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More Info in Arrest of Hickory Man on Charge of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

More information has been released in the arrest of 63-year-old Olin Bryan Isenhour of Clay Trail in Hickory. Isenhour was arrested by Hickory Police early Tuesday morning (June 8) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses, as…

Hudson Woman Arrested By Hickory PD On Fraud & ID Theft Charges

30-year-old Phyllis Ann Fleming of Ryan Lane in Hudson was arrested today (June 11) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Following the arrest, Fleming was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

South Carolina Woman Charged With Meth Possession In Caldwell County

23-year-old Taylor Brooke Small of Camden, South Carolina was arrested Thursday (June 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Small was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. A…

Guilford County Man Arrested in Hickory in Credit Card Fraud Case

24-year-old Casey Dewayne Clarkson of Brown Summit, N.C. (in Guilford County) was served a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police at about nine o’clock Monday night (August 7). He was charged with one felony count of obtaining property by…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Meth Possession

50-year-old Michael Adam Jennings of Lee Pearson Road in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (June 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Jennings was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured…

Partial Trail Closure Announced For Riverwalk Construction in Hickory

The City of Hickory announces a partial trail closure for Riverwalk construction. With the continuation of that work, David E. Looper & Company will be transporting materials for this project adjacent to the Geitner Trail paved greenway. Contractors will utilize…

Morganton Woman Charged With Drug Possession, Fraud In Catawba County

22-year-old Hailey Nicole Skarpalezos of Sherwood Drive in Morganton was arrested Thursday (June 10) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and financial card fraud. Skarpalezos was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $4,400…

Newton Man Charged With Heroin Possession

31-year-old Kyle Anthony Burton of Old Conover Startown Road in Newton was arrested Thursday (June 10) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin and simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance. Burton was jailed in the Catawba…

Victim In Fatal Shooting Identified As Hickory Man, Suspect Still At Large

The victim in a fatal shooting in Iredell County has been identified as a Hickory man and the suspect in the case was still being sought by authorities. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for 31-year-old Tyrell Dantaye…

Suspects In Vehicle Break-in Sought

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in finding a pair of suspects in a vehicle break-in case. On June 6, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was called about a vehicle breaking and entering at South River…

Two Suspects Arrested After Police Reportedly Find Drugs In Long View Home

53-year-old Debra Kay Eastham of Hickory and 47-year-old Deanna Michelle Moser of Newton were arrested Wednesday (June 9) by Long View Police Officers. Eastham is charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine)…

Hudson Woman Arrested on Stolen Vehicle & Meth Charges

42-year-old Joni Lynn Church of Pioneer Trail in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police early Tuesday morning (June 8) on one felony count each of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a schedule II controlled substance, along…

Hickory Man Accused of Stealing Motorcycle

36-year-old Stephen Wayne Peyatt of Catawba Valley Boulevard S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:25 Tuesday morning (June 8) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle. He was arrested in connection to a…

Conover Man Arrested after Fleeing from Police

33-year-old Johnnie LeeRoy Lail of 4th Avenue Lane N.E. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6:15 Tuesday evening (June 8) on one felony count each of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and speeding to elude…

Hickory Man Charged With Being On Premises Unlawfully

57-year-old Robert Daniel Shelton of 20th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (June 9) by Hickory Police Officers. The charge filed against him is sex offender unlawfully on premises. Shelton is on the North Carolina sex offender registry as…

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug, Weapon Offenses

38-year-old Joseph Harold Crook of Creekside Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (June 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of manufacture marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Crook was brought to…

Woman Arrested By Catawba County Authorities On Felony Drug Charges

38-year-old Melinda Ann Moore, whose address was not listed, was arrested Wednesday (June 9) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule…

Burke County Woman Jailed This Morning On Catawba County Felony Drug Charge

22-year-old Brooklyn Nicole Price of Joshua Drive in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Price was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (June 10) under…

Nearly Five Months Since Woman Shot To Death At Hickory Business, Search For Suspects Ongoing

It’s now close to five months since a woman was shot to death at a Hickory business and the suspects are still being sought by authorities. Wednesday (June 9) marked 21 weeks since that crime occurred and the Hickory Police…

WHKY Radio Turns 81 Today

WHKY Radio celebrates it’s 81st anniversary today (June 10). The station, which has been owned by the Long family for its entire existence, made its debut on June 10, 1940, broadcasting from the Hotel Hickory. WHKY’s studios moved to the…

Hickory Woman Charged With Heroin, Meth Possession

31-year-old Tara Suzanne Barber of Hickory was arrested Tuesday (June 8) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Barber is charged on orders for arrest with…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

30-year-old Jewel Devon Price of 8th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:15 Monday night (June 7) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II, III, or IV controlled substance. She was…

Lincolnton Man Charged With Heroin, Meth Possession In Catawba County

29-year-old David Brandon Campbell of Valley View Lane in Lincolnton was arrested Tuesday (June 8) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen goods or property…

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Possession, B&E

26-year-old Cody Allen Rice of Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (June 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor breaking & entering. Rice was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured…

Granite Falls Man Charged with Vehicle Break-Ins [UPDATED 3:45 p.m.]

24-year-old Dallas Michael Murphy of Dry Ponds Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Granite Falls Police yesterday (June 8) on three counts of felony breaking & entering a motor vehicle. Events leading to his arrest began at about 7:15…

Burke County Man Charged With Meth Possession In Caldwell County

41-year-old David Ray Carswell of Settlemyre Road in Drexel was arrested Wednesday (June 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Carswell was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.…

New Superintendent Named For Hickory Public Schools

The Hickory Public Schools Board of Education announced the selection of the district’s new Superintendent during a specially called meeting Tuesday (June 8). The new Superintendent is Dr. Bryan W. Taylor. A native of Mount Airy, Taylor replaces Dr. Robbie…

More Information Released In Connection To Arrest Of Man In Robbery Case

33-year-old Johny Lee of Morganton was arrested Monday (June 7) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony common law robbery and misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury. On Monday at 9:23 a.m., Morganton Department of Public Safety Officers responded…

Burke Man Charged With Felony Weapon Offense After Being Stopped While Operating Motorcycle

55-year-old Neal Ray Hildebran of Hildebran Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested Monday (June 7) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor reckless driving to endanger. On Monday, a…

Concord Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charges; More

53-year-old Mark Brian Morris of Cox Mill Road in Concord, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:25 last Friday night (June 4) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of assault on a…

Taylorsville Woman Arrested on Stolen Vehicle Charge

36-year-old Erica Dawn Stafford of Taylorsville Beach Court in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police at about three o’clock last Friday afternoon (June 4) on outstanding felony warrants for larceny of a motor vehicle and two probation violations. She is…

Hickory Man Arrested for Fourth Time on Fugitive Warrant

40-year-old Roger Junior Ussery of 14th Avenue S.E. in Hickory has again been arrested by Hickory Police on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Ussery is wanted by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in Appling,…

Resurfacing Work Underway At Morganton Park

Contractors are completing resurfacing work in Morganton at the entryway to Freedom Park from Independence Boulevard starting this week. Contractors were scheduled to begin work Monday (June 7) and the first two parking lots closest to Independence Boulevard were to…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

35-year-old Stephen Wayne Peyatt of 16th Street NE in Hickory was arrested today (June 8) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Peyatt was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $12,000 bond.…

Conover Man Arrested On Drug Charges

28-year-old Robert Joseph Walton of Lee Cline Road in Conover was arrested today (June 8) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of…

Suspect Wanted In Connection To Early Morning Homicide

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for 31-year-old Tyrell Dantaye Daniels, who is wanted for one count of Murder in connection to an incident today(June 8). The warrant stems from an early morning shooting which occurred on Williams…

Felony Robbery Charge Lodged Against Man Arrested In Morganton

33-year-old Johny Lee was arrested Monday (June 7) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony common law robbery and misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury. Lee was arrested shortly before 3 p.m. Monday an address on Burke Drive in…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Offense

63-year-old Olin Bryan Isenhour of Clay Trail in Hickory was arrested today (June 8) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. Isenhour was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,500 bond. A…

Hudson Woman Charged By Hickory PD With Stolen Vehicle, Drug Offenses

42-year-old Joni Lynn Church of Pioneer Trail in Hudson was arrested today (June 8) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. In addition Church is charged with…

