurfaced Next Week

Next Monday (March 22) the City of Hickory will begin resurfacing 16th Avenue NW between Fourth Street Drive NW and Sixth Street NW. The work will be completed in sections, allowing the roadway to remain open for traffic with flaggers…

Two Suspects Charged In Connection To Statutory Rape Investigation

18-year-old Josue Vargas Isaias of Wilkesboro and 56-year-old Eloa Garcia Audon of Taylorsville were arrested Wednesday (March 17) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Isaias is charged with felony statutory rape of a person 13 to 15-years-old. Audon is charged with…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

24-year-old Triston Jay Gibson of Pine Street in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (March 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Gibson was brought…

Cell Phone Left At Scene Of Crime Results In Arrest Of Catawba County Man On Break-in Charges

25-year-old Tyler James Angel of Conover was arrested Tuesday (March 16) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering along with misdemeanor counts of breaking and entering and injury…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: 11% Of Catawba Residents Vaccinated, Zero Cases Reported In Alexander County

16 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday (March 17) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 17,506. Two coronavirus-associated deaths were reported Wednesday, lifting the total to 290. Hospitalizations fell to 27. According to Wednesday’s update, 11% of…

Vale Man Arrested On Catawba County Drug, Stolen Goods Charges

25-year-old Kenneth Tyler Lane Childers of Pheasent Road in Vale was arrested Wednesday (March 17) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of stolen goods, interfere with an electronic monitoring device, and three counts of…

Hickory Police Arrest Man On Heroin Charge

37-year-old Brandon Cadelt Clouse, whose address was not listed, was arrested Wednesday (March 17) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin. Clouse was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,500 bond. A District Court appearance…

Drive-By Shooting Under Investigation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting where shots were fired into an occupied dwelling and into a vehicle parked in the driveway. Deputies were dispatched to the residence in the 400 block of Long Meadow Lane in…

Hickory Woman Charged with Motor Vehicle Theft

31-year-old Brittany Kaye Evans of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early last Friday morning (March 12) on one felony count each of breaking & entering a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, and…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

29-year-old Victoria Leigh Miller of 23rd Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (March 14) on one felony count of trafficking in methamphetamine and misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule IV controlled…

Felony Larceny Charge Filed In Burke County Arrest

38-year-old Denard Anthony Blakeney was arrested Tuesday (March 16) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony larceny of chose in action. Blakeney was arrested shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday and placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

29-year-old Jordan O’Neal Shade of North Davis Avenue in Hickory was arrested today (March 17) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Shade was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond.…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense In Catawba County

22-year-old Coty Alan White of Baton Church Road in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (March 16) by Hickory Police Officers. White is charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver counterfeit controlled substance. White was confined in…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Break-in, Theft Offenses

43-year-old Daniel Wayne Wood, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Tuesday (March 16) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen…

Zero COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported Once Again In Hickory Metro: Wednesday Morning Update

There were zero COVID-19-related deaths reported once again in the Hickory Metro on Tuesday (March 16). In Catawba County, 38 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, increasing the total to 17,490, with 288 deaths. Hospitalizations remained at 28. 14…

Local Boards Meet In Regular Session This Week

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (March 16). Minutes, second readings, and consent agenda were all unanimously approved. Hickory Police Chief Thurman Whisnant presented information about the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project. In addition Hickory…

Hickory Police Arrest Hudson Woman On Drug Charges

36-year-old Sherry Lynn Schwab of Baird Drive in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintain a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance.…

Hiddenite Man Faces String Of Charges Following Reported Vehicle Chase In Alexander County

42-year-old Marty Joe Bryan of Hiddenite was arrested Saturday (March 13) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and flee to elude…

Man On Burke Most Wanted List Arrested By Hickory Police

A man wanted in Burke County has been arrested by authorities in Catawba County. 42-year-old Jesse James Goin of 4th Street Place SW in Hildebran was arrested Saturday (March 13) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with two counts of…

