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Hickory Woman Charged with Habitual Larceny

49-year-old Yuronna Jamell Bonds of South Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (May 26) for felony habitual larceny. She is accused of shoplifting various items from a store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. The stolen…

Break-In at Denver T-Mobile Store Under Investigation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a break-in and the theft of cell phones from the T-Mobile store on Cross Center Drive in Denver. Deputies were dispatched to the break-in at about 2:40 a.m. yesterday (May 26). Officers found the…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory for Felony Failure to Appear

24-year-old Shane Tyrell Stenson of Dogwood Street in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday (May 25) for felony failure to appear. He was taken into custody without incident at about 8:20 Wednesday night at an apartment complex on 1st…

Stolen Property Charge Filed Against Stony Point Man

33-year-old Damian Andrew Levan of Stony Point was arrested Tuesday (May 27) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of stolen property. Levan turned himself into authorities and was later released on an unsecured bond of $50,000.…

Felony Larceny Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested In Iredell County

70-year-old Walter Glenn Leonard was arrested May 23 by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with three counts of felony larceny. Leonard was incarcerated in the Iredell County Detention Center under $6,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled…

Meth & Marijuana Charges Filed Against Suspect

42-year-old Michael Shane Messina was arrested May 21 by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor probation violation. Messina was incarcerated in the Iredell County Detention Center under…

B & E And Safecracking Charges Filed Against Suspect

30-year-old Kenneth David Colten McCleese was arrested May 22 by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and safecracking. He was arrested just after 3:30 p.m. on May 22 at an address on Bethesda…

Man Arrested In Iredell County For Allegedly Fleeing From Police

27-year-old Christopher Berryman was arrested May 24 by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. In addition, Berryman is charged with abandonment or nonsupport of a child, two counts of failure…

Woman Jailed In Alexander County For Being No-Show In Court

41-year-old Nicole Ryan Stein was arrested Thursday (May 26) by authorities in Alexander County. She’s charged with failure to appear. Stein was previously charged in Alexander County with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor resisting a public…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Woman Arrested In Burke County

44-year-old Tonya Loretta Biggerstaff was arrested Wednesday (May 25) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Biggerstaff was arrested at approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at an address on Mill Race Road in…

Man Charged With Firearm Offense

39-year-old Ashley Sylvester Butler was arrested Thursday (May 26) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of a weapon by a felon and misdemeanor driving while impaired. Butler was arrested shortly after midnight Thursday morning and placed…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Suspect Arrested By Burke County Authorities

30-year-old Richard Corey Crowder was arrested Thursday (May 26) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Crowder was arrested shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday and placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000…

Travel Expected To Increase On N.C. Roads This Memorial Day Weekend Compared To 2021

This holiday weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and many people will kick it off with a road trip. AAA predicts nearly 1.2 million North Carolinians will travel at least 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense, Trespassing

32-year-old Scott Michael Detter of 24th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (May 23) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with two misdemeanor counts of second-degree trespass and one misdemeanor…

Newton Man Charged With Failing To Appear On Firearm, Vehicle Break-in Counts

39-year-old Patrick Steven Shuford of Preach Drive in Newton was arrested Thursday (May 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of felony probation violation, possession of a firearm by a felon, break or…

Detectives Seeking Leads in Woman’s Disappearance Eight Years Ago

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives continue to search for Toasha Nicole Rice (a.k.a. Nkki Green). On May 26, 2014, Ms. Rice left a friend’s home on Eaker Road, got into a black four-door sedan with an unidentified white woman, and vanished.…

Lenoir, Morganton Residents Charged With Meth Possession

23-year-old Kelsey Jewel Hall of SW Falcon Court in Lenoir and 40-year-old Michael Scott Skelton of N.C. 18/U.S. 64 in Morganton were arrested Wednesday (May 25) by Lenoir Police Officers. They’re each charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Bond for…

Two Men Arrested on Felony Meth Charges in Caldwell

41-year-old Thomas Harrison Ford of McCrary Creek Road in Lenoir and 26-year-old Dakota Chad Byrd of Poovey’s Chapel Church Road in Hudson were both arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (May 25). They were each charged with felony possession…

Hickory Woman Again Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

31-year-old Elizabeth Nicole Pearson of 7th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday (May 20) on felony counts of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver…

Granite Falls Man Arrested by H.P.D. for Robbery with a Knife

61-year-old Clayton Eugene Darr of Victorian Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday (May 20) on one felony count of common law robbery and one misdemeanor count of communicating threats. He was also charged with three…

Felony Drug Charges Lodged Against Granite Falls Man

48-year-old Jerry Dean Coffey of Peachtree Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (May 25) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule IV…

Claremont Man Charged With Soliciting By Computer, Kidnapping

23-year-old Alexander Ger Herr of Kirby Street in Claremont was arrested Wednesday (May 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with solicit by computer and first-degree kidnapping. Herr was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $9,000 bond.…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Embezzling From Church

79-year old Jerry Mayes of Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday (May 25) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony embezzlement. Mayes, a church deacon at the New Zion Baptist Church, is charged with taking money from that house of worship.…

Hickory Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

55-year-old Tamera Lynn Powell of 21st Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (May 25) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Powell was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Woman Stopped In Stolen Vehicle Charged With Drug Offenses

47-year-old Christine Mays of Hobbs Lane in Mooresville was arrested Tuesday (May 24) by Troutman Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession of meth,…

Two Arrested in Burke County on Felony Meth Charges

39-year-old Sonny Carvin Hefner of Bridges Avenue in Hildebran and 32-year-old Krystal Pauline Boggs of Rhodhiss Road in Connelly Springs have both been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.…

Hickory Man Charged with Habitual Larceny

52-year-old Robert Christopher Noe of 1st Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday (May 20) on a felony count of habitual larceny. He was charged in connection to a larceny at a business address on Main…

Driver in Fatal Collision Charged with Multiple Violations

32-year-old Michael Leon Travis of Claremont has been charged with driving while license revoked, a seatbelt violation, a child restraint violation, a registration violation, an insurance violation, an inspection violation, and unsafe tires. He was charged in connection to a…

Catawba County’s Farmers Market To Return In June

Catawba County Public Health’s Farmers Market is returning for its 10th season on June 2, offering fresh produce from local farmers and activities for people of all ages. With ripe summer crops like tomatoes, squash and zucchini, beans, peaches and…

Catawba Man Indicted On Charge Of Failing To Report New Address

31-year-old Anthony Shawn Cardwell of Rollings Drive in Catawba was arrested Monday (May 23) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a bill of indictment with felony failure to report a new address as a sex offender. Cardwell is…

Hickory Man Charged With Burglary And Assault

41-year-old Michael Stephen Terry of 5th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (May 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree burglary, assault on a female, and communicating threats. Terry was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Maiden Man Jailed On Felony Assault Charge

23-year-old Johnny Rico Reid of Innes Lane in Maiden was arrested Tuesday (May 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury and misdemeanor domestic violence protection order violation. Reid was incarcerated in the…

Suspect In Robbery Sought By Authorities

The Morganton Department of Public Safety is looking for a suspect in an armed robbery committed early Monday (May 24). The Shop and Save #4 on West Fleming Drive was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 2:40 a.m. Monday. The suspect…

Land Search & Drone Teams Find Missing Elderly Man in Lincoln County

An elderly man who apparently walked away from his home on Saturday night (May 21) was found Sunday night in a wooded area on Mary Ester Modlin Trail in Iron Station. The 80-year-old man (who has dementia) was reported missing…

Conover Police Arrest Tennessee Man on Fugitive Warrant

24-year-old Trevor Cole Bolling of Bristol, Tennessee was arrested by Conover Police Sunday (May 22) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Bolling is wanted by the Bristol Police Department in Sullivan County, Tennessee for…

New Park Officially Opens In Alexander County

A new park was officially opened earlier this month in Alexander County. A large crowd attended the grand opening and concert at the new Alexander County Courthouse Park on May 15. The event began with a dedication ceremony with remarks…

Alexander County Budget Presented, Tax Decrease Proposed

County Manager Rick French presented the proposed 2022-2023 budget to the Alexander County Board of Commissioners at the May 16 meeting. The proposed budget includes a four cent property tax decrease, which would lower the tax rate to 75 cents…

CVCC SkillsUSA Chapter Honored

For the sixth-straight year, the Catawba Valley Community College SkillsUSA chapter has been honored as a Model of Excellence. CVCC was one of 24 programs across the entire United States to receive this recognition. This annual SkillsUSA Models of Excellence…

Vacant Building In Hickory Damaged Due To Fire

Extensive damage is reported as a result of a fire in Hickory. Shortly after 4 a.m. Monday (May 23), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 754 18th Street NE. On arrival, firefighters reported a…

Therapy Dog To Become Part Of Paramedic Team

Always looking for ways to better serve her patients and clients, Community Paramedic Tara Swanson recommended adding a therapy dog to their team. Once she had permission to move forward, Swanson worked with Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement Division to…

Granite Falls Teenager Jailed On Felony Charges

18-year-old Nora Marie Rivera of Trinity Place in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (May 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny by employee and aid & abet larceny. Rivera was confined in the Caldwell…

Hickory Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Offenses In Caldwell County

20-year-old Daravan Rayshawn Stokley of 17th Avenue in Hickory was arrested Monday (May 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession of stolen property. Stokley was incarcerated…

Assault Charges Filed Against Suspect Arrested Monday

46-year-old Mark Anthony Cavazos was arrested Monday (May 23) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with assault by strangulation, assault by pointing a gun, assault on a female, and interfere with emergency communication. Cavazos was placed in the Alexander…

Fugitives From Missouri Jailed In Alexander County

38-year old Robert Wayne Nall of Taylorsville and 45-year-old Brandy Nichole McMullin of Poplar Bluff, Missouri were arrested last Thursday (May 19) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects were apprehended on fugitive warrants. Last Thursday, after responding to the…

Missing Teen Caldwell County Teen Found [UPDATED 02:00 p.m.]

[NOTE: According to the Sheriff’s Facebook page, Ms. Patterson was located today (05/24)] Caldwell County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for a missing teenager, 16-year-old Jasalin Nicole Patterson. She is a white female, 5’4″, with brown hair and brown eyes. Ms.…

Claremont Man Dies In Monday Morning Wreck

A man was killed in a crash earlier today (May 23) in Catawba County. The deceased is a 77-year-old Claremont man. At approximately 8:15 a.m. today, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Oxford School Road at the intersection…

Alexander County Crash Results In Fatality

A Wilkes County man was killed in an Alexander County crash Sunday (May 22) and a Catawba County resident has been charged in the wreck. The deceased is 66-year-old James Wallace Thompson of Wilkesboro. Sunday at approximately 7:55 p.m., the…

Hickory Man Arrested on B&E and Larceny Warrants from Two Counties [EDITED to correct court date 05:45 p.m.]

44-year-old Shane Allen Longshore of 11th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (May 19) on a pair of outstanding felony warrants. He was served with bills of indictment for breaking & entering, larceny after breaking…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offense

27-year-old Alayna Brooke Gragg of Wheeler Street in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (May 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Gragg was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District…

Gastonia Man Charged With Larceny, Stolen Property Offenses By Hudson PD

32-year-old Joshua Lee Miller of Gastonia was arrested Saturday (May 21) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen property. Miller was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond.…

Highway Patrol To Hold Event Tuesday In Catawba County

Travel throughout North Carolina is expected to increase over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. In an effort to promote traffic safety, reduce collisions, and prevent traffic-related injuries and fatalities, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (SHP) is conducting a special…

Hickory Police Report Arrest Of Woman For Second Time In Less Than Two Weeks

47-year-old Cynthia Louise Harris, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Saturday (May 21) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and second-degree trespass. Harris was also arrested May 9 by Hickory Police…

Man Charged In Connection To Fatal Shooting

34-year-old Marcus Nathaniel Mack was arrested Thursday (May 19) by Statesville Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. He’s charged in connection to the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Breyon De’Andre Tucker of Statesville. Mr. Tucker was found…

Man Charged With Felony For Alleged Chop Shop Activity

56-year-old Todd Allen Lail of Maiden was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with chop shop activity, a Class G Felony. In early April, 2022, investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division received information concerning…

Two Men Charged With Stolen Vehicle, Drug Offenses

59-year-old Allen Goodman, Jr. and 50-year-old Kenneth Donnell Gregory, both of Charlotte, were arrested Friday (May 20) by Troutman Police Officers. Goodman is charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of schedule II controlled…

Nightly Closures Scheduled Starting Tonight At I-40/U.S. 321 In Catawba County

N.C. Department of Transportation officials have scheduled nightly lane closures starting today (May 22) for a maintenance project at the Interstate 40/U.S. 321 interchange in Catawba County. Beginning tonight, the collector bridge for I-40 West and U.S. 321 South will…

Man Killed In Lake Hickory Incident Saturday

A Caldwell County man was killed on Lake Hickory after being thrown from a boat early Saturday morning (May 22). The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has confirmed the death of 36-year-old Terry Josh Fowler of Granite Falls. Fowler, who…

Suspect Arrested in Theft of Generators in Lincoln & Iredell Counties

47-year-old Christopher Mark Beeler of Charlotte has been charged in connection to the May 15 theft of a generator from a store in Denver, N.C. The theft was reported by WHKY Wednesday (May 18). In Lincoln County, Beeler was charged…

Alexander County Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

44-year-old Tony Mark Stout of Hiddenite was arrested Thursday (May 19) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Stout reportely led police on a vehicle chase Thursday. Following the arrest Stout…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle, Meth Offenses