Burke County Schools Superintendent Named

The Burke County Board of Education has selected Dr. Mike Swan to serve as Superintendent of Burke County Public Schools beginning July 1, 2021. Dr. Swan was chosen from a competitive field of 13 applicants. Dr. Swan is a 23-year…

Firearm Charge Lodged Against Man Jailed In Catawba County

39-year-old Mark Stephen Hughes, whose address is not listed, was arrested Monday (June 7) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Hughes was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Lenoir Man Enters Guilty Plea In Federal Embezzlement Case

55-year-old Richard Allen Clark of Lenoir appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David C. Keesler last week and pleaded guilty to federal charges for embezzling more than $1 million from his former employer. According to plea documents and statements made in…

Two Life Sentences Imposed After Guilty Verdict In Trial Of Defendant In Double Murder Case

A Hickory man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Catawba County jury found him guilty of two counts of accessory before the fact to first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of two people more…

Newton Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation of Minor

31-year-old Jason Dewayne Cuthbertson of Walker Drive in Newton has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers and charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was also charged with a parole…

More Info Released in Arrest of Taylorsville Man on Firearms & Drug Charges

More information has been released in the arrest of 30-year-old Ryan Adrian Davis of Hemlock Drive in Taylorsville (also listed as Hemlock Drive in Hiddenite), who was taken into custody by Hickory Police at about 10:20 last Wednesday night (June…

Statesville Woman Wins $100K in Powerball Drawing

Tamathea Bustle of Statesville used her own set of numbers to win a $100,000 Powerball prize. Ms. Bustle purchased her winning ticket from the Kangaroo Express on the Turnersburg Highway in Statesville. The $3 Power Play ticket matched numbers on…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

38-year-old Ricky Lee Cable of Sheely Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (June 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Cable was brought to the Caldwell…

Unemployment Rates Fall In Three Of Four Hickory Metro Counties

Unemployment rates decreased across most of the Hickory Metro and across much of the state according to the latest report. The update was released last week by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division and it…

Caldwell County Man Charged On Fugitive Warrant From Virginia

57-year-old William Derrick Coley of Gallitan Lane in Hudson was arrested Sunday (June 6) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Coley is wanted by the Newport News, Virginia, Police Department…

Hickory Man Charged With Kidnapping

18-year-old Devin James Aiken of 2nd Street Place SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (June 6) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony kidnapping, along with misdemeanor counts of interfere with emergency communication, assault on a female, and possession…

Connelly Springs Man Charged With Statutory Rape

21-year-old Branden Lee McCall of Kite Street in Connelly Springs was arrested Friday (June 4) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony statutory rape of a person 15-years-old or younger. On Thursday, Burke County Sheriff’s Office Detectives began…

Newton Man Charged With Murder In Connection To Weekend Shooting

60-year-old Jessie Allen Crawford of Shoupes Grove Church Road in Hickory was arrested Saturday (June 5) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree murder. Saturday, shortly before 11:00 a.m., the Newton Police Department received a 911 call in reference…

Catawba County Deputy Fired Following Crash & D.W.I. Charge

49-year-old Michael Tremayne Watkins of Hickory, who was a Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputy, has been charged with driving while impaired. Watkins was off-duty when he was involved in a single-vehicle crash at about 2 a.m. yesterday (June 3) on Radio…

Minimum 25 Year Sentence Imposed In Catawba County Double-Murder Case

22-year-old Daniel Jeremiah Minton of Lenoir was found guilty in a Catawba County murder trial that concluded Thursday (June 3). He’ll spend a minimum of more than a quarter-century in prison. The crimes occurred in 2017. Minton was found guilty…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Firearms Charge

24-year-old Derrick Shikeem Brock Sims of 8th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early on the morning of May 28 for felony possession of a stolen firearm and misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to half an…

Claremont Woman Jailed on Larceny Charges; More

35-year-old Chassity Nicole Seawell of Michael Street in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police at noon on May 26 for felony larceny and felony habitual larceny. Seawell was served a true bill of indictment in connection to a January 2021…

Taylorsville Man Arrested On Catawba County Drug Charges

43-year-old Jason Stephen Kittle of Bolick Lane in Taylorsville was arrested today (June 4) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and possession of schedule II controlled substance. Kittle was jailed in…

Hickory Man Arrested for B&E, Assault, Vehicle Theft, More

38-year-old Jammy Lee Carswell of 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police on May 27 at about 12:45 p.m. He was charged with felony counts of breaking & entering with intent to terrorize or injure, larceny of…

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Offenses

38-year-old Denard Anthony Blakeney of German Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (June 3) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule I controlled substance, and possession with intent…

Lenoir Man Charged With Weapon Offenses, Failure To Appear

37-year-old Carey James Caldwell, Jr. of Summit Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (June 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts apiece of uttering a forged instrument, possession of a firearm by a felon, and failure…

Meth Sent From California Seized In Iredell County

An area law enforcement agency reports the seizure of meth sent from across the country. On Friday, May 21, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators received information about a package which was being delivered to a residence in Iredell County,…

New York Residents Charged In Iredell County Drug Case

35-year-old Christopher Bennett Mclenahan of Syracuse, New York and 35-year-old Nicholas Ronald Brice of Cicero, New York, were arrested Wednesday (June 2) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of trafficking marijuana by possession and transportation…

Catawba Resident Arrested On Meth Possession Charge

31-year-old Jordan Holsclaw Hayes of James Street in Catawba was arrested Thursday (June 3) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on charges of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Hayes was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention…

Newton Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation Of Minor

31-year-old Jason Dewayne Cuthbertson of Walker Drive in Newton was arrested Thursday (June 3) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Probation and Parole. He’s charged by the Sheriff’s Office with felony counts of second-degree and third-degree…

Two Suspects Charged After More Than Two Million Dollars In Marijuana Was Seized By Police

51-year-old Fengming Li, of Woodstock, Georgia and 55-year-old Xuequan LU, of Brooklyn, New York, were arrested Thursday (June 3) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Both LU and LI were charged with felony counts of trafficking marijuana by possession and transportation,…

Sherrills Ford Man Killed in Thursday Morning Crash in Iredell County

38-year-old Patrick Loy Little, Jr. of Sherrills Ford was killed in a fatal collision in Iredell County this morning (June 3). The accident occurred at about 10:40 a.m. today. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of…

Lincolnton Man Sentenced in Murder of Father (Updated With More Information, 4:21 a.m., 6/4/21)

A Lincoln County man was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years in prison after he entered a guilty plea in connection to his father’s death. The plea was entered in Lincoln County Superior Court last week. 24-year-old Nicholas Benjamin…

Hickory Man Charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon

33-year-old Keon Marquese Gaither of 12th Street Court S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:40 last Thursday afternoon (May 27) on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, along with misdemeanor…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Trafficking Charges

43-year-old Larry Valentine, Jr. of 4th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police on May 13 on one felony count each of trafficking in M.D.M.A., possession with intent to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance, and possession…

Budget Approved In Newton, Property Tax Rate Unchanged

Newton City Council adopted the city’s 2021-2022 budget at Tuesday’s (June 1) City Council meeting. The budget maintains the current property tax rate of $0.54 per $100 of assessed property value. The budget maintains current retail electric rates, water and…

Conover Man Charged With Meth Possession

38-year-old Donnie Edward Castle of Harvard Street in Conover was arrested today (June 3) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and second-degree trespassing. Castle was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. A…

Hickory Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

40-year-old Robert Lee McAffee, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested today (June 3) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Probation & Parole. The Sheriff’s Office charged him with…

Conover Man Arrested On Drug Charges

30-year-old Pang Yee Vue of Conover Boulevard East in Conover was arrested today (June 3) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and parole violation.…

Lenoir Woman to Appear in Superior Court for Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

29-year-old Ashley Dawn Mudd of Lenoir Avenue in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Officers yesterday (June 2). She was served a bill of indictment for felony obtaining property by false pretenses. Mudd was processed and given a custody release.…

Lenoir Man Arrested for Felony Failure to Appear

30-year-old Matthew Lawrence Farthing of Grandview Place in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (June 2) on two counts of failure to appear on a felony. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of stolen property. Following his arrest,…

Thursday Morning Accident Blocks Traffic on Highway 150 (Updated With Reopening Of Roadway, 1:45 p.m. 6/3/21)

Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a serious collision on N.C. Highway 150 at the Iredell/Catawba County line. In a statement released at approximately eleven o’clock this morning (June 3), a spokesperson for the Highway Patrol…

Granite Falls Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

37-year-old Brian Allen Shuffler of Laurel Street in Granite Falls was arrested by Granite Falls Police yesterday (June 2) for felony possession of methamphetamine. Following his arrest, Shuffler was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

30-year-old Stephanie Marisa Hatcher of Grace View Place in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (June 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Hatcher was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Resisting Officer, Probation Violation

31-year-old Willie Ferman Ferguson IV of Calvary Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (June 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and probation violation. In…

Alexander County Man Charged With Firearm, Drug Offenses

30-year-old Ryan Adrian Davis of Hemlock Drive in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses

61-year-old Glenn Richard Robinson of 2nd Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (June 2) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia,…

Gastonia Woman Charged With Felony Assault In Catawba County

38-year-old Kamasha Lynette Jolly of Gastonia was arrested Wednesday (July 2) by authorities in Cleveland County on a Catawba County felony assault charge. She’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. In addition, Jolly is…

Hickory Man Charged With Break-in With Intent To Terrorize

32-year-old Jagarian Dizajuan Duncan of 17th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (June 2) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure. Duncan was incarcerated in the Catawba County…

Catawba County Woman Receives Minimum Five-Year Prison Sentence In Case Involving Fatal Crash

32-year-old Jessica Dawn Flynn of Catawba, was given an active prison sentence following her conviction for felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired during a session of Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday (June 1). The Honorable Gregory R.…

Two Suspects in Blackburn Elementary School Break-In Identified

24-year-old Jacob Gherret Hamrick of Newton and a juvenile accomplice have been identified as the suspects in a break-in at Blackburn Elementary School. Hamrick has been arrested and charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny. The break-in…

Firearm Charge Filed Against Man Arrested In Burke County

27-year-old Latif Thomas Banner was arrested Tuesday (June 1) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Banner was arrested just before midnight Tuesday at an address on Independence Boulevard in Morganton.…

Hickory Woman Charged With Theft, Trespassing

28-year-old Shamekia Rena McCombs of F Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Monday (May 31) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony larceny along with misdemeanor counts of possession of stolen goods, second-degree trespassing, and larceny. McCombs was confined…

Lenoir Man Charged With Being No-Show In Court On Catawba County Drug Charges

25-year-old Perry Alan Bradley of Smokey Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (June 1) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, possession of…

Hickory Man Charged With Financial Card Fraud, B&E, Burglary

22-year-old Jacob Bradley Fox of 20th Avenue Drive NE in Hickory was arrested today (June 2) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with two counts apiece of financial card fraud and breaking & entering, along with single counts of felony…

Taylorsville Man Arrested On Felony Charge By Caldwell County Authorities

38-year-old Jerry Calvin McIver III of Northmont Road in Taylorsville was arrested Tuesday (June 1) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny. McIver was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District…

More Details in Catawba County Meth Arrest

More information has been released in the arrest of 32-year-old Clyde Junius Rogers. Rogers, who lives on Cross Creek Drive in Hudson, was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers Friday (May 28) on charges of level III trafficking in methamphetamine…

Lenoir Residents Charged With Drug Trafficking

35-year-old Alexus Gabriel Blake and 25-year-old Austin Lane Ervin, both of the same Three Way Lane, Lenoir, address, were arrested Tuesday (June 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of traffic in heroin or opium,…

Man Arrested By Taylorsville PD Faces More Than 50 Charges In Two Counties

42-year-old Donald Chad Ferguson of Moravian Falls was arrested Tuesday (June 1) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of breaking and entering to a coin or currency machine, four misdemeanor counts of larceny, six misdemeanor counts…

Hickory City Council Approves Budget, Includes Property Tax, Utility Rate Increases

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday (June 1) and, following a public hearing, approved the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Budget. As part of the budget, the property tax rate is increased by four cents over the current rate of…

Hickory Man Charged With Robbery

20-year-old Jauhlik Alshion Morrison of 11th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (June 1) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed gun, and simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance. Morrison…

Details Released On May 27 Felony Drug Arrest

We have more information on an arrest first reported last week on WHKY. 30-year-old Larome Donte Foster of Dixie Park Avenue in Newton was arrested last Thursday (May 27) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with…

Public’s Help Sought in Finding Missing Lincolnton Man

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing motorist. 56-year-old Michael Todd Moore of Lincolnton was last seen around 6:30 a.m. on May 27 when he left home, heading to Florida. Family members say…

Hickory Man Arrested for Felony Failure to Appear

30-year-old Gary Benjamin Stamper of 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (May 26) on two felony counts of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on charges of breaking &…

Catawba County Budget Presented, New County Attorney Named

Catawba County Manager Mick Berry has recommended a budget of $303.9M for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. The recommendation maintains the current property tax rate of $0.575 per $100 of valuation, which remains the second-lowest tax rate among 11 neighboring counties. The…

Man Arrested In Morganton On Break-in, Financial Card Theft Charges

32-year-old Darius Edward Connelly was arrested Saturday (May 29) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of break or enter a motor vehicle and financial card theft along with a misdemeanor count of second-degree trespassing. Connelly was…

Man Arrested Early Monday On Burke County Drug Charges

28-year-old Gary Tyler Nelson was arrested Monday (May 31) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I and schedule II controlled substance. Nelson was arrested just before 5 a.m. Monday at an address on Enola…

Maiden Police Arrest Lincolnton Man On Drug Charges

38-year-old Michael Lee Hawkins of Lyn Well Road in Lincolnton was arrested today (June 1) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Hawkins was locked…

Suspect Arrested For Allegedly Obtaining Controlled Substance By Fraud

35-year-old Jessica Warren Lingerfelt of Pisgah Church Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (May 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony obtaining controlled substance by fraud or forgery. Lingerfelt was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

32-year-old Michael Christopher Hart of Leah Drive in Hudson was arrested Friday (May 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor attempted breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. In addition,…

Morganton Man Charged With Statutory Rape

37-year-old Jason Isaiah McPeters of Burkemont Road in Morganton was arrested Friday (May 28) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony first-degree statutory rape. Last Thursday (May 27), Burke County Sheriff’s Office Detectives began an investigation of a…

Lenoir Man Charged On Fugitive Warrant From Virginia

38-year-old Joshua Micah Lillard of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 31) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Lillard is wanted on a warrant from Spotsylvania County,…

Hickory Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft Offenses

32-year-old Jessica Dawn Wright of 9th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (May 29) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Wright was detained…

Newton Man Charged With Firearm Offense

27-year-old Justin Seth Shatley of North Davis Avenue in Newton was arrested Saturday (May 29) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Shatley was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Hudson Man Arrested On Catawba County Trafficking Charge

32-year-old Clyde Junius Rogers of Cross Creek Drive in Hudson was arrested Friday (May 28) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, resisting a public officer, and assault on…

Conover Man Charged With Meth Possession, Vehicle Break-in

35-year-old Henry Lee Henson of Valley Springs Drive in Conover was arrested Monday (May 31) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, break or enter a motor vehicle, and injury to personal property. Henson was jailed…

Three Suspects Arrested Following Standoff At Residence

28-year-old Nicholas Dale Johnson of North Bost Street in Statesville, 48-year-old Kimberly Gayle Matheson of Hugo Lane in Statesville, and 33-year-old Laura Ann Burchette of BJ Drive in Conover were all arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re all charged…

Denver, N.C. Man Faces Indecent Liberties Charge

35-year-old Jason Walter Smith of Buoy Lane in Denver was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives Friday (May 28) on a charge of felony indecent liberties with a child. The incident, involving a juvenile female who was known by the…

Granite Falls Man Sentenced to 6-to-8 Years for Trafficking

44-year-old Adam John Wheeler of Granite Falls will serve a prison sentence of six-to-eight years following his conviction for trafficking opium or heroin. The Honorable Nathaniel J. Poovey, Superior Court Judge from Catawba County, imposed the active prison term after…

Iredell County Posts Most Wanted List

Authorities in Iredell County continue to seek suspects on the most wanted list. 30-year-old Patricia Yates is still on the list of suspects wanted in Iredell County. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, conspire to sell meth,…

