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Taylorsville Man Arrested in Caldwell County on Stolen Vehicle Charge

25-year-old Dexton Markez Banner of Highway 90 West in Taylorsville was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (September 23) for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Banner was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set…

Lenoir Man Faces Stolen Vehicle & Firearms Charges

35-year-old Donald Sylvester Cunningham of Sun Place in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (September 23) for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon. Cunningham was taken to the Caldwell County…

Suspects Charged In Connection To Catawba & Lincoln County Break-ins

29-year-old Dustin Edward Thomas of Highway 73 in Lincolnton and 41-year-old April Nicole Bain of Greenway Road in Iron Station were charged by the Catawba and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Offices. The suspects were arrested Tuesday (September 21). Thomas is charged…

Lenoir Man Jailed on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

41-year-old Marlon Tyrick Horton of Arlington Circle in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (September 23) on felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, and possession with…

Man Convicted In Sex Offense Case, Does Not Stay For Entire Trial, Being Sought By Police

A Lincoln County man charged with sexual assault has been found guilty by a jury in Lincoln County Superior Court but has not been sentenced because he failed to return to court after the first day of the trial. 61-year-old…

Western Piedmont Symphony Names Interim Executive Director

The Western Piedmont Symphony Board of Directors has announced that Dr. Martha Hill will serve as Interim Executive Director through the end of 2021. The announcement comes as the current Executive Director, Ingrid Keller, was recently named as Executive Director…

Bliss Returns As Principal At South Caldwell High School

The Caldwell County Schools announce the return of Rob Bliss as principal of South Caldwell High School. In an emergency called School Board meeting held Thursday morning (September 23), the Board of Education approved a recommendation from Superintendent Dr. Don…

Hickory Man Charged With Multiple Break-in & Theft Counts

32-year-old Eric Andrew Collins of 16th Avenue Place NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (September 23) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, and one felony…

Residents Of Same Hickory Address Arrested On Various Felony Charges

38-year-old Matthew Lee McDonald and 38-year-old Angelica Maria Nunez, both of the same U.S. Highway 70 SW address in Hickory, were arrested Thursday (September 23) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. McDonald is charged with two felony counts apiece of financial…

Hickory Man Indicted On Attempted Murder Charge

44-year-old Kevin Maurice Linder of 13th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (September 23) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged on a bill of indictment with attempted first-degree murder. Linder was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Icard Man Indicted In Connection To August Murder

A Burke County man has been indicted in a murder case. 50-year-old Johnny Everette Setzer of Spain Hill Road in Icard was indicted last week on a charge of first-degree murder. The charge was filed in connection to the death…

Statesville Woman Charged With Stealing Jewelry From Employer

56-year-old Jennie Marie Hedrick of Scotts Creek Road in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with eight felony counts of larceny by employee and two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense. According to information…

Morganton Woman Charged With Murdering Sister (Updated 5:12 a.m., 9/24/21)

23-year-old Hannah Renee Waldron of Gold Mine Road in Morganton has been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers on a felony murder charge. She’s charged in connection to the fatal shooting of her sister. Events leading to her arrest began…

Hildebran Man Arrested in Hickory on Warrants from Burke

53-year-old David Wayne Orr of Access Road in Hildebran was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday night (September 21) on three outstanding felony warrants. He was wanted for breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession of stolen goods…

Hiddenite Man Arrested On Felony Theft Charge

34-year old Roger Thomas Hamby of Hiddenite was arrested Wednesday (September 23) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny. He was also served with arrest warrants for failure to appear on multiple probation violations. Hamby has charges…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Strangulation

24-year-old Tyler Scott Cook of Peachtree Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (September 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female. Cook was jailed in the Caldwell County…

Claremont Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

34-year-old Angela Louise Day of Davie Street in Claremont was arrested by Claremont Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Day is charged with failure to appear on counts…

Police Requesting Assistance In Finding Suspect In Fatal Crash

A woman is being sought by police in connection to a fatal collision. The Statesville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding 37-year-old Jennifer Jean, whose address as of the time of the incident was stated as…

Home Known For Drug Activity Torn Down

An abandoned house that authorities say was known for drug activity at 1718 Power Line Road in Lincolnton has been torn down. Following complaints from the community about illegal drug activity, Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam began an investigation into…

Lincolnton Woman Accused of Stabbing Man; Fleeing from Officers

48-year-old Connie Mae Hallman of Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, trespassing, speeding to elude arrest, careless & reckless driving, failure to stop for a stop sign, expired inspection…

Cocaine Charge Lodged Against Hickory Man

37-year-old John Garland Reid of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard in Hickory was arrested today (Septemer 22) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine. Reid was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. A District…

Conover Man Charged With Assault, Kidnapping

21-year-old David Austin Cook of Ivo Lane in Conover was arrested today (September 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with assault by strangulation, second-degree kidnapping, larceny of a firearm, and failure to appear on counts of possession of…

Homeless Hickory Woman Arrested on Larceny & Drug Charges

47-year-old Cynthia Louise Harris, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police Monday morning (September 20) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and felony habitual larceny, along with one misdemeanor count…

Hudson Woman Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Georgia

47-year-old Lorie Lea Ball of Grant Road in Hudson has been arrested by Hickory Police on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Ball is wanted by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in Appling, Georgia for…

Alexander County Commissioners Meet, Family Of Late Board Member Recognized

The Alexander County Board of Commissioners honored the family of late commissioner Dr. Jeffrey Peal at their meeting this week. The family was awarded a “Key to the County” and a framed resolution honoring Dr. Peal for his community service…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Counts

28-year-old Michael Andrew Williams of North Main Street in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (September 21) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Williams was given a custody…

Hickory City Council Meets, Approve Zoning Of Trivium Property

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (September 21). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved. A public hearing was held to consider action on 108.25 acres, owned by Trivium Corporate Center, Inc. The request…

Claremont Man Charged With Firearm, Drug Offenses

27-year-old Ian Maurice McMahon of Guy Baker Road in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (September 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of…

Catawba County Residents Among More Than 30 Charged In Iredell Drug Arrests

During the months of July, August and September 2021, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators arrested and charged the 31 suspects with drug offenses. Two Catawba County residents are among the 31 charged. The suspects include 32-year-old Sharon Renee Parker…

New Warden Named at Caldwell Correctional

The North Carolina Division of Adult Correction & Juvenile Justice has named Chris Crawford as the new warden of the Caldwell Correctional Center in Lenoir. Mr. Crawford had previously been the assistant superintendent for custody at the Mountain View Correctional…

Valdese Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Firearms Charge

21-year-old Javan Addison Pope of Pineburr Avenue S.E. in Valdese was arrested by Hickory Police late Saturday night (September 18) for felony possession of a stolen firearm, along with misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed gun and resisting, delaying, or…

Hickory Man Indicted on Felony Drug Charge

55-year-old George Buddy Barlowe of 1st Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested on a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police last Thursday afternoon (September 16) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug…

Hickory Man Accused of Breaking Into Business

38-year-old Javon Dooley of 15th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Friday morning (September 17) for felony breaking & entering. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

32-year-old Samuel Thacker Buzbee of Kool Park Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (September 18) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Buzbee was taken into custody without incident at about 4:00…

Hickory Man Arrested for Probation Violation Following Aug. 2021 Conviction

43-year-old Daniel Wayne Wood of South Fork Avenue in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday afternoon (September 18) for a felony probation violation. Wood is on probation as he serves a 30-month suspended sentence following a conviction last month…

Boone Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Drug Charges

28-year-old Angelina Gabrielle Miller of Ivy Drive in Boone was arrested today (September 21) by authorities in Catawba County. She’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Miller was incarcerated in…

Newton Man Arrested for Failure to Appear on Firearms Charge

36-year-old Jasen Allen Drum of Mount Olive Church Road in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday (September 19) for felony failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on a charge of felony…

Portion Of Hickory Road To Be Closed

Starting this Thursday (September 23) city contractors will close North Center Street between Main Avenue NE/NW and First Avenue NE/NW in Hickory for milling and street resurfacing. This work will take approximately four to five days to complete. During this…

Mavis Tires to Open New Store in Lenoir

Mavis Discount Tire is building a new store at 675 Blowing Rock Boulevard (U.S. 321) in Lenoir. A company representative said they hope to open in late February or early March of next year. For more, go to mavistire.com.

Catawba County Commissioners Meet In Regular Session

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday night (September 20). The board approved all three Consent Agenda items. Those items included a recommendation from the Finance and Personnel Subcommittee to appropriate $2.23 million in the water…

Caldwell County Man Sought By Burke Authorities

A Caldwell County man is still being sought by authorities in Burke County. 25-year-old Travis Trimble of Hudson is wanted by the Morganton Department of Public Safety on charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest, hit & run, reckless driving…

Lincolnton Man Arrested By Hickory PD On Fentanyl Charge

28-year-old Johnathan Thomas Hefner of Westlee Drive in Lincolnton was arrested Monday (September 20) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hefner was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000…

Former Morganton Resident Sentenced To Minimum 37.5 Year Prison Term

A former Burke County resident was sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence in a McDowell County drug trafficking case. According to information released Monday (September 20) by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, 32-year-old Wesley Clayton Rhom, Jr. of Marion, was…

Hickory City Council to Hold Special Meeting Tuesday

A special meeting of the Hickory City Council will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, September 21), at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building, 76 North Center Street in Hickory. City Council will conduct a workshop…

Granite Falls Man Arrested On Charges Including Meth Possession

60-year-old Mark Jay Price of Spring Lake Mobile Home Park Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (September 19) on charges filed by the Granite Falls Police Department and Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office. Price is charged by Granite Falls Police…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

39-year-old Patrick Matthew Vaught of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (September 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Vaught was arrested last Wednesday (September 15) by Hickory Police…

Hickory Man Arrested for Felony Probation Violations

25-year-old Joshua Ernest Robinson of 19th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday night (September 16) for misdemeanor possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Robinson was in possession of 25.1…

Hickory Man Arrested on B&E and Assault Charges

52-year-old Stevie Ussery of 14th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Thursday evening (September 16) on two outstanding felony warrants. He was wanted for habitual misdemeanor assault and breaking & entering with intent to terrorize or injure…

Lenoir Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

41-year-old David Franklin McQueen of Presnell Drive in Lenoir was arrested Friday (September 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of controlled substance at a penal institution and failure to appear on a count of nonsupport.…

Woman Jailed In Burke County On Break-in, Stolen Vehicle Charges

48-year-old Jennifer Nicole West was arrested Sunday (September 19) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building and receiving, transferring, or possessing a stolen vehicle. West was arrested shortly after 6…

Sherrills Ford Man Charged With Meth Possession

41-year-old Jeffery David Caldwell of Slanting Bridge Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested Sunday (September 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on a count of felony possession of methamphetamine. Caldwell was placed in the…

Maiden Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense

34-year-old Michael Glenn Prince of Springhill Lane in Maiden was arrested Sunday (September 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Prince was incarcerated in the…

Vale Man Jailed In Catawba County On Vehicle Theft Charge

23-year-old Virgilio Gua Calderon-Moreno of Cooksville Road in Vale was arrested Saturday (September 18) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Calderon-Moreno was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond.…

Hit & Run Driver Sought By Area Law Enforcement Agency

The Taylorsville Police Department is seeking a driver involved in a hit & run earlier this month. On September 5, between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m., Taylorsville Police Officers responded to an incident on Old Wilkesboro Road. A woman was reportedly…

Hickory Man Faces Stolen Vehicle & Meth Charges

40-year-old Jason Bradley Blevins of Arrow Street in Hickory was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday (September 15) on several outstanding felony warrants. Blevins was wanted for larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and possession…

Claremont Man Charged With Statutory Rape, Kidnapping

38-year-old Jose Antonio Sanchez of Claremont was arrested today (September 17) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with statutory rape of a child by an adult and first-degree kidnapping. Sanchez was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $90,000…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Stolen Vehicle Charge

39-year-old Patrick Matthew Vaught of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday afternoon (September 15) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle. He was taken into custody without incident at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday…

First Rabies Case Of 2021 Confirmed In Caldwell County

On Thursday (September 16), the North Carolina State Laboratory notified Caldwell County Animal Control that a raccoon submitted for testing was infected with the rabies virus. The raccoon was found off Connelly Springs Road in the Fairway Acres subdivision. This…

Marion Man Jailed In Catawba County On Sex Offense Charges

35-year-old Robbie Eugene Shumate of Marion was arrested Thursday (September 16) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with statutory rape with a child 15-years-old or younger, sex offense with a child 15-years-old or younger, indecent liberties with a child,…

Conover Woman Charged By Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies

56-year-old Nancy McCrary Herman of 6th Avenue NW in Conover was arrested Thursday (September 16) on charges filed by three agencies. The Conover Police Department charged her with possession of a stolen firearm. The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office charged Herman…

Claremont Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

21-year-old Javeon Devon Simon of Cindi Lane in Claremont was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. In addition, Simon is charged with failure to appear on counts of noise ordinance violation and possession…

Search At Long View Home Results In Drug Trafficking Arrest

33-year-old James Douglas Chester of Long View was arrested last Friday (September 10) by Long View Police Officers. He was charged with felony counts of trafficking marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture…

Portion Of N.C. 127 To Be Closed In Hickory Saturday

City contractors will close N.C. 127 in Hickory this Saturday (September 18) to complete electrical work and other construction activities related to the City Walk project. N.C. 127 will be closed between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE from…

