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

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

Woman Charged With Illegally Posting Images On Social Media

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

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

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

Two Killed in Separate Lincoln County Accidents

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

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charges

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

Granite Falls Man Faces Drug Charges

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

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

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

Morganton Woman Charged With Abuse Of Disabled Or Elderly Person

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

Hiddenite Man Charged With Kidnapping, Assault

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

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

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

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

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

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to Residential Break-In

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

Man Killed In Alexander County Fire Identified

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

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

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

Authorities Seeking Suspect In Vehicle Break-ins, Peeping Incidents

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

Newton Man Charged With Multiple Offenses Including Meth Possession

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

Man Charged Following Reported Discovery Of Drugs In Vehicle

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

Man Arrested On Murder Charge

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

Temporary Road Closure Tuesday Near Lenoir-Rhyne

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

Hickory Woman Arrested on Warrants for Larceny

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

Caldwell County Man Faces Arson Charge

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

Lenoir Woman Charged With Weapon Offenses

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

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

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

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

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

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

Two Unrelated Missing Persons Cases Under Investigation

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

Lincolnton Man Drowns In Pool

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

More Information Released In Alexander County Shooting Case

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

Two Men Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charges

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

Lenoir Woman Charged With Break-in Offense

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

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

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

Shooting Under Investigation In Hickory

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

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Two Suspects Charged In Connection To Shooting Incident

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

Authorities In Morganton Arrest Man On Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

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

Homeless Hickory Woman Jailed for Failure to Appear on Probation Violations

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

Vale Man Reported Missing Earlier Found Safe Out Of State

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

Morganton Man Arrested On Felony Stolen Property Charge

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

Lenoir Woman Indicted On Stolen Vehicle, Habitual Felon Charges

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

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Drug Charges

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

Fatal Mobile Home Fire Under Investigation

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

Hickory City Council, Catawba County Commissioners Meet

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

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Hickory on Warrants from Several Counties

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

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

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

Missing Man Sought By Authorities

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

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Two Suspects Arrested In Connection To Friday Shooting Incident

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

Four Arrested In Connection To Double Shooting In Alexander County

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

Two Suspects Charged With Drug Offenses Following Shooting Investigation

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

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

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

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

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

Gaston County Man Charged With Drug Possession In Caldwell County

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Offense

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

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Stony Point Man Charged With Multiple Offenses Including Felony Drug Count

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

Lenoir Man Arrested On Meth Trafficking Charges

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

Missing Teen Sought By Authorities

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

Burke Drug Investigation Results In Nine Being Charged With Felony Offenses

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

Lincolnton Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

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

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

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

Lenoir Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offense

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

Lenoir Man Charged By Hudson PD With Meth Trafficking

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

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

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

New Name Added To Burke Most Wanted List

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

Monday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

New Hampshire Woman Charged With Felony Assault By Maiden PD

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

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

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

Missing Woman Sought By Authorities

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

Lenoir Man Arrested for Larceny from Merchant

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

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

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

Morganton Woman Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

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

Alexander County Man Charged With Attempted Burglary

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

Hiddenite Man Charged With Drug Possession, Assault

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

Taylorsville Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense

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

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

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

Two from Conover Arrested on Outstanding Felony Warrants

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

Suspect in Attempted Residential Break-In Sought

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

Woman Arrested In Morganton On Felony Drug Charge

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

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Man Arrested By Hickory PD On Drug Charges

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

Hickory Man Jailed On Larceny, Stolen Goods Charges

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

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

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

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

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

Newton Man Charged With Weapon Offense

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Tennessee

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

Lenoir Man Faces Felony Weapons Charge

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

Hudson Man Charged with Speeding to Elude Arrest

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

Hickory Man Faces Felony Drug Charge in Caldwell County

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

Morganton Man Arrested in Lenoir on Trafficking Charges

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

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

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

Four Suspects Arrested In Abduction Case

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

Woman Facing Charges In Three Counties Arrested Following Traffic Stop

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

Morganton Man Charged With Shooting Dog In Caldwell County

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

Hickory Woman Arrested in Connection to Dec. 2019 Larceny

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

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

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

Alexander County Schools To Remain In Plan B

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

Man Arrested In Morganton On Drug, Probation Violation Charges

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

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

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

Hickory Man Faces Felony Burglary Charge

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

Hickory Man Again Arrested for Felony Probation Violations

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

Catawba County Purchasing Division Receives Honor For Seventh Straight Year

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

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

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

Loans Available For Area Farmers Affected By November Tropical Storm

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

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

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

Hickory Man Arrested Following Reported Chase In Alexander County

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

Two Hickory Men Sentenced To Prison Time In Federal Firearms Case

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

Hickory Man Faces Felony Heroin Charge

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

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

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

Hickory Man Faces Felony Larceny Charge

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

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

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

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Woman Arrested In Burke County

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

Hickory Woman Charged With Felony Hit & Run

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

Wastewater Overflow Reported In Hickory

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

Lenoir Man Charged with Motor Vehicle Theft

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

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

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

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

Maiden Man Charged With Kidnapping

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

Heavy Rain Causes Sewer Spill In Morganton

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

Smoke Tests To Be Conducted In Morganton

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

Hickory Woman Charged With Break-in Offenses

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

Catawba Man Charged With Multiple Offenses By Two Agencies

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

Highway Crash Claims Two Lives

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

Two People Shot In Catawba County, Hickory Man Charged

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

Troutman Man Charged in Connection to Iredell County Break-Ins

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

Hickory Man Charged With Having Stolen Vehicle, Meth Possession

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

N.C. 127 Closure Announced For Upcoming Weekend

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Heroin & Meth Charges

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

Morganton Woman Dies Following Thursday Wreck

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

Burke County Schools Names Interim Superintendent

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

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

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

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

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

Catawba County Man Charged In Connection To Capitol Riot

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

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

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

Father Allegedly Stabbed by Son at Hickory Hotel

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Burglary

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

Two Suspects Arrested In Drug Trafficking Case

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

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Heroin & Meth Charges

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Marijuana Charges

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Offenses

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

Lenoir Man Arrested On Meth Possession Charge

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

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Taylorsville Man Receives Prison Sentence For Statutory Rape

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

Connelly Springs Woman Charged With Heroin, Meth Possession

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

Detention Officer Fired, Charged With Using Excessive Force

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

Statesville Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

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

Hickory Man Accused of Stealing Catalytic Converter

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

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Fugitive Warrant

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

Suspect Charged With Multiple Counts Of Trafficking Meth

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

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

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

Taylorsville Woman Arrested on Drug & Firearms Charges

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

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

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

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

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

Claremont Man Indicted On Drug Charges

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

Two Suspects Charged In Connection To Reported Child Abduction

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

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

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

Hickory Man Faces Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

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

Governor To Continue To Ease COVID-19 Restrictions Starting Friday

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

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

Newton Woman Arrested in Hickory for Failure to Appear

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

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease Again Today In Catawba County

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

Meth Possession Charge Lodged Against Caldwell County Woman

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

Hudson Woman Charged With Starving Animal To Death

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hickory Man Charged With Heroin Possession

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

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

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

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

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

Vale Man Indicted on Meth Charges from 2019

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

Conover Woman Charged With Felony Offense In Caldwell County

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

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

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

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

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

Two Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in Hickory

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

More Info on Felony Drug Arrest of Lenoir Woman in Hickory

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

Two Face Felony Meth Charges in Caldwell County

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

Lenoir Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offense

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

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

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

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

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

Hickory Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

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

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

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

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

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

Forgery Charges Filed Against Hudson Man

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

Claremont Woman Faces Extradition to S.C.