Officers Reportedly Find A Pound Of Meth At Valdese Home, Arrest Woman On Felony Charges

42-year-old Johnnie Denise Hickman of Tom Deal Avenue in Valdese was arrested Wednesday (May 26) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substances, possession with…

Newton Man Charged With Cocaine Offense

30-year-old Larome Donte Foster of Dixie Park Avenue in Newton was arrested Thursday (May 27) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and misdemeanor domestic violence protective order violation. Foster…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

59-year-old Hubert Lee Carlton, Jr. of SW Spainhour Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Carlton was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond.…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession, Larceny

50-year-old Johnny Daryll Mooney of SW Brixton Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of stolen property. Mooney was brought…

Hickory Man Arrested By Newton PD On Habitual Larceny, Attempted Assault Charges

28-year-old Bradley Michael Swink of Hickory was arrested Thursday (May 27) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony habitual larceny and attempted assault with a deadly weapon. Swink was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,500 bond.…

Hickory Man Arrested On Drug Charges, Also Charged With Trespassing, Resisting Officer

52-year-old Charles Loman Lee Houser of 1st Street SE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (May 27) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, and second-degree trespassing. Houser was jailed…

Increase In Travelers On NC Roads Expected For Memorial Day Weekend

As the country continues its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, an increase in travelers on the roadways is expected this Memorial Day weekend. The AAA is estimating a 60 percent increase in traffic compared to a year ago. With that…

Man Arrested With Three Pounds Of Pot At Morganton Checking Station

23-year-old Gelane Dashar Dula of South Lail Avenue in Morganton was arrested Thursday (May 27) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule VI controlled substance. Thursday at approximately 10:30…

Victim’s Condition in May 13 Shooting in Newton Upgraded

The Newton Police Department continues to investigate a shooting that occurred on Thursday, May 13 when shots were fired into a home on South Caldwell Avenue in Newton. The victim, Asia Jacqueln Wright, has been upgraded from critical but stable…

Smoke & Malfunctioning Doors Reported at Burke County Jail

At about 5:40 p.m. yesterday (May 26), staff personnel at the Burke County Jail reported the odor of smoke inside the jail. Subsequently, some of the electronic doors began to fail in seven of the nine pods. Manual override keys…

Street To Be Closed For Cell Tower Upgrade

Contractors will be upgrading cell tower equipment on the Valdese Avenue water tank in Morganton from Tuesday, June 1, through Tuesday, June 8. While work is being performed, Hilltop Street will be closed from Valdese Avenue to just before 120…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Possession

33-year-old Cynthia Marie Martin of Tumbleweed Drive in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (May 26) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Martin was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District…

Lenoir Man Charged With Weapon Offense

33-year-old Daniel Ray Kirby of Old Homestead Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (May 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Kirby was brought to the Caldwell County Detention…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

28-year-old Renneth Jeffrey Minton of Duncan Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (May 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and maintain a vehicle or…

Claremont Man Charged With Failure To Appear In Court To Answer To Felony Counts

31-year-old Justin Raymond Lyerly of Lyerly Lane in Claremont was arrested Wednesday (May 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of felony larceny of a motor vehicle and felony possession of a stolen…

Woman Arrested by Conover PD On Firearm Charge, More Than 20 Failure To Appear Counts

25-year-old Cara Leanne Faile of Thomasville was arrested Wednesday (May 26) by Conover Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Faile is charged…

Claremont Man Jailed This Morning On Drug Charge

31-year-old Bo Adam Mellon of Cindi Lane in Claremont was arrested by Claremont Police Officers. He was charged with possession of methaqualone or quaalude and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mellon was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning…

Man Arrested On Drug Charges For Fourth Time Since August 2020, More Details Released

62-year-old Bruce Allen Hanna of Silver Creek Church Road in Morganton was arrested Monday (May 24) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, possession of schedule I controlled substance (heroin), possession…

Hickory Man Charged With Cocaine Possession, Vehicle Theft

23-year-old Jarquis Jason-Nathan Belk of 20th Street NE in Hickory was arrested today (May 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine, larceny of a motor vehicle, and three counts of simple possession of schedule…

Woman Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

32-year-old Chasity Dawn Ross was arrested Tuesday (May 25) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with two felony counts of possession of controlled substance in prison or jail, along with misdemeanor counts of interfere with an electronic monitoring device,…

Catawba County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rate 35%, New Cases In Single-Digits Today

Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (May 26) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 19,166 since the start of the pandemic. There have been 306 coronavirus-associated deaths in Catawba County, ten people are currently hospitalized…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession, Resisting Officer

32-year-old Johnathan Benjamin Penley of Greenwood Terrace in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (May 25) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. In addition, Penley is charged with failure to…

Missing Woman Found Unharmed

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have found a woman reported missing Tuesday (May 25). 25-year-old Arin Taylor Andrews of Ore Bank Drive in Iron Station was reported missing after having been last seen on Friday, May 21. She was seen that…

Concord Man Arrested By Caldwell County Authorities On Fugitive Warrant

38-year-old Ben Arthur Ostiguy of Concord was arrested Tuesday (May 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. The state and charges there are not specified. Following the arrest, Ostiguy…

Homeless Hickory Woman Charged as Habitual Felon

46-year-old Cynthia Louise Harris, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after noon Monday (May 24) on one felony count as an habitual felon. Harris was arrested in connection to an incident…

Sale Of Land To Result In Expansion Of Industrial Park

The Alexander Industrial Park will be expanding as the Alexander County Board of Commissioners on Monday (May 24) approved the sale of approximately 25 acres of county-owned land to Paragon Films for $600,000. David Icenhour, Executive Director of the Alexander…

Newton Woman Charged With Felony Counts Including Forgery, Larceny

33-year-old Chelsey Leigh Towery of Newton was arrested last Thursday (May 20) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny of chose in action, forgery of an instrument, and obtaining property by false pretense. Her bond…

Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses In Alexander, Iredell Counties

56-year-old James Wesley Wilson of Stony Point was arrested Saturday (May 22) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Wilson is charged with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule VI…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

28-year-old Nathan Jackson Nunnery of Taylorsville was arrested May 17 by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of providing contraband to an inmate, possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises, and conspiracy to sell and…

Stony Point Man Arrested On Multiple Felony, Misdemeanor Charges

37-year-old Chad Edward Simpson of Stony Point was arrested Sunday (May 23) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of a stolen motor…

Man Arrested At Motel For Allegedly Attacking Woman

39-year-old Kelvin Anthony Dula, who is listed as a homeless person, was arrested Tuesday (May 25) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He was charged with felony identity theft along with misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a…

No Charges Filed in Monday Morning Burke County Shooting

The victim in a shooting that occurred shortly after 3:30 a.m. on May 24 has declined to prosecute. After conferring with the District Attorney’s Office, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office has closed its investigation. Sheriff’s Deputies initially responded to Highway…

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

39-year-old Jesse Henry Hammer of Jessie Mays Lane in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police early Monday morning (May 24) on a long list of failure to appear charges. Hammer allegedly failed to appear in court on charges of possession…

Man Jailed Under Half-Million Dollar Bond On Felony Drug Charge

62-year-old Bruce Allen Hanna was arrested Monday (May 24) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Hanna was arrested shortly before noon Monday and placed in jail in Morganton under $500,000 secured…

Missing Woman Sought, Detectives Request Assistance From Public

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman. 25-year-old Arin Taylor Andrews of Ore Bank Drive in Iron Station was last seen on Friday, May 21, at approximately 4:15 p.m. when she was…

Man Arrested In Morganton On Rape, Kidnapping Charges

38-year-old Jose Santiago Tecum Pec was arrested Monday (May 24) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of second-degree forcible rape and second-degree kidnapping. Pec was arrested shortly after 4:30 p.m. Monday at an address on South…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Offense

20-year-old Aiden Michael Drake Day of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 24) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm. Day was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Theft, Stolen Vehicle Offenses

34-year-old Jennifer Lea Lawrence Triplett of Inglewood Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 24) by Hudson Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Triplett was placed in the Caldwell County…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Catawba County Public Health reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 between Friday (May 21) and Monday (May 24), increasing the overall total to 19,131, with 306 deaths. Hospitalizations dropped to ten, from 16 in the previous report. Six new cases…

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Missing Court Date On Nonsupport Allegation