34-year-old Lashaun Diantea Ellis of Nuway Circle in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 19) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Ellis was jailed in the Caldwell County…

Conover Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Failure To Appear

36-year-old Austin Byron Locke of 27th Street NE in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on highway violations. Locke was placed in the Catawba County…

Hickory Woman Jailed On Drug, Stolen Goods Charges

37-year-old Jennifer Bunn Beatty who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen goods, felony probation violation, and failure to appear…

Lenoir Man Sentenced In Federal Case For Illegal Sale Of Firearm

On Thursday (May 19) U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced 57-year-old Edward Clyde Ledford of Lenoir to probation and home detention for the illegal sale of a firearm. Ledford is identified in a news release issued by the U.S.…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession, Vehicle Break-in

27-year-old Cody Allen Rice of Pineburr Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (May 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and breaking and entering to a motor vehicle along with misdemeanor counts…

Suspect Arrested On String Of Drug Charges Following Month-Long Investigation

35-year-old Stanley Kinston Edwards of West Highview Lane in Lincolnton was arrested Wednesday (May 18) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking fentanyl by possession and transport, possession with intent to sell & deliver schedule…

Wreck Claims Life Of Conover Man

A Catawba County man was killed in a crash in Iredell County. The deceased is 33-year-old Joey Daniel Mitzel of Conover. At approximately 5:40 p.m. Wednesday (May 18) the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Rimrock Road near Cartner…

Five Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in Troutman

39-year-old Joshua Albert Brown, 51-year-old James Bryant Caudill, 47-year-old June Jerome Renegar, and 53-year-old Ronald Philip Dulin, all from the same address on Lipe Road in Troutman, along with 51-year-old David Todd Watson of Miller Farm Road in Statesville have…

Local High School Students Compete In CVCC “Shark Tank” Competition

Catawba Valley Community College held its Spring Shark Tank Competition for local high school students on May 5 at CVCC’s Workforce Solutions Complex, with students presenting and pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges. The first place winner…

Lenoir Man Charged With Offense Connected To Criminal Evidence

50-year-old Lester Cadell Little of Willow Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (May 18) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony alter, steal, or destroy criminal evidence and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Little was brought to the Caldwell…

Hickory Man Jailed This Morning On Heroin Possession Charge

31-year-old Terrance Michael Blevins of 31st Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Blevins was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (May 19)…

Suspect In Murder Of Woman At Hickory Business Appears In Court

A Taylorsville woman charged with shooting and killing her co-worker at a furniture factory in Hickory last year was back in court Wednesday (May 18). 50-year-old Tangela Louise Parker appeared in Catawba County Superior Court. Defense attorney Victoria Jayne is…

High School Softball Coach Arrested On Indecent Liberties Charge

58-year-old Thomas Patrick Strahan of Cornelius, N.C. was arrested Wednesday (May 18) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. On Tuesday (May 17), staff members of Lake Norman High School notified the Iredell…

Lincoln County Officers Investigate Theft of Generator

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of a generator Sunday from Tractor Supply on Gilman Road in Denver, N.C. Deputies were dispatched shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday (May 15) after an employee reported that a white male had…

Memorial Day Events Planned in Maiden

On Friday, May 27, the Town of Maiden will present an exhibit to honor fallen servicemen from Maiden through their stories and letters. The event will be held at the Paul J. Klutz M.D. Library & Education Center on West…

City Of Hickory Budget Presented At Council Meeting

Hickory City Manager Warren Wood delivered his Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023 Recommended Budget to the Hickory City Council at Tuesday’s (May 17) meeting. The Recommended Budget totals $126,206,168 for all City operations, capital improvements, and debt service requirements for the…

Hickory Woman Indicted On Meth Charge

36-year-old Myranda Dawn Prince of 9th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (May 17) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged on a bill of indictment with possession of methamphetamine. Prince was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Hickory Woman Jailed On Break-in Charges

42-year-old Christina Len Hedrick of 18th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (May 17) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Hedrick was jailed in the Catawba…

Suspects Charged With Cocaine, Heroin Trafficking Following Traffic Stop

33-year-old Dorian Michael Morgan and 27-year-old Britney Nicole Cantrell, both of Morganton, were arrested last Saturday (May 14) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with two counts apiece of trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in heroin. Morgan is…

2022 Primary Election Results: Final

Election results for selected contests in Hickory Metro (**indicates winner(s) of race) Mayor — City of Hickory (top two advance) Final Tally – 21 of 21 Precincts Reporting **Hank Guess   75.26% **Al Hoover       12.66% Quentae Hill      12.08% Catawba County Commissioner…

Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Budget Presented, Maintains Tax Rate

Catawba County Commissioners met in regular session Monday (May 16). County Manager Mick Berry presented the Recommended Fiscal Year 2022-23 County Budget. The budget, which totals $306,084,992, maintains the current $.575 tax rate. Up next, on May 25, the Board…

Distinguished Alumni Honored By CVCC

Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) has announced its recipients for the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Each year, CVCC recognizes alumni who have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the college and have benefited their communities. Alumni who have been awarded…

Statesville Man Arrested on Felony Crack Cocaine Charge

40-year-old Donnell Fredrick Stribling of 7th Street in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle for the use…

Man Charged In Connection To Break-in, Theft

29-year-old Bradford Kyle Bowlin of the Davidson County town of Linwood was arrested last Thursday (May 12) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, possession of a firearm…

Suspect Jailed For Allegedly Violating Probation

28-year-old Jordan Lance Killian of Taylorsville was arrested last Thursday (May 12) by Probation & Parole Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of probation violation, probation violation out of county, and possession with intent to manufacture sell, and deliver schedule…

Louisiana Man Arrested In Alexander County On Charges From Multiple Jurisdictions

40-year-old Justin Brown of Kentwood, Louisiana was arrested Monday (May 16) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged in Alexander County with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises. Brown was also…

Newton Man Jailed On Rape, Assault Charges

42-year-old Thomas Eugene Ikard of South College Avenue in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree forcible rape, assault by strangulation, resisting a public officer, communicating threats, and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Ikard…

Taylorsville Man Jailed On Drug Charges

49-year-old Tommie Lee Varner of Taylorsville was arrested Sunday (May 15) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises. Varner is also charged with…

Primary Election Today, Races On Ballots Across Hickory Metro

Primary election day is today (May 17) and there are races of local, state, and national interest on the ballots in all of the Hickory Metro counties. The contest for Mayor in the City of Hickory is on the ballot,…

Three Suspects Charged In Taylorsville Robbery Case

25-year old Kristen Ashley Smith of Statesville along with 29-year-old Cody Ben Fox and 42-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Mays, Jr., both of Taylorsville, were arrested Saturday (May 14) by Taylorsville Police Officers. Smith was charged with felony counts of common law…

Granite Falls Man Charged with Speeding to Elude Arrest

23-year-old Tyler Scott Goins of Peachtree Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (May 15) for felony speeding to elude arrest. Goins was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $3,000,…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested for Felony Probation Violation

22-year-old Jaekwon Lemont Staton, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police Friday morning (May 13) for a felony probation violation. Staton is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following an…

Hickory Man Arrested by Caldwell Sheriff’s Officers on Meth Charge

33-year-old Kenneth Blake Clark of Wilkes Grove Church Road in Hickory was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Friday (May 13) for felony possession of methamphetamine. Clark was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Multiple Larceny Counts & Speeding to Elude Arrest

30-year-old Xavier Dontay Dula of Frontier Way N.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Friday (May 13) on felony counts of speeding to elude arrest, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny of a firearm, larceny, possession of…

Grand Opening Scheduled For New Park In Catawba County

Mountain Creek Park, the Catawba County Park System’s newest outdoor destination, will open to the public with a grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 18. The park, which spans 606 acres on the northwestern tip of Lake Norman, is located…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Rape (Updated with more information, 2:02 p.m., 5/16/22)

45-year-old Randall David Mitchell of Taylorsville was arrested Friday (May 13) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony second-degree forcible rape. On Friday, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received information that a sexual assault had occurred at a residence…

Statesville Man Jailed In Catawba County On Drug Charge

60-year-old Stanley Dwayne Shook of Greenland Drive in Statesville was arrested Friday (May 13) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Shook was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond.…

Morganton Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Cocaine, Heroin Trafficking Charges

27-year-old Britney Nicole Cantrell of Ed Bowman Road in Morganton was arrested Sunday (May 15) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts apiece of trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in opium or heroin. In addition, Cantrell…

Primary Election Is Tuesday, Candidates Running For Various Offices Across Hickory Metro

Primary election day is Tuesday (May 17) and there are races of local, state, and national interest on the ballots in all of the Hickory Metro counties. The contest for Mayor in the City of Hickory is on the ballot,…

Joint Investigation Results In Seizure Of Meth, Arrest Of Catawba Man

41-year-old Bobby Lee Fish of Lowrance Road in Catawba was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts apiece of trafficking in methamphetamine and trafficking in opium or heroin, two counts of possession with intent to…

Missing Teenager Sought By Authorities

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Hudson White Trail in Lincolnton Thursday (May 12) in reference to a runaway…

Man Charged With Felony Break-in, Theft Counts

29-year-old Bradford Kyle Bowlin was arrested Thursday (May 12) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Bowlin was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday at an address…

Hickory Woman Charged With Missing Court Date On Drug Count

27-year-old Morgan Marie Canipe of 19th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (May 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on a count of possession of methamphetamine. Canipe was placed in the Catawba County…

Hickory Man Indicted On Felony Drug Charge

25-year-old Darren Curtis Parrish of 24th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (May 11) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a bill of indictment with possession of methamphetamine. Parrish was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Felony Break-in Charge Filed Against Man Arrested Thursday

49-year-old Sean Paul Carswell was arrested Thursday (May 12) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering. Carswell was arrested at 4 p.m. Thursday and placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A District…

Woman Arrested In Morganton On Felony Drug Charge

40-year-old Erica Marie Morgan was arrested Wednesday (May 11) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Morgan was arrested shortly before 1:00 a.m. Wednesday at Exit 104 off Interstate 40 in Morganton.…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Probation Violation Charges

32-year-old Charles Aaron Carr of Weed Lane in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of felony probation violation. Carr is on probation as a result of a conviction in Caldwell…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Abducting Child

54-year-old Jan Annette Main Bryant of Smokey Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony child abduction. Bryant was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $75,000 secured bond.…

Hickory Metro Railroads To Receive Funding

Railroads in the Hickory Metro will be receiving funding for improvements and upgrades. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) the North Carolina Ports Authority and 13 short line railroads will be improving their rail infrastructure thanks to…

Hickory Man Jailed On Felony B & E, Larceny Charges

32-year-old Eric Andrew Collins of 16th Avenue Place NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (May 11) by authorities in Warren County. He’s charged in Catawba County with three felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and…

Mount Holly Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Charges Of Being No-Show In Court

33-year-old Brittany Palmer Seaferd of Mount Holly was arrested Thursday (May 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on counts of felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor larceny.…

Three Suspects Charged In Connection To Law Enforcement Operation Conducted On Interstates

32-year-old Rafael Moreno of Buffalo, New York, 44-year-old Steven Salgado of Bronx, New York, and 30-year-old Brandon O’Lawrence Morten of Atlanta, Georgia were all arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Moreno and Salgado are each charged with felony counts of…

Hickory Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Vehicle

37-year-old Nathan Eugene Densmore of 34th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:20 last night (May 11) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Densmore was taken into custody without…

Sex Offense Charges Filed Against Suspect By Authorities In Lincoln County

38-year-old Gabriel Aaron Bosworth of Land’s End Trail in Alexis, N.C. has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers on two felony counts of statutory sex offense with a child and felony indecent liberties with a minor. He was arrested…

Hickory Man Jailed for Failure to Appear on Assault Charges

33-year-old Joseph Edward Brown III of 18th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday afternoon (May 9) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear. Brown reportedly failed to appear in court on charges of…

Morganton Woman Arrested in Hickory for Habitual Larceny

47-year-old Cynthia Louise Harris of Lake Charles Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police Monday (May 9) for felony habitual larceny. Harris was taken into custody without incident shortly after 11 a.m. Monday at a convenience store on 1st…

Social Media Webinars Scheduled At CVCC For Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

The Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) Small Business Center will present two social media webinars next week to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses in marketing and building their business. Next Tuesday, May 17, the Small Business Center will present “Tips…

Golf Tournament Scheduled To Benefit Domestic Violence Victims

A charity golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, May 20 to assist in the prevention of domestic violence. The Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCCADV) is sponsoring the tournament, which will be held at Lincoln Country Club. The tournament…

More Information Released On Arrests Of Suspects In Caldwell County Drug Case

57-year-old Mark Alexander Hood of Hoods Creek Road, 29-year-old Tera Nichole Harwood of Cobblestone Court, and 30-year-old Jodi Caroline Mitchell of NE Lower Creek Drive, all from Lenoir, were arrested Tuesday (May 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. All three…

Suspect In Church Break-in Apprehended

24-year-old Christian Thomas Hill of Rainhill Drive in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (May 11) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a place of worship and possession of burglary tools along with…

Two from Granite Falls Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charges

41-year-old Jarvis LeDon McCullough and 36-year-old Jessica Marie McMahon, both from the same address on Fence Street in Granite Falls, were arrested by Hickory Police last Friday (May 6). They were each charged with one felony count of maintaining a…

Hickory Man Charged In Connection To Death Of Woman (Updated 5/12/22, 4:09 a.m.)

