37-year-old Richard Todd Lafone of Pony Drive in Conover was arrested Sunday (June 27) on charges filed by the Hickory Police Department and Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Hickory Police charged him with failure to appear on counts of felony burning personal property and misdemeanor simple assault. The Sheriff’s Office charged Lafone with non-support of a child.
Hickory Police took Lafone into custody shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday on 14th Street NE at Highland Avenue NE in Hickory. He was apprehended after he allegedly attempted to flee on foot.
Lafone was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $12,000 bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (July 1). Court appearances were scheduled for today, July 19, and July 26.