45-year-old Charles Ray Lindsey, Jr. of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 24) 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.…

Hudson Woman Charged with Meth Trafficking, Probation Violation

25-year-old Samantha Leanne Brooke Mclean of Hawthorne Street in Hudson was arrested Monday (May 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle, place, or dwelling for controlled substance, and probation…

Alexander County Man Charged With Vehicle Theft In Catawba County

25-year-old Dexton Markez Banner of Red Oak Drive in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged on a warrant for arrest with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. In addition, Banner is charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting…

Conover Man Charged With Meth, Marijuana Possession

31-year-old Wa Xiong of Victorian Court in Conover was arrested Monday (May 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug…

Conover Man Killed in Early Monday Morning Crash

24-year-old Kongmeng Yang of Conover was killed in an automobile accident early this morning (May 24). At about 3:05 a.m. today, the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to the accident in Catawba County on N.C. 16, near C&B Farm Road.…

Maiden Woman Killed in Saturday Night Motorcycle Crash

50-year-old Angela Sigmon Wesson of Maiden was killed in a motorcycle accident late Saturday night (May 22). At about 11:35 p.m. Saturday, the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene in Catawba County on Saint James Church Road,…

Hickory Man Arrested on October 2020 Warrant on Felony Marijuana Charge

36-year-old Marcus Demond McKinley of 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Friday morning (May 21) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was wanted for felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver marijuana…

Newton Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

42-year-old Roger Dale Denton, Jr. of Shook Avenue in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after noon last Wednesday (May 19) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of possession…

Alexander County Mobile Home Destroyed By Fire

A Hiddenite residence was destroyed by fire over the weekend. According to Alexander County Fire Marshall Mark Earle, the Hiddenite, Stony Point, Vashti, and Taylorsville Fire Departments were dispatched to a home on Dishmon Family Drive shortly before 5 p.m.…

Lenoir Man Charged With Cocaine Possession

46-year-old Ernest Luther Wingate III of SW Wilmont Street in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 22) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine. Wingate was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $4,000 secured bond.…

Claremont Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Tennessee

22-year-old Christopher Calvin Lee Killian, Jr. of Old Country Lane in Claremont was arrested by Newton Police Friday (May 21) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was also charged with breaking & entering,…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Charges Of Fleeing From Police, False Imprisonment

23-year-old Marcus Allen Whisnant of Bee Mountain Ridge Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (May 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and failure to appear on…

Shooting Under Investigation By Burke County Authorities

Shortly after 3:30 a.m. today (May 24), the Burke County Emergency Communication Center received a report of a shooting. Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Highway 18 South and Camp Meeting Road in Connelly Springs, and learned that a…

Lenoir Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of Assault With Intent To Kill

26-year-old Jalen Jaquil Tolbert of Main Street in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (May 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts apiece of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and discharge a weapon into…

Hickory Man Charged With Failure To Appear, Non-Support

35-year-old Jerry Antwon Young of 1st Street SE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (May 22) on charges filed by the Hickory Police Department and Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Hickory Police charged Young with failure to appear on counts of the…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

16 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday (May 21) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 19,111. One new coronavirus-related death was reported in Catawba County, lifting the total to 306. There were 16 people hospitalized. 12 new…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested On Sex Offense Charge

42-year-old Danny Jay Lawson II of Connelly Church Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Friday (May 21) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony statutory sex offense with a child 15-years-old or younger. The Morganton Department of Public…

Tennessee Man Jailed In Catawba County On Trafficking Charge

47-year-old William Michael Oxentine of Mountain City, Tennessee was arrested Sunday (May 23) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with trafficking, opium or heroin. Oxentine was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court…

Planned Power Outage Scheduled In Morganton Monday Morning

City of Morganton crews will be performing an electrical upgrade on Monday (May 24). The power will be shut at 5:00 a.m. and should be back on in 30 to 60 minutes. This will affect approximately 875 customers in the…

Caldwell County Manager Fired

During a special meeting today (May 21), the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners voted to terminate County Manager Stan Kiser. The termination is effective immediately. Kiser began his career with Caldwell County on October 1, 2009. Prior to coming to…

Salisbury Man Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assaults in Iredell County

30-year-old Charles Irvin Wiles of Alan Circle in Salisbury has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on two counts of felony first-degree sexual offense and felony indecent liberties with a child. Events leading to Wiles’ arrest began on March…

Arrest Made In Connection To Thursday Shooting In Burke County

61-year-old Kenneth Aubrey Reed of Pea Ridge Road in Morganton was arrested Thursday (May 20) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Officers responded at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday (May…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charges

40-year-old Larry Elwood-Brown Steptoe, Jr. of 11th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police on May 13 on felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance, along with one…

Woman Arrested By Catawba County Authorities On Weapon, Drug Charges

28-year-old Bianca Marie Cole, whose address was not listed, was arrested Thursday (May 20) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a count…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

12 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday (May 20) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 19,095, with 305 deaths. There were 16 people hospitalized. Five new cases of the coronavirus were reported Thursday by the…

Robbery In Parking Lot Of Area Walmart Under Investigation

A robbery in a business parking lot is under investigation. According to information released this week by the Statesville Police Department, on Friday, April 23, 2021, a 73-year-old female victim and her husband pulled into a parking space on the…

Pea Ridge Road Shooting Under Investigation in Morganton

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon (May 20) in Morganton. Officers responded at about 2:40 p.m. today after a subject called 9-1-1 and said he had shot his neighbor. Deputies and E.M.S. personnel…

King’s Mountain Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charges

34-year-old Stephanie Danielle Metcalf of King’s Mountain, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 5 p.m. Monday (May 17) on felony counts of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and possession of a schedule II controlled substance. She…

Hickory Man Arrested for Failure to Appear on Cocaine Charge

46-year-old Larry Eugene Allen of 1st Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late Tuesday night (May 18) for felony failure to appear. Allen allegedly failed to appear in court on a charge of felony possession of a…

Two Suspects Charged With Felony Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop

41-year-old Harold Troy Little and 35-year-old Ashley Brooks Church, both of the same Jeff Price Lane, Taylorsville, address, were arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Little is charged with felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine by possession and transport, possession with…

Mooresville Man Faces Multiple Child Pornography Charges

33-year-old Isaiah David Musto of Samara Lane in Mooresville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers Monday (May 17) on 20 counts of felony failure by a sex offender to register an online identifier and felony third-degree sexual exploitation of…

Granite Falls Man Accused of Shooting into Home; Leading Officers on Chase

33-year-old Gary Daniel Stallings II of Montclair Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers this morning (May 20) on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, discharging a weapon into a occupied…

City Of Hickory Provides Update On Construction Of City Walk Arches

Installation of the second set of arches for the City Walk N.C. 127 pedestrian bridge in Hickory was delayed in April due to concerns brought to the contractor’s attention during installation. The contractor delayed installation to consult with the manufacturer,…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

31 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday (May 19) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 19,083, with 305 deaths. There were 16 people hospitalized. 34% of Catawba County residents are fully vaccinated. Nine new cases…

Cocaine, Pills, Firearms Found During Search, Suspect Charged With Felony Offenses

37-year-old Travis Montray Roseboro of Walker Street in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (May 19) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in opium or heroin, and possession of a firearm by a…

Conover Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

42-year-old Yang Gee Ly, who is listed as a homeless person from Conover, was arrested Wednesday (May 19) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Ly was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention…

Newton Man Charged With Stolen Firearm Offense

20-year-old Brandon Chase Davis of Southwest Boulevard in Newton was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Davis was jailed in the Catawba County Detention…

Event Scheduled For This Weekend To Benefit Initiative That Helps In Finding Missing Persons

An event to benefit an organization that helps to find missing people who have dementia or any other cognitive disorder is scheduled for this weekend in Catawba County. Project Lifesaver is a non-profit nationwide program that was established in Chesapeake…

Trench Collapses West Of Taylorsville, Person Killed (Updated with name of victim, 11:05 a.m. 5/20/21)

A man was killed in a trench collapse in Alexander County Wednesday (May 19). At approximately 2 p.m., Alexander EMS and Ellendale First Responders were dispatched to Big D’s Diner on US 64-90 west of Taylorsville. A portion of a…

Hudson Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Oklahoma

31-year-old Dominique Jean Shillito of Throneburg Avenue in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (May 18) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma for failure…