Meth Possession Among Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

24-year-old Darren Curtis Parrish of 24th Street NE in Hickory was arrested today (March 16) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Parrish is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce.…

Statesville Man Arrested on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

46-year-old Kenneth Lorenzo Wright of Rita Avenue in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance (cocaine); possession with intent to sell or…

Taylorsville Resident Charged With 27 Counts Of Sexual Exploitation

20-year-old Mario Mendoza Cazarez of Taylorsville was arrested Monday (March 15) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with 27 felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The charges stem from an ongoing investigation of approximately six months…

Lenoir Man Faces Felony Firearms Charge; More

29-year-old Xavier Dontay Dula of Frontier Way in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday for felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor counts of attempted breaking & entering and making a threatening phone call. He was…

Suspect In Attempted Burglary Early This Morning Sought By Authorities

Authorities are requesting help in finding a suspect in a crime committed earlier today (March 16). Early this morning a male suspect attempted to enter a residence on Hill Farm Road in Northern Iredell County. The man pried open a…

Hickory Woman Charged With Heroin Possession

29-year-old Alesia Paulette Killian-Hull of 1st Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (March 14) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of heroin and obtaining property by false pretense. Killian-Hull was also charged with simple…

Newton Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Trespassing

36-year-old Joshua Alan Ruch of West 1st Street in Newton was arrested today (March 16) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and second-degree trespassing. Ruch was incarcerated in…

Zero COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Hickory Metro Over The Weekend: Tuesday Morning Update

Zero COVID-19-related deaths were reported over the weekend in Catawba County, leaving the total at 288. There were 69 new cases of the coronavirus reported between Friday (March 12) and Monday (March 15), increasing the total to 17,452. 28 people…

More Information Released In Arrest Of Fugitive On Child Sex Charges

More information has been released in connection to the arrest of a fugitive from Hickory who was wanted in Rowan County for alleged child-sex crimes. We first reported on this case last Friday (March 12). Late last Thursday night (March…

Man Arrested After Officers Reportedly Find Him In Possession Of Meth

36-year-old Matthew Joe Propst of Pealot Drive in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). According to information released Monday (March 15), on March 5, 2021, Burke County…

Burke County Man Charged With Felony Offenses Following Reported Chase With Police

41-year-old Jimmy Frank Peeler of Rhoney Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Friday (March 12) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, speeding to elude arrest, possession of a…

Maiden Woman Charged With Meth Possession, Resisting Officer

36-year-old Allison Boyd Collins of Sunrise Avenue in Maiden was arrested Sunday (March 14) by Maiden Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, resisting a public officer, and failure to appear on counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession…

Hickory Man Arrested on Warrant from Wisconsin

29-year-old Jeffrey Lee Vang of 10th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (March 12) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Vang is wanted by the Wisconsin Department…

Newton Police Arrest Man On Felony Drug Charges Following Search Of Home

34-year-old Octavis Laza Williams was arrested Thursday (March 11) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking, opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I and II controlled substance, possession of a…

Lenoir Woman Faces Felony Meth Charges

50-year-old Amy Brown Thomas of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Friday (March 12) for felony possession of methamphetamine. She was also charged with failure to appear and with one misdemeanor count of simple possession of…

Lenoir Woman Arrested for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

22-year-old Miasiah Leigh Brown of Wilson Street N.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Saturday (March 13) for felony speeding to elude arrest. Following her arrest, Brown was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at…

Newton Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

27-year-old Caleb Westley Ward of Holly Springs Drive in Newton was arrested today (March 15) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Conover Police Department. The Sheriff’s Office charged Ward with two counts of possession of a…

No New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Caldwell Friday, No Deaths Reported In Hickory Metro: Monday Morning Update

The most recent update from Catawba County Public Health, which was issued Friday (March 12) showed 18 new cases of COVID-19, increasing the total to 17,383. The coronavirus-related death total remained at 288 and there were 24 people hospitalized. Catawba…