35-year-old Eddie Dantea Propst of 8th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree murder, assault on a female, and assault by strangulation. Propst is charged in connection to the death of 29-year-old Laura…

Three Suspects Arrested On Felony Drug Charges In Caldwell County

57-year-old Mark Alexander Hood of Hoods Creek Road, 29-year-old Tera Nichole Harwood of Cobblestone Court, and 30-year-old Jodi Caroline Mitchell of NE Lower Creek Drive, all from Lenoir, were arrested Tuesday (May 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. All three…

Man Charged With Meth, Cocaine Offenses Following Traffic Stop

51-year-old Rodney Dean Matlock of Hiddenite was arrested Monday (May 9) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of cocaine, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule III controlled substance,…

Suspect Sought In Connection To Murder Of Conover Woman

The Conover Police Department is searching for a man wanted in the fatal shooting of his wife. 48-year old Donald Ray Hodges has been charged with the murder of 48-year-old Tinikia Hodges of Conover. She was found shot to death…

Suspect Sought in Connection to Church Break-In in Burke County

Burke County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for 24-year-old Christian Thomas Hill of Rainhill Drive in Morganton in connection to a church break-in. Shortly before 2 a.m. today (May 10), Deputies on routine patrol checked a suspicious vehicle in the parking…

Lenoir Man Killed In Vehicle Crash

One person was killed and another was injured in a vehicle crash over the weekend in Caldwell County. Saturday (May 7) shortly after 7 p.m., the Lenoir Police Department responded to a call of a motor vehicle crash with injuries…

Lenoir Woman Arrested On Break-in Charges

27-year-old Kaytlin Michelle James of Old Morganton Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. James…

Hudson Man Charged With Meth Possession

28-year-old Nicholas Dale Brown of Cloer Drive in Hudson was arrested Saturday (May 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Following the arrest, Brown was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000…

Firearm Charge Lodged Against Salisbury Man Arrested By Lenoir PD

23-year-old Michael Anthony Curzi of Crawford Street in Salisbury was arrested Sunday (May 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Curzi was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Catawba County Drug Offense

27-year-old Ashley Marie Hullette of Helton Road in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (May 9) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Hullette was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,000…

Catawba Man Charged With Felony Drug Possession Count

38-year-old Josh Lee Brickey of Browns Chapel Road in Catawba was arrested Saturday (May 7) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a…

Suspect Charged In Connection To Theft Of Equipment

47-year-old Richard Clay Martin of Alexis, N.C. was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged last Wednesday (May 4) with five counts of felony obtaining property by false pretenses, two counts of felony possession of stolen goods or…

One Person Killed in Sunday Morning Accident

One person was killed in an early morning accident yesterday (May 8) in Caldwell County. The deceased is 44-year-old James Darrell Roten of North Wilkesboro. At about 12:40 a.m. Sunday, the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to the crash on…

H.P.D. Investigating Suspicious Death

The Hickory Police Department is investigating a suspicious death. The deceased is 29-year-old Laura Matthews of Hickory. Early Sunday morning (May 8), Hickory Police responded to a residence on 8th Avenue S.E. in Hickory in reference to an injured or…

Man Extradited From Texas To Alexander County To Face Child Porn Charges

25-year-old Luis Mario Solis Rosso of Houston, Texas, was arrested in connection to charges in Alexander County. He’s charged with five felony counts apiece of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and disseminating material harmful to a minor along with…

Hickory Man Arrested for Sex Offenses Against Three Minor Victims

56-year-old Rufus Gregory Jones II of 23rd Street Court N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Friday (May 6) on a felony fugitive warrant. He’s wanted by Detectives with the Miami Gardens Police Department in Miami-Dade County, Florida on…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Felony Drug Charges

37-year-old Brandon Edward Miller of Winhurst Street in Lenoir was arrested Friday (May 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and schedule IV controlled substance and manufacture,…

Georgia Man Charged With Felonious Restraint In Caldwell County

44-year-old Kenneth Lee Whitehead of Social Circle, Georgia, was arrested Friday (May 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felonious restraint and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Whitehead was incarcerated in the Caldwell County…

50+ Sexual Exploitation Charges Lodged against Taylorsville Man [UPDATED 10:50 a.m.]

56-year-old Charles Henson Gates of Taylorsville has been arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with 50 felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one felony count of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The charges…

Update: Silver Alert For Individual Sought By Authorities Called Canceled, Man Found Safe

Early this morning (May 9) the N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, 79-year-old Curtis Lister Truitt, that has been cancelled. Mr. Truitt was found and is reported be safe.  Mr. Truitt was…

Stabbing Death Under Investigation In Hickory

The Hickory Police Department is investigating a stabbing death. Friday (May 6) shortly after 11 p.m., the Hickory Police Department’s Communications Center received a 911 call from a man who said that there was a verbal altercation in progress outside…

Homicide Investigation Underway in Conover

A murder is under investigation in Conover. The deceased is 48-year-old Tinikia Hodges of Conover. Shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday (May 5), Conover Police responded to the 700 block of 2nd Street S.W. in Conover in reference to a deceased…

Hickory Man Charged with Operating Illegal Gaming Machines

47-year-old Rashad Yahya Nasher of Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday (May 4) for felony operating illegal gaming machines. According to Hickory Police, Nasher is the owner of the Lucky 3 Food Mart on 12th Avenue N.E. (Springs Road)…

Local Colleges Form Partnership Creating Residential Opportunities

A partnership between Lenoir-Rhyne University and Catawba Valley Community College will allow CVCC students to live on LR’s campus this fall and participate in student life at a four-year college while also taking classes at CVCC. The program is designed…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Offenses

40-year-old Sterling Dion Dula of Baker Circle in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (May 5) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony uttering a forged instrument. In addition, Dula is charged with failure to appear on misdemeanor counts of…

Conover Police Arrest Ellenboro Man On String Of Charges

24-year-old Joshua Adam Price of Ellenboro, N.C. was arrested Thursday (May 5) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with conspiracy to commit felony larceny, possession of stolen goods or property, injury to property to obtain nonferrous metal, larceny of motor…

Vehicle Theft Charge Lodged Against Hudson Man

49-year-old Christopher Lee Carswell of Kirby Ward Lane in Hudson was arrested today (May 6) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Carswell was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning under $8,500…

Newton Woman Jailed On Conspiracy, Drug Charges

32-year-old Brandy Nicole Childers of Wyoming Street in Newton was arrested Thursday (May 5) by Newton Police Officers. She’s charged with felony conspiracy, possession of controlled substance in jail or prison, and simple possession of schedule III controlled substance. Childers…

Suspects Jailed Under $2M Bonds On Heroin, Cocaine Charges

32-year-old Rafael Angel Moreno and 44-year-old Steven Salgado were arrested Wednesday (May 4) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with two felony counts apiece of trafficking heroin and trafficking cocaine along with single felony counts of possession with…

Suspect Charged With Common Law Robbery

47-year-old Joseph Martin Lancaster was arrested Wednesday (May 4) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony common law robbery and misdemeanor assault on a female by a male over 18 years of age. Martin was arrested shortly before…

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Man Arrested Thursday

30-year-old Brandon O’Lawrence Morten was arrested Thursday (May 5) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule VI controlled substance, possession of schedule I controlled substance and maintaining…

Arrest Made In Connection To April Shooting

32-year-old Tony John Young was arrested Thursday (May 5) by Statesville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon. On…

Lenoir Woman Faces Felony Meth Charge

35-year-old Amanda Irene Andrews of Union Baptist Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (May 4) for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Following her arrest, Andrews was taken to the Caldwell County Detention…

Red Hawk Sculptures Installed At CVCC

Anyone visiting Catawba Valley Community College will notice two new members have arrived and taken flight on the main campus. Two giant bronze Red Hawk sculptures were installed Wednesday on CVCC’s main campus, residing on the columns in the center…

Juvenile Suspects Identified In Case Involving Online Threats At School

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, in its investigation into the threat received by Arndt Middle School, which was reported Wednesday (May 4), has identified two juveniles who are believed to have disseminated that threat via social media.…

Morganton Woman Charged With Meth Possession In Catawba County

35-year-old Amber Dawn Harris of Shuffler Road in Morganton was arrested today (May 5) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Harris was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000…

Series Of Meetings Scheduled To Discuss Future Recreation Needs In Hickory

The City of Hickory is currently working to update its existing parks and recreation master plan to reflect the needs of citizens while also planning for the future. A series of public input meetings will be held at various locations…

Claremont Man Charged With Drug, Gun Offenses

40-year-old Bobby Ray Killian of Circle Drive in Claremont was arrested Wednesday (May 4) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed gun.…

Maiden Resident Charged With Fleeing From Police

33-year-old Austin Sinclair Anthony of Prison Camp Road in Maiden was arrested Wednesday (May 4) by Newton Police Officers. They charged the suspect with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Probation…

More Information Released In Connection To Arrests Of Suspects In Assault, Robbery Case

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office released additional information on the arrests of two suspects in an assault and robbery case, reported earlier this week on WHKY. 39-year-old Shemeka Lanette Little and 43-year-old James Eric Miller, both of Taylorsville, were arrested…

Re-Paving Tomorrow & Friday in Lenoir

Contractors in Lenoir will pave Finley Avenue from Main Street to Arlington Circle tomorrow and Friday (May 5 & 6). Drivers traveling in the area should expect delays. Finley Avenue will not be closed during paving, but travel will be…

Arndt Middle School Evacuated after Receiving Threat

At about 10:25 this morning (May 4), Arndt Middle School’s administration received notification of a possible threat on social media. Law enforcement was immediately called and safety protocols were enacted. The school was evacuated and searched by law enforcement. As…

Hickory Woman Charged With Meth Possession

33-year-old Candace Hurt of 16th Street SE in Hickory was arrested today (May 4) by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with a count of failure to appear for second-degree trespass. Hurt was incarcerated…

Suspects Arrested In Connection To Meth Trafficking Investigation

28-year-old William Ray Tyler Jr. of Mooresville and 46-year-old Brandy Stout Anderson of Lincolnton were arrested last Friday (April 29) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Tyler is charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver…

Yadkin County Man Jailed on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

46-year-old Scottie Wayne Tolbert of Jonesville in Yadkin County, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (May 3) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted by authorities in Greenville County, South Carolina…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Indecent Liberties

44-year-old Mark Dwayne Watson of Hillside Mobile Home Park Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (May 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. Watson was released on $5,000 secured bond. A…

Two Suspects Charged Following Undercover Investigation Into Fentanyl Sales

24-year-old Quinton Payne Palmer Whitesides of Lincolnton and 23-year-old Dale Austin Turnmire of Denver, N.C., were arrested Tuesday (May 3) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Whitesides is charged with eight counts of trafficking schedule I controlled substance (fentanyl), conspiracy to…

Hickory Man Killed In Crash On U.S. 321 Bridge

One person was killed in a crash Tuesday night (May 3) on the U.S. 321 bridge over Lake Hickory. The deceased is 64-year-old Danny Gray Peacock of Hickory. At approximately 7:20 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to…

Drowning Reported at Catawba County Lake [UPDATED TO INCLUDE VICTIM’S IDENTITY 10:05 a.m.]

An 18-year-old female drowned Tuesday (May 3) in a Catawba County lake. The deceased is Zimera Smith of Hickory, who was a student at Hickory High. According to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, Ms. Smith was swimming with a friend…

Granite Falls Man Arrested on Felony B&E Charge

42-year-old Shannon Lee Benfield of Campground Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (May 2) on one felony count of breaking & entering. The case dates back to last year. Benfield was taken into custody without incident…

Hickory Man Charged With Attempted Robbery

45-year-old Albert Morrison of 8th Avenue N.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police on one felony count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and one misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report,…

Hudson Man Charged With Drug Trafficking

36-year-old Brian Keith Greene of Windsong Circle in Hudson was arrested Saturday (April 30) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of traffic in opium or heroin and one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture,…

Hickory Police Seek Missing Man

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man. He is 32-year-old Jesse Rabbat DeRoberts. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Mr. DeRoberts, who is believed to be suffering from…

New County Manager Named In Catawba County

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners has selected Mary Furtado to serve as County Manager beginning July 1, 2022, following the retirement of current County Manager Mick Berry. The announcement was made by Catawba County Board Chair Randy Isenhower following…

Catawba County Emergency Services Receives Award

Catawba County Emergency Services was selected as the North Carolina Public Health Association’s 2021 Partner of the Year for their work alongside Catawba County Public Health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They were recognized at an awards ceremony on April 28…

Taylorsville Residents Charged With Robbery, Assault

39-year-old Shemeka Lanette Little and 43-year-old James Eric Miller, both of Taylorsville, were arrested Monday (May 2) by authorities in Alexander County. Both suspects were charged with felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault inflicting serious bodily…

Catawba Man Charged With Multiple Meth & Heroin Trafficking Counts

41-year-old Bobby Lee Fish of Lowrance Road in Catawba was arrested Monday (May 2) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three counts apiece of trafficking in methamphetamine and trafficking, opium or heroin. Fish is also charged with two…

Authorities In Alexander County Conduct Two-Day Operation That Results In Arrests, Seizure Of Drugs

A drug operation was conducted late last week in Alexander County and it resulted in multiple arrests. Last Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office conducted the two-day initiative which was entitled “Operation April Showers.”…