Lenoir Man Jailed under $300K Bond on Drug Charges

62-year-old Larry Gene Hibbs of of S.E. Arrowood Street in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (May 18) on felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of…

Linconlton Man Arrested in Hickory for Failure to Appear, Plus Meth & Weapons Charges

29-year-old Steven Tyler Philbeck of High Shoals Road in Lincolnton was arrested by Hickory Police at 4:35 Monday afternoon (May 17) for felony failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court for a felony out-of-county probation violation, shoplifting…

Hickory City Council Meets, Approves Items Following Public Hearings

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (May 18). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved. A public hearing was held and City Council approved a resolution to refinance a loan for the Northeast Wastewater…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

14 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday (May 18) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 19,052, with 305 deaths. There were 15 people hospitalized with the coronavirus. Eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday in…

Alexander County Woman Jailed After Children Allegedly Ingest Drugs

30-year old Heather Michelle Watson of Taylorsville was arrested Sunday (May 16) by Taylorsville Police Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts of intentional child abuse with serious injury, one felony count of possession of methamphetamine, two misdemeanor counts of…

Morganton Man Charged With Kidnapping, Assault

27-year-old Johnithyn Thomas Bristol of Morganton was arrested Tuesday (May 18) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of kidnapping and assault by strangulation. Bristol is also charged with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female, injury…

Two Suspects Arrested In Robbery Case

45-year-old Corry Tolliver and 56-year-old Pamela Wingfield were arrested Monday (May 17) by Statesville Police Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of common law robbery and larceny. On Saturday (May 15) at approximately 6:00 a.m., Statesville Police Officers responded…

Suspect Arrested in Lenoir on Felony Trafficking Charges

46-year-old James Eugene Moore, Jr. of Beach Place in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers this morning (May 18) on felony counts of trafficking in cocaine by possession, trafficking in opioids by possession, and maintaining a dwelling to…

Claremont Man Arrested in Hickory for Felony Firearms Violation

29-year-old Sh’Ron Whyte Phillips of Julia Court in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (May 15) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one misdemeanor count of discharging a firearm in…

Financial Card Fraud Charge Lodged Against Woman Arrested In Burke County

26-year-old Evin Elizabeth Campbell was arrested Monday (May 17) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony financial transaction card fraud. Campbell was arrested shortly before 3 a.m. at an address on South Sterling Street in Morganton and was…

Missing Lincoln County Woman Found

A missing Lincoln County woman was found Monday (May 17) when Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers were dispatched to investigate an altercation outside a business on N.C. Highway 10. The incident was reported to have occurred in the parking lot of…

Taylorsville Police Arrest Woman On Larceny Charges

28-year-old Kelly Marie Bowman was arrested Monday (May 17) By Taylorsville Police Officers. She’s charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of larceny. Following the arrest, Bowman was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. She remained…

Taylorsville Man Arrested On Caldwell County Felony Charges

37-year-old Dana Dewayne Mitchem of Allen Road in Taylorsville was arrested Friday (May 14) on charges from Caldwell County. He’s charged with two counts of felony failure to appear on a felony. Mitchem was brought to the Caldwell County Detention…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Firearm Offense

41-year-old Paula Ann Webb of Tara Place in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (May 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon, failure to appear for nonsupport, and three additional counts of…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

24 new cases of COVID-19 were reported between Friday (May 14) and Monday (May 17) in Catawba County, raising the overall total to 19,038, with 305 deaths. 15 people were hospitalized as of Monday, according to Catawba County Public Health.…

Catawba County Commissioners Meet In Regular Session

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday (May 17). The board approved the consent agenda, which contained two items. One of those items was a request from staff that Commissioners adopt the Project Budget Ordinance Amendment…

New Names Added To Area Most Wanted List

The Iredell County most wanted list contains new names. 28-year-old Zachary Russ is one of the suspects who has been added to the list. He’s wanted for felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and…

Suspects Sought In January Murder Have Ties To Caldwell County

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office says a couple being sought in connection to a January murder in Hickory has ties to that county. Wednesday (May 19) will mark 18 weeks since a woman was shot to death at a Hickory…

Hickory Man Again Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Georgia

40-year-old Roger Junior Ussery, who lists addresses on 14th Avenue S.E. and on 14th Street N.E. in Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (May 15) on a felony grand jury arrest warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another…

Shooting Into Home Remains Under Investigation, Public’s Assistance Sought

The Newton Police Department is continuing to seek the public’s assistance in investigating a shooting into an occupied dwelling. On May 13, at approximately 10:45 p.m., an unknown suspect or suspects discharged a firearm into a residence on South Caldwell…

Lenoir Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

49-year-old Johnny Everette Setzer of McCrary Place in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 15) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Setzer was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

One Arrested; One At-Large in Iredell County Break-Ins

23-year-old Caitlin Amber Conner of North Bost Street in Statesville has been arrested in connection to a number of break-ins to various residences, motor vehicles, and outbuildings at locations across Iredell County. 27-year-old Nicholas Dale Johnson of the same address…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

29-year-old Jeremy Lynn Brinkley of Sweet Maple Place in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine.…

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

39 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday (May 14) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 19,014. One COVID-19-associated death was also reported in Catawba County, raising the count to 305. There were 15 people hospitalized…

Teenager Charged With Threatening To Commit Mass Violence

18-year-old Amon Douglas Stevens was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony communicating a threat of mass violence at a place of religious worship and misdemeanor communicating threats. Last Thursday (May 13) the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office…

More Details Released In Connection To Robbery Arrests

More information has been released in a robbery case first reported on WHKY last week. 24-year-old Alexander Lewis Mobley of Wilson, N.C. and 21-year-old Joshua Joel Colon of Rocky Mount, N.C. were arrested last Thursday (May 13) by Long View…

Portion Of Hickory Road To Close Starting Today

The City of Hickory is closing the portion of Fifth Street NE from Stasovich Place (Fifth Street NE) to Tenth Avenue Drive NE, starting this week. Various sections of the road will be closed for roughly two and a half…

Lenoir Man Faces Felony Meth Charge in Hickory

31-year-old Colt David Everhart of Everhart Court in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police on April 28 for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with failure to appear…

Hickory Woman Arrested for Felony Probation Violation

41-year-old Natasha Leanne Sigmon of 8th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday evening (May 12) for a felony probation violation. Sigmon is on probation as she serves a 30-month suspended sentence following a March 2021 felony…

Hickory Man Arrested for Insurance Fraud & I.D. Theft

22-year-old Spencer Thomas Ramseur of 16th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police on May 6 on a number of outstanding warrants. He was charged with seven felony counts each of insurance fraud and identity theft, along with…

State to Lift Gathering Limits and Most Mask Requirements

N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced today (May 14) that the state is lifting all mandatory capacity and gathering limits and social distancing requirements, as well as most mandatory mask requirements. In most settings, indoors or outdoors, the state will no…

Woman Injured In Late Night Shooting In Newton

A shooting incident in Newton is under investigation. On Thursday (May 13) at approximately 10:50 p.m., Newton Police responded to a report of shots being fired into a house at an address on South Caldwell Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found…

Texas Man Charged By Authorities In Caldwell County With Failure To Register As Sex Offender

20-year-old Pablo Ernest Valdez of San Antonio, Texas, was arrested Thursday (May 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of failure to register as a sex offender and probation violation. Valdez was jailed in the Caldwell…

Stalking, Domestic Violence Charges Filed Against Man Arrested By Burke Authorities

27-year-old Marcus Lamont Rinehardt was arrested Thursday (May 13) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with single felony counts of stalking and financial card theft along with two felony counts of secret peeping. Rinehardt is also charged with two…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

35 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday (May 13) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 18,975, with 304 deaths. There were 16 people hospitalized. 23 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Thursday in Caldwell County,…

Hickory Man Arrested On Vehicle Theft, Stolen Goods Charges

41-year-old Michael Bruce Isaacs of Young Road in Hickory was arrested Thursday (May 13) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and possession of stolen goods. Isaacs was…

Hickory Man Charged With Multiple Assault Counts, Having Drugs At Jail

29-year-old Tyree Dorian Rhinehardt of 13th Avenue Drive SE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, second-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of…