Newton Man Charged In Connection To Incident In Which He Was Shot By Police

50-year-old Clegg Anderson Johnson of Robinwood Road in Newton was arrested today (September 16) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, and single counts of second-degree trespassing and…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

48-year-old Earsel Shawn Helton of 19th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:30 Tuesday evening on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He was also served with a misdemeanor warrant…

Conover Man Charged With Sale Of Meth

31-year-old Aaron Michael Horne of Bush Drive in Conover was arrested Wednesday (September 16) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with the sale of methamphetamine. Horne was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. A District…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Credit Card, ID Fraud

27-year-old Laura Leanne Tolbert of Morningside Lane in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (September 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of credit card fraud and identity fraud. Tolbert was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Asheville Man Charged By Hickory PD With Stolen Vehicle Offense

36-year-old Matthew Glen Morgan of Asheville was arrested Wednesday (September 15) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Morgan was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. A District Court…

Suspect Charged With Concealing Death Of Infant

19-year-old Alex Holden Best of Tomlin Mill Road in Statesville was arrested Wednesday (September 15) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony conceal or fail to report the death of a child. On September 6, 2021, the Iredell…

Granite Falls Man Arrested on Charges from Randolph & Davidson Counties

33-year-old Paladan Trenidy Lail of Rocky Mount Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police late Saturday night (September 11) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. Lail was wanted on two felony counts of breaking & entering a motor…

Rowan County Man Arrested in Hickory for Failure by Sex Offender to Register Address

62-year-old Robert Louis Sifford of Woodleaf, N.C. in Rowan County was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday afternoon (September 12) on an outstanding felony warrant. He was wanted for failure by a sex offender to notify authorities of a change of…

Break-in, Theft Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested In Burke County

32-year-old Keith Sharod Moore was arrested Tuesday (September 14) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods, and possession of stolen goods. Moore…

Alexander Board Of Education Extends Mask Mandate

The Alexander County Board of Education voted to extend the mask mandate on school campuses at the regular meeting held Tuesday (September 14). All students, staff, and visitors will continue to be required to wear a face covering. The board…

Morganton Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Warrants from Two Counties

42-year-old Amanda Lamoureaux Bowman (also known as Amanda Nicole Fugitt) of Old N.C. 18 in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police Monday afternoon (September 13) on a long list of outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. She was charged with felony…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

47-year-old Adam Shane Haire of Whitetail Lane in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (September 14) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged in Caldwell County with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.…

Hickory Man Charged With Assault Inflicting Serious Injury

44-year-old Andririan Demonz Woods of 7th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (September 14) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Woods was jailed in the…

Burke County Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Cocaine, Heroin Charges

27-year-old Evin Elizabeth Campbell of Rose Creek Road in Morganton was arrested by Maiden Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of cocaine and possession of heroin. In addition, Campbell is charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of…

Man Jailed On Charge Of Breaking Into Church

65-year-old Jerry Lee Crews of Winston-Salem was arrested Monday (September 13) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a place of worship and larceny. On Monday, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol…

Hickory Man Killed In Alexander County Collision

A man was killed and another person sustained critical injuries in a crash in Alexander County. On Tuesday (September 14) at approximately 1:35 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to N.C. 16 near the Catawba County line. A…

Arts Celebration In Alexander County Called Off

The Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center has canceled the 49th Annual Celebration of the ARTS in the interest, safety, and welfare of the public and with recommendation of the Alexander County Covid 19 Team. Donna Latham, the Executive Director said…

Maiden Man Charged With Felony Theft Count

36-year-old Brian Alan Good of East Carpenter Street in Maiden was arrested today (September 14) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny. Good was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,000 bond. A District Court…

New Sober Living Facility To Hold Open House, Serve BBQ

New Beginnings Hickory will be hosting a community-wide open house this Saturday, September 18, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The public is invited to the open house which includes tours of the facility and free pulled pork bbq. There will also be…

Kentucky Man Arrested in Hickory on Fugitive Warrant

44-year-old James Michael Kessinger of Louisville, Kentucky was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (September 9) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Kessinger is wanted by the Louisville Metro Police Department in Jefferson County,…

Hickory Woman Arrested By Alexander County Authorities On Catawba County Charges

40-year-old Daphne Regina Walsh of 21st Street SW in Hickory was arrested Friday (September 10) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers on warrants from Catawba County. Walsh is charged with larceny of chose in action, forgery of an instrument, possession of…

Valdese Man Charged With Vehicle Theft In Alexander County

49-year-old Richard Franklin Crowder of Valdese was transferred from custody in Catawba County to the Alexander County Detention Center Monday (September 13). He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle in Alexander County. Crowder was placed in jail under…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

33-year-old Brandon Scott Harris of Oak Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 13) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Harris was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. A District…

One Man Arrested, Another Sought In Drug Investigation

32-year-old Robert Wayne Jenkins of Mocksville was arrested last Friday (September 10) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking crystal methamphetamine by possession, sale, and transportation, conspire to traffic crystal meth, possession with intent to…

Lincolnton Man Arrested after Hiding in Convenience Store Ceiling

34-year-old Zakari David Glode of Car Farm Road in Lincolnton was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers early this morning (September 13) for resisting a public officer, injury to real property, and second-degree trespassing. He was also served with an…

Lenoir Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony & Misdemeanor Warrants

26-year-old Charity Ann Whisnant of Hibriten Drive S.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 11 p.m. last Thursday (September 9). She was charged with misdemeanor larceny and was also served with outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. The…

United Arts Council Announces New Director

Ingrid Anna-Lisa Keller, Executive Director of the Western Piedmont Symphony, is leaving her position to become Executive Director of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Ms. Keller has led the symphony since 2016. Ms. Keller grew up in Catawba…

Stony Point Man Arrested after Leading Officers on Chase

33-year-old Brantly Lee Minton of Stony Point was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers Saturday (September 11) on one count of felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and three counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Drug & Failure to Appear Charges

26-year-old Brock Mackie Towery of 20th Avenue Court N.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Conover Police for felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, and possession…

Newton Man Jailed on Felony Drug Charges; Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

28-year-old Dorrian Debrell Shuford of Kilborne Drive in Newton has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers for felony possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with multiple counts of failure to…

Granite Falls Man Faces Firearms & Drug Charges

42-year-old Jimmy Ray Nichols, Jr. of Oak Tree Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (September 12) on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or…

Morganton Woman Accused of Stealing from Walmart; Possession of Meth

23-year-old Dontayzha Michelle Peterson of Morganton was arrested Saturday (September 11) by Officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety on felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny, larceny after breaking & entering, possession of a controlled substance in jail…

Connelly Springs Man Charged with Indecent Liberties

51-year-old Guadalupe Bravo Romero of Texas Fish Camp Road in Connelly Springs has been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of indecent liberties with a child. Events leading to his arrest began on August 27 of…

Claremont Man Arrested on Meth & Heroin Charges

30-year-old Brian Blake Blackburn of Shady Valley Lane in Claremont has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers for felony possession methamphetamine (two counts), possession of heroin, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. He was…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Felony Robbery Charge

41-year-old Steven Wade Dula of the Wicker Mobile Home Park in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (September 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers for felony robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of failure to heed…

Lincolnton Man Arrested in Connection to Theft of Motorcycle

31-year-old Joshua Thomas Carpenter of Victory Grove Church Road in Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers on charges of felony possession of a stolen motorcycle, driving while license revoked, no motorcycle operator’s endorsement, resisting arrest (two counts),…

Newton Man Jailed on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

38-year-old Michael Shane Smith of Balls Creek Road in Newton has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers for felony possession methamphetamine (two counts), possession of heroin, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. He was…

Homeless Hickory Man Charged with Possessing Stolen Financial Transaction Card

26-year-old Jackie Wayne Hicks, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:10 p.m. Sunday (September 5) on one felony count of receiving a financial transaction card that was known to have…

Burke County Crash Results In Fatality

A Clemmons man was killed in a crash in Burke County. The man killed in the wreck was 34-year-old Marcus Lane Deal. On Thursday (September 9) at approximately 12:30 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Interstate 40…

Hickory Woman Remains in Jail for Failure to Appear on Meth Charges

52-year-old Susan McMakin Wilson of 27th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about nine o’clock Saturday night (September 4) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. She reportedly failed to appear in court on…

Collettsville Residents Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

54-year-old John Leslie Frasse and 38-year-old Jason Dwight Dickson, both of the same Highway 90, Collettsville, address, were arrested Thursday (September 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of manufacturing marijuana and maintaining a vehicle,…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Assaulting Disabled Person

26-year-old Kiersten Faith Harvey of Clover Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of assault on an individual with a disability and exploiting a person in a disabled or elder…

Patriot Day Ceremony Scheduled In Hickory To Commemorate 9/11

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Saturday (September 11), the City of Hickory and the community will hold a Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony during the Hickory Museum of Art’s Autolawn event. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on…

Silver Alert For Woman Reported Missing Cancelled (Updated, 9:39 a.m. 9/10/21)

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, 31-year-old Aimee Elizabeth Barnes, at approximately  7 p.m. Thursday (September 9). The Silver Alert was cancelled this morning (September 10). According to the alert, Barnes…

Bond Reduced For Second Suspect In Hickory Murder Case

The bond for one of the suspects arrested in connection to murder of a woman at a Hickory business in January of this year was reduced Thursday (September 9), one day after bond was set for the other suspect. 51-year-old…

Hickory Man Charged With Rape

42-year-old Jose Luis Garcia of 21st Street Drive SE in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with second-degree forcible rape and sex act by a substitute parent or custodian. Garcia was placed in the Catawba County…

Five Suspects Charged In Caldwell County Drug Case

40-year-old Jarvis Ledon McCullough, 24-year-old Michael Joel Davis, 35-year-old Jessica Marie McMahon, and 19-year-old Mikaela Renee Hefner, all of Fence Street in Granite Falls, and 31-year-old John Michael Gerst of Reeps Grove Church Road in Vale, were all arrested Wednesday…

Theft Of Truck From Residence Under Investigation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of a truck from a residence in 5100 block of Turtle Creek Drive in Denver. The owner told officers that when he got up the morning of September 4, 2021 his vehicle…

Catawba County Man Receives Minimum Six-Year Sentence In Trafficking Case

26-year-old Tyler David Swink of Conover, was given an active prison sentence of six to eight years following his guilty plea for trafficking heroin during Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday (September 8). The Honorable Lisa C. Bell, Superior Court…

Burnsville Man Arrested on Failure to Appear Charges from Multiple Counties

44-year-old Jeremiah Charles Miller of Burnsville, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday (September 7) for failure to appear, one felony count and three misdemeanor counts. Miller allegedly failed to appear in court on one felony count for the sale…

Fayetteville Man Arrested in Hickory on Meth & Assault Charges

30-year-old Patrick Kendall Blair of Fayetteville, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (September 4) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female, assault on a…

Woman Charged With Assaulting Officers At Alexander Detention Center

20-year old Tara Renegar of Woodleaf in Rowan County was taken into custody by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers Tuesday (September 7) after allegedly fleeing from police earlier in the day. She was served with arrest warrants from Rowan County for…

Hickory Man Arrested for B&E and Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

40-year-old Bobby Lewis Cloer of Sulpher Springs Road N.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police on a long list of charges. He was charged with breaking & entering, attempted breaking & entering to a building, and possession of…

Suspects In January Murder Reportedly Granted Bond, Remained In Jail As Of This Morning

The two suspects in the murder of a woman at a Hickory business in January of this year have reportedly been granted bond. 51-year-old Phelifa Michelle Marlow was shot and killed January 13 at T.C.S. Designs on 9th Avenue N.E.…

Hickory Woman Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

33-year-old Andrea Blaj of 3rd Avenue Drive SE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (September 7) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with two counts of felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug…

Hickory Man Jailed This Morning On Firearm Charge

33-year-old Darvis James Stacy of Kool Park Road NE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and driving while license revoked. Stacy was placed in the Catawba County Detention…

Suspect in June 2021 Murder Of Hickory Man Arrested in Georgia

31-year-old Tyrell Dontaye “Lil Buckey” Daniels of 5th Street in Statesville was arrested today (September 8) in Cobb County, Georgia in connection to a June 2021 homicide in Statesville. A warrant for Daniels’ arrest had been issued on June 8…

Morganton Man Arrested on Meth & Firearms Charges

56-year-old Thomas Joseph Jenkins of Oak Hill Drive in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers on September 1 on felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.…

Prysmian Group to Expand Facility in Claremont

Prysmian Group has announced an expansion to the company’s facility in Claremont. The $50-million investment will introduce new technologies for the production of optical fiber for the telecommunications industry while creating 50 new jobs. Prysmian Group has now approved capital…

Caldwell County Woman Arrested On Meth, Marijuana Charges

28-year-old Hali Ann Nichols of Playmore Beach Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (September 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession…

Lenoir Man Charged With Being No-Show In Court

34-year-old Dustin Shawn Buchanan of NW Broadway Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of failure to appear. He allegedly missed court dates to answer to felony counts…

Lenoir Man Charged With Firearm, Burglary Offenses

24-year-old Alexander Lee Huffman of Charlie Ridge Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 7) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of discharge a firearm into occupied property, first-degree burglary, and larceny after breaking and entering.…

Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Approve Scheduling Of Public Hearings