Runaway Teenager Found Safe

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday night (May 3) that a runaway teenager, 13-year-old Abigail Sears, has been found and is safe. Earlier on Monday, deputies were dispatched to an administrative call concerning a missing 13-year-old girl. The parents…

Caldwell, Alexander Residents Arrested In Connection To Stolen Vehicle

37-year old Raymond Richard Rice of Lenoir and 28-year-old Chelsy Lynn Combs of Stony Point were arrested Sunday (May 1) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects were charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Combs is also…

Lenoir Police Successfully Wrangle Emu

Officers with the City of Lenoir Police Department wrangled an emu over the weekend. A female emu named Kevin showed up on Eastwood Park Drive S.E. Saturday (April 30) and lay down beside a father and his three children. The…

Authorities Seeking Runaway Teen from Lincoln County

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen. She is 13-year-old Abigail Sears. Today (May 2), Deputies took a call concerning the missing girl. Her parents said the teen apparently left the residence…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Fugitive Warrant From Virginia

30-year-old Clinton Gregory Hicks of SW Jason Place in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (May 1) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant. Hicks is wanted in Russell County, Virginia on a count of probation violation. Hicks…

Two Men Face Drug Charges After Reported Chase With Police

40-year-old William Jerome Wilson of Oakwood Court in Iron Station and 21-year-old Nathaniel Ray Maguire of Clearview Lane in Lincolnton were both arrested last Thursday (April 28) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Wilson is charged with three felony counts of…

Two Arrested in Statesville on Felony Drug Charges

32-year-old Devon Joseph Jacquet of Gay Street in Statesville and 25-year-old Melia Anthonia Luckey of Talley Street in Troutman were both arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers last Thursday (April 28) on felony drug charges. Jacquet was charged with two…

Police Requesting Help In Finding Missing Woman

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who was reported missing last Friday (April 29) by her sister who lives in Georgia. 47-year-old Sherry Lee Cornell, has lived at several different locations in…

Weekend Crash Claims Sherrills Ford Man’s Life

A man was killed in a weekend crash in Catawba County. On Saturday (April 30) at approximately 6:25 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Mount Pleasant Road near Little Mountain Road. A 2005 Suzuki XL-7 was traveling…

Alexander County Residents Charged With Drug Offenses, Child Abuse, Following Traffic Stop

30-year-old Larry Allen Moretz of Taylorsville and 28-year-old Harlee Kae Korte of Hiddenite were arrested last Thursday evening (April 28) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with felony counts of possession of schedule I controlled substance and…

Claremont Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

32-year-old Jonathan Lee Eckard of Bridgewood Drive in Claremont was arrested Sunday (May 1) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Eckard was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,000 bond. A…

Newton Man Charged With Heroin Trafficking, Having Drugs At Jail

23-year-old Jose Francisco Escobar of South College Avenue in Newton was arrested Sunday (May 1) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged by the Sheriff’s Office with trafficking, opium or heroin, felony possession of controlled substance on prison or jail…

Ohio Man Jailed In Catawba County On Meth Possession Charge

32-year-old Darius Lamont Smith of Columbus, Ohio was arrested Saturday (April 30) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct, and resisting a public officer. Smith was incarcerated in the Catawba County…

Vehicle Theft Charge Lodged Against Hickory Man

32-year-old Benjamin Lee Crews of 1st Street NW in Hickory was arrested Saturday (April 30) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Crews was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,800 bond.…

Unemployment Rates Drop Across Most Of Hickory Metro

Unemployment rates decreased across much of the Hickory Metro and across most of the state according to the latest report issued by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division. The jobless figures were issued last week…

Lenoir Man Charged with Obtaining Property by False Pretense

43-year-old Brandon Lee Riddle of Walt Arney Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 28) on one felony count obtaining property by false pretense. Following his arrest, Riddle was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Lenoir Man Arrested on B&E and Conspiracy Charges

25-year-old Branson Lee Severt of Blue Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 28) on charges from Wilkes County. He faces felony counts of breaking & entering and conspiracy to commit larceny. Severt was…

Hickory Man Jailed On Charges Of Fleeing From Police & Illegally Possessing Firearm

25-year-old Shamel Lauque Lineberger of East 1st Street in Hickory was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Lineberger was…

Suspects Arrested On Felony Charges Following Catawba County Traffic Stop

29-year-old Tracie Haley Byrd and 47-year-old Kenneth Paul Jones, Jr., both of Claremont, were arrested Wednesday (April 27) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. Byrd is charged with two counts apiece of trafficking in methamphetamine and trafficking, opium or heroin. In…

Suspect In Burke County Murder Arrested (Updated, 4:31 a.m., 4/29/22)

22-year-old Nolan Andre Smith of eastern Burke County was arrested Thursday (April 29) by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force, Longview and Hickory Police Departments, Catawba County Sheriff’s…

Morganton Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

43-year-old Holly Renee Saulman of Hamp Street in Morganton has been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of driving while license revoked. On Tuesday (April 26), a Burke…

Catawba County Man Arrested On Cocaine, Marijuana Charges After Drugs Reportedly Seized From Home

31-year-old Tevin Donzell Wilfong of Catawba was arrested Tuesday (April 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking in cocaine, single felony counts of maintaining a dwelling and a vehicle for the purpose of…

Event Scheduled This Weekend To Raise Proceeds For Service Animals For Veterans, First Responders

An event is scheduled that will raise money to provide service animals to military members and those who serve locally. The Anytime Fitness Games is scheduled for this Saturday (April 30) in Caldwell County. The event is a team-based obstacle…

Conover Police Arrest Man On Firearm, Theft Charges

33-year-old Jeffery Shane Edward Bales, whose address was not listed, was arrested Wednesday (April 27) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of financial card theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and stolen firearm, break or enter a…

Claremont Woman Charged With Meth, Heroin Trafficking

29-year-old Tracie Haley Byrd of Aveena Drive in Claremont was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two counts apiece of trafficking in methamphetamine and trafficking, opium or heroin. In addition, Byrd is charged with possession of heroin,…

Man Charged Following Reported Chase Covering More Than 40 Miles

34-year-old Saul Cordoba-Rangel was arrested by authorities in Iredell County in connection to charges from Burke County. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest, two counts of resisting a public officer, reckless driving to endanger, failure to heed light…

Hickory Woman Charged with Habitual Larceny

49-year-old Yuronna Jamell Bonds of 8th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:15 yesterday afternoon (April 26) on a charge of felony habitual larceny. She was also charged with resisting, delaying, or obstructing a…

Kinston Man Accused of Assaulting Hospital Staff in Hickory

22-year-old Christopher Alexander Cratch of Kinston, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (April 26) on felony counts of assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation, simple assault, and assault on a female by…

Three Suspects Arrested In Alexander County Meth Trafficking Case

39-year-old John Dempsey Watson of Hiddenite, 28-year-old Keon Deantre Choice of Cowpens, SC and 25-year-old Daron Laroy Hillman of Gaffney, SC were all arrested Tuesday (April 26) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of trafficking…

Morganton Man Charged with Possessing Drugs in Jail

49-year-old Christopher Allen Tadlock of George Hildebran School Road in Morganton was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 26) on one felony count of possession of a controlled substance on penal institution or jail premises and one misdemeanor count of…

Hudson Man Jailed on Felony Trafficking Charges

32-year-old Joshua James Severt of Freezer Locker Road in Hudson was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 26) on felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule I & II…

Early Voting For Primary Begins Thursday

In-person one-stop early voting for the May 17 primary election begins Thursday (April 28) and ends Saturday, May 14. Individuals who missed the regular voter registration deadline may register and vote at the same time during the early voting period.…

Conover Man Jailed In Alexander County Following Foot Chase

31-year-old Brian Blake Blackburn, Jr. of Conover was arrested by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance (fentanyl) along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting a public officer. Blackburn…

Defendants Enter Guilty Pleas In Indecent Liberties, Homicide Cases

Two individuals entered guilty pleas in Alexander County cases. One of the defendants received a minimum of six years in prison, the other was given a suspended sentence. The sentences were imposed Monday (April 25) in Alexander County Superior Court.…

Early Morning Fire Reported at Factory Building In Hickory [PHOTOS ADDED 1:35 p.m.]

At approximately 12:05 this morning (April 27), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 1655 11th Ave NE. Upon arrival at 12:08, firefighters reported a large fire coming from the vacant factory building. Firefighters responded…

Reward Offered for Info Leading to Murder Suspect’s Arrest

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Nolan Andre Smith. Smith is the suspect in the murder of 35-year-old Jonathan Carl Ross of Morganton. Ross’ body was found in…

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Hickory for Felony Assault

20-year-old Shane Delaine Dula of Tyler Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:25 Saturday evening (April 23) on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. The victim is a 23-year-old male.…

Hickory Man Jailed on Charge of Assault on Handicapped Person

40-year-old William Todd Porter of 17th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:40 last Friday afternoon (April 22) for felony abuse on a disabled or elderly person resulting in serious injury, along with misdemeanor…

Statesville Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Counts In Alexander County

46-year old Michael Scott Dunn of Statesville was arrested Saturday (April 23) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with two felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering along with a misdemeanor count…

Lenoir Woman Wins $1-Million in N.C.E.L.

Lois Cook of Lenoir has won a $1-million prize in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Spectacular Riches game. Ms. Cook bought her $25 scratch-off ticket at the Jason Mart on Wilkesboro Boulevard in Lenoir. Ms. Cook collected her winnings at…

Conover Man Charged With Violating Probation

27-year-old Ian Maurice McMahon of Guy Baker Road in Conover was arrested Sunday (April 24) by Probation and Parole Officers. He’s charged with felony probation violation. McMahon is on probation as a result of a July, 2020 conviction in Catawba…

Statesville Man Charged In Alexander County With Having Drugs At Jail

26-year old Jairo Leonel Vasquez-Espinoza of Statesville was arrested Sunday (April 24) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony possession of a controlled substance on jail premises and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The suspect was arrested following a…

Hickory Man Indicted On Meth Charge

42-year-old Jerry Richard McDaniel of 14th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (April 25) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged in Catawba County on a bill of indictment with felony possession of methamphetamine. McDaniel was incarcerated in the…

Man Charged in Connection to Friday Murder in Connelly Springs (Updated, 6:23 a.m., 4/26/22)

22-year-old Nolan Andre Smith from an unspecified address in eastern Burke County has been charged in connection to the death of a man whose body was found Friday (April 22) in Connelly Springs. Smith has been charged with felony murder.…

Hickory Man Jailed for Larceny of Firearm

25-year old Marcus Enrique Johnson of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police on one felony count of larceny of a firearm. Johnson was jailed yesterday (April 24) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a…

Taylorsville Woman Jailed on Drug & Larceny Charges

37-year old Kelly Renee Collins of Taylorsville was arrested by Taylorsville Police Sunday (April 24) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule III controlled substance. She…

Missing Hikers in Caldwell County Found, Safe

Two missing hikers in Caldwell County have been found and are safe, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office. April Tester and her 8-year-old son, Desmond went missing after they split from their family at the trailhead at approximately 5…

Hickory Man Jailed on Multiple Counts of Forgery & Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

27-year-old Jordan Shane Fredericks of Flint Hill Drive in Hickory has been arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers on five counts each of obtaining property by false pretenses and uttering a forged instrument. He was also charged with possession of…

Hudson Man Faces Felony Drug Charge

36-year-old Tony Lee Mundy of Austin Road in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Friday (April 22) on one felony count of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. He was also charged with misdemeanor failure…

C.V.C.C. Student Advances to National Level in Singing Competition

Catawba Valley Community College music student Noah Messick has advanced to the national level of the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition following his placement at the regional level. Messick placed second in the Classical music category and third…

Search for Missing Hikers Underway in Caldwell County

A search for two missing and overdue hikers is underway. Caldwell Emergency Management is currently searching for a mother and her 8-year-old son in the Harper Creek Trail area of Collettsville & Mortimer. April Tester and her son, Desmond, split…

Newly Renovated Morganton Courthouse Square Set for Grand Opening

Morganton’s new Courthouse Square will hold its grand opening on May 6 with the first T.G.I.F. concert of the season. Construction has been complete for several months, but the May 6 event will give the city the chance to hold…

Felony Meth Charge Filed Against Granite Falls Man

31-year-old Casey Amon Starnes of the J.R. Starnes Mobile Home Park in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Friday (April 22) for felony possession of methamphetamine. Starnes was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond…

Granite Falls Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

29-year-old Renneth Jeffrey Minton, Jr. of Duncan Drive in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers Saturday (April 23) on one count of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine. Following his arrest, Minton was…

Lenoir Mayor Among Those Participating in Litter Sweep

About 35 City of Lenoir staffers, including the Mayor and a Councilman, picked up dozens of bags of litter Wednesday, April 20, during the city’s spring employee litter sweep. City staff have participated in litter sweep every spring and fall…

Homeless Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Assault Charge

33-year-old Joii Sherodd Moon, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, has been arrested in Catawba County for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. The case dates back to last year. Moon was jailed yesterday (April…

Claremont Woman Jailed on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

42-year-old Misti Dawn Metcalf of Wayne Street in Claremont has been arrested by Hickory Police on a long string of failure to appear charges. Metcalf reportedly twice failed to appear in court on counts of misdemeanor larceny (five counts), larceny…

One Dead in Saturday A.M. Crash in Alexander County [UPDATED 10:50 a.m.]