Multiple Suspects Arrested On Various Felony Charges In Burke County

On Tuesday (May 11), the Burke County Sheriff’s Office arrested eight individuals on 21 outstanding warrants. Those warrants consisted of 31 charges, 20 misdemeanors and 11 felonies. Four of the suspects were charged with felony offenses. 41-year-old Terrence Bradlee Thompson…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Vehicle Theft Charges

32-year-old Patrick Ryan Blumke of Blowing Rock Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (May 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle. Blumke was brought to the Caldwell County Detention…

Missing Woman Sought By Authorities, Assistance From Public Requested

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing woman. On Wednesday (May 12) an investigation began into the missing persons report. The reporting party told officers 36-year-old Laura Kathryn Smith of Madison Street in…

Asheville Man Charged With Firearm Offense

43-year-old Michael Ray Southard of Asheville was arrested Wednesday (May 12) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Southard was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond.…

Long View Police Arrest Wilson, Rocky Mount Residents On Robbery Charges

24-year-old Alexander Lewis Mobley of Wilson, N.C. and 21-year-old Joshua Joel Colon of Rocky Mount, N.C. were arrested today by Long View Police Officers. They’re each charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. Both suspects were jailed in the Catawba…

Claremont Man Arrested in Hickory on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

40-year-old Robert Earl Setzer III of Balls Creek Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:45 Tuesday afternoon (May 11) three failure to appear warrants, two felonies and one misdemeanor. He reportedly failed to appear in court…

Statesville Man Jailed on Felony Cocaine & Firearms Charges

31-year-old Jacobie O’Brian Cauthen of Bristol Road in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of possession of a firearm under a pretrial release order, possession of a firearm with a domestic violence protection order…

Man Charged With Exploiting Elderly Neighbor

50-year-old William Christopher Giles of Farmview Lane in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony exploitation of an older or disabled adult. According to information released today (May 13), on August 17, 2020 a report…

Woman Killed In Hickory Shooting, Investigation Underway

A fatal shooting is under investigation in Hickory. Wednesday (May 13) just before 11 p.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to an address on 17th Street NW after receiving a 911 call that a woman had been shot at the residence.…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

16 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (May 12) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 18,940, with 304 deaths. There were 16 people hospitalized. 32% of Catawba County’s residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The…

Man Arrested In Alexander County On Stolen Vehicle Charge

37-year-old Herman Eugene Williams of Statesville was arrested in Alexander County Wednesday (May 12) by the North Carolina Highway Patrol. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and misdemeanor driving while impaired. Williams was jailed in the…

More Information Released in Case In Which Morganton Man Was Charged With Setting Home On Fire While Woman Was Inside

37-year-old Ryan William Shambre of Putnam Street in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (May 11) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. WHKY previously reported on his arrest, more details have been released by authorities. Shambre is charged with felony first-degree arson along…

Live Burn To Be Conducted By Hickory Fire Department

Today (May 13), Hickory firefighters will be conducting a live burn exercise, which consists of burning a house. The training exercise will be held at 1280 10th Street Blvd. NW in Hickory from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. The exercise…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Larceny Charge

39-year-old Brooke Raeneye Patton of Section House Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (May 8) on one count of felony larceny. Events leading to her arrest began on May 6 when Hickory Police took a…

Hickory Police Investigate Shots Fired in N.E. Hickory

Hickory Police are investigating an incident yesterday afternoon (May 11) in which shots were fired into an occupied building. The shots were fired from a vehicle and struck a building in the area of 16th Street N.E. and 17th Avenue…

Man Charged With Arson By Authorities In Burke County

37-year-old Ryan William Shambre was arrested Tuesday (May 11) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony arson along with misdemeanor counts of assault on a government official and failure to appear. Shambre was arrested shortly after 6 p.m.…

Portion Of Catawba County Road To Be Closed For N.C. 16 Widening

A N.C. Department of Transportation contractor will close a section of a Catawba County road next week to resume improvements on a state highway. Buffalo Shoals Road will be closed between Little Mountain Road and N.C. 16 starting Monday (May…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

43-year-old Adam Colby Starnes of Taylorsville was arrested Monday (May 10) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Starnes is also charged on a failure to appear warrant from…

Hydrants To Be Flushed This Weekend In Morganton

Morganton city crews will be flushing fire hydrants in the area of the Alpine Mill No. 7 apartment complex, Fleming Drive, and Green Street Saturday morning (May 15) beginning at 8 a.m. Customers near these areas may experience cloudy or…

Hickory Man Arrested for Felony B&E

46-year-old Jonathan David Lynn, Jr. of Southfork Avenue in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:10 Friday evening (May 7) on an outstanding warrant out of Burke County for felony breaking & entering. He was taken into custody…

Drug Charge Filed Against Granite Falls Man

39-year-old Kenneth Howard Cogdell of Hayden Bowman Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (May 10) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Cogdell was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond.…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Catawba County Public Health reported 51 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday (May 11), increasing the overall total to 18,924, with 304 deaths. Hospitalizations fell to 16 in Catawba County, from 18 Monday (May 10). 18 new cases of the coronavirus…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

47-year-old Steven Carl Presnell of Luke Lane in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 10) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Presnell was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District…

Hickory Woman Charged With Meth Possession

25-year-old Tiffany Dawn Wright of 9th Street in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (May 11) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Wright was released on $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today…

Hickory, Maiden Residents Among 14 Indicted Following Drug Investigation

The Lincoln County Grand Jury indicted 14 people Monday (May 10) in connection to a lengthy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office undercover drug operation. Narcotics investigators began the operation targeting street level dealers in late 2019 and ending in early 2021.…

Lenoir Man Faces Indecent Exposure Charges in Two Counties

22-year-old Tristan Douglas Coffey of Smokey Creek Road in Lenoir has been arrested for felony indecent exposure. He was arrested in connection to an incident on May 5 when the Burke County Sheriff’s Office took a call regarding a male…

Raccoon Found in S.E. Hickory Tests Positive for Rabies

Catawba County officials are reporting a case of rabies from a raccoon collected in S.E. Hickory on May 6. Hickory Animal Control Officers were dispatched to the 400 Block of 1st Avenue S.E. after a call came in regarding a…

Conover Residents Charged In Connection To Alexander County Larceny Case

54-year-old Larry Allan Miller and 46-year-old Nathan Scott Carroll, both of Conover, were arrested on charges filed by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office. They’re both charged with felony larceny and misdemeanor counts of first-degree trespassing and vandaliam with damage to…

Hudson Man Charged With Weapon, Drug Offenses

19-year-old Kilik Raheem Davidson of Meadow Hill Road in Hudson was arrested Monday (May 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen firearm and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver…

Lenoir Man Charged With Burglary, Firearm Offenses

22-year-old Damian Tyler Whisnant of Taylor Farm Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary, attempted first-degree burglary, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession with intent…

Lenoir Man Charged With Burning Property, Assault

42-year-old Charles Junior West of Morganton Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony burning personal property. In addition, West is charged with assault on a female. West was jailed in…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Sale Or Distribution Of Obscene Material (Updated With More Information, 1:32 p.m., 5/11/21)

26-year old Dustin Malachi Jernigan of Taylorsville was arrested Monday (May 10) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. According to the Alexander County Police To Citizen website, he’s charged with two counts of the sale or distribution of obscene material. The…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Ten new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Catawba County between Friday (May 7) and Monday (May 10), lifting the total to 18,873. In addition, two new coronavirus-associated deaths were reported increasing the total to 304. 18 people were hospitalized…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

28-year-old Justin James Bordeaux of Hillcrest Street in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (May 10) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. Bordeaux was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Gastonia Man Arrested By Authorities In Caldwell On Weapon, Drug Charges

28-year-old Gregory Dylan Carnevale of Gastonia was arrested last Friday (May 7) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of heroin. In addition, Carnevale is charged with…

Catawba County Authorities Arrest Valdese Man On Felony Drug Charge

27-year-old Matthew Melton Mckenley of Hideaway Hill in Valdese was arrested Monday (May 10) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Mckenley was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,000…

New Names Placed On Burke County Most Wanted List

Three new names have been added to the Burke County most wanted list. The new suspects were placed on the list on Monday (May 10). 28-year-old Crystal Nicole Connell is among the new names on Burke County’s most wanted list.…