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Financial Card Crimes

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

Area Schools Systems To Return To More In-Person Instruction

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

Suspects Remain On Area County’s Most Wanted List

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

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

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

Hickory Police Charge Lenoir Woman With Meth, Cocaine Possession

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

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

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

Bank Robbed In Newton, Suspect Sought

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

Conover Woman Arrested on Stolen Vehicle Charge

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

Section Of Hickory Roadway To Be Resurfaced Next Week

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

Two Suspects Charged In Connection To Statutory Rape Investigation

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

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

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

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

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

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

Vale Man Arrested On Catawba County Drug, Stolen Goods Charges

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

Hickory Police Arrest Man On Heroin Charge

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

Drive-By Shooting Under Investigation

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

Hickory Woman Charged with Motor Vehicle Theft

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

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

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

Felony Larceny Charge Filed In Burke County Arrest

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

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

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

Granite Falls Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense In Catawba County

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

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Break-in, Theft Offenses

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

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

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

Local Boards Meet In Regular Session This Week

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

Hickory Police Arrest Hudson Woman On Drug Charges

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

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

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

Man On Burke Most Wanted List Arrested By Hickory Police

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

Meth Possession Among Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

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

Statesville Man Arrested on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

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

Taylorsville Resident Charged With 27 Counts Of Sexual Exploitation

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

Lenoir Man Faces Felony Firearms Charge; More

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

Suspect In Attempted Burglary Early This Morning Sought By Authorities

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

Hickory Woman Charged With Heroin Possession

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

Newton Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Trespassing

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

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

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

More Information Released In Arrest Of Fugitive On Child Sex Charges

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

Man Arrested After Officers Reportedly Find Him In Possession Of Meth

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

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

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

Maiden Woman Charged With Meth Possession, Resisting Officer

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

Hickory Man Arrested on Warrant from Wisconsin

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

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

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

Lenoir Woman Faces Felony Meth Charges

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

Lenoir Woman Arrested for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

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

Newton Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newton Man Charged With Break-in, Burglary Related Offenses

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

Additional Details Released In Connection To Drug Trafficking Arrests

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

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

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

Hickory Man Again Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Georgia

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

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Man Arrested By Burke County Authorities

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Parole Violation

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

Buncombe County Man Arrested On Felony Charges From Caldwell County

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

Spring Forward This Weekend, Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday Morning

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

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

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

Two Suspects Charged With Cocaine Trafficking

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

Maiden Man Charged With Meth Trafficking

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

Claremont Man Arrested On Break-in, Drug Charges

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

Dallas, N.C. Woman Charged with Child Abduction

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

Statesville Man Charged with Assault with Deadly Weapon

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

Morganton Man Arrested On Felony Drug Charge

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

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

New Traffic Pattern Announced In Section Of Hickory

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

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

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

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

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

Hickory, Granite Falls Residents Charged With Meth Trafficking

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

Update Given On Roads Affected By November, 2020 Flooding

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

Newton Man Indicted On Firearm Charges

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

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses

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

Two Men Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charges

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

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

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

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Hickory for Heroin & Meth

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

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

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

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

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

Granite Falls Residents Arrested On Felony Charges

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

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

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

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

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

Fire Breaks Out At Alexander County Daycare Facility

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

Taylorsville Man Among Four Suspects Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

44-year-old Webb Massey King of Frank Smith Mobile Home Park in Taylorsville, 28-year-old Eugenio Mata Carbajal and 28-year-old Eva Mata Carbajal, both of the same Statesville address, and 26-year-old Amanda Christine Wolowitz of Charlotte, were all arrested last Friday (March…

Claremont Man Arrested On Heroin Charge

28-year-old William Marshall Shook of Lavina Lane in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (March 9) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Shook was detained in…

More Info Released in Arrest of Hickory Woman on Multiple Drug Charges

More information has been released in the arrest of 41-year-old Angela Deneice James of 14th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory. She was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (March 8) on felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in opium or…

Newton Man Indicted On String Of Drug Charges

37-year-old Quantay Anthony Gaither of Mckay Road in Newton was arrested today (March 9) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with two counts of trafficking, opium or heroin, and single counts of maintain a vehicle,…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

33-year-old Brandon Scott Harris of Oak Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (March 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Harris was released…

Break-in Charges Filed Against Caldwell County Man

22-year-old Charles Noah Cawrse of Pleasant Hill Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (March 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of burglary tools. Cawrse…

Lenoir Man Charged With Break-in, Drug Offenses

25-year-old Cody Allen Rice of Lenoir was arrested Monday (March 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of methamphetamine and possession of burglary tools along with…

Newton Woman Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Tennessee

33-year-old Miranda Marie Benfield of Vision Drive in Newton was arrested by Newton Police yesterday (March 8) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Benfield is wanted by the Carter Co. Sheriff’s Office in Elizabethton,…

More Details Released in Hickory Cocaine Arrest

More information has been released in the arrest of 59-year-old Gary Lynn Johnson, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory. Johnson was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday night (March 4). He was charged with felony possession of…

No COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported In Catawba County Monday, Hospitalizations Fall To One In Burke: Tuesday Morning Update

Catawba County Public Health reported no COVID-19-related deaths on Monday (March 8), leaving the total at 288. There were 35 new cases of the coronavirus reported Monday, increasing the overall total to 17,286. Hospitalizations increased slightly, from 20 on Sunday…

Man Faces Several Charges Following Reported Chase With Police

31-year-old Reginald Duncan Anderson, Jr. of Brady Hoffman Road in Lincolnton was arrested Sunday (March 7) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with five felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, one count…

Catawba County Authorities Arrest Man On Meth Possession, Attempted Vehicle Break-in Charges

40-year-old Randell Lee Heavner of Linberger Loop Road in Denver, N.C., was arrested Monday (March 8) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and attempt to break or enter a motor vehicle. Heavner was jailed in…

Burke County Superintendent Announces Resignation, Taking Position At CVCC

Burke County Schools superintendent Larry Putnam announced his resignation Monday night (March 8). According to published reports, he made the announcement during a closed session at the start of a work session. Mr. Putnam has been superintendent in the Burke…

Two from Georgia Arrested in Iredell County on Felony Drug Charges

39-year-old Unrai Keoseng of Macon, Georgia and 43-year-old Janeal Maxine Terrell of Marietta, Georgia have both been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with felony counts of trafficking marijuana by possession, trafficking marijuana by transportation, possession…

Lenoir Man Charged with Motor Vehicle Theft

58-year-old Tony Herman Hudson of Playmore Beach Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (March 5) for felony larceny of a motor vehicle, plus misdemeanor counts of driving while license revoked and failure to stop for…

Hickory Woman Charged With String Of Drug Offenses

41-year-old Angela Deneice James of 14th Avenue Drive SW in Hickory was arrested today (March 8) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking, opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop

40-year-old Chad Daunta Bess of Hickory was arrested Friday (March 5) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle…

Rhodhiss Man Faces Felony Marijuana Charge

23-year-old Joshua Max Barnes of Ledford Avenue in Rhodhiss was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (March 5) for felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana. Following his arrest, Barnes was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Felony Drug & Firearms Charges

31-year-old Donovan Corda Hunt of Whitney Court in Granite Falls was arrested by Lenoir Police Friday (March 5) on felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, and…

No COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported Over Weekend In Catawba County: Monday Morning Update