One person was killed in a crash early Saturday morning (April 23) in Alexander County. The deceased is 39-year-old Janett Perez Roman of Hiddenite. The crash was reported at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday on Highway 16 South, near the intersection…

Two Women Indicted in Connection to Death of Child

24-year-old Haley Odesa Godshall of Hickory and 21-year old Daisy Renee Bare of Lenoir have both been served with true bills of indictment for felonious involuntary manslaughter. They were charged in connection to an incident last November when Long View…

Man Found Deceased in Connelly Springs; Investigation Underway

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. today (April 22), Burke County Deputies were dispatched to an assault call at an address on Spaniel Street in Connelly Springs. When Deputies arrived, they found a white male lying in the street unresponsive with no…

Officer-Involved Shooting Under Investigation in Burke County

An officer-involved shooting is under investigation in Burke County. Just after 11:20 last night (April 21), Burke County Deputies were dispatched to a shots fired call at an address on Airport Rhodhiss Road. The reporting party said that one of…

Harmony Firefighter Donates K-9 Flag to Iredell County Canine Unit

Chris Holmes of Harmony, who has been a member of the Harmony Fire Department for five years, made and donated a wooden “K-9 Flag” sign to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Canine Unit Thursday morning. Iredell County Canine Deputy Nathaniel Hodges…

Newton Woman Jailed for B&E, Larceny, Probation Violation

27-year-old Skylar Mercedes Allen of Laffon Road in Newton has been arrested by Probation & Parole Officers on charges of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and twice failing to appear in court for assault with a deadly…

Vale Man Arrested in Hickory on Indecent Liberties Charge

68-year-old Graham Kenneth Humphrey of West Highway 27 in Vale was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (April 21) on outstanding felony warrants for indecent liberties with a child and disseminating obscene material to a minor under the age of 16.…

Four Arrested in Iredell; One on Multiple Felony Charges

An investigation in Iredell County dating back to October of last year has led to four arrests. Three suspects were charged with misdemeanor offenses while one faces a string of felony charges. He is 25-year-old Christopher Gage Handy of the…

Catawba Man Pleads Guilty to Assault & Firearms Charges

48-year-old Jonathan Andreas Linebarger of Catawba was given an active prison sentence of six-to-eight years following his conviction for assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. He was also convicted as…

Two Accused of Stealing Utility Trailer in Morganton

59-year-old Kenneth Ray Epley of Elise Mae Drive and 33-year-old Kenneth Dwayne Piercy of Foreman Street, both from Morganton, have been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. Epley was charged with felony counts of aiding & abetting felony larceny and…

Hickory Man Sentenced in Connection to Sex Offenses

45-year-old Andrew John Kenneth Patrick of Hickory was given an active prison term of 12-to-15 years after he pleaded guilty as charged to first-degree statutory sex offense. Patrick entered the guilty plea during Catawba County Superior Court on April 11.…

Hudson Woman Faces Felony Meth Charges

39-year-old Regina Crouch Speagle of Austin Road in Hudson was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 21) on felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. Following her arrest, Speagle was jailed…

Photo of Suspect Vehicle in Wednesday Night Shooting Released [UPDATED 04/22 9:45 a.m.]

Hickory Police have released a photo of the suspect vehicle in a shooting that occurred at about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday (April 20) in the parking lot at Pelican’s Snoballs on Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory. The incident was previously reported…

Taylorsville Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

36-year-old Jonathan Scott Childers of Taylorsville has been arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers and charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine & fentanyl), felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, and…

Hickory Man Charged with Armed Robbery [UPDATED 5:45 p.m.]

37-year-old Devin Jeffery Akers of 36th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police today (April 21) on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, communicating threats, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (two counts), and misdemeanor larceny. Akers…

Morganton Woman Arrested for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

23-year-old Samaria Tationa Ellis of Burkemont Road in Morganton was arrested by Granite Falls Police yesterday (April 20) for felony speeding to elude arrest. Following her arrest, Ellis was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at…

Lenoir Woman Injured in Wednesday Night Robbery in Hickory

Hickory Police are investigating a robbery with a handgun that happened last night in Hickory. The incident occurred at about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot at Pelican’s Snoballs on Highway 321 N.W. The victim is a 22-year-old female…

Conover Man Arrested for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

41-year-old Robert Earl Setzer, who is listed as a homeless person from Conover, has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and resisting a public officer. He was…

Vendors Sought for Butterfly Festival in Hudson

The 38th annual N.C. Butterfly Festival will be held on Saturday, May 7 on Central Street in Hudson. The event will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. A Festival Kick-Off and Cruise-In will be held the previous evening (May…

Deadline for Voter Registration is April 22

The regular voter registration deadline for the May 17 statewide primary election is tomorrow (April 22). Eligible individuals may submit a voter registration application online or fill out the N.C. Voter Registration Application and mail it to the county board…

Statesville Woman Arrested by H.P.D. on Felony Drug Charge

28-year-old Jasmine Trelenci Huntsman of Broad Street in Statesville has been arrested by Hickory Police for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and financial card fraud. She was jailed this morning (April 21) in the Catawba County Detention…

Morganton Parks & Rec Names New Director

Bryan Fish has been named the Director of Morganton’s Department of Parks & Recreation. He is currently the department’s Assistant Director. He will assume his new position effective May 7. Mr. Fish first joined the Parks & Rec Department in…

Two from Lenoir Jailed on Drug & Child Abuse Charges

36-year-old Joshua Alan Taylor and 34-year-old Leslie Danielle Taylor, both from the same address on S.W. Walt Arney Road in Lenoir, were arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 20) on felony counts of conspiracy to traffic in heroin or opium,…

Fayetteville Man Served Indictments on Child Abuse Charges

47-year-old Jeffrey Scott Williams of Fayetteville was served bills of indictment by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 20) for felony child abuse by allowing sexual assault and indecent liberties with a child. Williams was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Two Arrested in Lincoln County on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

47-year-old Jose Luis Bosquez of Gastonia and 36-year-old Carroll Joshua Brown of Lincolnton have both been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers on felony meth charges. They were each charged with trafficking in methamphetamine (two counts for Bosquez and one…

New Jobs Announced For Burke County

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Office announced funding today (April 20) to aid in the expansion for Project Highlander in Burke County. The project is set to support Vanguard Furniture Co., Inc. who will locate in a former Drexel Heritage…

Granite Falls Woman Jailed on Felony Larceny Charge

39-year-old Kasey Lea Hice of Temple Hill Church Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Granite Falls Police yesterday (April 19) on a charge of felony larceny. Following her arrest, Hice was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Hickory Man Jailed on Stolen Vehicle & Drug Charges

22-year-old Javeon Devon Simon of “C” Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late last Friday night (April 14) for failure to appear on a felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle. He was also charged with…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offense

27-year-old Alayna Brooke Gragg of Wheeler Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Gragg was released on $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance…

Claremont Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

43-year-old Shawn Ray Matthews of Bolick Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of stolen goods or property. Matthews was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this…

Alexander County Commissioners Approve Parks Ordinance

At Monday’s (April 18) meeting, the Alexander County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing to consider a county parks ordinance as well as rules and hours of operation at the new Courthouse Park and fees for rental of the…

Hickory City Council Meets, Approves Rezoning

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (April 20). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all unanimously approved. A special presentation was made to council by the United Arts Council of Catawba County. A public hearing…

Hickory Man Charged With Rape

28-year-old John William Wallace was arrested Tuesday (April 19) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with second-degree rape and second-degree sexual offense. Wallace was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today…

Authorities Seeking Suspect In Vehicle Theft

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of stealing a vehicle from the parking lot at 3812 Maiden Highway. The theft occurred on March 23, 2022. Deputies were dispatched to that…

Man Charged With Burning Highway Patrol Cars

49-year-old Daniel Francis Zelo of Statesville was arrested today (April 19) by Statesville Police Officers. He’s charged with four counts of burning personal property. On Monday (April 18) at approximately 9:50 p.m., several North Carolina State Highway Patrol Troopers in…

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Two Suspects on Felony Drug Charges

41-year-old Brandon Matthew Nelson of Eagle Springs, North Carolina and 32-year-old Ashley Loree Ray of Seagrove, North Carolina have both been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with felony counts of trafficking of methamphetamine, possession of…

Man Charged After Allegedly Leading Police On Chase

21-year-old Dakota Jordan Bradley of Mountain Meadows Drive in Morganton was arrested Friday (April 14) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of speeding to elude arrest and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Bradley is also…

Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Approve & Deny Requests Following Public Hearings

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday (April 18). Following a public hearing, the board approved Lenoir-Rhyne University’s qualified 501(c)(3) capital improvement bonds, pursuant to federal tax law. The board held another public hearing to consider…

Man Charged With Attempting To Burn Church

44-year-old Thomas Jon Peluso of Boone was arrested Monday (April 18) by Boone Police Officers. He’s charged with felony attempted burning of a religious building. The suspect is charged with pouring gasoline onto the entrance of a church. The incident…

All-Way Stop To Be Installed At Dangerous Intersection In Hickory Metro

An all-way stop will be installed at an intersection in Caldwell County with an elevated crash rate. According to the Caldwell Journal, North Carolina Department of Transportation crews will install traditional red stop signs at the intersection of Dudley Shoals…

Hudson Man Charged With Selling Controlled Substance To Minor

38-year-old Jeffery Martin Collins of James Drive in Hudson was arrested Monday (April 18) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony sell or deliver controlled substance to a minor and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Collins…

Felony Forgery Charges Lodged Against Taylorsville Man

40-year-old Dewayne Lee Howard of Taylorsville was arrested Sunday (April 17) on a magistrates order charging him with three felony counts of uttering a forged instrument and one felony count of attempt to utter a forged instrument. In February, Howard…

Hiddenite Man Arrested Following Reported Chase, Charged With Felony Offenses

20-year-old Justin Lee Pope of Hiddenite was arrested Friday (April 15) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and larceny of a motor vehicle. Pope is also charged…

Mount Holly Man Jailed In Catawba County On Firearm Charges

43-year-old Sylvester Dewayne Patterson of Mount Holly was arrested Monday (April 18) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and a single felony count of possession of a…

Morganton Man Arrested in Caldwell on Meth Charges

40-year-old Ashley Sylvester Butler of Highway 126 in Morganton has been arrested by authorities in Caldwell County on multiple counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one count of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. Patrol Deputies…

Two Suspects Charged In Connection To Murder Of Hickory Man In March

23-year-old Davon Lavell Williams of Jennifer Lane in Claremont and 34-year-old Whitney Jana’e Gatewood of 14th Avenue NW in Hickory were arrested by Hickory Police Officers. Williams was arrested today (April 18) and Gatewood was apprehended last Thursday (April 14).…

Granite Falls Man Jailed on Fugitive Warrant from Virginia

21-year-old Spencer Lane Perry of Oran Yount Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police Friday (April 15) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Perry is wanted by authorities in Chesapeake, Virginia for…

Man Dies in Early Morning Crash in Catawba County

At about 1:35 this morning (April 18), the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Catawba County on Buffalo Shoals Road, near Little Mountain Road. The deceased is 68-year-old Danny Charles Lail of Catawba. The accident occurred…

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Woman Arrested By Burke County Authorities

43-year-old Tracy Nicole Brooks was arrested Friday (April 15) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Brooks was arrested just before 1 p.m. Friday and placed in jail under $5,000 secured bond.…

Lenoir Residents Jailed On Vehicle Theft Charges

29-year-old Michael Andrew Williams and 24-year-old Taylor Brooke Small, both of Lenoir, were arrested Sunday (April 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth, Heroin Trafficking (Updated with more information, 1:59 p.m., 4/18/22)

64-year-old Don Everette Cox of Sheely Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (April 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in heroin or opium, and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for…

Hickory Man Jailed On Heroin Charge

31-year-old Bobby Daniel Hammons of Hunterwood Drive in Hickory was arrested last Thursday (April 14) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin, driving while license revoked, and expired registration card or tag. Hammons was jailed in the…

Newton Woman Jailed On Drug Charges

32-year-old Elizabeth Joy Bowlin of North Cline Avenue in Newton was arrested last Thursday (April 14) by Newton Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises and misdemeanor simple possession of schedule IV…

Felony Drug Possession Charge Filed Against Hickory Man

40-year-old Billy Roy Smith of 19th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (April 16) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked. Smith is also charged on a…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Failure To Appear

34-year-old Nathan Ryan Marshall of Kool Park Road NE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (April 17) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Marshall is charged with failure to…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses Following Reported Chase

45-year-old Jeremy David Greene of Celia Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested last Thursday (April 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged in Caldwell County with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one felony count of maintaining…

Man Charged In Connection To Fatal Crash

29-year-old Colin Brett Matthews of Sugar Mountain, N.C. was arrested by Boone Police Officers. He’s charged with driving while impaired in connection to a fatal crash last week in Boone. Last Thursday (April 14), shortly before 5 p.m., Boone Police,…

Woman Arrested During Traffic Stop Served With Drug Indictments

24-year-old Taylor Anne Metakes of Lincolnton was arrested last Wednesday (April 13) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged on true bills of indictment with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled…

Hickory Man Arrested on B&E and Drug Charges

34-year-old William Thomas Ray Miller of Main Avenue Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Thursday morning (April 14) on felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and breaking & entering a motor vehicle,…

Kidnapping, Robbery, Assault Charges Filed By Hickory PD

40-year-old Luis Alonso Torres, whose address was not listed, was arrested today (April 14) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Torres was jailed…