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday night (September 7). Requests were made for public hearings to be held to consider the submission of a grant for the enhanced mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities…

Hickory City Council Meets In Regular Session

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (September 7). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all unanimously approved. City Council approved a Rezoning Petition for property located at 2909 16th Street NE (Sandy Ridge Rd) with…

Shots Reportedly Fired At Apartment Complex, Police Investigating

The Long View and Hickory Police Departments responded to Hilltop Apartments Tuesday night (September 7) after being notified that shots had been fired. According to published reports, police responded to the First Avenue Southwest apartment complex at approximately 7 p.m.…

Investigation Continues Into Murder Of Two Victims In May 2020

The Hickory Police Department is continuing to investigate a May, 2020, double murder. On May 10 at approximately 10:40 p.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to the Save More Convenience Store at 1665 1st Avenue SW, after receiving a 911 call…

Terrell Woman Killed in Ashe County Accident [EDITED to correct date]

A 49-year-old woman from Terrell was killed in a crash in Ashe County yesterday (September 6). At about 3:25 p.m. Monday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the collision on N.C. Highway 16, near Sussex Road. A 2012…

Hudson Woman Charged With Felony Offense

21-year-old Adrianna Pearl Wallace of Clyde Drive in Hudson was arrested Friday (September 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony probation violation. Following the arrest, Wallace was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000…

Newton Police Arrest Man on Fugitive Warrant

43-year-old Tommy Houston Snead of Pelzer, South Carolina was arrested by Newton Police Saturday (September 4) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted in Greenville County, South Carolina for failure to appear…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Offenses

43-year-old Brandon Lee Riddle of SW Harrisburg Drive in Lenoir was arrested Friday (September 3) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen property, along with a misdemeanor count of resisting a…

Iredell County Crash Results In Fatality

A man was killed in a crash in Iredell County Monday (September 6). Shortly after 5 a.m. Monday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a collision in Iredell County on Interstate 77 South near mile marker 40. A…

Authorities Seeking Man In Connection To Break-ins

An out-of-state resident is wanted in connection to felony crimes in Iredell County. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is seeking 47-year-old James Michael Ransom of Raleigh County, West Virginia. He’s wanted for three felony counts of breaking into a coin…

Newton Man Arrested On Break-in, Larceny Charges

31-year-old Scott Eric Monk of South Ashe Avenue in Newton was arrested Sunday (September 5) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. In addition, Monk is…

Man Arrested In Connection To Assault With A Pipe

40-year-old Tracy Lee Cash of Morganton was arrested last Thursday (September 2) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Last Thursday, officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety were…

Conover Woman Charged With Murder

31-year-old Brittney Lyfae McCleave of Lylehaven Drive NW in Conover was arrested Monday (September 6) by Conover Police Officers. She’s charged with murder. The charge is in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at approximately midnight Monday morning.…

Man Reportedly Shot While Attempting To Hit Officers With Car (Updated with additional information, 4:08 a.m., 9/7/21)

A man was reportedly shot by Conover Police Officers Sunday (September 5) after he allegedly attempted to run them over with his car. The individual has been identified as 50-year-old Clegg Johnson. According to reports, police responded to a home…

Explosions, Fire Reported At Hickory Propane Business

At 1:28 this afternoon (September 3), Hickory Firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire at James Oxygen at 30 Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory. The fire department responded with two engines, one ladder, and one battalion chief. Upon arrival minutes…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

42-year-old Alexander Mitchell Froedge of 3rd Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Monday afternoon (August 30) for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance. He was arrested as the result of an H.P.D. narcotics investigation. Froedge…

Lenoir Residents Charged With Marijuana Trafficking

25-year-old Drequan Deshawn Petty and 22-year-old Mahala Leigh Judge, both of the same Pleasant Hill Road, Lenoir, address, were arrested Thursday (September 2) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony traffic in marijuana. Both suspects were released…

Wanted Suspects Sought In Area County

A Catawba County woman is among suspects currently being sought by authorities in Iredell County. 41-year-old Kelli Ann Lyons remains on the Iredell County most wanted list. She’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule III…

Unemployment Rates Drop Across Hickory Metro, State

Unemployment rates decreased in all of the Hickory Metro counties and across most of North Carolina in the latest update. The report was issued recently by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division, it shows the…

Two Arrested in Hickory on Failure to Appear and Meth Charges

30-year-old Jeremy Edward Harrell of Whitegate Lane in Newton and 39-year-old Christopher Douglas Cook, who lists an address in a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory, were both arrested by Hickory Police at 11:20 Wednesday morning. Harrell was…

Hickory Woman Jailed On Felony Charge

26-year-old Chandra Katlin Patrick of Zion Church Road in Hickory was arrested today (September 3) by Conover Police Officers. She’s charged with felony probation violation. Patrick was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. She’s scheduled to…

Morganton Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

39-year-old Anthony Edward Deyton of Jacobs Lane in Morganton was arrested Thursday (September 2) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle. In addition, Deyton is charged…

Newton Man Indicted On Forcible Rape Charge

41-year-old Scott Gregory Kale of Claremont Road in Newton was arrested Thursday (September 2) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a bill of indictment with second-degree forcible rape. Kale is also charged with sexual act by substitute parent…

Newton Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation Of Minor

31-year-old Jason Dewayne Cuthbertson of Walker Drive in Newton was arrested Thursday (September 2) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged with felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Cuthbertson was…

Length Of Investigation Into Fatal Drive-By Shooting Approaches Four Months

It’s been more than 16 weeks since a drive-by shooting in Hickory that claimed the life of a 27-year-old woman. The investigation is continuing into the incident that resulted in the death of India Kynar “Semaj” Rice on May 12.…

Denver, N.C. Man Sentenced To Prison Time In Federal Case

43-year-old Michael Guzman of Denver, N.C., was sentenced to 54 months in prison and two years of supervised release for defrauding his former employer of more than $4 million. The announcement was made on August 26 by William T. Stetzer,…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested for Larceny of Firearm & Vehicle

40-year-old Christopher Hagan Rea, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early Tuesday morning (August 31) on felony counts of larceny of a firearm and larceny of a motor vehicle. The suspect was…

Valdese Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Possession In Caldwell County

36-year-old Curtis Paul Whisenant of Messer Road in Valdese was arrested Wednesday (September 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Whisenant was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a…

Hickory Woman Charged With Heroin Possession

21-year-old Kayleann Marie Pruitt of 15th Street NE in Hickory was arrested today (September 2) by Probation and Parole Officers. She’s charged with possession of heroin and felony probation violation. Pruitt was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Hickory Man Arrested on Multiple Warrants from Mecklenburg & Catawba Counties

29-year-old Brannon Tyrek Beckham of 8th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday (August 31) on a number of outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. All the warrants were issued on July 27 of this year. Beckham…

Stokes County Man Arrested in Iredell on Felony Meth Charges

36-year-old Christopher Dean Owens of Pinnacle, North Carolina in Stokes County has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of possession with intent to sell & deliver methamphetamine and possession of meth, along with misdemeanor counts of…

Hickory Police Arrest Man On Cocaine, Meth Charges

45-year-old Daniel Allen Heafner, whose address is not listed, was arrested Wednesday (September 1) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of cocaine and possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Heafner is charged with possession of drug…

Newton Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft, Meth Possession

60-year-old Lori Ann Sifford of Sunset Street in Newton was arrested by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, and simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. Sifford was placed in the…

Maiden Man Arrested On Drug Charges

50-year-old Reginald Lee Nixon of Old Park Road in Maiden was arrested Wednesday (September 1) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises, simple possession of schedule II…

Inmates in Lincolnton Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

A group of inmates in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincolnton were administered the COVID-19 vaccine today (August 31). The Lincoln County Health Department and the Sheriff’s Office nursing staff administered the first shot of the Moderna vaccine…

New Sober Living Facility Open In Hickory

The Catawba County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at New Beginnings Hickory today (September 1). Located at 706 Main Ave SE in Hickory, New Beginnings Hickory is a safe, substance free, sober living facility for men. A structured…

Everything Attachments Plans $20-Million Expansion in Conover

Everything Attachments, a manufacturer of farm implements and tractor attachments, plans to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Conover. Over the next five years, Everything Attachments plans to create 147 new jobs and invest a minimum of $20 million in…

Statesville Man Accused of Possessing Child Pornography

64-year-old Tony Ernest Bunton of Eufola Road in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on four counts of felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Yesterday (August 30), Officers with the Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit received a…

Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Break-in Offenses

33-year-old Andrew Steven Coleman of Falling Leaf Lane in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking and entering,…

More Information Released In Officer-Involved Shooting In Lenoir

More details have been released in a shooting involving officers in Lenoir earlier this week. The man shot has been identified by the Lenoir Police Department as 25-year-old Joshua Alan Kirby. He was last reported to be in critical condition…

Murder Charge Added In Hickory Hit & Run Case

20-year-old Austin Wayne Edmondson of Raintree Lane in Maiden was arrested Saturday (August 28) by Hickory Police Officers. He was initially charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and hit…

Catawba County Schools Approve Indoor Mask Mandate

During Tuesday’s (August 31) Emergency meeting, the Catawba County Board of Education (BOE) voted 5-2 to make face masks mandatory for all staff, students, and visitors while inside facilities and on school buses, beginning Thursday (September 2). The face-covering policy…

Mask Mandate Imposed In Alexander County Schools, Emergency Meeting Of Catawba Board Of Education Tonight

The Alexander County Board of Education voted today (August 31) to require face coverings for all students and staff on all campuses. The issue will be reviewed within 30 days. The mask mandate begins Wednesday (September 1). The Catawba County…

Hickory Man Charged with Assault; Malicious Conduct by Prisoner

59-year-old Willie Duran Armstrong of 3rd Street Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (August 25) for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and felony malicious conduct by a prisoner. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Armstrong…

Woman & Man Arrested In Morganton On Meth Charges

25-year-old Natalie Anne Henson and 33-year-old Matthew Howard Roark were arrested Monday (August 30) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. Henson is charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Roark is charged with felony possession of…

Statesville Man Arrested in Hickory on Assault Charge

25-year-old James Robert Nipper, Jr. of Rimrock Road in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday (August 29) on felony counts of assault inflicting serious injury and breaking & entering a motor vehicle. According to Hickory Police, Nipper assaulted the…

Morganton Woman Arrested in Hickory for Habitual Larceny

61-year-old Barbara Ann Hooper of B&D Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (August 26) for felony habitual larceny. Hooper was taken into custody without incident at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at a clothing store on Catawba…

Hudson Man Charged With Strangulation

40-year-old Richard Carroll Berkley of Cherrywood Drive in Hudson was arrested Monday (August 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor interfere with emergency communication. Berkley was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Firearm Offense

50-year-old Gregory William Bryant of Crescent Street in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (August 30) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bryant was placed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Newton Man Charged With Felony Assault

41-year-old Jorge Enrique Rengifo-Benitez of North Gaither Avenue In Newton was arrested Sunday (August 29) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Rengifo-Benitez was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Catawba Man Charged With Cocaine Trafficking Following Search Of Home

35-year-old Damien Alonzo Burch of Old Catawba Road in Catawba was arrested last Thursday (August 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in cocaine and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana. According…

Man Pleads Guilty In Connection To 2019 Murder, Sentenced To Minimum 17 Year Term

A Vale man will serve a prison term of 17 to 22 years following his conviction for second-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday (August 30). 50-year-old Joseph Wayne Barker was given an active sentence…

Officer-Involved Shooting in Lenoir Today

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into a Lenoir Police Department officer-involved shooting that occurred on the 2100 block of Morganton Boulevard this afternoon. At about 12:40 today, Lenoir Police took a 9-1-1 call concerning…

Multiple Agencies Make Drug & Firearms Arrests

21-year-old Yorel Damir Scott of 7th Avenue S.W. and 18-year-old Tyon Shamr Turner of R&S Circle, both from Hickory, have both been arrested on charges filed by Burke County Narcotics Investigators and by Hickory Police. Scott was charged with felony…

Hickory Man Arrested for Failure to Appear on Firearms Charges

29-year-old Clifton Ray James, Jr. of Wright Drive Hickory was arrested last Tuesday (August 24) by Hickory Police on multiple felony counts of failure to appear. James reportedly failed to appear in court on four counts of larceny of a…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Assault Charge

32-year-old Joii Sharodd Moon, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested last Thursday (August 26) by Hickory Police for felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor injury to personal property. Hickory Police…

Glen Alpine Man Faces Felony Meth Charge

54-year-old Dave Tillman Webb of East Main Street in Glen Alpine has been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers for possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Webb was arrested in connection to an…

Hickory Man Arrested for B&E; Larceny; Failure to Appear

38-year-old Jacob Andrew Byrd of 4th Street S.W. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police for breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. He was also charged with multiple counts of failure to appear. Byrd allegedly failed…

Lenoir Teen Arrested for Fleeing to Elude Arrest

18-year-old Kalill Kasa James Isbell of Quail Ridge Court in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (August 29) for felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Following his arrest,…

Suspect Wanted after Fleeing from Morganton Police

Travis Trimble of Hudson is wanted by the Morganton Department of Public Safety on charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest, hit & run, reckless driving to endanger, damage to property, no operators license, and several other charges. At about…

Rutherfordton Man Arrested in Lenoir on Felony Drug Charges

45-year-old Ronnie Dean Hawkins of Rutherfordton was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (August 29) on felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or…