No COVID-19-related deaths were reported over the weekend in Catawba County, leaving the total at 288. There were a total of 30 new cases reported over the weekend, increasing the count to 17,251. Hospitalizations fell to 20 as of Sunday…

Hickory Woman Charged With Habitual Larceny

43-year-old Cynthia Diane Hayes of Hickory was arrested Saturday (March 6) by Taylorsville Police Officers. She’s charged with felony habitual larceny along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and second degree trespass. Hayes was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center…

Tennessee Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft In Alexander County

29-year-old Carla Elizabeth Miller of Greeneville, Tennessee, was arrested Friday (March 5) by Tayorsville Police Officers. She was charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and common law robbery. Following the arrest, Miller was placed in the…

Man Charged With Stealing Tandem Trailer

30-year-old Logan Daniel Heafner of Lander’s Church Road in Lincolnton was arrested last Thursday (March 4) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Last…

More Information Released, Additional Charges Filed, In Case Involving Alleged Peeping & Indecent Liberties

More information has been released in the case involving an Alexander County man who faces more than 100 charges. As reported previously on WHKY, 32-year-old Michael Justin Childers of Taylorsville was arrested last Thursday (March 4) by officers with the…

Hickory Man Charged With Cocaine Offenses

35-year-old Thomas Ray Whisnant, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Saturday (March 6) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine and one…

Hit And Run Crash In Iredell County Results In Death Of Pedestrian, Charges Possible

A man was killed in a hit and run in Iredell County. Thursday (March 4) at approximately 9:30 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to a collision in Iredell County on Old Mountain Road near US 70. The preliminary…

Catawba County Man Killed In Thursday Highway Collision

A Catawba County man was killed in an Iredell County crash. Thursday (March 4) at approximately 11:20 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to a collision on NC 150 at Pinnacle Lane. A 1996 Ford Mustang was traveling south…

Two from Connelly Springs Arrested on Meth Trafficking Charges

37-year-old Devin Levi Johnson of Miller Bridge Road and 32-year-old Victoria Eden Hennessee of Motel 6, both from Connelly Springs, were arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (March 4). They were each charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine. Following…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Failure to Appear Warrants

38-year-old Gary Wayne Hurt, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about ten o’clock Tuesday night (March 2) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear. He was wanted by…

Taylorsville Man Served With Arrest Warrants While In Jail

41-year old Samuel Camron Deal of Taylorsville was arrested by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny, along with a misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property. In addition, Deal is charged…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

No COVID-19-related deaths were reported once again in Catawba County Thursday (March 4), leaving the total at 287. There were 42 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed, increasing the total to 17,188, and 21 people were hospitalized. There were no…

Taylorsville Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

30-year old Betty Anjelique Brooks of Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday (March 3) by Taylorsville Police Officers. Brooks is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule IV and schedule VI controlled substances, and resisting…

Taylorsville Man Served With Drug Warrants While Appearing In Court On Unrelated Matter

35-year-old Ricky James Kilby of Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday (March 3) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was served with the warrants while appearing in court on…

Cocaine Possession Among Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

59-year-old Gary Lynn Johnson who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory was arrested Thursday (March 4) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine. Johnson is also charged with failure to appear on counts of…

Two Agencies Charge Taylorsville Man With Total Of More Than 100 Felony Peeping Offenses (Updated, 1:39 p.m., 3/5/21)

32-year-old Michael Justin Childers of Taylorsville was arrested Thursday (March 4) by officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Department. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office charged him with 55 counts of felony possession of secret peeping material…

Morning Fire At Hickory Home Extinguished

The Hickory Fire Department responded to a fire at a vacant home this morning (March 4). At approximately 7:35 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 1523 5th Avenue SW. They responded with two engines,…

Woman Arrested In Hildebran On Felony Drug Charge

30-year-old Kimberly Ann Little was arrested Wednesday (March 3) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Little was arrested shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 70 East in Hildebran. She…

Sex Offense Charges Filed By Lincoln County Authorities

18-year-old Calvin Alexander Fair of West 6th Avenue in Gastonia was arrested on charges filed by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He’s charged with felony counts of statutory rape of a child, statutory sex offense with a child and crime…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

35-year-old Christopher Joseph Grant of Hickory Airport Road of Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6:50 Monday evening (March 1) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Grant was arrested after Officers conducted…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Meth Possession

27-year-old Michael Andrew Williams of Kitty Bean Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (March 3) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Williams was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond.…

Lenoir Man Charged with Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Counts

45-year-old Charles Ray Lindsey, Jr. of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (March 3) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle or…

New COVID-19 Case Count Totals Remain Low, Deaths Reported In Two Hickory Metro Counties: Thursday Morning Update

31 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (March 3) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 17,146, with 287 deaths. There were 20 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County. As the state’s vaccine rollout…

Two Men Charged With Felony Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop

54-year-old Kevin James Davis of Columbia, South Carolina and 36-year-old Jamaal Lee Fairfax of Fairchance, Pennsylvania, were both arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects were charged with felony counts of trafficking cocaine by transportation and possession, possession with…

Man Arrested On Multiple Statutory Rape, Sex Offense Counts

20-year-old Caleb Lee Marrero of Powder Horn Road in Mooresville was arrested Monday (March 1) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts apiece of statutory rape of a child less than 15-years-old and statutory sex offense.…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Offenses By Multiple Agencies

33-year-old Dylan Bruce Godfrey of 34th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (March 3) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Conover Police Department. Godfrey was charged by the Sheriff’s Office with three felony counts of…

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Claremont Man

32-year-old Matthew Howell Stevenson of Ole Country Lane in Claremont was arrested Wednesday (March 3) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana along with single counts…

Fire Damages Alexander Poultry Operation

An Alexander County poultry operation suffered minor damage in a Tuesday afternoon (March 2) fire. The Alexander County Fire Marshal says units from Ellendale, Bethlehem, Wittenburg, and Taylorsville responded to a chicken house on McAlpin Lane at approximately 5 p.m.…

Man Arrested in Caldwell County Following Officer-Involved Shooting

27-year-old Jordon Tomas Cornell has been arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers following an officer-involved shooting early this morning (March 3). He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. At 1:48 a.m. today, Deputies stopped…

More Information Released in Arrest of Buncombe County Woman

More information has been released in the arrest of 46-year-old Kimberly Dawn Hensley of Leicester, in Buncombe County, N.C. She was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (February 27) on felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, identity…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

33-year-old Christopher Lamont Dula, Jr. of Virginia Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule VI controlled substance and maintaining a…

Hickory City Council, Catawba County Commissioners Hold Meetings This Week

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (March 2). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda approved unanimously. Executive Assistant Manager Yaidee Fox presented a departmental report on bond construction updates. You can find information on all the…

Authorities Report That Woman Reported Missing Tuesday Has Been Found Safe

A woman reported missing Tuesday (March 2) in Iredell County has been found. Evelyn Edmisten Funderburk was reported missing after having been seen last at Iredell Memorial Hospital in the early morning hours Tuesday. The Silver Alert issued for her…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall Again In Catawba County, Virus-Related Deaths Reported In Three Counties: Wednesday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations fell once again Tuesday (March 2) in Catawba County. The total dropped to 20, from 32 on Monday (March 1). There were four virus-related deaths reported Tuesday in Catawba County, increasing the total to 287. 25 new cases…

Granite Falls Woman Indicted On Charge Of Having Drugs At Jail

32-year-old Michelle Nicole Mathis of Waters Street in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (March 2) by Hickory Police officers. She’s charged on a bill of indictment with possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises. In addition, Mathis is…