Man Jailed Under More Than $500K Bond On Assault, Break-in Charges

27-year-old Tony Martin Deese was arrested Tuesday (April 12) by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Deese is also charged with two counts of assault with a…

Meth Trafficking Charges Filed Against Suspect Arrested Wednesday

24-year-old Roberto Medina Galaviz was arrested Wednesday (April 13) by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine. Galaviz was jailed in the Iredell County Detention Center under $500,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to…

Lenoir Man Charged with Felony Probation Violation

62-year-old William Eugene Murphy of Hollywood Ridge Road in Lenoir was arrested by Officers with the Department of Probation & Parole yesterday (April 13) for a felony probation violation. Murphy is on probation as he serves a 36-month suspended sentence…

Man Jailed On Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana Charges

41-year-old Brandon Matthew Nelson was arrested Wednesday (April 13) by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance, possession of meth, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and…

Felony Drug Charges Lodged Against Woman Arrested In Iredell County

44-year-old Latrina Renee Daye was arrested Tuesday (April 12) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with three felony counts apiece of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and the sale and delivery of…

Hudson Man Charged with Identity Fraud

38-year-old Dwight Dale Trimble II of Beach Road in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 13) on one felony count of identity fraud. Following his arrest, Trimble was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with…

Hudson Man Faces Felony Meth Charge

44-year-old Robert Warren Perkey, Jr. of Ruritan Club Road in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 13) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. Perkey was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a…

Lenoir Man Jailed for Felony Probation Violation

34-year-old Chadwick Stephen Buchanan of N.W. Broadway Street in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 13) for a felony probation violation. Buchanan is on probation as he serves a 12-month suspended sentence following an October 2021…

Rabies Case Confirmed In Caldwell County

On Tuesday (April 12), the North Carolina State Laboratory notified Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement that a raccoon submitted for testing was infected with the rabies virus. The raccoon was found on Dave Chester Road when it made contact with…

Woman Jailed Wednesday On Felony Charge

35-year-old Brittany Shea Rector was arrested Wednesday (April 13) by authorities in Alexander County. She’s charged with felony probation violation. Rector received probation following convictions in Burke, Iredell, and Alexander County in 2019. Those convictions were for driving while impaired,…

Conover Police Arrest Man On Theft, Fraud & Probation Violation Charges

45-year-old Daniel Allen Heafner, whose address was not listed, was arrested Wednesday (April 13) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with financial card theft, financial card fraud, and felony probation violation. Heafner is on probation as a result of a…

Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges Filed Against Man Jailed In Alexander County

36-year-old Jonathan Scott Childers of Taylorsville was arrested Tuesday (April 12) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance. Childers is also charged with…

Woman Jailed On Charge Of Violating Probation

38-year-old Laura Christina Dayton was arrested Wednesday (April 13) by authorities in Alexander County. She’s charged with felony probation violation. Dayton is on probation following a conviction in February, 2021 in Alexander County for felony identity fraud or theft. She…

Alexander County Man Facing Felony, Misdemeanor Charges Transferred From Catawba County To Taylorsville

38-year-old Jeffrey Allen Bortz of Taylorsville was arrested on charges from Alexander County. He’s charged by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor receiving stolen goods. Bortz was initially jailed in the Catawba…

Residents Of Taylorsville, Hickory Charged After Arrest At Checkpoint

52-year-old Gregory Allen Daniels of Taylorsville and 27-year-old Justin Ray Morton of Hickory were both arrested Tuesday (April 12) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of…

Hickory Man Jailed for Failure to Appear on Stolen Vehicle Charge

44-year-old Bryan Casey Twilla of 9th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Tuesday morning (April 12) on one felony count of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear on one count of possession of…

Taylorsville PD Arrest Woman On Fugitive Warrant From SC

39-year-old Crystal Diane Pate was arrested by Taylorsville Police Officers. She’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Pate was arrested last Saturday (April 9). She’s wanted for felony probation violation in an unspecified South Carolina…

Home Destroyed In Tuesday Fire

Fire destroyed a residence in eastern Burke County early Tuesday (April 12). Several fire departments including Icard Township, Lovelady, and Rhodhiss responded to the residence in the Icard area on Virginia Pine Circle. According to reports, neighbors assisted in getting…

Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offense

41-year-old Jerrie Nicole Scott was arrested Tuesday (April 12) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Scott was arrested just before 12 noon Tuesday at an address on Bryant Road in…

Man Arrested For Alleged Meth Possession

36-year-old Michael Allen Montanez was arrested Tuesday (April 12) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Montanez was arrested just after 3 p.m. Tuesday at an address on Mountain View Street…

Over $40K in Equipment Stolen from Lincoln County Business

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a break-in and theft at Landmark Self Storage, 5485 N.C. Highway 150 East in Lincolnton. Deputies were dispatched to the break-in at 11:20 Sunday night (April 10). When Officers arrived, they saw that a…

Charlotte Man Charged With Caldwell County Stolen Vehicle Offense

33-year-old Robert Lewis Daniels of Charlotte was arrested Tuesday (April 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Daniels was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $30,000 secured bond. A…

Hickory Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

36-year-old Dawn Marie Burks of Highway 70 SW in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Burks was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (April 13)…

Catawba Man Arrested On Meth Trafficking Charges

39-year-old Darren Dwayne Hollar of Bert Drive in Catawba was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine along with single counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, assault on…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Possession

44-year-old Jerry Wayne Williams of 17th Street SE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (April 12) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Williams was jailed in the Catawba…

Break-ins To Dollar General Stores Under Investigation

Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are investigating break-ins at two different Dollar General stores. On Sunday (April 10) deputies were dispatched to a burglar alarm call at the Dollar General at 3701 Gastonia Highway. When officers arrived on…

Grant Of More Than $5 Million Awarded To Hickory

Through the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the City of Hickory has been awarded a $5.4 million grant from FEMA to protect the City of Hickory’s Northeast Wastewater Treatment Facility from future disasters. The grant is funded through a…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

46-year-old William Shane Benge of Woods Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (April 11) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Benge was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Morganton Man Charged With Meth Trafficking

40-year-old Ashley Sylvester Butler of Highway 126 in Morganton was arrested Monday (April 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance. Butler was…

Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Scheduled In Catawba County

Catawba County’s annual spring residential household hazardous waste collection event will take place Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are located at 1 American Legion Avenue off Hwy 70…

Hickory Police Arrest Man On Break-in, Attempted Larceny Charges

58-year-old Jimmy Dwayne Wilson, whose address was not listed, was arrested Sunday (April 10) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of attempted larceny, possession of burglary tools, and breaking & entering. Wilson is additionally charged with misdemeanor…

Litter Collection Initiative Scheduled Later This Month In Caldwell County

A day has been designated by officials in Caldwell County for citizens to clean up. “Clean Caldwell Day” has been scheduled for Saturday, April 23. County officials are asking residents to gather a group of friends, family, or neighbors to…

Hudson Woman Charged With Fraud Counts

32-year-old Erica Dawn Lafferty of Beach Road in Hudson was arrested Monday (April 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of credit card fraud and identity fraud. Lafferty was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm, Assault Offenses

24-year-old Shane Tyrell Stenson of 26th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (April 11) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce.…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Break-in, Firearm Offenses

54-year-old Kevin Thomas Tolbert of Bradford Mountain Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and larceny of a firearm. Tolbert…

Lenoir Man Arrested By N.C. Wildlife On Felony, Misdemeanor Charges

21-year-old Robert Michael Gibbs of Collettsville Road in Lenoir was arrested last Friday (April 8) by North Carolina Wildlife Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny. In addition, Gibbs is charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer, take game…

Cocaine Trafficking Charge Lodged Against Man Arrested By Caldwell County Authorities

40-year-old Irving Santiago of Fayetteville was arrested Friday (April 8) by authorities in Caldwell County. He’s charged with felony counts of conspire to traffic in cocaine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance. Santiago was released on…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Failure to Appear Warrants

52-year-old Michael Dean Wilcox of North Fairview Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:35 last Thursday morning (April 7) on misdemeanor counts of second-degree trespassing and resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer. He was also…

Hickory Man Charged With Heroin Possession By Newton PD

25-year-old Jeremy Luke Vivona of 1st Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested today (April 11) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Vivona was jailed…

Maiden Man Charged With Having Drugs Near School

28-year-old Bradley Eugene Caldwell of North Main Avenue in Maiden was arrested Friday (April 8) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin and possession with intent to sell or deliver controlled substance within…

Event Scheduled For Document Shredding In Alexander County

The Alexander County Public Works/Facilities Department will hold a “Shred Day” on Saturday, May 7. The event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Alexander County Administration Building at 621 Liledoun Road. This…

Off-Duty Catawba County Deputy Fired after D.W.I. Arrest

At about 3 a.m. Saturday (April 9), an off-duty Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the Patrol Division was arrested by Granite Falls Police for driving while impaired. He has been identified as 30-year-old Ryan Lee Hamby. He reportedly registered…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Fleeing From Police

27-year-old Lee Miller, Jr. of Hickory Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (April 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and flee to elude…

Woman Sentenced To Jail Time For Violating Probation, Assaulting Officer

A woman charged with violating probation and assault received a jail sentence. According to our news partner, WACB, 44-year old Cynthia Diane Hayes of Taylorsville was sentenced to a total of 195 days in jail. She was ordered to the…

Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested Sunday

29-year-old Jason Tyler Dover of Shelby was arrested Sunday (April 10) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting…

Man Jailed In Alexander County On ID Theft, False Pretense & Conspiracy Charges

29-year-old Christopher Allen Braswell was arrested Sunday (April 10) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with two felony counts apiece of identity theft, obtaining property by false pretense, and conspiracy. In addition, Braswell is charged with failure to appear…

Man Charged In Two Counties Following Chase Involving Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies

35-year-old Devin Lee Bates of Statesville was arrested last Tuesday (April 5) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged in Alexander County with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle along with two misdemeanor counts of resisting a…

Conover Woman Arrested On Meth Possession Charge

41-year-old April Dawn Butler of White Tail Circle in Conover was arrested last Thursday (April 7) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a count of breaking &…

Entrance To One Section Of Union Square In Hickory To Close For Construction

This week, contractors will install a concrete crosswalk at the Second Street NW entrance to Union Square in Hickory. This work will require the closing of this entrance. Work will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday (April 11) and continue…

Caldwell County Resident Charged With Stealing Vehicle

30-year-old Xavier Dontay Dula of SW British Woods Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (April 7) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny and larceny of a motor vehicle. Dula was incarcerated in the Caldwell County…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Drug, Firearm Offenses

33-year-old Isreal Ramon Aguilera of NW Broadway Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (April 7) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of traffic in opium or heroin, maintain a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance, and possession…

String Of Drug Charges Filed Following Nine-Month Investigation

38-year-old Teresa Leann Riffle of Rose Hill Drive in Lincolnton was arrested Thursday (April 7) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with four counts apiece of possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and marijuana, seven counts of…

More Details Released On Arrest Of Lincolnton Woman On Catawba County Trafficking Charge

22-year-old Madison Dare Winslow of River Meadows Court in Lincolnton was arrested Monday (April 4) by Maiden Police Officers. She’s charged with felony trafficking opium or heroin along with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to stop for a…

Fatal Crash Reported In Morganton Thursday

Authorities report a fatal crash in Morganton Thursday night (April 7). According to published reports, one person was killed in the collision that occurred at the intersection of Sanford And Kirksey drives and Lenoir Road. According to the reports, shortly…

Man Arrested On Vehicle Break-in, Attempted Larceny Charges

31-year-old Jabriaun Dontae Anderson of Charlotte was arrested Wednesday (April 6) by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers on charges from Lincoln County. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering to a motor vehicle and attempted larceny of a motor vehicle.…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

38-year-old Mario Lee Garcia of Prospect Street NW in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug…

Teenager Arrested on Felony Trafficking Charges

19-year-old Zachery Alexander Dickerson of Newton was arrested by Catawba County Narcotics Officers Tuesday (April 5) on charges of felony trafficking in opioids by possession & transportation. He was arrested when Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied…

Taylorsville Man Charged with Felony Child Abuse [UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL VICTIM INFO 1:50 p.m.]