Hudson Man Arrested for Felony B&E

37-year-old Roy Jonathan Cook of Hickory Nut Ridge Road in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (August 29) for felony breaking & entering. Cook was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.…

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Heroin Charge

26-year-old Austin Markize Saddler of Polk Street in Taylorsville has been arrested by Hickory Police on charges of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with failure to appear on one count of possession of…

Maiden Man Jailed for Felony Hit & Run; Assault

20-year-old Austin Wayne Edmondson of Raintree Lane in Maiden has been arrested by Hickory Police on charges of felony hit & run with injury and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Edmondson was placed…

Hickory Oktoberfest Canceled

The Hickory Downtown Development Association and the Oktoberfest Committee have announced that Hickory’s Oktoberfest will be canceled again this year. The event had been scheduled for October 8-thru-10. According to statement posted on Hickory Oktoberfest’s Facebook page, the decision to…

Morganton Woman Charged with I.D. Theft

26-year-old Mary Elizabeth Ervin of Wrighton Street in Morganton was arrested today by authorities in Burke County on one count of felony identity theft, two counts of resisting a public officer, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. The…

Several Sustain Minor Injuries in School Bus Accident in Iredell County

At about 8:05 this morning (August 27), the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a school bus collision with injuries in Iredell County on Shumaker Drive at Houpe Road. An Iredell-Statesville school bus traveling north on Shumaker Drive slowed down…

Missing Lincoln County Found, Safe

A Lincoln County teenager reported missing has been found and is safe. Johnathan Keith Merchant, who turns 18 years old today (August 27), has been in contact with a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective and is safe. He had been…

One Person Killed in Wednesday Afternoon Crash in Morganton

One person was killed in an accident in Morganton Wednesday (August 25). The deceased is 44-year-old Shelly Renee Frisch of Morganton. At about 3:50 Wednesday afternoon, Officers and Firefighters with the Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to the crash…

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Staffing Office in Conover

A commemorative ribbon cutting will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 9 for The Reserves Network’s new office in Conover. The Reserves Network works with over 1,000 active customers in a number of industries, including in the office,…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Heroin Charge

31-year-old Dallas Loyd Gragg of 12th Street N.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gragg was jailed yesterday (August 26) in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set…

Claremont Woman Faces Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

34-year-old Angela Louise Day of Davie Street in Claremont has been arrested by Hickory Police for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to half-an-ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Day was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility yesterday…

Hickory Woman Arrested for Possession of Meth

36-year-old Brandy Renee Strickland of First Avenue Place N.W. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police for possession of methamphetamine. Strickland was jailed yesterday (August 26) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $1,500 bond. She was scheduled…

Claremont Man Arrested on Meth & Stolen Vehicle Charges

30-year-old Cody Wayne Sigmon of Julia Court in Claremont has been arrested by Hickory Police for possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Sigmon was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility early this morning (August 27)…

Conover Man Charged with Felony Larceny

34-year-old Nathan Ray Hall of Gaynell Street in Conover has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on a charge of felony larceny. Hall was jailed early this morning (August 27) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $1,000…

Lenoir Water Treatment Plant Honored by State

The N.C. Division of Water Resources honored the City of Lenoir Water Treatment Plant and 63 other plants for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards in 2020. The division’s Public Water Supply Section awarded the facilities the prestigious N.C.…

Claremont Man Arrested in Alexander County for Robbery; Assault; More

25-year-old Delone Allison Goss of Claremont has been arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and theft of a motor vehicle, along with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female, assault by…

Most Historic Morganton Festival Events Canceled

Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. has made the decision to cancel all but one night of the Morganton Festival Weekends out of concern for health and safety. When the Morganton Festival Weekends were planned for 2021, it was done with preparations…

Two from Newton Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

30-year-old Brandon Michael Beatty and 31-year-old Marsha Kay Glazebrook, both of the same address on North Main Avenue in Newton, have been arrested by Newton Police on a long list of charges. They were each charged with felony possession with…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested in Hickory on B&E and Larceny Charges

41-year-old Robert William Owens III of Red Fox Trail in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police at 10:50 Monday morning (August 23) on two outstanding felony warrants. He was wanted for felony breaking & entering a building and larceny…

Lincoln County Sheriff’s “Charlie” District Office to Move to Temporary Location

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s “Charlie” District Office will move to a temporary location effective September 1. The office, currently located at 1889 Highway 16 North in Denver, will move to the Sheriff’s Lake Patrol building at 8335 Shipley Lane in…

Newton Woman Faces Felony Meth Charge; Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

49-year-old Robin Diane Stines of 17th Avenue S.E. in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at 5:35 last Saturday afternoon (August 21) on an outstanding felony warrant and several outstanding misdemeanor warrants. Stines was also charged with a felony probation…

Conover Woman Arrested in Hickory for Failure to Appear & Resisting

38-year-old Miranda Ann Bowman of Houston Mill Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at 10:50 Monday morning (August 23) on an outstanding felony warrant. She was also charged with misdemeanor failure to appear. The warrant was for aiding…

Mobile Home Destroyed in Wednesday Night Fire

At about 9:15 last night (August 25), Hickory Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 1916 Lucky Lane, Lot #11. Upon arrival, Firefighters reported fire coming from the mobile home. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue…

New Walmart Distribution Center Coming to Iredell County

Today (August 26), Walmart announced plans to build a new distribution center in Troutman. The announcement was the culmination of a strategic economic development effort supported by the mayor’s office and Iredell County officials. The facility is intended to support…

Catawba Man Jailed Under $130K Bond for Failure to Appear

47-year-old Jonathan Andreas Linebarger of 6th Avenue S.E. in Catawba has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on multiple counts of failure to appear. Linebarger allegedly failed to appear in court on charges of possession of a firearm by…

Newton Woman Jailed on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

43-year-old Laurie Ann Hall of North Davis Street in Newton has been arrested by Newton Police on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Hall allegedly failed to appear in court on charges of breaking & entering, larceny after…

Car Crashes into Building Tuesday on Highway 70 S.E.

A 1999 Lexus ran into a building Tuesday evening in Hickory. The incident occurred at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at 2053 Highway 70 S.E. That’s the Sunrise Appliance building, near the former cici’s pizza location. The front end of the…

Nine COVID-19-Related Deaths in Catawba County in Last Week

According to Catawba County Public Health, nine people in Catawba County have died from COVID-19 related causes in the last week. The health department’s numbers were updated yesterday (August 25). There were 398 new cases reported during the past week,…

Hiddenite Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Meth Charges from Iredell

43-year-old Marty Joe Bryan of Marsh Patterson Lane in Hiddenite was arrested by Hickory Police just before 9 p.m. Monday (August 23) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants from Iredell County. He was wanted on felony counts of possession of…

Public’s Help Sought in Finding Lincoln County Teen

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen. He is 17-year-old Johnathan Keith Merchant. He was reported missing Monday (August 23) from a residence on the 4300 block of Otto Reynolds Road in…

Iredell County Man Found, Safe

45-year-old Travis Shane Turner has been found. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reports that he is safe and back at home with his family. Mr. Turner was reported missing after he was last seen driving away from his residence in…

Hildebran Man Jailed In Caldwell County For Failure To Appear

42-year-old Shannon Michael Eaton of Highway 70 in Hildebran was arrested today (August 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Eaton was jailed…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Man Arrested Tuesday

52-year-old Dave Tillman Webb was arrested Tuesday (August 24) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Webb was arrested shortly after noon Tuesday and placed in jail in Morganton under $3,000 secured…

Man Charged With Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

31-year-old Adam James Cooper was arrested Sunday (August 22) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of schedule VI controlled substance. Cooper was being held in jail in Morganton…

Woman Arrested By Burke Authorities On Drug Charge

30-year-old Amanda Brooke Meeler was arrested Tuesday (August 24) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Following the arrest, Meeler was placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 bond. A Superior…

More Details Released In Connection To Arrest Of Wanted Burke County Woman

More information has been released in connection to the arrest of a wanted woman in Burke County. As WHKY previously reported, 34-year-old Katia Celaina Christian of Smith Road in Morganton was arrested last Tuesday, August 17, by Burke County Sheriff’s…

Break-in, Theft Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

42-year-old Joshua Allen Ball of 8th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (August 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. In Addition, Ball is charged with…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Possession, Trespassing

29-year-old Michael Meng Vue, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Tuesday (August 24) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and second-degree trespassing. Vue was placed in the…

Jobs Created In Hildebran, Claremont As A Result Of State Grants

New jobs have been created in the Hickory Metro as a result of grants that were awarded to a pair of municipalities. The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved an overall total of 21 grant requests to local…

Lenoir Woman Arrested in Hickory for Breaking & Entering

34-year-old Carrie Leigh White of Taylorsville Road S.E. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:15 Saturday afternoon (August 21) for felony breaking & entering and misdemeanor injury to personal property. She was arrested in connection to a…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Failure to Appear Warrants

31-year-old Dillon Ray Byrd of Idlewood Street S.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 8 p.m. last Friday (August 20) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was wanted for failure to appear on charges of possession…

Man Charged With Failing To Report As Sex Offender

36-year-old Justin Dean Chapman was arrested today (August 24) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony failure to report as a sex offender, and misdemeanor failure to appear. Chapman was arrested shortly after 9 a.m. today and placed…

Hickory Man Charged with Vehicle Break-In

29-year-old Jose Manuel Martinez of Kool Park Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:15 Sunday night (August 22) on one felony count of breaking & entering a motor vehicle. He was taken into custody without…

Authorities Continuing To Seek Wanted Suspects In Iredell County

Authorities in Iredell County continue to seek suspects on the most wanted list. 48-year-old Robert Brice remains on the most wanted list in Iredell County. He’s wanted for felony failure to report an address as a sex offender. The last…

Missing Man Sought By Authorities

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man from Statesville, 45-year-old Travis Shane Turner. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Mr. Turner, who is believed to be suffering from…

Newton Man Charged With Drug Offenses

34-year-old Spencer Allen Rowell of West C Street in Newton was arrested Monday (August 23) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of schedule III controlled substance. Rowell was jailed…

Hickory Man Charged With Assault, Drug Offenses

21-year-old Yorel Damir Scott of 7th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (August 23) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to…

Search For Suspect In Murder Of Hickory Man Continues

It’s been approximately two-and-a-half months since a Hickory man was killed in an Iredell County shooting and authorities are still seeking the suspect. 20-year-old Zion Treyshaun Gaither was killed in the incident early on June 8. Two different agencies are…

Third Vaccine Dose Available Locally For Those With Compromised Immune Systems

Catawba County Public Health and other vaccination providers throughout the county are now offering a third or “booster” dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. Third doses for other groups of…

Statesville Man Arrested on Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges

35-year-old John Alexander Key of Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, and maintaining a vehicle for the use or sale of a controlled substance, along with misdemeanor…

Two Nights Of Closures Planned On I-77 In Iredell County

Starting tonight (August 23), North Carolina Department of Transportation crews will have two nights of intermittent closures on Interstate 77 in Iredell County for a bridge construction project. Tonight and tomorrow night (August 24), from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.,…

Man Charged With Burglary, Theft Of Dog

63-year-old Ricky Lee Lackey was arrested Saturday (August 21) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary and larceny of a dog. Lackey was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday at an address on Burkemont…

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Woman Arrested By Burke County Authorities

24-year-old Kristin Renee Fox was arrested Sunday (August 22) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Fox was arrested at 9:40 p.m. Sunday and placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured…

Hickory Man Jailed on Multiple Counts of Felony Failure to Appear

31-year-old Gary Benjamin Stamper of Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory (also listed as a homeless person from Hickory) was arrested by Hickory Police early last Thursday morning (August 19) on five felony counts of failure to appear. Stamper reportedly failed…

NCDOT Closes Bridge For Weeklong Construction

Today, North Carolina Department of Transportation crews closed an Iredell County bridge to begin a weeklong daytime construction project. The Wood Bridge Road bridge that carries traffic over Third Creek will be closed in both directions daily from 8:30 a.m.…

Burke County Man Charged With Assault, Vandalism In Alexander County

22-year-old Dawson Vance Mitchell of Morganton was arrested Saturday (August 21) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, vandalism with damage to personal property and reckless driving with wanton disregard.…

Newton Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

32-year-old Garrison Sanders Jefferies of Mount Olive Church Road in Newton was arrested Sunday (August 22) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Jefferies was jailed in the Catawba County Detention…

Newton Man Charged With Larceny, Stolen Goods Offenses

31-year-old Michael Kelly Kaminske of St. James Church Road in Newton was arrested Sunday (August 22) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods or property, along with a misdemeanor count of…

Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Charges Of Discharging A Weapon, Assault

26-year-old Raven Checole Diggs of Badin, N.C. was arrested Sunday (August 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with discharge a weapon into occupied dwelling or moving vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Diggs was…

Catawba Man Charged With Cocaine Possession

36-year-old Antwan Stephen Boyd of 7th Street SE in Catawba was arrested Saturday (August 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor simple assault. Boyd was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Woman Jailed Under One-Million Dollar Bond In Catawba County On Stanly County Sex Offense Charges

32-year-old Maggie Blake Wingler of Albemarle was arrested Saturday (August 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The charges are from Stanly…

No Charges in Reported Shooting in Connelly Springs

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office released a statement this evening (August 20) regarding a shooting that occurred Monday (August 16) in Connelly Springs. At about 12:15 p.m. Monday, an unknown female came to the Connelly Springs Town Hall and met…

Authorities Find Burke County Man Reported Missing

A man reported missing in Burke County has been found, according to authorities. The N.C. Center for Missing Persons had previously issued a Silver Alert for 76-year-old William Tex Burns. Mr. Burns was believed to be suffering from dementia or…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from S.C.

