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 felon and possess, sell, or buy a gun with an altered serial number. Winters is also charged with possession of stolen goods. They were each placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. District Court dates were scheduled today.