Hickory Man Jailed This Morning On Felony Drug Charge

50-year-old Jerry Michael Sigmon of 35th Street Court NE in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Sigmon is charged with two child support counts. He was…

Public’s Help Sought in Finding Iredell County Woman

The Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing person. She is Evelyn Edmisten Funderburk, who was last seen at Iredell Memorial Hospital in the early morning hours today (March 2). Just after eight…

Investigation Being Conducted Into Incident In Which Shot Was Fired

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an altercation that involved a gunshot near an eastern Lincoln County restaurant Monday night (March 1). The call came into the Lincoln County Communications Center at 8:26 p.m. and deputies were dispatched to the…

Two Month Investigation Results In The Arrests Of Three Suspects On Various Felony Charges

61-year-old Bruce Allen Hanna of Silver Creek Church Road, 65-year-old Randy Festues Norman of Mountain Breeze Drive in Morganton, and 29-year-old Kayly Renee Allman of 8th Avenue SW in Conover were all arrested last Thursday (February 25) by Burke County…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

35-year-old Forrest Dale Toms, Jr. of 24th Avenue Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Monday morning (March 1) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of possession…

Hickory Man Jailed in Connection to January 12 Robbery

41-year-old Raymond Demarcus Poole of 6th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 10 a.m. last Friday (February 26) on one felony count of common law robbery. He was also charged with felony counts of possession…

Assault Charge Filed Against Caldwell County Man

32-year-old Shelton Lee Lackey of Cliffside Place in Lenoir was arrested Friday (February 26) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault inflicting serious injury along with misdemeanor counts of intoxicated and disruptive and resisting a public officer. Lackey…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges

49-year-old Charles Ryan Harris of Calico Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (February 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession…

Two Lenoir Residents Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

38-year-old Daniel Willie Martin III and 38-year-old Kayela Danette Lovatto, both of the same Pisgah Church Road, Lenoir, address, were arrested Monday (March 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Martin is charged with felony maintain a vehicle, dwelling or place…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease In Catawba County: Monday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations fell in Catawba County Monday (March 1), dropping to 32 from 43 Sunday (February 28). One coronavirus-associated death was reported Monday, raising the total to 283. After back-to-back days of single digit case counts there were 35 new…

Man Arrested In 2020 Lincoln County Drug Case Sentenced To Prison Term

U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced 39-year-old Aleef Jamar Nicks of Charlotte to 108 months in prison on drug trafficking and firearms charges resulting from a traffic stop in Lincoln County on April 30, 2020. Nicks must also…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Break-in Offense

51-year-old Johnny Dale Miller, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Monday (March 1) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure. In addition, Miller is…

Maiden Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Heroin Charge

27-year-old Jacob Levi Settlemyre of Union Street in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:50 last Thursday night (February 25) for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor driving while impaired. Settlemyre was arrested after Officers…

Newton Man Arrested on Vehicle Theft Charge from Alamance County

23-year-old Marcus Wilcox Simmons of N.C. Highway 10 West in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at 1:30 last Thursday afternoon (February 25) on an outstanding felony warrant for larceny of a motor vehicle. He was arrested as Officers investigated…

Woman Arrested By Burke Authorities On Felony Drug Charge

32-year-old Kelly Diane Creasy was arrested Sunday (February 28) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Creasy was arrested at 4:05 p.m. and placed in jail in Morganton under $3,000 secured bond.…

Hudson Woman Charged With Felony For Allegedly Altering Title

40-year-old Eleanor Black of Olde Well Road in Hudson was arrested Sunday (February 28) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony altering a forged title. Black was released on $1,500 secured bond. No court date was listed.

Meth Possession Among Charges Lodged Against Lenoir Woman

31-year-old Stayci Dawn Clinton of High West Drive in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (February 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of larceny, larceny by changing price tags, possession of schedule…

More Details Released in Arrest of Man Charged with Assaulting Officers

More information has been released in the arrest of 24-year-old Kenneth Anthony Robinson of Highland Avenue N.E. in Hickory. He was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (February 25), as reported by WHKY the following day. Robinson was charged with…

Catawba County Residents Among Wanted Suspects In Area County

There are two individuals listing Catawba County addresses 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…

Single Day New COVID-19 Case Totals Continue To Drop, Single Digits Reported In All Four Hickory Metro Counties

Catawba County saw it’s lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since August with single digits reported both days over the weekend. There were six new infections reported Saturday (February 27) and four confirmed on Sunday (February 28), increasing the overall…

Buncombe County Woman Arrested By Hickory PD On Felony Charges

46-year-old Kimberly Dawn Hensley of Leicester, in Buncombe County, N.C., was arrested Saturday (February 27) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and obtaining property by false pretense. Hensley was placed…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Attempted Murder Against Caldwell Sheriff’s Office Employee, Jailed In Catawba County (Updated: 11:28 a.m., 3/1/21)

41-year-old William Junior Sisk of Eddington Road in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (February 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree arson. Sisk is also charged in Catawba County with…

Fatal Weekend Shooting Under Investigation In Catawba County

A fatal shooting is under investigation in Catawba County. Saturday (February 27), at 11:35 p.m., deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting at a residence on 20th Avenue SW in Brookford. When deputies…

Woman Charged With Stealing From Her Grandfather’s Estate Hours After His Death

30-year old Cheyenne Leigh Ward of Hiddenite was arrested Thursday (February 25) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers on warrants filed by the Taylorsville Police Department. She’s charged with two counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense, two counts of…

Man Dies in Incident at Alexander County Boat Access

A Granite Falls man has died as the result of an accident at a boat access in Alexander County. The deceased is 44-year-old Michael Hedrick. Just after 9:15 a.m. yesterday (February 25), Alexander County Communication took a 9-1-1 call regarding…

Lenoir Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

36-year-old Alicia Louise Villegas of Oak Hill School Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (February 25) for felony possession of a controlled substance on penal institution property. Villegas was jailed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with…

Hickory Airport Among Ten To Receive State Grant Funding

During its February meeting, the N.C. Board of Transportation approved state and federal grants for safety and airfield improvement projects at ten North Carolina airports. A local airport is among those to receive funding. More than $9.5 million in state…

COVID-19 Case Counts Continue To Trend Lower In Hickory Metro, State Infection Rate Drops Below 5%: Friday Morning Update

No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported Thursday (February 25) in Catawba County, leaving the total at 279. There were 32 new cases reported, increasing the total to 17,015. 42 people were hospitalized. There were two coronavirus-associated deaths reported in Caldwell…

Hickory Man Charged With Assaulting Officer

24-year-old Kenneth Anthony Robinson of Highland Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (February 25) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with two counts of assault inflicting serious injury on a law enforcment officer, and single counts of resisting a…

Hickory Woman Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

32-year-old Samantha Hope Keigans of 9th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (February 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts of possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises and two counts of…

Lincolnton Man Arrested On Catawba County Drug Charges

40-year-old Anthony Jawan Farley of Lakeland Avenue in Lincolnton was arrested Thursday (February 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and non-support of a child. Farley was jailed…

Dog Killed In Hickory Mobile Home Fire

Shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday (February 25), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 620 17th Street Drive NW. While driving to the scene, firefighters reported seeing large amounts of smoke. On arrival, they found…

Morganton Man Charged With Fleeing From Police, Drug Offenses

40-year-old Rocky Trent Walters of Hopewell Road in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (February 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled…