33-year-old Leonardo Esteban Martinez of Mosteller Estates Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police today (August 20) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was also charged with misdemeanor child abuse. Martinez…

Lenoir Man Jailed In Catawba County On vehicle Theft Charge

21-year-old Zachary Nathaniel Kersey of Collettsville Road in Lenoir was arrested today (August 20) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Kersey was confined in the Catawba…

Conover Man Charged With Meth Possession

48-year-old Robert Christopher Stiles of Conover was arrested today (August 20) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Stiles was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,500 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled…

Hickory Woman Jailed for Failure to Appear on Larceny Charges

33-year-old Angelica Sasha Linebarger of “F” Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early yesterday morning (August 19) on three felony counts of failure to appear. She reportedly failed to appear in court on charges of larceny from…

Hickory Man Arrested on B&E and Larceny Charges

68-year-old William Howard Bonds of 13th Avenue Place N.W. in Hickory was served a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police last Friday evening (August 13) on one felony count of breaking & entering and one felony count of habitual…

Statesville Man Arrested in Hickory for Common Law Robbery

35-year-old Rafael Gonzalez, Jr. of Rita Avenue in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday afternoon (August 18) on one felony count of common law robbery. Gonzalez allegedly robbed an individual without using a weapon. He was taken into custody…

Man Arrested On Charges From Caldwell, Catawba, Lincoln Counties

31-year-old Jonathan David Shamblin of Mount Holly was arrested Thursday (August 19) by authorities in Caldwell County. He’s charged in Caldwell County on a grand jury indictment with flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Shamblin is charged in…

Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges Filed Following Early Morning Arrest

39-year-old Amanda Kaye Reed was arrested today (August 20) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Reed was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. today at South…

Suspect Charged With Drug Possession, Trespassing

37-year-old Callie Ruth Sloan was arrested Thursday (August 19) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor second-degree trespassing. Sloan was arrested shortly before noon Thursday at an address on Burkemont…

Woman Charged With Having Drugs In Jail

28-year-old Sarah Audra Marie Ibrahim was arrested Thursday (August 19) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises. Ibrahim is also charged with failure to appear on a felony. She…

More Details Released In Connection To Burke County Murder

49-year-old Johnny Everette Setzer of Spain Hill Road in Icard was arrested Wednesday (August 18) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with murder along with felony counts of larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, larceny of…

Mount Olive Man Arrested in Hickory on Warrants from Duplin County

41-year-old Michael Anthony Carroll of Mount Olive, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5 p.m. Tuesday (August 17) on felony and misdemeanor warrants out of Duplin County. He was wanted for failure to appear on a felony count…

Newton Woman Arrested for Failure to Appear on Felony Drug Charge

51-year-old Mary Ann Collins of College Avenue in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at 3:15 Sunday afternoon (August 15) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. She reportedly failed to appear in court for felony possession of…

Newton Residents Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offenses

50-year-old Harold Douglas Scott and 49-year-old John Daniel Bradshaw, both of the same North Caldwell Avenue, Newton, address, were arrested by Newton Police Officers. They’re each charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Scott is additionally charged with larceny…

Portion Of Road In Iredell County To Be Closed At Night For Three Weeks

Effective Wednesday night (August 18), North Carolina Department of Transportation crews temporarily closed lanes of a state highway in Iredell County. The closure will remain in effect over the next three weeks for nightly construction. Work crews will have one…

Man Charged In Connection To Fatal Shooting (Updated, 5:33 p.m., 8/19/21)

49-year-old Johnny Everette Setzer of Spain Hill Road in Icard was arrested Wednesday (August 18) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with murder and felony larceny of a firearm. The charges are in connection to a fatal shooting Wednesday…

Charlotte Man Arrested By Caldwell County Authorities On Sex Offense Charges

25-year-old Darlin Jeffery Ramirez of Charlotte was arrested Wednesday (August 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with statutory sex offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child. Ramirez was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Wanted Woman Arrested In Burke County

A woman who was wanted by authorities in Burke County has been arrested and charged. 34-year-old Katia Celaina Christian was arrested Tuesday (August 17) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts including possession of schedule II controlled…

Taylorsville Woman Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charge

33-year-old Shana Elyse Teague of Liledown Road in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (August 15) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Teague was taken into custody without incident at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday…

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Assault Charge

25-year-old Erick Keyonta Hunt of Prospect Street in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (August 12) on felony counts of assault inflicting serious bodily injury and breaking & entering a motor vehicle. He’s accused of assaulting a male…

Missing Lincoln County Man Found, Safe

27-year-old Gregory Keith Borders, who had been reported as a missing person on August 13, has been located and is safe. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives confirmed this morning (August 18) that Mr. Borders has been found and is safe. He…

Shooting In Long View Under Investigation

A shooting is under investigation. According to Long View Police, on Sunday (August 15), officers with that department and Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers responded to the parking lot area of Hilltop Apartments on 18th Street Place NW in reference to…

Hickory City Council Meets In Regular Session

Hickory City Council met last night (August 17) in regular session. Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all unanimously approved. Hickory Police Department Captain Bryan Adams provided the Annual Code Enforcement Update. Finance Officer Melissa Miller was presented…

Runaway Teenager Found By Authorities

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives found a runaway juvenile who was reported missing Monday (August 16). 17-year-old Aiden Michael Bowers of Brookdale Lane in Stanley was found and has been returned safely to his parents.

Lenoir Man Charged With Burglary, Larceny

38-year-old Alvin William Ingram of Forest Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary and larceny after breaking and entering. Ingram was incarcerated in the Caldwell County…

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Assault, Violation Of Domestic Violence Order (Updated, 11:20 a.m., 8/18/21)

44-year-old Kevin Maurice Linder, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Tuesday (August 17) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill along with a misdemeanor count…

Woman Jailed In Alexander County On Charges From Catawba County

43-year-old Cynthia Diane Cardona-Gomez was arrested August 11 by authorities in Alexander County. She was arrested on counts of failure to appear on Catawba County charges. Cardona-Gomez is charged in Catawba with felony counts of forgery of an instrument and…

Alexander County Man Arrested On Sex Offense Charges

43-year-old Gregory Lynn Fox of Taylorsville was arrested last Saturday (August 14) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of indecent liberties with a child and child abuse with a sexual act. According to law enforcement reports,…

Lincoln County Authorities Seek Runaway Teen

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway juvenile. The missing teen is 17-year-old Aiden Michael Bowers of Brookdale Lane in Stanley. He was reported missing yesterday (August 16) by family members. Bowers is…

Missing Man Sought By Authorities

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who went missing on August 11, 2021. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Colwick Lane in Lincolnton on Friday, August 13…

Tornado Reported In Alexander County

Alexander County Public Safety received reports of a tornado in the Hiddenite/Stony Point area at approximately 11:45 a.m. today (August 17). Emergency service crews were conducting a preliminary assessment. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage, but…

Man Charged With Multiple Drug Trafficking Offenses

51-year-old Marshall Earlie Hackett III of Charlotte was arrested Sunday (August 15) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking marijuana by possession and transport, possession of marijuana, and maintain a dwelling, vehicle, or place for…

One Arrested & One At-Large in Vehicle Theft Case

18-year-old Jacob Joe Hayes of Coolbrook Road in Union Grove has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, breaking & entering a motor vehicle, and larceny of vehicle parts or accessories,…

“Weak” Earthquake Reported in Burke County

A 2.7 magnitude earthquake, described as “weak,” was reported at about 9:20 this morning (August 17) in Burke County. The earthquake’s epicenter was five miles north of Morganton. As of 10 a.m. today, no damages have been confirmed.

Former Catawba County Judge Pleads Guilty To Sex Offenses Against Minor

A former Catawba County Superior Court Judge is headed to prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex crimes against a minor in Buncombe County. On Monday (August 16), 67-year old Daniel Ray Green pleaded guilty to indecent liberties with a…

Hickory Woman Jailed This Morning On Drug Charges

40-year-old Jessica Pauline Towery of 21st Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, and simple possession of schedule IV and VI controlled substance. Towery was placed in…

Catawba County Commissioners Meet, Approve Items Following Public Hearings

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday (August 16). The board conducted a public hearing to consider an option to purchase approximately 53 acres and acquire approximately two acres of property located along East Maiden Road…

Burke Board Of Education Votes To Require Masks In Schools, Names Assistant Superintendent

The Burke County Board of Education voted Monday (August 16) to require face coverings indoors for all teachers, staff and students in K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. This vote rescinds the board’s previous decision that made face coverings optional…

Hickory Metro Resident Among Several Suspects Charged In Federal Drug & Weapon Case

A Burke County woman is among 25 individuals who were charged in connection to a federal multi-agency investigation into methamphetamine trafficking and illegal firearm possession in western North Carolina. On Sunday (August 15), teams of federal, state and local law…

Lincolnton Man Faces Felony Arson Charge

36-year-old Jonathan William Elmore of Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers on a charge of felony second-degree arson. He was charged in connection to a house fire east of Lincolnton. On Friday (August 13), Deputies were dispatched…

Man Dies Following Police Pursuit

A man has died after fleeing from Police in a motor vehicle early this morning (August 16). The deceased has been identified as Kyle Alan Wagner. Shortly after 1 a.m. today, a Newton Police Officer attempted to stop a blue…

Drug Charges Filed Against Woman Jailed In Alexander County

25-year-old Shaniah Ashley Marie Collins was arrested today (August 16) by authorities in Alexander County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Collins…

Man Charged With Felony Child Abuse

27-year-old Alex Coronado Ramirez was arrested today (August 16) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony negligent child abuse with serious physical injury. Ramirez was incarcerated in the Alexander County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. No court…

Man Jailed In Alexander County On Drug Charges

50-year-old Billy Joe Collins was arrested today (August 16) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of…

Statesville Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charges

38-year-old William Lee France of Davie Avenue in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance (crystal methamphetamine), possession with intent to sell…

Hudson Man Charged With Being No-Show In Court On Multiple Counts

35-year-old Robert Lee Netherton of Alfred Hartley Road in Hudson was arrested Sunday (August 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen automobile, going…

Home Damaged In Hit & Run Saturday Night

A Bethlehem home was damaged in a hit-and-run incident Saturday evening (August 14). At approximately 9:30 p.m., a home was struck on Sam Hefner Road near the intersection with Icard Ridge Road. The vehicle collided with the garage section of…

Hickory Woman Charged With Being No-Show In Court To Answer To Drug Counts

42-year-old Melissa Diane Mcdaris of 11th Street NW in Hickory was arrested last Thursday (August 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on two counts of possession of methamphetamine along with single counts of felony…

Lenoir Man Charged With Failing To Appear On Multiple Charges

41-year-old Donnie Edward Stevens of Evanbrook Court in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (August 15) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of methamphetamine, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen automobile,…

Hickory Firefighters Respond To Blaze At Shurtape

The Hickory Fire Department responded to a fire at a local business Friday afternoon (August 13). At 2:17 p.m. Friday, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to an activated fire alarm at Shurtape Technologies at 1540 Main Avenue SE. The initial call…

Valdese Man Arrested On Heroin Charge

39-year-old Jonathon Erik Allen of Mourglea Avenue SE in Valdese was arrested Saturday (August 14) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin and failure to appear on a count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Allen was confined…

Hickory Man Jailed On Charge Of Being No Show In Court

43-year-old Jason Mckinley Powell, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Friday (August 13) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on a count of habitual larceny. Powell was incarcerated in the Catawba…

Break-in, Larceny Charges Lodged Against Hickory Man

27-year-old Avery Allen Shilhito of 13th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Friday (August 13) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Shilhito was jailed in the…

Connelly Springs Man Jailed On Felony Drug Charges

31-year-old Jordan Yates Hamby of Shady Grove Road in Connelly Springs was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth, and possession of meth.…

Interstate Ramp In Iredell County To Close Tonight

A new traffic pattern is coming to Interstate 77 North in Iredell County. The I-77 North ramp to I-40 East and West will close at 8:00 tonight (August 13). This will allow crews to prepare to open a new ramp…

Mooresville Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

56-year-old Ricky Leo Frenette of Wild Rose Loop in Mooresville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of maintaining a vehicle for the sale or use of an illegal substance, possession of a schedule I controlled…

Hickory Man Arrested By Newton PD On Felony Theft Charge

42-year-old Christopher Duran Myers of 3rd Street Place SW in Hickory was arrested today (August 13) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny. Following the arrest, Myers was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,500 bond.…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Possession

54-year-old Russell Cornell Bell of 3rd Street NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (August 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Bell was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A District…

Maiden Man Charged With Weapon Offenses

31-year-old Michael Lamar Brice of Gilly Road in Maiden was arrested Thursday (August 12) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, carrying a concealed gun, resisting a public…

Wanted Woman Sought By Authorities

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for a wanted woman. 34-year-old Katia Celaina Christian, who has an alias of “Taz”, is being sought by authorities. Her address is listed as 112 William…

