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Stephen Ryan Little
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Catawba Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Cocaine Warrant

37-year-old Stephen Ryan Little of Washington Lane in Catawba was arrested by Hickory Police Tuesday (February 13) on outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was wanted for felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Little was taken into custody without incident at 3:25 Tuesday afternoon at the Office of Adult Probation & Parole on 26th Street N.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $3,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date was scheduled yesterday (February 14) in Hickory. Little has another Catawba County Superior Court date coming up on February 22 on charges of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, possession of stolen goods or property, and a probation violation.

Little is on probation as he serves an 18-month suspended sentence following a February 2023 conviction in Catawba County on misdemeanor counts of B&E and larceny.