Heroin Possession Among Charges Filed Against Conover Man

26-year-old Kevin Christopher Thorpe of Running Deer Drive NW in Conover was arrested today (February 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of heroin along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance…

Connelly Springs Man Allegedly Found in Possession of Stolen Vehicle

29-year-old Nathaniel Lee Shinn of Dickerson Court in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:35 Sunday night on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was arrested as Officers conducting a property check…

Felony Drug Charge Filed By Morganton Authorities

30-year-old Davison Estevez was arrested Wednesday (February 24) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Estevez was arrested at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday and placed in jail in Morganton under $15,000 secured bond.…

COVID-19 Restrictions To Be Eased, Catawba County Hospitalizations Decrease Again: Thursday Morning Coronavirus Update

As North Carolina’s COVID-19 numbers continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases, Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday (February 24) that the state will carefully ease some of its restrictions. Executive Order No. 195 will take effect Friday (February 26)…

Man Killed In Crash, Authorities Charge Suspect

A Catawba County man was killed in a crash Wednesday (February 24) and a suspect has been charged in the case. 65-year-old Timothy Jay Roberts has been charged with felony death by vehicle, felony hit and run, and driving while…

Ceiling Collapses at Downtown Hickory Business

At 12:25 this afternoon (February 24), the Hickory Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 call from the Aqua B Boutique on Union Square in downtown Hickory. The call was in reference to a ceiling collapse. Once on the scene, Firefighters…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Sign Damage

45-year-old Marvin William Glenn of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony reconnect utility sign property damage and misdemeanor interfere with an electric gas or water meter. Glenn…

Conover Man Indicted On Kidnapping, Burglary, Robbery Charges

37-year-old Dustin Neal Cooke of Raleigh Street in Conover was arrested today (February 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on bills of indictment with second-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary, and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Cooke was placed in…

Hickory Man Charged with Larceny of Firearm

20-year-old Jaiden Andrew Sloan of 21st Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11 a.m. Monday (February 22) on one felony count of larceny of a firearm. He was arrested in connection to an incident on February…

Winston-Salem Man Arrested on Felony Stolen Vehicle Charge

41-year-old Jonathan Glenn Wilson of Winston-Salem was arrested by Hickory Police just after 6 p.m. last Wednesday (February 17) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was charged in connection to a November 2020 stolen…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm Theft

39-year-old David Anthony Smith of SW Civic Court in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a firearm. Smith was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $10,000…

Lenoir Woman Arrested On Fugitive Warrant

39-year-old Amber Beth Wilson of Shadowbrook Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Wilson is wanted on unspecified charges from Tennessee. She was brought to…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear; Habitual Felon

42-year-old Jason Stephen Kittle, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:35 Sunday night (February 21) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear, along with an outstanding warrant on…

Hickory Man Charged With Habitual Larceny

28-year-old Joshua Blake Salyards of 1st Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (February 23) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony habitual larceny and misdemeanor second-degree trespass. Salyards was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported Tuesday (February 23) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 278. There were 61 new cases of the coronavirus reported, increasing the total to 16,957. Hospitalizations fell to 42 in Catawba County, from 48 the…

Two Suspects Arrested On Drug Charges, One Reportedly Concealed Fentanyl In Her Body

27-year-old James Lewis Hairston III of Moravian Falls and 44-year-old Trisha Marie Nelson of Wilkesboro were arrested last Saturday (February 20) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Hairston is charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, along…

Burke Sheriff’s Office Releases More Information On Drug Arrest Earlier This Month

Additional details have been released on the arrest of a man on drug charges in Burke County. WHKY previously reported on his arrest earlier this month. 39-year-old Richard Ashley Rich of Lovelady Road in Connelly Springs was arrested February 9…

Additional Information Released On Burke County Drug Arrest

We have more information on an arrest previously reported on WHKY. 35-year-old Christina Nichole Brown of Razor Ridge Road in Morganton was arrested last Wednesday (February 17) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule I…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Trafficking Charge

22-year-old Nazavious Nathaniel Love of 12th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:30 Friday morning (February 19) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule VI controlled substance and trafficking in M.D.M.A., along…

Man Charged With Sex Offenses Against Minor, Victim Told Police She Was Threatened If She Reported Him

20-year-old Cashon Tyron Tucker of Cleveland, North Carolina, was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with five counts of felony statutory rape of a child 15-years-old or younger by an adult along with single counts of felony statutory…

Water Outage Reported In Bethlehem Community

According to information released shortly after noon today (February 23) many residents and businesses in the Bethlehem community were reported to be experiencing a water outage as a 12” water line broke on NC Hwy. 127 near Horseshoe Bend MHP…

Hickory Woman Jailed on Child Abuse Charges

32-year-old Dunja Papez of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 4:15 Sunday afternoon (February 21) on felony counts of child abuse inflicting serious physical injury and assault by strangulation. Papez was arrested in connection…

Taylorsville Man Arrested for Failure to Appear on Multiple Drug Charges

39-year-old Jesse Henry Hammer of Jessie Mays Lane in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday (February 21) on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Hammer allegedly failed to appear in court on charges of possession with…

Burke Authorities Arrest Man On Felony Drug Charge

30-year-old Ryan Scott Hawkins was arrested this morning (February 23) by authorities in Burke County. He was charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Hawkins was arrested shortly after 4:30 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Following Early Morning Arrest

46-year-old Tammy Duckworth Boone was arrested this morning (February 23) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Boone was arrested shortly after midnight this morning and placed in jail in Morganton under…

Man Arrested By Lenoir PD On Fugitive Warrant

31-year-old David Elijah Turner of West Columbia, South Carolina, was arrested Monday (February 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant. Turner is wanted in South Carolina on unspecified charges. He was brought to the Caldwell…

Second Suspect Arrested In Double Murder Case

A second Alexander County resident has now been charged in connection to a double-homicide in Gaston County. 21-year old Kaleb Isiah Carver of Taylorsville was taken into custody on Monday afternoon (February 22) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies and Gaston…

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

There were no COVID-19-related deaths reported Monday (February 22) in the Hickory Metro. In Catawba County, 49 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed, raising the overall total to 16,896, with 276 deaths. 48 people were hospitalized with the virus.…

Statesville Woman Charged With Stealing & Selling Jewelry

53-year-old Rhonda Felts Wooten of Fulton Drive in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with one felony count of larceny and two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense. According to information released Monday (February…

Lenoir Man Faces Federal Charges For Alleged Embezzlement Of More Than One-Million Dollars

A federal grand jury in Charlotte returned a federal criminal indictment last week, charging 55-year-old Richard Allen Clark of Lenoir with federal offenses arising from the alleged embezzlement of more than $1 million from his former employer. The announcement was…

Woman Charged In Connection To Stabbing

27-year-old Jasmine Louise McClain of Newman Lane in Iron Station was arrested Sunday (February 21) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor assault on a government official. Deputies…

Hickory Man Indicted on Felony Cocaine Charge

26-year-old Darryl Cornelius Cook of 22nd Street Court N.E. in Hickory was served an indictment by Hickory Police just before 3 p.m. last Tuesday (February 16) for felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Cook was taken…

Maiden Man Arrested On Various Felony, Misdemeanor Charges

32-year-old Joshua James Smith of Vickery Drive in Maiden was arrested Sunday (February 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking and entering, and probation…

Taylorsville Woman Arrested on Failure to Appear Charges from Wilmington

28-year-old Emily Fox Jones of West Main Avenue in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday (February 18) on one felony count of failure to appear and four misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. The charges…

Conover Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

30-year-old Travis Michael Coble of 6th Street SW in Conover was arrested today (February 22) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony break or enter a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny in Burke County. He faces a count of…

Newton Woman Arrested for Failure to Appear on Stolen Vehicle Charge [UPDATED 01:30 p.m.]