Escapee From Morganton Prison Apprehended

A prisoner escaped from Foothills Correctional Institution in Morganton Thursday (August 13) and was captured a short time later. 42-year-old John Curtis Anderson, escaped Thursday morning by climbing a fence at the minimum custody portion of the facility and running…

Defendants Sentenced In 2017 Triple Murder At Hickory Nightspot (Updated, 3:06 p.m., 8/12/21)

The two defendants in a Hickory triple-murder case have been sentenced, they received minimum sentences of more than 60 years in prison. Earlier today (August 12) in Catawba County Superior Court, 28-year-old Greydon Keith Hansen and 28-year-old Dontray Tyrell Cumberlander,…

Man Arrested For Allegedly Fleeing From Police

27-year-old Javon Dooley was arrested Wednesday (August 11) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Dooley was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. on South Sterling Street in Morganton. He was placed in jail under…

Filing Period Begins This Week For Those Interested In Board Of Education Seats

The filing period for candidates interested in running for Board of Education in the Hickory Public Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools begins Friday (August 13). There are four seats open for the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education. Those seats…

Woman Arrested In Burke County On Charges Including Identity Theft

26-year-old Mary Elizabeth Ervin was arrested Wednesday (August 11) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony identity theft, along with two misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, and single misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana paraphernalia and failure to…

Mount Airy Woman Arrested In Alexander County On Warrants From Caldwell County

39-year-old Tikisha Brooke Hudgins of Mount Airy was arrested Monday (August 9) by Taylorsville Police Officers. She’s charged on outstanding warrants from Caldwell County. The charges include maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance, possession of schedule VI…

Greensboro Man Charged With Being No-Show In Court In Catawba County

48-year-old Joey Lee Whitney of Greensboro was arrested Wednesday (August 11) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on a count of felony larceny. Whitney was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond.…

Woman Facing Charges In Catawba County Arrested In Alexander County

33-year-old Amy Lee Edwards, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Wednesday (August 11) by authorities in Alexander County on warrants from Catawba County. She’s charged with failure to appear on counts of possession with intent…

Newton Woman Arrested By Taylorsville PD For Failure To Appear

31-year-old Marsha Kay Glazebrook of Newton was arrested Monday (August 9) by Taylorsville Police Officers. She was served with warrants for failure to appear on counts of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor larceny. She was placed in the Alexander…

Newton Man Arrested On Drug Charges

49-year-old Christopher Andrew Godfrey of Viewpoint Road in Newton was arrested Wednesday (August 11) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a count of possession of meth.…

Long View Police Report Drug Arrest

30-year-old Tyler Gage Pendley of Fletcher Street in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (August 11) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, misdemeanor fictitious information to an officer and failure to appear on…

Morganton Woman Pleads Guilty In Case Involving Death Of Her Child

A Burke County woman who was arrested early last year in connection to the death of her newborn son more than 20 years ago entered a guilty plea in that case. That plea was entered Tuesday (August 10) in Cumberland…

Businesses Affected By November Tropical Storm Still Eligible For Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in North Carolina that Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations affected by Tropical Storm Eta…

Wastewater Overflow Reported In Hickory

The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater Monday (August 9) of an estimated 38,500 gallons at 1845 9th Street Court NW. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Lake Hickory due to pipe failure inside the pump station.…

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Woman Arrested In Eastern Burke County

41-year-old Crystal Dawn Dula was arrested Sunday (August 8) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Dula was arrested shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday at an…

Felony Stolen Goods, Drug Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested Tuesday

38-year-old William Lavar Brawley was arrested Tuesday (August 10) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of stolen goods and possession of schedule II controlled substance. Brawley was arrested shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday at…

Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Chop Shop Activity

30-year-old Dustin William Farley was arrested Saturday (August 7) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, chop shop activity, and attempt to…

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Man Arrested In Morganton

30-year-old Levern Evan Johnson was arrested Saturday (August 7) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Johnson was arrested shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday at an address on Jamestown Road in Morganton.…

Two Suspects Charged With Meth Trafficking In Morganton

31-year-old Brittany Nicole Woody of Morganton and 28-year-old Jesse Wayne Douglas of Lenoir were arrested Monday (August 9) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. They’re each charged with felony trafficking methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Woody is additionally charged…

Woman Charged With Multiple Counts Of Heroin Trafficking

31-year-old Kristen Denise Hamrick of Highway 182 in Crouse was arrested Tuesday (August 10) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with seven felony counts of trafficking heroin, three felony counts of maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance, along with…

Man Charged With Burglary, Assault On Law Enforcement

29-year-old Jeffery Michael Minton of Hiddenite was arrested today (August 10) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary and assault inflicting injury on a law enforcement officer. In addition, Minton is charged with three…

Hickory Man Arrested For Attempted Robbery

44-year-old Delante Alphonzus Wheeler of Third Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested today (August 10) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with attempted common law robbery, misdemeanor larceny, resisting a public officer, and injury to real property. Wheeler was…

Lenoir Man Charged With Attempted Arson

54-year-old Robert Lewis Vernon of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (August 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony attempted first-degree arson. Vernon was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility, inmates from Caldwell have…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

26-year-old Monte Eugene Eaker of Peachtree Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (August 9) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and probation violation. Eaker was incarcerated…

Hickory Public Schools To Require Masks

The Hickory Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted Monday (August 9) to require masks of all students (Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade) and all staff for the start of the school year, 2021-2022. Students and staff are required to wear…

Hickory Man Charged With Being No Show In Court On Break-in Charge

29-year-old Jose Manuel Martinez of Kool Park Road NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (August 9) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure and…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Resisting Officer

40-year-old James Edward Risbon of 19th Street NW in Hickory was arrested Monday (August 9) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with manufacture marijuana, maintain a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and…

Felony Drug Charge Lodged Against Newton Woman

41-year-old Natasha Leanne Sigmon of Woods Avenue in Newton was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Sigmon was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 10) under…

Kidnapping Charge Filed Against Woman Jailed This Morning In Catawba County

43-year-old Sue Ann Chambers of McCall Town Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with second-degree kidnapping. Chambers was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 10) under $50,000 bond. A…

Plane Crash Lands In Alexander County

Two people survived a plane crash in Alexander County Monday (August 9). The small single-engine aircraft crash-landed in an Eastern Alexander County soybean field Monday afternoon. The four-seat aircraft went down at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday off Sulphur Springs Road.…

Heroin Trafficking Charges Lodged In Lincoln County Case

27-year-old Marcos Joel Correa-Gamboa of Gastonia was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking heroin by possession, transport, and manufacturing. According to information released Monday (August 9), The suspect was pulled over in a…

Newton Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Pennsylvania

23-year-old Dahkee Amen Harden of Laffon Road in Newton was arrested Saturday (August 7) by Officers with the N.C. State Highway Patrol on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Harden is wanted in Dauphin County,…

Hickory Man Charged With Habitual Larceny

39-year-old Tommy Lewis Martin, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory was arrested Saturday (August 7) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony habitual larceny. Martin was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond.…

Claremont Man Charged With Meth Possession

42-year-old Shawn Ray Matthews of Bolick Road in Claremont was arrested today (August 9) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, and four counts of failure to appear on highway violations. Matthews was jailed in the…

Asheville Man Charged With Multiple Robbery Counts In Catawba County

29-year-old Michael Dylan Jenkins of Asheville was arrested Saturday (August 7) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts apiece of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. In addition,…

Mooresville Man Charged with Felony I.D. Theft

39-year-old Michael Chad Ward of Barclay Lane in Mooresville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on 12 felony counts of identity theft. Events leading to Ward’s arrest began on February 1 when the Sheriff’s Office took a report…

Railroad In Alexander County Receives Funding For Projects

Twelve short line railroads, including one in Alexander County, and the North Carolina Ports Authority will soon be making improvements to their rail infrastructure thanks to approximately $10.2 million in matching grant funds being awarded as part of the N.C.…

Meth Trafficking Arrest Made By Caldwell County Authorities

41-year-old Danny Carl Lackey of Small Circle in Lenoir was arrested Friday (August 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Lackey was released on $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Attempted Burglary

30-year-old Timothy Marc Walsh of Carlton Mobile Home Park in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (August 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony attempted first-degree burglary. Walsh was released on $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was…

Lenior Man Charged With Break-in, False Pretense Offenses

31-year-old Charles Aaron Carr of Weed Lane in Lenoir was arrested Friday (August 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and obtaining property by false pretense. In addition, Carr is charged with…

Newton Man Sentenced To Federal Prison Time In Connection To Robberies In 2020

A Catawba County man who robbed two Hickory-area businesses at gunpoint in March 2020 has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison. William T. Stetzer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina announced last week…

Several Hickory Metro Residents Sentenced In Federal Drug Case

Eleven members of a methamphetamine trafficking ring, including multiple Catawba County residents, have been ordered to serve prison sentences ranging from 36 months to 210 months for federal drug conspiracy charges. The announcement was made late last week by William…

Hickory Man Charged With Larceny, ID Theft, Drug Offenses

34-year-old Roger Thomas Hamby of Burke County Line Road in Hickory was arrested Thursday (August 5) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny, identity theft, breaking & entering to a motor vehicle, resisting a public officer, possession…

Stolen Vehicle, Break-in, Assault Charges Lodged Against Man Arrested By Hickory PD

30-year-old Xavier Dontay Dula of Frontier Way in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (August 5) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, breaking and entering, possession of drug paraphernalia, and assault on a female. Dula…

Lenoir Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Drug Charges

23-year-old Paige Nicole Blue of Fox Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (August 6) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of heroin, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unauthorized…

Parkers Back In Catawba County, Indicted In Connection To January Murder

The two suspects in a fatal shooting in Hickory, who were apprehended in Arizona six months after the crime, are back in Catawba County. On Thursday (August 5) 50-year-old Tangela Louise Parker and 61-year-old Eric Carroll Parker, both of Taylorsville,…

Vale Man Charged with Rape & Kidnapping

41-year-old Franklin Luther Beam IV of Lackey Road in Vale has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers on charges of second-degree forcible rape, first-degree kidnapping, and violation of a domestic violence protective order. Events leading to the arrest began…

Man Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

32-year-old Jonathan Michael Ryan was arrested today (August 5) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony possession of controlled substance in prison or jail and misdemeanor damage to personal property. Ryan also faces an out of county charge…

Hickory Man Killed in Iredell County Crash

A Hickory man was killed in an accident in Iredell County early yesterday (August 4). The deceased is 36-year-old Keith Donte Hutchison. At about 6:35 Wednesday morning, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash on Interstate 40…

Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Resisting Officer

28-year-old Gary Tyler Nelson was arrested Tuesday (August 3) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, simple possession…

Wanted Suspects Sought In Area County

Authorities in Iredell County are continuing to search for wanted suspects, including a pair who were added to the list in May. 28-year-old Zachary Russ is one of those suspects added to the list about two-and-a-half months ago. He’s wanted…

Morganton Man Charged With Cocaine Trafficking

36-year-old Terrell Devon Patterson of Bristol Trail in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (August 4) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in cocaine, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance, and possession with intent to…

Nebo Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses In Caldwell County

40-year-old Omar Maurice Tate of Rutherford Drive in Nebo was arrested Wednesday (August 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin and one felony count of maintain a vehicle, dwelling, or…

Portion Of Morganton Street To Be Closed Starting Today

Contractors were scheduled to begin completing resurfacing and repair work on Herron Street in Morganton today (August 5). To safely complete this work, contractors will be closing the 300 block of Herron Street from Bay Street to Jones Street until…

Lincolnton Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Drug Charges

51-year-old Melissa Farrell Montagna of Buffalo Shoals Road in Lincolnton was arrested today (August 4) by Maiden Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Montagna was placed in the Catawba…

Newton Man Charged With Firearm Offense

40-year-old Johnny Dwayne Lewis White of Sandlewood Court in Newton was arrested today (August 4) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. White was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000…

Lenoir Man Faces Felony Firearms Charge

40-year-old Kenneth Charles Philyaw of Perkins Place in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (August 3) for felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Following his arrest, Philyaw was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond…

Granite Falls Man Arrested on Stolen Vehicle & Meth Charges

35-year-old Brandon Lee Abshire of Poovey Drive in Granite Falls was arrested by Hudson Police yesterday (August 3) on felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and possession of methamphetamine. Following his arrest,…

Drexel Man Faces Vehicle Theft Charges; More

41-year-old David Ray Carswell of Settlemyre Road in Drexel was arrested by authorities in Burke County yesterday (August 3) on charges out of Caldwell County. He faces three counts each of felony larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Trafficking

44-year-old James David Mikell Cregg of Cape Hickory Road in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (August 3) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Cregg was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $40,000 bond. A District…

Hickory City Council Meets, Approves Annexation, CDBG Amendment

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (August 3). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved. A voluntary contiguous annexation of property of 1.44 acres, located at 2630 25th Street NE, Hickory, was unanimously approved.…

Hickory Man Jailed This Morning On Vehicle Theft Charge

35-year-old Jonathan Todd Griffin of Liberty Church Street in Hickory was arrested by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Griffin was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 4) under…

Most Wanted Suspects Sought In Burke County

Wanted suspects are being sought in Burke County. These suspects were placed on the most wanted list in 2020 and earlier this year. Burke County authorities are continuing to seek 29-year-old Dalton Gage Hughes. He’s wanted for felony counts of…

Valdese Woman Arrested On Drug Charges, Investigated For Third Time Since Late May

43-year-old Johnnie Denise Hickman of Tom Deal Avenue in Valdese was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Last Friday (July 30), North Carolina…

Hickory Woman Wins More than $150K in N.C.E.L.

