31-year-old Emmett Lee Jacobs, Jr. of Pine Valley Court in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (September 26) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Jacobs reportedly failed to appear in court on two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and one count each for uttering a forged instrument and assault on a female. He is also accused of twice failing to appear in court on charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, resisting a public officer, and a felony probation violation.
Some of charges are connected to an incident in October of last year in which the suspect allegedly used fake currency to purchase a vehicle. Jacobs is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following a January 2020 felony conviction in Catawba County on an unspecified felony charge and misdemeanor resisting a public officer.
Jacobs was taken into custody without incident just after 4 a.m. Saturday at a residence on 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $11,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for October 12 with Superior Court dates coming up on November 16 & 20.