25-year-old Roger Dale Adkins III of Taylorsville was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 6) on a charge of felony child abuse inflicting serious injury. The charge stems from an ongoing investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office that…

Hickory Woman Arrested for Disclosure of Private Images

40-year-old Silvia Anderson Smith of 16th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday evening (April 3) on two felony counts of disclosure of private images. The warrants for her arrest were issued on March 21 in a…

Man Reported Missing From Hickory Returns Home, Reported To Be Safe

The Silver Alert issued for 71-year-old James A. Johnson has been canceled. He was reported missing from Hickory early Wednesday morning (April 6). The alert was canceled Wednesday afternoon. According to the Hickory Police Department, Mr. Johnson is safe and…

Connelly Springs Man Charged With Missing Court Dates To Answer To Meth, Stolen Vehicle Counts

29-year-old Shawn Forrest Thornburg of Berry Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Wednesday (April 6) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and possession…

Unemployment Rates Drop In Most Of Hickory Metro

Unemployment rates decreased across much of the Hickory Metro and rates fell or stayed unchanged across most of the state in the latest update from the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division. The report shows the…

Heroin Trafficking Charge Lodged Against Man Arrested In Morganton

33-year-old Vicente Omar Forney was arrested Wednesday (April 6) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking, opium or heroin and possession of schedule II controlled substance. Forney was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday at…

Hickory Woman Jailed For Multiple Counts Of Failure To Appear

24-year-old Haley Odesa Godshall of 23rd Street NW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (April 6) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on two counts of habitual larceny and single counts of larceny of a firearm…

Statesville Residents Charged With Drug Offenses

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two Statesville residents on felony drug charges. 23-year old Nia J’Mari Testman is charged with felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance…

Burke County Woman Jailed In Caldwell County On Felony Charges

48-year-old Lori Knight Stephens of Iron Lane in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (April 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession of stolen goods or property.…

Morganton Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Offenses

56-year-old Robert Ford Dale, Jr. of Mclean Street in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (April 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking & entering, possession of stolen property, and possession…

Lenoir Woman Arrested in Hickory on Stolen Vehicle Charges from Caldwell

27-year-old Ryan Marie Smith of Wendwood Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police just after nine o’clock Sunday evening (April 3) on an outstanding felony warrant from Caldwell County. She was wanted on felony counts of larceny of a…

Hickory Man Jailed on $80K Bond for Failure to Appear

38-year-old Javon Dooley of 15th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:30 Sunday afternoon (April 3) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court as an habitual…

Hickory Man Sentenced To Federal Prison Time In Case Involving Firearm Being Used In A Drug Crime

26-year-old Carlos Car’tre Ikard of Hickory was sentenced to 60 months or five years in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The announcement was made by Dena…

Woman Sentenced To Prison Term In Catawba County Drug Case

39-year-old Audrey Leann James of Hickory was sentenced to an active prison term of approximately six to eight years following her conviction for trafficking opioids by possession during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday (April 5). The Honorable Gregory R.…

Burke County Man Sentenced To More Than 13 Years In Child Porn Case

32-year-old Martin Lee McGee of Morganton was sentenced to 160 months, or 13 years, four months in federal prison Tuesday (April 5) for transporting child pornography. The announcement was made by Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District…

Silver Alert Issued For Man Missing From Hickory

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, James A. Johnson. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Johnson, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other…

Three from Morganton Arrested on Felony Drug Charges (Updated with second Henson arrest, 5:14 a.m. 4/6/22)

64-year-old Kathy Benfield Cook, 33-year-old Stacy Rachelle Mayfield, and 51-year-old Allen Lee Henson, all from the same address on Mountain View Drive in Morganton, have been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with felony possession of…

Two Arrested in Lenoir on Felony Meth Charges

32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Ohmer of Fayetteville and 34-year-old Destiny Nicole Miller with no listed address were both arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 5). They were each charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one count…

Man Charged In Connection To Theft Of Skid Steers, Trailer

47-year-old Richard Clay Martin of Alexis, N.C. was arrested Friday (April 1) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession of stolen goods and one felony count of attempt to obtain property by false pretense.…

Man Charged With Break-in After Suspect Asks Victims To Call 911

39-year-old Kirk Alexander Ferriola of Yadkinville was arrested Monday (April 4) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony first-degree burglary. On Monday, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Deputies responded to a burglary call at a residence in…

Wanted Suspect Arrested & Jailed On Felony Charges

34-year-old Dustin Blaine Owensby of Ridge Creek Drive in Troutman was arrested Sunday (April 3) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and conspiracy to commit felony breaking…

Firearm Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Man

40-year-old Brian Junior Holtsclaw of Wilkesboro Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 4) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and misdemeanor nonsupport by a parent. Holtsclaw was jailed…

1997 Murder Suspect Confirmed Dead in Mexico

On Wednesday, March 30, the Hickory Police Department received confirmation that Javier Uresti, who was wanted for three counts of second-degree murder, died in Mexico on July 1, 2020. Uresti was the suspect in a D.W.I. crash that killed Maria…

Woman Charged In Hickory Murder Will Not Face Death Penalty

A Cleveland County woman will not face the death penalty in connection to the murder of a 72-year-old Hickory man. District Attorney Scott Reilly confirmed to WHKY that the ruling was handed down Monday in Catawba County Superior Court. 23-year-old…

Lincoln County Resident Jailed In Catawba County On Trafficking Charge

22-year-old Madison Dare Winslow of River Meadows Court in Lincolnton was arrested by Maiden Police Officers. Winslow is charged with trafficking, opium or heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and fail to heed light or siren. The suspect was placed in…

Conover Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of Probation Violation

26-year-old Robert Vaughn Pippin of 4th Avenue SW in Conover was arrested Monday (April 4) by Probation & Parole Officers. He’s charged with four felony counts of probation violation. Pippin is on probation as a result of convictions in October…

Closures On U.S. 321 Could Begin This Week

Signs have been placed on U.S. 321 warning of nighttime closures on the bridge that connects Catawba and Caldwell Counties over Lake Hickory. According to published reports, the southbound bridge will close, resulting in one lane in each direction. The…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

43-year-old Christopher Robert Auton of Lenoir was arrested Saturday (April 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. Auton was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $6,000…

Section Of Road In Lenoir To Be Closed Saturday

A section of Lower Creek Drive in Lenoir will be closed again this Saturday (April 9). Contractors are installing a water line connection to the new Kattz Corner apartments. Lower Creek Drive NE between Eastover Circle NE and Tywood Street…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

36-year-old Joseph Randy Lee Sheffield of Mennonite Church Road in Hickory was arrested today (April 4) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Sheffield was incarcerated in…

Lenoir Man Charged With Break-in Offenses

31-year-old Homer Joseph Hamilton, Jr. of SW Pennton Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (April 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Hamilton is also charged with…

Alexander Board Of Elections To Conduct Tests On Voting Systems

The Alexander County Board of Elections will conduct logic and accuracy (L&A) testing on voting systems that will be used in the upcoming primary election. L&A testing ensures each voting system will correctly count and tabulate each ballot cast. Before…

Stony Point Man Jailed For Alleged Probation Violation

41-year-old Kevin Ray Norton of Stony Point was arrested last Thursday (March 31) by Probation and Parole Officers. He was charged with felony probation violation. Norton is on probation as a result of a January, 2020 conviction in Iredell County…

Firearm, Drug Charges Filed Against Kannapolis Man Arrested By Catawba County Authorities

19-year-old Timothy Ian Bass of Kannapolis was arrested Saturday (April 2) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen firearm, flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession with intent to manufacture,…

Catawba Man Jailed On Strangulation Charge

31-year-old Jose Gelacio Padron Arredondo of Hudson Chapel Road in Catawba was arrested Friday (April 1) by Catawba Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault by strangulation along with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female and interfere with emergency…

Statesville Woman Jailed In Alexander County On Felony Charge

27-year-old Brandy Marie Dawn Black of Statesville was arrested last Wednesday (March 30). She was surrendered by a bondsman. Black faces a charge of felony larceny that dates back to May 8 when she was arrested by the Alexander County…

Man Charged With Violating Probation Imposed Following 2020 Conviction

54-year-old Peter Robert Fox was arrested last Thursday (March 31) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony probation violation out of county. Fox is on probation as a result of a January, 2020 conviction in Wilkes County for…

Man Jailed In Alexander County On Burglary, Domestic Trespassing Charges

53-year-old David Lee Gourley was arrested Friday (April 1) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony first-degree burglary along with misdemeanor counts of domestic criminal trespass and cyberstalking. Gourley was incarcerated in the Alexander County Detention Center under…

Plane Crashes In Alexander County

On Saturday (April 2) at approximately 7:20 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the report of a plane crash in Alexander County in the area of Smith Farm Road near U.S. 64. Troopers and other emergency responders…

Lincolnton Woman Charged Obtaining Property by False Pretenses & I.D. Theft

27-year-old Jessica Ann Shull of Pine Street in Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and financial identity theft. On March 18, a male victim filed a report stating…

Newton Man Sentenced on Felony Heroin Trafficking Charge

32-year-old Joshua Jezreel Duncan of Newton was given an active prison sentence of nine-to-12 years following his conviction for multiple drug offenses. The Honorable J. Thomas Davis, Superior Court Judge from Rutherford County, handed down the sentence during Catawba County…

Free Easter Egg Hunt Saturday At L.P. Frans Stadium

There will be a free Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday (April 2) at L.P. Frans Stadium, home of the Hickory Crawdads. The hunt, which is sponsored by Classroom Connections and the Hickory Crawdads is for…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges

34-year-old Brandon Scott Harris of Oak Street SW in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (April 1) by Lenoir Police Officers. According to authorities, he’s charged with felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for controlled substance. Harris is also charged with…

Park Hours Extended In The City Of Hickory

Effective today (April 1) City of Hickory parks will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. To maximize available daylight, the City of Hickory seasonally changes the hours of operation for all city-owned parks. Now through September 30,…

Newton Man Charged With Firearm Offense

51-year-old Harold Douglas Scott of North Caldwell Avenue in Newton was arrested Thursday (March 31) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Scott was jailed in the…

Vale Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Heroin Charge

28-year-old Brittany Danielle Smith of Bridal Path Drive in Vale was arrested Thursday (March 31) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of heroin. Smith was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $4,000 bond. A District…

Collettsville Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

28-year-old Charles Robert Townsend of Maple Tree Place in Collettsville was arrested Thursday (March 31) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Townsend was…

Former Alexander County Woman Who Embezzled More Than $15 Million To Begin Making Restitution

A former Taylorsville resident who pleaded guilty in January to embezzling more than $15 million has indicated she will begin making restitution before her sentencing. This week, a federal judge signed off on an agreement between Donna Osowitt Steele and…

Vehicle Collides With Home In Alexander County

A tractor-trailer rig crashed into a residence south of Taylorsville on Millersville Road Thursday afternoon (March 31). The driver was not injured nor was anyone in the home which sustained damage. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has charged the…

Man Charged In Connection To Fatal Shooting

24-year-old Hunter Lee Cottle of Jonathan Lane in Statesville was arrested Wednesday (March 30) by Statesville Police Officers. He was charged with murder. The Statesville Police Department received a call just after 8 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a breaking…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Drug Charges

33-year-old Steven Gilvaja of 34th Avenue Court N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (March 27) on felony counts of possession of a schedule I controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled…

Hickory Man Charged With Trafficking, Firearm Offenses

33-year-old Dorian Michael Morgan of 31st Street Court SE in Hickory was arrested today (March 31) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with trafficking, opium or heroin, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Morgan was jailed in the…

Hickory Police Arrest Mooresville Man On Iredell County ID Theft Charges

28-year-old Jamir Anthony Gates of Carriage Club Drive in Mooresville was arrested by Hickory Police Officers on charges filed by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. He’s charged with three felony counts of identity theft. WHKY previously reported on Gates’ arrest…

Hiddenite Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of ID Theft

30-year-old Jordan Tyler Ratliff of Myers Drive in Hiddenite was arrested Sunday (March 27) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with eight felony counts of identity theft. According to information released today (March 31), on January 12, 2022, the…

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled For New Park In Hickory

The City of Hickory invites the public to attend a ribbon cutting for Bruce Meisner Park on Friday, April 8, at 1 p.m. The ceremony will celebrate the grand opening of the new 73-acre park and the completion of its…

Annual Event To Commemorate Child Abuse Prevention Scheduled In Hickory

As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County (CAPC) will be hosting “Pinwheels for Prevention” on Wednesday, April 6 at noon. The event will be held at the Zahra Baker All Children’s…

Free Drive-Thru Rabies Vaccination Clinic Scheduled In Caldwell County

Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement will host a free Drive-thru Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building at 2345 Morganton Boulevard in Lenoir. “We want to…

Wednesday Fire Destroys Building

A building was destroyed by fire in Alexander County Wednesday (March 31). The fire leveled a building on Whitson Lane off Highway 127. Bethehem, Ellendale, Wittenburg and Hiddenite units responded to the blaze that started as a grass fire. The…

South Carolina Man Charged With Vehicle Theft In Catawba County

28-year-old Mark Anthony Turner of Gaffney, South Carolina, was arrested Wednesday (March 30) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor second-degree trespass. Turner was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Newton Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Domestic Violence Offense

24-year-old Jacob Gherret Hamrick of Old State Road in Newton was arrested Wednesday (March 30) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor domestic violence protection order violation. Hamrick was incarcerated in…

Man Arrested Following Reported Chase With Police Covering Two Counties

43-year-old Brandon David Earp of Brush Mountain Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (March 27) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. In addition, Earp is charged with resisting a…

Man Charged With Attempted Murder For Allegedly Striking & Choking Girlfriend

27-year-old Charlie Austin Costner of Lincoln County was arrested Tuesday (March 29) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with attempted first-degree murder. Deputies were responding to a 9-1-1 open line at an address on N.C. Highway 274 Monday night…

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Caldwell County Man

42-year-old Steven Wade Dula of Sagebrush Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 29) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Dula was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offense

34-year-old Brandy Lynn Greene of Brookview Place in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (March 29) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Greene was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A…

Hickory Woman Jailed on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

45-year-old Angela Hope Bennett of 7th Avenue Court S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early last Saturday morning (March 26) on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. She reportedly failed to appear in court on…

Families Asked to Clear Graves at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir

Staff at the Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir are asking that family members clear grave markers of all items not in vases before Friday, April 1. Mowing season at the cemetery runs from April 1 to October 30. Items…

Burke County Man Charged With Meth Possession In Caldwell County

40-year-old Frank Anthony Elliott of Harding Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Tuesday (March 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor failure to appear. Elliott was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant From SC

25-year-old Joseph Mark Greene of Hartland Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Greene is wanted in South Carolina on an unspecified…