Granite Falls, Hickory Men Charged With Break-in, Drug Counts

28-year-old Christopher Lee Eric Watson of Sawmills School Road in Granite Falls and 57-year-old Jonathan Wayne Willis, Sr. of Cape Hickory Road in Hickory were arrested Sunday (March 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with felony…

Assault Charged Filed Against Man Arrested By Catawba County Sheriff’s Office

28-year-old Jimmy Robles of East North Carolina Highway 150 in Denver was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure, assault…

Newton Man Charged With Break-in, Burglary Related Offenses

55-year-old Stephen Lewis Norman of Clarks Creek Circle in Newton was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with breaking and/or entering and possession of burglary tools. Norman was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (March…

Additional Details Released In Connection To Drug Trafficking Arrests

More information has been released in connection to the arrests of two suspects in a drug case. 20-year-old Tesla Amber Ledford of Mountain Grove Road in Hickory and 36-year-old Summer Michelle Coleman of West Highland Avenue in Granite Falls were…

Hickory Man Charged Wanted On Sex Offense Charges Arrested In Alexander County

A fugitive from Hickory who is wanted in Rowan County for alleged child-sex crimes was arrested late Thursday night (March 11) in Alexander County. Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 32-year-old Maynor Javier Yanez Basquez during a traffic check-point on Millersville…

Hickory Man Again Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Georgia

40-year-old Roger Junior Ussery of 14th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:45 Tuesday night (March 9) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Ussery is wanted by the Columbia…

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Man Arrested By Burke County Authorities

55-year-old James Marvin Benham was arrested Thursday (March 11) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule I and possession of schedule II controlled substances. Benham was placed in jail in Morganton under $21,000…

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Parole Violation

37-year-old Justin Ryan Day of Sharon Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (March 11) by Probation and Parole Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place…

Buncombe County Man Arrested On Felony Charges From Caldwell County

32-year-old Joseph Luke Dunn of the Buncombe County community of Arden, N.C. was arrested Thursday (March 12) by authorities in Haywood County on charges from Caldwell County. Dunn is charged with four felony counts of alter or destroy motor vehicle…

Spring Forward This Weekend, Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday Morning

Eastern Standard Time ends this weekend and that means an extra hour of daylight in the evening. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday (March 14). Set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night (March…

Zero COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported Again In Hickory Metro, New Cases In Single-Digits In Caldwell, Burke: Friday Morning Update

For the second straight day, there were no COVID-19-related deaths reported in the Hickory Metro. Catawba County Public Health reported 31 new cases Thursday (March 11), increasing the total to 17,365, with 288 deaths. There were 24 people hospitalized. Four…

Two Suspects Charged With Cocaine Trafficking

31-year-old Matthew Matias-Gonzalez of Elmira, New York, and 42-year-old Odalis Gonzalez of Manchester, New Hampshire, were arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of trafficking cocaine by possession and transport, possession with intent to sell…

Maiden Man Charged With Meth Trafficking

35-year-old Toney Ray Jones of Wellsby Court in Maiden was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. In addition, Jones is charged with failure to appear on counts of…

Claremont Man Arrested On Break-in, Drug Charges

36-year-old Brandon Philip Partin of Bolick Road in Claremont was arrested Thursday (March 11) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny after breaking & entering, possession of stolen goods, and maintain a vehicle, dwelling, or place…

Dallas, N.C. Woman Charged with Child Abduction

26-year-old Amanda Jean Redmon of Yates Street in Dallas, N.C. has been arrested and charged with felony child abduction. On Wednesday (March 10), the Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office took a call regarding a situation involving a mother who was not…

Statesville Man Charged with Assault with Deadly Weapon

29-year-old Joseph Anthony Highfill of Rumple Hill Drive in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police just before 9 p.m. on March 5 on three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Highfill was arrested in…

Morganton Man Arrested On Felony Drug Charge

46-year-old Jonathan Wayne Loven of Silver Creek Road in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (March 10) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to mnaufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Loven was brought to the…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

34-year-old Travis Wayne Townsend of South Haven Drive in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (March 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and attempt to obtain property by false…