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

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

Newton Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

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

Winston-Salem Man Charged With Caldwell County Drug Offenses

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Trafficking Offense

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

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Man Killed In Weekend Crash

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

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

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

Newton Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Violation Of Parole

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

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

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Trafficking By Hickory PD

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

Authorities In Alexander County Report Drug Arrest

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

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

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

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory for Break-Ins & Burglary

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

Connelly Springs Woman Arrested On Caldwell County Felony Charge

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

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Hudson Man Charged With Multiple Vehicle Theft Counts

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

Catawba Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Probation Violation

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

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

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

Teenager Charged In Connection To Fatal Shooting

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

Vale Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

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

Maiden Man Faces Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

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

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Services this Afternoon for Slain Watauga County Officers

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

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

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

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

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

Meth Trafficking Charges Filed Against Lenoir Residents

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

Hickory Firefighters Respond To Chemical Spill Wednesday Morning

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

Body Of Lincolnton Man Found In Albemarle

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

Morganton Man Charged with Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

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

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Man Arrested In Morganton

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

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

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

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to Vehicle Break-Ins

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

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

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

Sherrills Ford Man Arrested for Failure to Appear on Meth Charge

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

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Man Charged With Fatal Shooting Of Dog In Morganton

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

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

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Missing Man Sought By Authorities

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

Three Arrested on Felony Meth Charges in Iredell County

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

Authorities Rescue Man Reported To Have Dementia

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

Women Arrested On Felony Drug Charges Following Reported Chase

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

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Unemployment Rates Fall Across Hickory Metro

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

Suspect Listing Connelly Springs Address Added To Area Most Wanted List

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

South Carolina Woman Arrested On Drug Charges By Catawba County Authorities

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

Child Injured In Accidental Shooting

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

Vehicle Stolen & Later Found, Suspects Sought By Authorities

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

Chop Shop Activity Charge Filed Against Caldwell County Man

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession, Probation Violation

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

Homeless Hickory Woman Arrested for Multiple Probation Violations

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

Mocksville Woman Arrested in Hickory on Warrant from Iredell

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

Firearm Charges Filed Against Vale Man

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

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Lane Closures Announced For Downtown Morganton This Week

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

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

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

Hickory Man Charged With Burglary

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

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

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

Mooresville Man Arrested on Kidnapping & Sexual Assault Charges

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

Caldwell County Woman Charged With Drug, Break-in Offenses

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

Hudson Man Charged With Break-in Offenses

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

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

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

Lincolnton Teen Charged with Second-Degree Rape

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

Hickory Man Jailed On Break-in, Theft Charges

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

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

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

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

Two Suspects Charged With Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop

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

Man Shot Thursday, Murder Investigation Underway

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

Statesville Woman Charged in the Death of Infant

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

Tampa Man Arrested for Attempting to Scam Iredell County Victim

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

Claremont Woman Charged With Drug Offenses, Probation Violation

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

Fire Damages N.E. Hickory Home

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

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

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

Teen Reported Missing Found By Authorities Near Residence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hickory Man Jailed This Morning On Felony Drug Charge

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

Alexander County Man Sentenced To Prison Time Following Plea Agreement

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

Two Watauga County Sheriff’s Deputies Shot

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

Governor Issues New Executive Order Easing Mask Mandate Beginning Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hickory Man Charged With Robbery

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

Authorities Search for Missing Teen in Lincoln County

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

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

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

Granite Falls Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

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

Alexander County Commissioners Meet, Approve Bid For New Park

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

Newton, Hickory Residents Arrested On Robbery, Conspiracy Charges

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

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Wilmington Man Charged In Connection To Alexander County Break-in

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

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

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

Hickory Man Faces Marijuana & Firearms Charges

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Larceny Charge from Alexander County

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony B&E Charge

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

Lenoir Resident Charged With Felony Marijuana Offense

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

Caldwell County Authorities Report Monday Night Meth Trafficking Arrest

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

Caldwell County Man Charged With Meth Possession

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Felony Offenses

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

Hazardous Waste Collection Event This Week In Catawba County

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

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

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

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

Morganton Man Charged With Fentanyl Trafficking

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

Connelly Springs Man Arrested After Meth Was Reportedly Seized From Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Infant’s Death Under Investigation in Iredell County

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

Burke County Man Arrested On Caldwell County Meth Possession Charge

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

Lenoir Woman Charged With Assaulting Government Official

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

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Felony Assault Charge Lodged Against Newton Man

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

Lincolnton Woman Charged With Catawba County Larceny Offense

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

Conover Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

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

Vehicle Theft Charge Filed Against Catawba County Man

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

Suspects In January Murder At Hickory Business Still At Large

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

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

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

Rockingham Man Charged With Stealing Identity Of Iredell County Resident

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

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

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Meth Possession

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Threatening Court Officer, Weapon Offenses

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

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

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

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

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

Man Charged In Connection To Assault With A Knife

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

Extensive Damage Reported In Morganton Residential Fire

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge and Multiple Outstanding Warrants

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

Homeless Hickory Man Jailed for Felony Failure to Appear

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

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

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Weapon Offense

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

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

Two Men Arrested in Hickory on Multiple Outstanding Warrants

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Violating House Arrest

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

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

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

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Suspects With Catawba County Addresses Remain On Most Wanted List

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

Texas Man Arrested By Hudson PD On Fugitive Warrants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Caldwell County Man Arrested Following Reported Chase In Alexander County

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

Homeless Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Assault Charge

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

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Multiple Warrants from Two Counties

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

Drug Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested In Burke County

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

Meth Possession Charge Filed Against Man Jailed In Burke County

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

Morganton Woman Charged With Cocaine Offense In Caldwell County

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

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Hickory City Council Meets In Regular Session

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

Hickory Woman Charged With Trio Of Felony Offenses

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

Hickory Woman Charged In Alexander County With Having Drugs At Jail

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

Hickory Man Arrested On Felony Firearm Charge In Alexander County

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

Car Crashes Into Hickory Business

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

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

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

Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

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

Felony Drug Charge Filed Following Arrest In Morganton

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

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses In Caldwell County

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

Lenoir Woman Charged With Various Drug Offenses

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

Lenoir Woman Charged With Violating Probation

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

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

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

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Conover Man Charged With Drug Offenses

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

Statutory Rape Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taylorsville Man Charged With Assault With A Knife

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

Hickory Man Faces Assault & Firearms Charges

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

Homeless Wilkes County Man Accused of Burglarizing Hiddenite Parsonage

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

Conover Man Charged With Meth Possession

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

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

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

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

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

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

Area Communities To Receive Grants Through State Program

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

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

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

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

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

Man Arrested On Drug, Theft Charges By Authorities In Morganton

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

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

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

Claremont Man Charged With Meth, Marijuana Offenses

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

Hickory Woman Arrested on Warrants from Two Counties

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug, Weapon Offenses

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

Lenoir Man Arrested On Drug Offenses

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

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

Man Reportedly Shot By Grandfather While Breaking Into Home

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

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

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

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

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

Hickory Man Charged With Weapon, Drug Counts By Maiden PD

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

Three Suspects Charged In Connection To Convenience Store Break-in

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

Hickory Man Arrested Following Three-County Chase

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Weapon Offenses

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

Lenoir Woman Arrested On Meth Charges

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

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Trafficking

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

Kannapolis Man Arrested in Hickory on Stolen Vehicle Charge

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

Hickory Man Indicted on Felony Meth Charge

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

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

South Carolina Woman Arrested On Caldwell County Drug, Weapon Charges

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

Scam Warning Issued By Local Law Enforcement Agency

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

Man Sought In Connection To Fires Set In Burke County

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

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested for Habitual Larceny

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

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

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

Claremont Man Jailed for Failure to Appear on Felony Meth Charge

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Violating Probation

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

Hickory Woman Charged By Hudson PD With Felony Theft Counts

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

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

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

Missing Teenager Found At Grandparent’s Residence

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

Claremont Woman Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

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

Man Charged In Connection To Fatal Hit & Run Crash

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

Hickory Man Arrested On Cocaine Charge

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

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

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

Unemployment Rates Decrease In Hickory Metro

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Cocaine Possession

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

Caldwell County Woman Charged With Being No-Show In Court

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

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

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Assault Charge

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

Two Individuals Missing In Separate Cases Found Safe

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug & Firearms Charges

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

Hickory Firefighters Battle Blaze At Checkers

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

Newton Man Arrested On Various Charges From Alexander, Catawba Counties

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