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm, Cocaine Offenses

31-year-old Aithor Seechan of 14th Street NE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a stolen firearm and felony possession of cocaine. Seechan was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (March…

Alexander County Sheriff’s Office Honored For Drug Operation

Two narcotics detectives with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, whose names are not being released for their protection, received glass plaques commemorating their service in a drug law enforcement operation. On February 8, 2022, investigators with the Alexander County Sheriff’s…

Felony Drug Arrests Reported By Alexander County Sheriff’s Office

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office reports a pair of recent drug arrests in which felony charges were filed. 33-year-old Keith Edward Hoover of Stony Point was arrested on March 17. Hoover was charged with felony counts of possession with intent…

Woman Charged With Murder In Connection To Stabbing Death

47-year-old Jessie Renae Owenby of Statesville was arrested Monday (March 28) by Statesville Police Officers. She’s charged with first-degree murder. On Monday (March 28), the Statesville Police Department responded to a report of an individual who was reportedly stabbed at…

Fallen Tree Causes Sewer Spill In Morganton, Crews Respond Quickly

City of Morganton crews were able to quickly stop a sewer spill that occurred Monday night (March 28) after a tree fell onto a sewer line, causing it to break. The spill occurred at approximately 8 p.m. Monday in the…

Man Jailed In Morganton On Break-in Charge

41-year-old Travis Dustin Buff was arrested today (March 29) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering to a building. Buff was arrested shortly before 10 a.m. and placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured…

One Arrested & One At-Large in Connection to Statesville Break-In

53-year-old Timothy John Becker of Briarfield Drive in Mooresville and 34-year-old Dustin Blaine Owensby of Ridge Creek Drive in Troutman have both been charged in connection to a break-in on Elmwood Road in Statesville. Becker has been arrested. Owensby is…

COVID-19 Relief Funds To Be Available In Catawba County Through September

The COVID-19 Relief Program continues to be available to provide financial assistance to families or individuals in Catawba County. The program benefits those experiencing a financial hardship with paying their mortgage, rent, utilities or other expense due to the COVID-19…

New Director Of Exceptional Children Division Named In Alexander County School System

Mrs. Jessica Anderson, Accountability & Testing Director, has been named the executive director of Exceptional Children and Student Support Services for Alexander County Schools, effective June 1. “I am honored to continue serving the children and families of Alexander County…

Granite Falls Man Arrested On Drug Charges

36-year-old Anthony Scott Bumgarner of Ironwood Court in Granite Falls was arrested last Friday (March 25) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Bumgarner was given a custody release.…

Teenager Charged With Felony Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop

18-year-old Xander Trey Clontz of Linwood, in Davidson County, N.C., was arrested Sunday (March 27) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver…

Conover Man Charged With Felony & Misdemeanor Theft Counts

44-year-old Jason McKinley Powell of Hall Street in Conover was arrested last Friday (March 25) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of felony larceny and two counts of misdemeanor larceny. Powell was released on $4,000 secured…

Man Charged With Illegally Discharging Firearm

36-year-old Alejandro Leon Macias of Stones Throw Court in Lenoir was arrested Monday (March 28) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony discharge a firearm into occupied property. Macias was released after posting $15,000 secured bond. A District Court…

Additional Information Released Regarding Felony Drug Arrest In Caldwell County

More details have been released in connection to the arrest late last week of a Caldwell County woman on felony drug charges. 44-year-old Stephanie Lee Sipes of Norwood Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (March 24) by Lenoir Police Officers.…

Facilities In Ridgeview Community Of Hickory To Shut Down Early Thursday For Planned Outage

Due to a planned service outage by Duke Energy in the Ridgeview area, several City of Hickory facilities will close early this Thursday (March 31). The Ridgeview Branch Library will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Ridgeview Recreation Center and…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With ID Fraud

38-year-old Ashley Eugena Collins of Temple Hill Church Road in Granite Falls was arrested Saturday (March 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony identity fraud. Collins was released on $3,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was…

Caldwell County Man Arrested On String Of Charges

32-year-old Alvin Lorance Hames of Allendale Circle in Lenoir was arrested Friday (March 25) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of breaking & entering along with single felony counts of possession of a stolen firearm,…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Firearm, Drug Offenses

30-year-old Rachel Breonna Grizzle of NW Willow Street in Lenoir was arrested Friday (March 25) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of schedule I controlled substance, and…

Residential Fire Sunday in Hickory

At about 12:25 yesterday afternoon (March 27), Hickory Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 617 1st Avenue S.E. Upon arrival, Firefighters reported fire and smoke coming from the roof of the single-story residential building and…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

34-year-old Jonathan Deontate Parrish of Arlington Circle in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (March 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture schedule II controlled substance, and possession of…

Multifunctional Ambulance Bus Purchased In Caldwell County

Using federal American Rescue Act funds, Caldwell County Emergency Services recently purchased a multifunctional ambulance bus to use for major incidents, mobile clinics, and more. “People can expect to see this bus at any major event, so if there is…

Tennessee Woman Jailed In Caldwell County On Fugitive, Drug Charges

35-year-old Denise Sara Mckinney of Elizabethton, Tennessee was arrested Saturday (March 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Mckinney is wanted in Elizabethton,…

Conover Man Charged With Firearm, Drug Possession Offenses

37-year-old Phillip Ryan Johnson of Spencer Road in Conover was arrested Sunday (March 27) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, synthetic cannabinoid, schedule I controlled substance, and methamphetamine, along…

Conover Man Charged With Felony Fraud Offense

50-year-old Shane Lee Roper of C & B Farm Road in Conover was arrested Saturday (March 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of financial card fraud and obtaining property by false pretense. Roper was incarcerated…

Maiden Man Charged With Theft Of Vehicle Parts

32-year-old Stephen Wayne Bryden of North 9th Avenue in Maiden was arrested Saturday (March 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with four felony counts of larceny of motor vehicle parts. Bryden is also charged with felony probation violation…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Failure To Appear

43-year-old Derick Terrell Reinhardt of 7th Avenue Court SE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (March 26) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine. In addition, Reinhardt is charged with simple possession of schedule II and IV…

Woman Charged In Connection To Friday Shooting

49-year-old Sharon Imes Murdock of Statesville was arrested Friday (March 25) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. According to reports, the victim was struck in the shoulder at…

Murder Cases From Last Two Years Remain Under Investigation

Two murder cases, one from 2021 and one from 2020, remain under investigation in Hickory. The investigation is continuing into the incident that resulted in the death of India Kynar “Semaj” Rice on May 12, 2021. Just before 11 p.m.…

Preliminary Identification Of Human Remains Announced

According to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, preliminary results indicate that remains found on March 21 in Hiddenite are those of a missing man. The human remains were found by volunteers searching in a wooded area approximately three-quarters of a…

Morganton Man Accused of Possessing Over Five Pounds of Meth

51-year-old Gregory Travis Gowan of Lail Road in Morganton has been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance, and possession with intent to manufacture,…

Statesville Man Found, Safe

The Silver Alert for Terrance Alexander Murrell that was issued Wednesday (March 23) has been canceled. According to Statesville Police, Mr. Murrell is safe. No further details are available.

Easter Egg Hunt To Be Held At Home Of Crawdads

There will be a free Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at L.P. Frans Stadium, home of the Hickory Crawdads. The hunt, which is sponsored by Classroom Connections and the Hickory Crawdads is for…

Lenoir Residents Jailed On Felony Charges

44-year-old Stephanie Lee Sipes of SW Norwood Street and 28-year-old Taylor Jo Lynn Hallyburton of Jolly Place, both from Lenoir, were arrested Thursday (March 24) by Lenoir Police Officers. Sipes is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to…

Man Jailed On Felony Stolen Vehicle, Drug Charges

23-year-old Hunter David Scott was arrested Wednesday (March 23) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of schedule II controlled substance. Scott is…

Burke County Man Sentenced To Jail In Alexander County

A Morganton man was sentenced to serve time in the Alexander County Detention Center. On Monday (March 21), 36-year old Adrian Paul Wallace was ordered by a Superior Court Judge to serve 300 days in jail. Wallace was arrested last…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Drug Charge, String Of Misdemeanor Offenses

41-year-old Shan Laprie Hopper of 3rd Street Drive SE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (March 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Hopper…

Statesville Man Charged In Alexander County On Felony Drug & Failure To Appear Counts

31-year-old Jonathan Bo Bullington of Statesville was arrested Wednesday (March 23) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Bullington was also served with arrest warrants for failure to appear on counts of…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Alexander County Man

28-year old Johnathan Ray Cutler of Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday (March 23) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a warrant for arrest with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Cutler was released on $10,000 secured bond. A…

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Morganton Woman on Cocaine Charges

56-year-old Tracy Yvette Robinson of Bryant Road in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers last Thursday (March 17) on felony counts of possession of cocaine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. She was…

People Found Illegally Living On Property In Burke County

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office was called out to a property after individuals who were not supposed to be living there put large amounts of trash in the yard and intimidated the actual owners when they came to investigate. On…

Conover Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft

24-year-old Bailey Colleen Presnell of Conover Boulevard East in Conover was arrested today (March 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Presnell was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond.…

Wastewater Overflow Reported In Hickory, Water Reported To Be Safe

On Wednesday (March 23) the City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater totaling an estimated 18,000 gallons at 1845 9th Street Court NW. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Lake Hickory due to flooding from a heavy rain…

Sliver Alert Issued for 26-Year-Old Statesville Man

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man. He is 26-year-old Terrance Alexander Murrell. Mr. Murrell is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. The Silver Alert was…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Stealing From Employer

41-year-old Addie Kay Thomas Ellis of Nuway Circle in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (March 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony larceny by employee. Following the arrest, Ellis was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Drug Charge

35-year-old William Nathan Strickland of NW Harrington Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (March 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Strickland was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Update Released On Discovery Of Human Remains

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office issued an update Wednesday (March 23) on the discovery of human remains earlier this week. On Monday (March 21), decomposed human remains were found in a wooded area located approximately thirty yards off of Sulphur…

Catawba County Man Charged With Federal COVID-19 Relief Fraud

A federal grand jury sitting in Charlotte returned a criminal indictment against 35-year-old Spenc’r Denard Rickerson of Claremont, charging him with wire fraud and bank robbery offenses. The announcement was made Tuesday (March 22) by Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney…

Hickory Man Jailed for Failure to Appear on Meth Charge

27-year-old Dustin Lee Fortenberry of 1st Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Friday evening (March 18) for felony failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on a felony count of possession of methamphetamine…

Duke Energy Plans Outage Next Week In Alexander County

As a part of Duke Energy’s grid improvements at Taylorsville Tie Station, a planned power outage is scheduled to occur next Tuesday, March 29. This outage is scheduled to begin around 9:00 a.m. and last approximately six hours. Approximately 180…

Break-in Related Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

27-year-old Cody Allen Rice of Pineburr Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of burglary tools and misdemeanor breaking and entering. Rice was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention…

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Trafficking Warrant

41-year-old Jarvis LeDon McCullough of Fence Street in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (March 17) on an outstanding felony warrant. He was wanted for felony trafficking in opium or heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.…

Drug Charges Lodged Against Caldwell County Man

26-year-old Dakota Chad Byrd of Fire Station Lane in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 22) by  Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and maintaining…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Drug Charges, Resisting Officer

38-year-old Timothy Wayne Bolick of Cheraw Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance, maintain a vehicle, dwelling,…

Hickory Man Indicted On Firearm, Drug Charges

47-year-old Christopher Allan Bumgarner of 8th Avenue Drive SW in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Bumgarner is…

Granite Falls Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Cocaine Charge

33-year-old Mavis Lynn Seeds of Peaceful Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (March 22) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a count of unauthorized use…

Shots Reportedly Fired At Hickory Healthcare Facility

The Hickory Police Department is investigating an incident in which shots were reportedly fired at a healthcare facility. At approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday (March 21) shots struck Hickory Village Memory Care on Third Avenue Southeast. At least one window was…

Residents Of Same Maiden Address Arrested On Various Charges

28-year-old Jordan Nathaniel Sain and 28-year-old Keeley Noelle Funderburk, both of the same South D Avenue Extension address in Maiden were arrested Tuesday (March 22) by Maiden Police Officers. Sain is charged with possession of methamphetamine and felony probation violation.…

Man Arrested On Felony Charges In Connection To Theft Of Catalytic Converter

44-year-old Shawn Ely Guiles of Lincoln County was arrested Monday (March 21) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of motor vehicle parts and possession of stolen goods along with a misdemeanor count of resisting…

Remains Found In Hiddenite

A badly decomposed body has been found in Eastern Alexander County. Sheriff Chris Bowman said today (March 22) that the remains were found in a wooded area off Sulphur Springs Road in Hiddenite. Sheriff Bowman says he estimates the individual…

Meth Possession Charge Lodged Against Boone Man By Hickory PD

30-year-old William Cromartie Lennon of Aho Road in Boone was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Lennon was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (March 22) under $1,000 bond. A District Court…

Felony Larceny Among Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

28-year-old Michael Adam Sturgill of 7th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (March 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny and obtaining property by false pretense. Sturgill was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Hudson Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle, Larceny Offenses

31-year-old Brian Allen Bellamy of South Caldwell Mobile Home Park Drive in Hudson was arrested Saturday (March 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Altering Title

38-year-old Desire Charlene Nixon of Calico Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (March 21) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony alter a forged title along with misdemeanor counts of driving while license revoked and no insurance. Nixon was…