Diane Clark of Hickory has won a $155,902 jackpot with a $1 ticket in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Cash 5 game. Ms. Clark’s Quick Pick ticket, purchased at the Murphy Express on Hickory Boulevard in Granite Falls, matched all…

Lenoir Man Charged With Break-in, Theft

38-year-old Jessie Clyde Bare of Hartland Road in Lenoir was arrested last Friday (July 30) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny. Bare was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Long View PD Reports Arrest Of Woman On Meth, Marijuana Charges

28-year-old Felicia Melanie-Ann Wise, whose address was not listed, was arrested today (August 3) by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wise was incarcerated…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Felony Assault Charge

25-year-old Gerber Edenilson Salinas-Paredes of Meadowlane Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (August 2) for felony assault by strangulation. He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000, secured. An appearance in…

Conover Man Charged With Having Stolen Goods

37-year-old Brandon Cadelt Clouse, who is listed as a homeless person from Conover, was arrested Monday (August 2) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of stolen goods. Clouse was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

False Pretense, Forgery Charges Filed Against Man Arrested In Morganton

38-year-old Michael Steven Goins was arrested last Thursday (July 29) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense and forgery of an instrument. Goins was arrested just before 11:30 a.m. last Thursday…

Conover Man Charged With Break-in, Theft Counts

24-year-old Justin Dean Cook of Ivo Lane in Conover was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, and injury to personal…

Man Arrested By Burke Authorities On Vehicle Theft Charge For Second Time In Less Than A Month

37-year-old Joshua David Adams was arrested last Thursday (July 29) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Adams was arrested on this same charge earlier in July, as reported on WHKY. Following the…

Man Jailed Under 100K Bond On Assault Charge

34-year-old Joshua Keith Bartlet was arrested today (August 3) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Bartlet was placed in jail in Morganton this morning under $100,000 secured bond. A District…

Drug, Weapon Charges Filed Against Man Arrested In Morganton

37-year-old Devin Levi Johnson was arrested Sunday (August 1) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a felon.…

Catawba County Commissioners Meet Monday, Approve Multiple Items

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday night (August 2). The Board approved the Project Budget Ordinance in the amount of $100,000, an administration agreement between the county and Western Piedmont Council of Governments and the…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Georgia

43-year-old Steven Jason Reep of Colonial Lane in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (July 31) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Reep is wanted by authorities in Appling in Columbia County, Georgia…

Statesville Man Charged with Felony Statutory Sex Offense

28-year-old Curtis Dale Griffin of Sain Road in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on two counts of felony statutory sex offense. Events leading to the arrest began in July 2021 when the Sheriff’s Office took a…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Heroin Possession

27-year-old Ashley Paige Keller of Norwood Street in Lenoir was arrested Friday (July 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor second-degree trespassing. Keller was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Assault

20-year-old Thomas Edward White of Early Place in Lenoir was arrested Friday (July 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of assault inflicting serious injury and obtaining property by false pretense along with a misdemeanor count…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Online Scam

31-year-old Anthony Lee Fox of Old Plantation Drive in Taylorsville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. According to information released today (August 2) by the Sheriff’s Office, on November 19,…

Unemployment Rates Increase Across Hickory Metro, State

Unemployment rates increased across the Greater Hickory Metro and across the state according to the latest update. The jobless rates were released last week by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division. The numbers reflect the…

Lenoir Man Charged With Rape

27-year-old Corey Ray Abernathy of Lovette Lane in Lenoir was arrested Friday (July 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony second-degree forcible rape. Abernathy was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A…

Hickory Man Charged With Strangulation

45-year-old Bruce Eugene Fairfield of Rudisill Street in Hickory was arrested Saturday (July 31) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female. Fairfield was confined in the Catawba County Detention…

Newton Man Charged With Drug Offenses

52-year-old Lance Edward Baker of West 8th Street in Newton was arrested Saturday (July 31) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and maintain a vehicle, dwelling or place to keep controlled substance.…

Hickory Man Arrested On Charges Filed By Maiden, Conover Police

26-year-old Brandon Tyler Wiggins of 15th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (July 31) on charges filed by the Maiden and Conover Police Departments. Maiden Police charged Wiggins with felony possession of a stolen vehicle along with misdemeanor counts…

Suspect Charged In Fatal Saturday Crash In Hickory

18-year-old Cesar Lozano-Mendoza of 27th Street Drive SE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (July 31) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony hit and run resulting in injury or death and misdemeanor traveling left of center. He’s charged in…

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to Alexander County Break-Ins

42-year-old David Lee Brittain of Hickory was arrested yesterday (July 29) as the result of a joint investigation involving the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and the Taylorsville Police Department. He was charged by the Sheriff’s Office with 17 counts of…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug & Firearms Charges

35-year-old Jeremy Jamel White of 12th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police on July 22 on two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and single felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession…

Yadkinville Woman Arrested in Hickory on Break-In-Related Charges

38-year-old Leah Brooke Ireland of Yadkinville was arrested by Hickory Police just before 3 p.m. last Friday (July 23) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants out of Yadkin County. She was wanted for conspiracy to break into a building with…

Work Scheduled On Area Interstate This Weekend

Starting Sunday (August 1), N.C. Department of Transportation crews will narrow lanes on an Interstate 77 North ramp for one month. The I-77 North ramp to Interstate 40 East will be narrowed to 15 feet to allow the construction of…

Two Hickory Men Arrested on Felony Weapons Charges

28-year-old Antonio Shaquille Williams of Main Avenue Drive N.W. and 28-year-old Garan Colby Wilburn of 11th Street N.W., both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police at 5:15 p.m. on July 20. They were both charged with felony possession of…

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug, Stolen Vehicle Offenses

39-year-old Patrick Matthew Vaught of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 29) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a stolen vehicle. Vaught was jailed in the…

Married Couple Charged With Animal Cruelty

31-year-old Maranda Nicole Sanders and 31-year-old Curtis Dalton Sanders, who both list the same Triplett Drive, Granite Falls, address, were arrested Thursday by authorities in Burke County on charges from Caldwell County. The suspects are wife and husband. They’re each…

Morganton Man Charged On Out-Of-State Fugitive Warrant

50-year-old Scott Rodgers Jackson of Carbondale Lane in Morganton was arrested Thursday (July 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. He’s wanted in Georgia on unspecified charges. Jackson was…

Investigation Continuing Into Fatal Drive-By Shooting In Hickory

The investigation is continuing into a fatal drive-by shooting in Hickory that occurred two-and-a-half months ago. A suspect is still being sought in connection to the shooting that took the life of 27-year-old India Kynar “Semaj” Rice on May 12.…

Masks & Weekly Testing Required for All Unvaccinated State Employees

Today, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen announced that the state government would begin verifying vaccination status of its workers, including those who work for cabinet agencies. Employees not vaccinated are…

Missing Iredell County Man Found

According to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, 60-year-old James Craig Hannah has been found. A Silver Alert was issued for Mr. Hannah earlier today (July 29). He had last been seen on Saturday, July 24. The Silver Alert has been…

Tuesday Storms Result In Tree Falling On LRU Library

Storms that moved through the Hickory Metro Tuesday evening (July 27) caused a tree to fall at Lenoir-Rhyne University. The tree fell onto the Carl A. Rudisill Library. No injuries were reported and no windows appeared to be broken. There…

Silver Alert Issued For Missing Man

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 60-year-old James Craig Hannah. A Silver Alert has been issued for Hannah, who was last seen on Saturday, July 24, at 157 McKendree Road near Mooresville. James has been diagnosed with Dementia,…

Man Extradited To Face Sex Offense Charges

Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies extradited a former Lincoln County man from Florida on child sexual assault charges. 61-year-old Gary Edward Pyne of Beverly Hills, Florida, is charged with two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count…

Lincoln County Man Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud In Federal Court

A Denver, N.C. man entered a guilty plea to wire fraud in U.S. District Court Wednesday (July 28). 59-year-old Joseph E. Stasney, aka Buddy Stasney, appeared before U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell and entered the guilty plea for executing…

Suspect Arrested On Charges From Three Counties

An Alexander County woman was arrested Wednesday (July 28) by Hickory Police on multiple charges from three different jurisdictions. The suspect has been arrested on multiple occasions in the last year. 27-year old Kimberly Ann Pyne of Teresa Lane in…

Suspect In Assault Of Two Women Sought By Authorities

Authorities are seeking a suspect wanted in connection to an assault case in Burke County. Tuesday (July 27) at 7:32 p.m. the Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Briar Drive in Valdese in reference to an assault.…

Bodies Found By Authorities During Response To Fire (Updated With Information Regarding Discovery Of Third Body, 11:01 a.m., 7/29/21)

Three bodies were found while a fire was being fought earlier this week. On Tuesday (July 27) at approximately 9:00 p.m., Iredell County Emergency Communications received a 911 call about a house fire on Loram Drive in Troutman. The Troutman…

Hudson Man Arrested for Meth Possession

22-year-old Matthew Nathaniel Glenn of Faith Lane in Hudson was arrested by Alcohol Law Enforcement Officers yesterday (July 27) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to…

Lenoir Man Faces Stolen Vehicle Charges

30-year-old Joshua Phillip Ostwalt of Pleasant Hill Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (July 27) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of unauthorized use of a…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense In Caldwell County

40-year-old Daniel Richard Workman of Fox Den Lane in Taylorsville was arrested Tuesday (July 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Workman was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Newton Woman Arrested On Caldwell County Heroin, Meth Charges

41-year-old Shanna Mcrae Greer of East 1st Street in Newton was arrested Tuesday (July 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of heroin and possession of methamphetamine along with a misdemeanor count of driving…

Claremont Man Killed In Tuesday Crash

A man was killed in a crash on Highway 70 in Catawba County Tuesday (July 27). According to published reports, 59-year-old Virgil Burton of Claremont died as a result of the collision which occurred at approximately noon Tuesday between Claremont…

Lenoir Man Charged With Statutory Sex Offense, Indecent Liberties

22-year-old Christian David Rice of Pleasant Hill Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (July 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of statutory sex offense with a child by an adult and indecent liberties with a…

Newton Man Jailed This Morning On Felony Drug Charge

34-year-old Daniel Wayne Bumgarner of Hileman Street in Newton was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of marijuana, driving while impaired, and driving while license revoked. Bumgarner was placed in…

Emergency Road Work In Catawba County To Resume Thursday

Work will resume on a Catawba County bridge starting tomorrow (July 29). N.C. Department of Transportation crews will temporarily close a section of Interstate 40 East in Catawba County for several nights to continue with an emergency road work project.…

Man & Woman Charged In Alexander County Child Abuse Case

38-year-old Nathan James Sigmon of Newton and 30-year-old Joanna Marie Teague of the Bethlehem community were arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony negligent child abuse with serious physical injury. Sigmon was arrested Tuesday (July 27),…

Catawba County Sheriff Requests Public’s Help in Finding Missing Man

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. He is 29-year-old Anthony John Jaworsky, who was last seen by his family in the Conover area on July 13. Mr. Jaworsky has connections in…

Stony Point Man Killed in July 16 Crash

41-year-old Robert Scott Chapman of Stony Point was killed in a collision in Alexander County on Friday, July 16. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene at about 10:30 a.m. on the 16th. A 2005 Hyundai…

Hudson Man Charged With Meth Possession, Failure To Appear

53-year-old Mark Allen Wise of Hudson was arrested Monday (July 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor failure to appear for nonsupport. Wise was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Hickory Man Charged With Burglary, Malicious Conduct

27-year-old Damon Maurice Surratt of 1st Street SE in Hickory was arrested today (July 27) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree burglary, malicious conduct by prisoner, two counts apiece of injury to real property and communicating threats, and…

Man Charged With Scam Using Facebook

25-year-old Harry Michael Fahy of Albemarle, N.C. was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. On September 26, 2020, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report in reference to an online…

Drug And Assault Charges Lodged Against Granite Falls Man

31-year-old Ethan Avery Creaseman of Baton Church Road in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (July 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor assault on a female. Creaseman was jailed in the Caldwell…

Hickory Man Charged With Break-in, Theft

59-year-old Barry Clayton Stevens of NW 21st Avenue in Hickory was arrested Saturday (July 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Stevens was incarcerated in the Catawba…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense

29-year-old Christopher Glenn Miller of Charlotte Lane in Lenoir was arrested last Friday (July 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Miller was released on $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled…

Hickory Woman Charged With Meth Possession

40-year-old Amanda Sprinkle Brooks, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Monday (July 26) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor larceny, resisting a public officer, and failure…

Morganton Residents Arrested On Sex Offense Charges, Jailed Under $250K Bond

19-year-old Clint Holden Lane and 18-year-old Dancy Aireanna Issable Porter, both of the same South Drive, Morganton, address, were arrested Saturday (July 24) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of statutory sex offense with a…

More Information released In Connection To Arrest Of Hickory Man In Trafficking Case

40-year-old Jarvis Ledon McCullough of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard SE in Hickory was arrested Monday (July 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers, as previously reported on WHKY. He’s charged with trafficking, opium or heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana…