34-year-old Amanda Louise Collins of Albany Drive in Newton was arrested early Friday morning (February 19) by Hickory Police on charges out of Caldwell County. She allegedly failed to appear in court in Lenoir on a charge of felony possession…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Felony Firearms Charge

29-year-old Xavier Dontay Dula of Frontier Way in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (February 19) for felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, along with misdemeanor counts of driving while license revoked and expired…

Newton Woman Arrested by Caldwell Co. Deputies on Multiple Charges, Including Felony Larceny

37-year-old Angel Denise Jolley of East 1st Street in Newton was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (February 19) for three felony probation violations and one felony count of larceny. She was also charged with a misdemeanor probation violation…

Caldwell Schools Announce Delay

The Caldwell County School system today (February 22) will operate on a two-hour delay. WrapAround will also be on a two-hour delay. There have been no other delays reported in the Hickory Metro.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue To Decrease In Hickory Metro: Monday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased in Catawba County over the weekend, falling from 55 on Friday (February 19) to 48 Sunday (February 21). New case counts continue to trend lower in recent weeks, there were 43 infections confirmed Sunday increasing the overall…

Update: Taylorsville Resident Arrested In Double Murder Case

A Taylorsville teenager wanted for two murders and an attempted third homicide is now in custody. 19-year Michael Shane Barnes was arrested overnight at a motel in Wilkes County. Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman says his deputies, Taylorsville Police, and…

Hickory Man Charged With Assault, Kidnapping

29-year-old Tyree Dorian Rhinehardt of 3rd Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (February 21) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, second-degree kidnapping, and assault on a female. Rhinehardt…

More Than 100 New Jobs To Be Created In Burke County

Governor Roy Cooper’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Commerce last week announced the award of a Building Reuse grant to support the growth of a Burke County manufacturer. J.E. Ekornes USA, Inc. received a $500,000 grant to support…

Bodies Of Two Children Found In SW Hickory Fire (Updated, 4:03 p.m. 2/21/21)

Shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday (February 20), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire located in the area of 1600 7th Ave SW.  The confirmed address is 1604 7th Ave SW.   On arrival, firefighters reported a large fire coming…

Conover Woman Arrested on Multiple Failure to Appear Warrants

32-year-old Bethany Patrice Link of Windhaven Drive N.W. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:50 Tuesday afternoon (February 16) for failure to appear on a felony probation violation. She was also served with outstanding warrants for failure…

Morganton Man Charged With Meth Possession, More Details Released

More information has been released in a case previously reported on WHKY. 40-year-old David Isaac Webb of Hilldale Lane in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) along…

Man Killed In Crash Identified

The individual killed in a crash earlier this week in Lincoln County was identified today (February 19) by authorities. The N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to the fatal collision in Lincoln County Monday (February 15). The accident happened at about…

Lenoir Woman Faces Felony Weapons Charge

20-year-old Brooklyn Irene Dula of Vance Street in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (February 18) for felony possession or manufacture of a weapon of mass destruction. She was given a custody release. She’ll make a first appearance in…

Granite Falls Man Faces Felony Meth Charge

50-year-old Michael Adam Jennings of Lee Pearson Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (February 18) for felony possession of methamphetamine. He was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $5,000,…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Stolen Vehicle Charges

43-year-old William Shane Patton of Calico Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (February 18) on felony counts of larceny after breaking & entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.…

Suspects Still Sought In Fatal Shooting More Than A Month Ago, Reward Recently Increased

It’s now been more than a month since a woman was shot to death at a Hickory business, and the Hickory Police Department is still seeking a pair of suspects wanted in that case. 49-year-old Tangela Louise Parker and 61-year-old…

No COVID-19 Deaths Reported Again In Catawba County, Case Counts Continue To Trend Lower: Friday Morning Update

Catawba County Public Health reported zero COVID-19-related deaths once again Thursday (February 18) and new case counts continue to trend lower. There were 50 new infections reported Thursday, raising the overall total to 16,710, with 272 deaths. 53 Catawba County…

Area Law Enforcement Agency Investigating Scam

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports from citizens in the area being targeted by scammers claiming to represent the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Victims are continuing to receive phone calls from what shows up on Caller ID…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses

39-year-old James Edward Risbon of 19th Street NW in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a…

Heroin Possession Among Charges Lodged Against Conover Woman

30-year-old Chelsea Renee Peterson of Smithfield Drive NW in Conover was arrested by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Peterson is also charged with failure to appear on two counts of…

Hickory Man Arrested On Heroin Charge

33-year-old William Thomas Ray Miller of Main Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested Thursday (February 18) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of heroin. Miller was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond.…

Maiden Man Charged With Firearm Offense, Failure To Appear

35-year-old Toney Ray Jones of Maiden Highway in Maiden was arrested Thursday (February 18) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. In addition, Jones is charged with failure to appear on counts…

Some Area School Systems Announce Delays, Courts Begin At 10 a.m.

The Hickory Public Schools, Alexander County Schools, Caldwell County Schools and WrapAround, and the Burke County Schools are all operating on a two-hour delay for students and staff today (February 19). Newton-Conover City Schools are operating on a two-hour delay…

Woman Arrested Today On Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges

36-year-old Cynthia Dianne Fowler was arrested today (February 18) by authorities in Lincoln County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Fowler was arrested shortly after noon today and placed in…

Stolen Vehicle Charge Filed In Burke County Case

32-year-old Eric Seth Adams was arrested Wednesday (February 17) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Adams was arrested at 4 p.m. Wednesday and was being held in jail in Morganton under…

Woman Arrested On Felony Drug Charge

35-year-old Christina Nichole Brown was arrested Wednesday (February 17) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Brown was placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is…

Two Runaway Juveniles Sought By Authorities

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for 16-year-old Santiago Lopez and 13-year-old Olivia Dison. They were last known to be in the Mooresville area. Santiago Lopez is reported to be 5’7″, 135 pounds. He may be wearing a…

Lenoir Woman Arrested for Felony Probation Violation

41-year-old Holly Brooke Reid of Hawthorne Drive N.E. in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (February 17) for a felony probation violation. She is on probation following an October 2018 conviction in Caldwell County for possession of a controlled…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update

There were no COVID-19-related deaths reported Wednesday (February 17) in Catawba County, leaving the total at 272. 52 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Wednesday, raising the overall tally to 16,660. There were 52 people hospitalized. The Caldwell County…

Meth Trafficking Charge Filed Following Traffic Stop

39-year-old Brandi Dyan Deal of Mount Olive Church Road in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine. Deal is also charged with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance…

Two Suspects Charged With Felony Offenses Following Investigation

34-year-old Amber Dawn Harris and 37-year-old Ryan William Shambre, both of the same Putnam Street, Morganton, address, were arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Harris is…

Two Killed In Catawba County Crash

Two people were killed in a Catawba County highway collision Wednesday (February 17). At approximately 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Riverbend Road near Oxford School Road. A 2010 Ford Mustang was traveling west, crossed…

Winter Weather Threat Results In Schedule Changes For Schools, Government

The threat of winter weather today (February 18) has resulted in some changes in the local school system schedules. The Catawba County, Hickory Public, Newton-Conover, Alexander County, and Caldwell County Schools will all have a remote learning day for students…