New Traffic Pattern Announced In Section Of Hickory

In the coming days, a new traffic pattern will be implemented for the City Walk roundabout located at the intersection of Main Avenue NE and Second Avenue NE in Hickory. Drivers need to exercise caution when approaching and traveling through…

Asheville Man Charged With Felony Drug & Weapon Offenses In Caldwell County

37-year-old Reco Lamar Mosley of Asheville was arrested Wednesday (March 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, speeding to elude arrest, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Mosley was…

Hickory Metro Counties Report Zero COVID-19-Associated Deaths Wednesday: Thursday Morning Update

No COVID-19-related deaths were reported once again Wednesday (March 10) in the Hickory Metro. Catawba County Public Health is still reporting 288 total deaths. There were 27 new cases of the coronavirus reported in Catawba County, increasing the total to…

Hickory, Granite Falls Residents Charged With Meth Trafficking

20-year-old Tesla Amber Ledford of Mountain Grove Road in Hickory and 36-year-old Summer Michelle Coleman of West Highland Avenue in Granite Falls were arrested Wednesday (March 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Both…

Update Given On Roads Affected By November, 2020 Flooding

Flooding on November 12, 2020, caused 16 Alexander County roads to be closed for repairs. As of the most recent update, which was presented at this month’s Alexander County Commissioners meeting, 13 roads were still closed. The update was given…

Newton Man Indicted On Firearm Charges

32-year-old Jesse Barnett Steward of 10th Street in Newton was arrested Wednesday (March 10) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. Steward was incarcerated in the…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses

40-year-old James Kelly Lynch of Section House Road in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (March 10) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Lynch is charged on a bill…

Two Men Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charges

35-year-old Anthony James Hartsell of Rocky Robert Lane in Granite Falls and 31-year-old Michael Ray Walker of Cape Hickory Road in Hickory were both arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:25 Monday night (March 8). They were each charged with…

Man Arrested By Burke Authorities On Felony Break-in, Fugitive Charges

29-year-old Justin Shane Perkins was arrested Monday (March 8) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering to automobiles, trailers, boats, aircraft, or watercraft. In addition, Perkins is charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive…

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Hickory for Heroin & Meth

33-year-old John William Crump, III of Premier Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6:40 p.m. on March 1 on felony counts of possession of schedule I & II controlled substances, along with one misdemeanor count…

Hickory Man Charged with Failure to Appear for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

49-year-old Reginald Mott Little of 12th Street Court S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:35 last Saturday afternoon (March 6). He was charged with two counts each of twice failing to appear in court on charges…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

46-year-old Gary Lawson Greer, Jr. of Blue Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 9) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and failure to appear on a count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Greer…

Granite Falls Residents Arrested On Felony Charges

24-year-old Kennedy Stuart Jones, 61-year-old David Wayne Snipes, and 29-year-old Amber Ruby Jean Snipes, all of the same Helton Road, Granite Falls, address, were arrested Tuesday (March 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Jones is charged with felony obtaining property…

Hickory Man Charged With Being No-Show In Court To Answer To Multiple Allegations

49-year-old Wilfred Greg Earls of Bowman Lowman Avenue in Hickory was arrested this morning (March 10) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of second-degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering, habitual felon, and…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall To Zero In Burke County: Wednesday Morning Update

Catawba County Public Health once again reported no COVID-19-related deaths Tuesday (March 9), leaving the total at 288. 21 new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 17,307. There were 22 people hospitalized…

Fire Breaks Out At Alexander County Daycare Facility

39 children and nine adults were evacuated after fire broke out at a daycare facility Tuesday afternoon (March 9) in Alexander County. Shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Stony Point, Hiddenite, Vashti, Taylorsville, and Ellendale Fire Departments responded to Small Hands…

Taylorsville Man Among Four Suspects Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

44-year-old Webb Massey King of Frank Smith Mobile Home Park in Taylorsville, 28-year-old Eugenio Mata Carbajal and 28-year-old Eva Mata Carbajal, both of the same Statesville address, and 26-year-old Amanda Christine Wolowitz of Ch