Five Suspects Arrested In Connection To Theft Of More Than $200K In Property

21-year-old James Steven Tyler Ginsburg of Lewisville and 19-year-old Cameron Michael Smith of Union Grove were arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Ginsburg is charged with three felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, two felony counts apiece of…

Drexel Woman Arrested in Hickory for Failure to Return Rental Vehicle

30-year-old Sabrina Lynn Weaver of North Main Street in Drexel was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:25 p.m. last Thursday (July 22) for felony failure to return hired property. Events leading to Weaver’s arrest began on July 9 when…

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory on Warrants from Iredell County

31-year-old Anthony Lee Fox of Dover Church Road in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday afternoon (July 22) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He allegedly failed to appear in court on charges of felony…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested on Felony Drug Warrant

46-year-old Richard Robert Paul Pack Pack of Icard Dairy Barn Road in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police early Friday morning (July 23) on several outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was wanted for felony possession of a schedule…

Hickory Man Arrested on Outstanding Felony Meth Warrant

57-year-old Jimmy Dwayne Wilson of 27th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday afternoon on several outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was wanted for felony possession of methamphetamine, second-degree trespassing, and possession of drug paraphernalia.…

Hickory Man Charged With Heroin Trafficking

40-year-old Jarvis Ledon McCullough of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard SE in Hickory was arrested today (July 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with trafficking, opium or heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. McCullough…

Hickory Man Jailed on Multiple Counts of Failure to Appear

36-year-old Tony Dontae Oates of 4th Street Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late last Wednesday night (July 21) on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He allegedly failed to appear in court on…

Robbery Charge Filed Against Hickory Man

36-year-old Stephen Wayne Peyatt of Catawba Valley Boulevard in Hickory was arrested Sunday (July 25) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon. Peyatt was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond.…

Hickory Man Charged With Habitual Larceny

26-year-old Mark Edward Hinson of Meadowbrook Lane in Hickory was arrested Sunday (July 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony habitual larceny. Hinson was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

54-year-old Ralph Douglas Beavers of Hibriten Drive in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (July 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Beavers was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $1,500…

Lenoir Woman Arrested On Felony Drug Charge

23-year-old Samantha Ann Brewer of Littlejohn Church Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (July 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Brewer was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured…

Newton Woman Charged With Meth Possession

31-year-old Laura Anne O’Connor of Willow Creek Drive in Newton was arrested Friday (July 23) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and impede traffic by slow speed. O’Connor was jailed in the…

Hickory Police Investigating Fatal Shooting

A fatal shooting over the weekend in Hickory is under investigation. On Friday (July 23) at approximately 9:50 p.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to Argyle Place Apartments at 2830 16th Street Northeast after receiving a 911 call from a bystander…

Lenoir Man Charged With Strangulation

26-year-old Briang Enrique Garcia of SW Walt Arney Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault by strangulation. Garcia was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

40-year-old Christopher Hagan Rea of SW Kenham Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 22) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Rea was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Road To Be Closed In Iredell County Starting Monday

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will close a portion of an Iredell County road for four months starting next week. Starting next Monday (July 26), Jennings Road will be closed between Tomlin Mill Road and Raider Road while crews begin…

Exodus Homes to Receive Grant from Lowe’s Home Improvement

Exodus Homes has been selected to receive funding from Lowe’s Home Improvement as part of Lowe’s “100 Hometowns” program. Exodus Homes is a faith-based United Way agency providing supportive housing programs for homeless recovering people. The organization will use the…

Hudson Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

34-year-old Timothy Lee Andrews of Ester Lane in Hudson was arrested Thursday (July 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of speeding to elude arrest and probation violation along with a misdemeanor count of simple assault.…

Caldwell County Residents Arrested By Hickory Police On Firearm Charges

46-year-old Michael James Ward of Old North Road in Lenoir and 48-year-old John Lee Winters of Looper Road in Granite Falls were arrested today (July 23) by Hickory Police Officers. They’re both charged with possession of a firearm by a…

Conover Man Charged With Fleeing From Police, Failure To Appear On Heroin Counts

25-year-old Tyler David Swink of Rifle Range Road in Conover was arrested Thursday (July 22) by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He’s charged with flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, and failure to appear on two counts…

Hickory Man Charged With Weapon, Drug Offenses

44-year-old Shah Dion Harrison of 17th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (July 22) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, along with single felony counts of possession…

Man Charged With 18 Sex Offense Counts

29-year-old Timothy Clayton Campbell of Abbey Dale Road in Harmony was arrested Wednesday (July 21) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with 18 felony counts of statutory sex offense with a child by an adult. A report was filed…

Gas Line Severed In Hudson, Portion Of U.S. 321 Closed

A Piedmont Natural Gas main gas line has been severed at 3255 Hickory Blvd. (Smokey Mountain Furniture) in Hudson. Nearby residents were asked to shelter in place and limit time outdoors. Residents should be cognizant of new onset of headache,…

More Information Released In Connection To Arrests Of Taylorsville, Stony Point Residents On Trafficking Charges

30-year old Samantha Marie Vono of Pop Davis Road in Taylorsville and 32-year old Anthony James Miller of Meadow Creek Loop in Stony Point were arrested Monday (July 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re both charged with trafficking in…

Taylorsville Man Gets Long Prison Sentence in Sex Offense Case

42-year-old Shawn Beau Croteau of Taylorsville has been sentenced in connection to a July 2020 sex offense case. He was sentenced by an Alexander County Superior Court Judge to serve a minimum of 75 years to a maximum of 105…

Valdese Man Charged With Attempted Burglary

38-year-old Matthew David Crane of Ridge Street in Valdese was arrested Tuesday (July 20) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree burglary and attempt to break or enter a building. Crane was brought to…

Hudson Woman Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

38-year-old Tausha Lenia Nichols of Hanks Mobile Home Park Drive in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (July 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor failure to appear. Nichols was brought…

Man Arrested On Felony Drug Charges Following Search Of Home

36-year-old Dominic Antwan Diggs of Garfield Street in Statesville was arrested Tuesday (July 20) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or distribute schedule IV controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling…

Lenoir Man Pleads Guilty To Meth Trafficking, Receives 6-8 Year Sentence

32-year-old Joathan Sherwood Watson of Lenoir, will serve a prison sentence of six to eight years following his conviction for trafficking methamphetamine by transport and possession, and fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. The Honorable Daniel A. Kuehnert,…

Taylorsville Woman Arrested in Hickory on Multiple Drug Charges

31-year-old Betty Anjelique Brooks of Highway 90 East in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:45 Sunday morning (July 18) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Warrant from Burke

34-year-old Jarrod Donte Fuller of 8th Avenue Court S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:50 Monday night (July 19) on a warrant from Burke County for a felony probation violation. Fuller is on probation following a…

Lenoir Residents Arrested On Stolen Vehicle, Theft Charges

31-year-old Justin Drew Coffey of Barcose Street and 38-year-old Jamie Dwight Coffey of Prospect Street, both from Lenoir, were arrested Tuesday (July 20) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of a…

Hickory Man Charged With Arson

37-year-old Patrick Bernard Stuckey of 15th Street Drive NE in Hickory was arrested today (July 21) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree arson and three counts of failure to appear on one count of assault & battery and…

Identity Theft Arrest Reported By Lincoln County Authorities

24-year-old Raekwon Deshawn Long of Charlotte was arrested Monday (July 19) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with seven felony counts of identity theft. According to a report filed on July 7, 2021, the victim told deputies the fraudulent…

Fire Causes Heavy Damage To Building In Hickory

An apartment building sustained significant damage in a Tuesday night (July 20) fire. Shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to the area of 1154 15th Street Drive NE. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a fire coming from the…

Woman Jailed On Burke County Drug Charge

21-year-old Leeann Nichole Saulman was arrested Tuesday (July 20) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Saulman was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date…

Lenoir Man Charged With Counterfeit Controlled Substance Offenses

29-year-old Adam Christopher Daly of NE Carolina Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (July 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of creating counterfeit controlled substance and sell or deliver counterfeit controlled substance along with a misdemeanor…

Woman Arrested On Vehicle Theft Charge

48-year-old Sabrina Suzanne Starnes was arrested Monday (July 19) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Starnes was arrested shortly after 10:30 p.m. at an address on East Fleming Drive in Morganton. She’s…

Man Jailed In Burke County On Charge Of Theft From Vehicle

20-year-old Bradley Stephen Wright was arrested Monday (July 19) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny from a motor vehicle. Wright was arrested at 1:40 p.m. Monday and placed in jail in Morganton under $15,000 secured bond.…

Woman Arrested By Morganton Authorities On Felony Drug Charge

30-year-old Meghann Meckenzie Bollinger was arrested Tuesday (July 20) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Bollinger was arrested just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and placed in jail in Morganton under $6,000…

Stony Point Man Charged With Motor Vehicle Theft

33-year-old Cory Elijah Moretz of Circle Loop Road in Stony Point was arrested Monday (July 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor probation violation. Moretz was jailed in the Catawba…

Claremont Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense

27-year-old Bradley Paul Hasson of Jinny Lane in Claremont was arrested Monday (July 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and driving while impaired. Hasson was jailed in the Catawba County…

Suspect In Robbery At Morganton Quality Inn Apprehended In GA

34-year-old Cordarrel Chris Anderson of Zephyrhills, Florida, is charged by the Morganton Department of Public Safety with robbery with a dangerous weapon. The charge is in connection to a robbery at Quality Inn on South Sterling Street in Morganton, previously…

Three Suspects Charged With Theft Of Firearms From Home

35-year-old Melissa Jane Cherry-Pastula and 18-year-old Preston Chase Lowery, both of Lincolnton, and 19-year-old Justin Ryan Shoemake of Conover, were arrested Friday (July 16) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with four felony counts apiece of larceny of…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

40-year-old Monica Cavender Wheeler of Waterloo Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (July 14) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. She was arrested after Police stopped a 2007 Toyota Avalon…

Tennessee Woman Arrested in Hickory on Warrants from Randolph County

38-year-old Lacey Lecole Sexton of Elizabethton, Tennessee was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (July 14) on one felony count of failure to appear and two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. She is wanted on warrants issued in January…

Hickory Woman Jailed for Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

49-year-old Karen Michelle Dennis of 10th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (July 15) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. She was arrested after Police responded to a big-box store on…

Taylorsville, Stony Point Residents Charged With Meth Trafficking

30-year old Samantha Marie Vono of Pop Davis Road in Taylorsville and 32-year old Anthony James Miller of Meadow Creek Loop in Stony Point were arrested Monday (July 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re both charged with trafficking in…

Four Lenoir Residents Arrested On Drug Charges

24-year-old Sadie Dezerea Watson and 49-year-old Johnny Jay Watson, Jr., both of Collettsville Road, 24-year-old Dalton Lee Storie of Barcose Street, and 37-year-old Ronni Shenell Coffey of Rattlesnake Lane, all from Lenoir, were arrested Friday (July 16) by Caldwell County…

Alexander County Commissioner Dies in Crash in Ohio

Dr. Jeffrey Peal, a current member of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners, has died as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile collision at about 1:30 yesterday afternoon (July 19). Dr. Peal, who was 57, died while traveling…

Denver, N.C. Man Among Three Suspects Charged With Felony Drug Offenses In Lincoln, Catawba, & Iredell Counties

35-year-old Steven Earl Abernethy of Timber Ridge Trail in Denver, N.C., was arrested Friday (July 16) on charges filed by multiple area law enforcement agencies. In Lincoln County, Abernethy is charged with felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine by possession and…

Convenience Store Robbery Under Investigation

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a “Snatch and Grab” robbery at the QuikTrip Convenience Store at 7259 N.C. 73 Highway in Denver. Deputies were dispatched to the business at approximately 2:00 a.m. Sunday (July 17) after the clerk on…

Employees Of Business Charged With Theft Of Items, Jailed On Felony Counts

53-year-old Thomas Edward Mounts and 40-year-old Stephanie Elaine Mounts, both of the same Troutman Shoals Road address in Statesville, were arrested last week by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with five counts felony counts apiece of breaking…

Catawba County Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Wife, Son, Receives Lengthy Prison Term

A 64-year-old Catawba man received a minimum 40-year prison sentence following his conviction for two counts of second-degree murder during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday (July 19). Warren Lee Raymond. Sr. was given an active prison term of 40…

Statesville Man Arrested on Charges in Iredell & Catawba Counties

51-year-old Steven Britt Spell of Camden Road in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police on July 10 on outstanding warrants out of Iredell County that were issued in March of this year. Spell was charged in Iredell with possession of…

Morganton Man Charged With Theft Of Auto Parts

30-year-old Caleb Scott Mcneil of Playmore Beach Road in Morganton was arrested Sunday (July 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of auto parts. Mcneil was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured…

Hickory Woman Charged With Heroin Trafficking

30-year-old Angel Elizabeth Gibbs of Finger Bridge Road in Hickory was arrested last Thursday (July 15) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, possession…

Interstate 40 Lane In Catawba County To Close Temporarily

North Carolina Department of Transportation crews will temporarily close a lane of Interstate 40 East in Catawba County for emergency road work starting tomorrow morning (July 20). One lane of the interstate will be closed near Exit 121 at 9…

Claremont Man Jailed for Fleeing to Elude Arrest & Failure to Appear

46-year-old Tony Ray Shatley of Herman Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (July 15) on a number of outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was also charged with two counts of fleeing to elude arrest with…