Catawba County Meals On Wheels Cancelled For Thursday

Due to a forecast of inclement weather Thursday (February 18) and potentially unsafe road conditions, Meals on Wheels of Catawba County has cancelled meal deliveries. Meal recipients or volunteers who have questions about deliveries may call Catawba County Senior Nutrition…

Man Arrested For Allegedly Kidnapping, Assaulting, & Committing Sexual Offense Against Woman

61-year-old Randy Rinck, Sr. of Barsdale Lane in Lincolnton, was arrested Tuesday (February 16) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree sex offense, and felonious restraint. In addition, Rinck is charged with misdemeanor…

Rush Limbaugh Passes Away At 70

Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk show host who occupied the noon-3 p.m. slot on WHKY for decades, and has been credited with transforming talk radio and even politics, died today (February 17) at the age of 70 after a battle…

Residents Of Georgia, Charlotte Arrested On Felony Charges In Caldwell County

30-year-old Maegan Elizabeth Younce of Byron, Georgia, and 33-year-old Bruce Allen Stewart of Charlotte were arrested Tuesday (February 16) by Granite Falls Police Officers. They’re each charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. Younce is additionally charged with felony…

Conover Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Warrants

34-year-old Crystal Bryan Cruz of Emmanuel Church Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:45 last Friday afternoon on several outstanding warrants issued on December 7 of last year. The warrants include three felonies and one misdemeanor.…

Alexander County Authorities Arrest Statesville Man On Drug Charges

53-year-old Richard Keith Seymore of Statesville, was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. According to information released Tuesday (February 16) Seymore was charged on February 1 with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Seymore was released…

Hickory City Council Holds Meeting Tuesday

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday (February 16). The meeting ran less than a half-hour. The minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved unanimously. Following a public hearing, City Council approved amending Chapter 6, Section…

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Three COVID-19-associated deaths were reported Tuesday (February 16) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 272. There were 62 new cases of the coronavirus reported Tuesday, raising the tally to 16,608. 50 people were hospitalized. 33 new cases…

Student Shot By Pellet Gun, Juveniles To Be Charged

According to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, Tuesday morning (February 16) a female student made her school bus driver aware she thought she had been shot by a pellet gun while the bus was pulling onto campus at Third Creek…

Two Men Charged In Connection To Multiple Break-ins, Thefts

24-year-old Joshua Wayne Seagro and 21-year-old Christopher Lee Stephens were arrested by Statesville Police Officers. Seagro is charged with five counts of first-degree burglary, nine counts of larceny after breaking & entering, eight counts of breaking & entering, three counts…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession By Taylorsville PD

37-year-old Derek Lee Ritchie of Lenoir was arrested last Saturday (February 13) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested Ritchie…

Wilkes County Woman Missing Since Jan. 14

The Wilkes Co. Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Crystal Dawn McGee. Her family last saw or communicated with her on January 14 of this year. Ms. McGee was reported missing on January 16. She is…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

30-year-old Tommy Dean Smith of Mourglea Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 8 p.m. last Friday (February 12) for felony obtaining property by false pretenses. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of shoplifting and…

Catawba County Commissioners Hold Regular Meeting Monday

Catawba County Commissioners met in regular session Monday night (February 15). Deputy County Manager Mary Furtado delivered a presentation about Medicaid Transformation which is mandated by the North Carolina General Assembly and will go into effect on July 1, 2021.…

Maiden Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft In Caldwell County

36-year-old Heather Michelle Sanford of Murray Street in Maiden was arrested by authorities in Catawba County on a charge from Caldwell County. She’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Sanford was released on $1,000 secured bond. A District…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

30-year-old Justin James Moore of Playmore Beach Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (February 15) by Alcohol Law Enforcement Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of sell or deliver schedule VI controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver…

Heroin, Cocaine Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

32-year-old Jason Chantel Gibbs of NW Sherwood Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (February 15) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance.…

One Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Lincoln County Monday

The N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Lincoln County yesterday (February 15). The accident happened at about 4:20 p.m. Monday on N.C. Highway 18, near N.C. Highway 10. A southbound 2018 Chevrolet Silverado crossed the centerline…

Belmont Man Arrested in Hickory for Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

48-year-old Freddie Wendell Cuthbertson, Jr. of Belmont was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:45 Saturday afternoon (February 13) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses and two felony counts of attempting to obtain property by false…

Hickory Residents Charged In Drug Case

39-year-old Victor Eugene Leatherman and 32-year-old Brittany Nicole Rogers, both of the same 14th Avenue SW, Hickory address, were arrested Friday (February 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. Leatherman is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Both suspects are charged with…

Hickory Man Faces Multiple Felony Charges in Charlotte

28-year-old Brannon Tyrek Beckham of 8th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:15 last Friday afternoon (February 12) on a number of outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. The warrants are from Mecklenburg County where…

More Information Released On Arrests Of Three Suspects In Drug Trafficking Case

39-year-old Jermaine Douglas Grandy, 25-year-old Khyran Rasaan Littlejohn, and 18-year-old Nevaeh Douglas Grandy were all arrested Sunday (February 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Jermaine and Nevaeh Grandy are father and son and list the same Old North Road, Lenoir…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Fugitive Warrant From Wisconsin

48-year-old Lewis Dale Lincoln of Green Valley Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (February 15) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state. Lincoln is wanted in Brown County, Wisconsin, on fraud and check…

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update

No COVID-19-related deaths were reported Monday (February 15) in Catawba County. 47 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Monday by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 16,546. There were 45 people hospitalized. The Caldwell County Health Department…

New York Man Jailed In Iredell County On MDMA Trafficking Charges

30-year-old Dartaine Marquez Ubiles of Buffalo, New York, was arrested last Thursday (February 11) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in MDMA by possession and transportation, posession with intent to sell or deliver MDMA…

Man Arrested By Burke Authorities On Burglary Charges

22-year-old Emiya K-Ron Wooten was arrested Monday (February 15) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of burglary, along with single felony counts of common law robbery and possession of stolen goods. Wooten was arrested shortly…

Hickory Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

41-year-old Angela Deneice James of 14th Avenue Drive SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (February 15) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. In addition, James is…

Hickory Man Again Arrested on Misdemeanor & Felony Probation Violations

24-year-old Nicholas Mackenzie Coffey of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:50 last Wednesday afternoon (February 10) on outstanding warrants for felony and misdemeanor probation violations. Hickory Police served warrants that were issued…

Maiden Woman Charged With Meth Offenses

57-year-old Betty Jean Taylor of South U.S. 321 in Maiden was arrested today (February 15) by Maiden Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine along with failure to appear on counts of attempted trafficking in meth and opiates by…

Lenoir Man Charged With Cocaine Possession

45-year-old Charles Ray Lindsey, Jr. of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (February 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear for nonsupport, driving while license…

Lenoir Residents Charged With Drug Offenses

34-year-old Brandon Lee Curtis of Brentwood Circle and 28-year-old Tamara Nichole Burton of Huffman Road, both from Lenoir, were arrested Friday (February 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re both charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Burton is also charged…

Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Continues, Authorities Say They Were Told Victim Was Firing Shots

The investigation is continuing into Sunday’s (February 14) shooting at The Stump Event Center in Mountain View. Catawba County Sheriff’s Investigators and State Bureau of Investigation Agents are following every lead. 34-year-old Jordan Olajuwan Ramseur of Conover was killed in…

Granite Falls Man Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charge

28-year-old Renneth Jeffrey Minton, Jr. of Duncan Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Saturday (February 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony traffic in heroin or opium. Minton was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Vehicle Theft Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

39-year-old Joshua Aaron Gibbs of Sleepy Hollow Drive in Hickory was arrested Friday (February 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. In addition,…

Drug Trafficking Charges Lodged Against Three Suspects Arrested Sunday

39-year-old Jermaine Douglas Grandy, 25-year-old Khyran Rasaan Littlejohn, and 18-year-old Nevaeh Douglas Grandy were all arrested Sunday (February 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Jermaine and Nevaeh Grandy are father and son and list the same Conley Place, NW, Lenoir…

Single Day New COVID-19 Case Counts Decreasing In Catawba County: Monday Morning Update

Single day new COVID-19 case counts continue to be lower in recent days in Catawba County. There were 32 new cases reported Sunday (February 14) after 25 were reported Saturday (February 13). The overall total is now 16,499. Three coronavirus-associated…

Hickory Man Receives 8-11 Year Sentence Following Guilty Plea To Larceny, Drug Counts

28-year-old Jameson Acoya Kennedy of Hickory will spend at least eight years in prison for convictions on multiple criminal offenses and admission of his status as a habitual felon in Catawba County Superior Court. The Honorable Nathaniel J. Poovey, Superior…

Morganton Man Jailed On Drug Charges Following Sunday Traffic Stop

30-year-old Robert Allen May of Morganton was arrested Sunday (February 14) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of controlled substance at a jail facility. Sunday morning, an…

Man Killed In Early Morning Shooting In Catawba County

One person is dead following a Shooting at a Mountain View Establishment. Today (February 14) at 1:06 a.m. deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of people fighting at The Stump Event Center, which is located…

Counterfeit Controlled Substance Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

37-year-old Kenneth Allen Ringgold of Sunrise Circle in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (February 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substance. Ringgold was placed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Heroin Possession Among Charges Lodged Against Hickory Woman

34-year-old Krystal Leigh Saine of 18th Street NW in Hickory was arrested Thursday (February 11) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and driving while impaired.…

Hickory Man Jailed on Firearms & Assault Charges

29-year-old Geovanny Jesus Acosta of 25th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:20 Wednesday night (February 10) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon, along with misdemeanor counts of assault…

Fayetteville Man Arrested By Maiden PD On String Of Charges

27-year-old John Lee Pridemore of Fayetteville was arrested today (February 12) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny, conspire to commit felony larceny, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of stolen goods…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Felony Drug Possession Charge

47-year-old Rusty Harold Stanfield of Hayes Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (February 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Stanfield was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000…

Felony Break-in Charge Lodged Against Man Arrested Thursday

28-year-old James Mitchell Dickinson was arrested Thursday (February 11) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony non-forced breaking and entering. Dickinson was arrested shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday and placed in jail in Morganton under $15,000 secured bond.…

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased again Thursday (February 11) in Catawba County. The total fell by seven to 44. 66 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Thursday by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 16,394. There were no new…

Drug Possession Among Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested By Burke Sheriff’s Office

40-year-old David Isaac Webb was arrested Wednesday (February 10) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) along with misdemeanor counts of driving during revocation and fictitious drivers license. Webb was arrested…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Woman Arrested By Burke County Authorities

32-year-old Stephanie Renea Carter was arrested Wednesday (February 10) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor probation violation. Carter was arrested just before 8 p.m. Wednesday at an address on…

Maiden Man Faces Felony Heroin Charge

28-year-old Nathan Lee Thomas of Sherwood Drive in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:50 p.m. Monday (February 8) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He faces charges for felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Offenses

44-year-old Christopher Maurice Hendrix of Bush Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (February 10) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to…

Suspects Charged Following Reported Chase With Officers

22-year-old Chase D’Carlo Bruton of Charlotte and 24-year-old Emanuel Lamont Allen of Norwood, N.C., were arrested Wednesday (February 10) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Bruton is charged with felony flee to elude arrest, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, speeding,…

Two Georgia Residents Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in Iredell

30-year-old Johntavious Maurice Dodson of Atlanta, Georgia and 23-year-old Katherine Latrice Ogeese of Decatur, Georgia have both been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with felony counts of trafficking M.D.M.A. by possession, trafficking M.D.M.A. by transport,…

Lenoir Man Charged With Cocaine Offense

40-year-old Wayne Eugene Isaac Horton of Roby Martin Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (February 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. Horton was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Georgia

40-year-old Roger Ussery (a.k.a. Roger Junior Ussery) of 12th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (February 10) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Ussery is wanted by the Columbia…

Catawba Woman Charged After Reportedly Returning To Store To Retrieve Drugs

32-year-old Amber Michelle Pickler of Catawba and 25-year-old Amanda Christine McConnell of Mooresville were arrested last Saturday (February 6) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Pickler is charged with two felony counts of trafficking heroin and one felony count each of…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease By Nearly Half In Catawba County: Thursday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Catawba County decreased by nearly half of the overall total on Wednesday (February 10). According to Catawba County Public Health, hospitalizations fell to 51 Wednesday, from 98 on Tuesday (February 9). No coronavirus-related deaths were reported Wednesday,…

Minimum 50 Year Sentence Imposed In Hickory Double-Murder Case From 2016

A Granite Falls man will spend at least 50 years in prison following his conviction in Catawba County Superior Court for a double homicide that occurred nearly five years ago. 27-year-old Eric Terril Yount was sentenced to serve 50 to…

Hickory Woman Charged With Meth Possession

24-year-old Kirsten Danielle Frye of 6th Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (February 10) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Hickory Police Department. The Sheriff’s Office charged Frye with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug…

Catawba Man Charged With Cocaine Possession

35-year-old Antoine Durel Reid of Washington Lane in Catawba was arrested Wednesday (February 10) by Alcohol Law Enforcement. He was charged with felony possession of cocaine. Reid was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A District…

Denver Man Charged with Child Sex Offenses

40-year-old Scott Douglas Zinn, Jr. of Denver Shores Lane in Denver has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count each of statutory rape of a child, statutory sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child, and child…

Vehicle Crashes Into Hickory Store

A vehicle has crashed into a Hickory grocery store. At approximately 1:30 p.m. today (February 10), a passenger vehicle hit the Food Lion store on Highway 127/North Center Street. No other vehicles were involved. No injuries to the driver or…

Newton Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charge

42-year-old Kimberly Ann Paige of Constance Drive in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about ten o’clock Saturday night (February 6) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Paige was arrested after Police responded to a reported…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Outstanding Meth Warrant

40-year-old Douglas Sidney Reid, Jr., who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at 7:35 Friday night (February 5) on felony and misdemeanor warrants that were issued in March of last year. The warrants…

Felony Drug Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested In Burke County

39-year-old Richard Ashley Rich was arrested Tuesday (February 9) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and one felony count of failure to appear on a felony. Rich was…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Virginia

26-year-old Don Theodore Reedy of 14th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested yesterday (February 9) by Hickory Police on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Reedy is wanted by the State Bureau of Investigation in…

Update: Woman Reported Missing Found In Caldwell County (Updated 11:11 a.m., 2/10/21)

A woman being sought by authorities has been found. Alexander County Sheriffs Office investigators were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman. She was last seen in the 2000 block of Highway 90 West, near Bell’s River…

Felony Drug Charge Filed During Morning Arrest

27-year-old Bradley Russell Young was arrested today (February 10) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest/hinder & delay, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Young was…

Citizens Contact Hickory PD Regarding Scam Attempts

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