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Two Arrested in Iredell for Possession of Over 162 Lbs. of Marijuana

42-year-old Brett Vincent Thompson of Winter Springs, Florida and Michelle Kaye Green of Altamonte Springs, Florida have both been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on two felony counts of trafficking marijuana and single felony counts of manufacturing a controlled substance, conspiracy to traffic narcotics, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, and possession with…

Lenoir Woman Arrested for Trafficking Heroin

44-year-old Regina Rae Bolick of Indian Grave Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 20) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She is charged with felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance. Bolick was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under no bond. She was…

Woman Charged with Trafficking in Heroin or Opium

34-year-old Courtney Erin Walker of Walker Estate Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. She was charged with felony trafficking in heroin or opium. Walker was jailed under $50,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A District Court date was scheduled for Wednesday (May 22).

Lenoir Man Charged with Felony Probation Violation

22-year-old Kilik Raheem Davidson of Overlook Drive in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 20) by Probation and Parole Officers. He was charged with one felony count probation violation and jailed under $20,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A Superior Court date was scheduled for June 3. Davidson was on probation as a…

Drug, Trespass Charges Lodged Against Hickory Man

47-year-old Johnny Frank Lipps of 15th Street NE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and second-degree trespass. Lipps was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (May 22) under $1,250 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today.

Conover Man Charged With Break-in Offense

27-year-old Justin Dean Cook of Ivo Lane in Conover was arrested Tuesday (May 21) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking & entering and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cook was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (May 22).

Suspect Sought in Theft of Beer from Statesville 7-Eleven

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a larceny that occurred on Sunday, April 21. Just before midnight, a male subject entered the 7-Eleven store on the Turnersburg Highway in Statesville and stole four cases of beer from a cooler. The suspect then fled north on…

Woman Arrested for Maintaining a Place for Controlled Substance

33-year-old Rebecca Ann Johnson was arrested Sunday (May 19) by Lenoir Police Officers. She was arrested for felony counts of conspiring to sell or deliver scheduled six controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance. Johnson was jailed under $50,000 secured bond in the Caldwell Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear…

Granite Falls Man Arrested After Breaking & Entering

41-year-old Richard Paul Miller of Lloyds Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (May 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with three felonies: breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. In addition, Miller was charged with misdemeanor failure to appear and jailed under $30,500 secured bond…

Newton Man Charged with Possession of Schedule Six Controlled Substance

48-year-old David Hendricks Hornburg of Hannabrook Drive in Newton was arrested Saturday (May 18) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule six controlled substance. Hendricks was jailed under $50,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A District Court date was…

Taylorsville Man Charged In Two Counties

30-year-old Justin Allen Franklin of Taylorsville was arrested Saturday (May 18) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He faces felony charges in two counties. Franklin was served a warrant from Cleveland County for felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Catawba County charges include felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and flee to elude…

Woman Arrested On Trafficking Charges

25-year-old Emily Mostella of Winston-Salem was arrested in Alexander County Friday (May 17) on warrants from Iredell County. Alexander County Deputies had responded to an unrelated call when Mostella was detained. She’s charged with eight counts of felony trafficking opium or heroin and a single count of possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule…

Cleveland County Man Faces Stolen Vehicle Charges

33-year-old Randy Lee Cook of Cleveland County was arrested by Taylorsville Police Saturday (May 18) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Officers spotted cook driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Rowan County. Cook was charged in Rowan County with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and first-degree…

Lenoir Woman Charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

35-year-old Breotta Jeriaka Pringle of Scroggs Street in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and a misdemeanor count possession of stolen property. Pringle was jailed under $15,500 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Facility. A District Court date…

Granite Falls Man Charged with Discharging a Firearm Into Occupied Property

26-year-old Gabriel Brent Bellflowers of Spring Lake Mobile Home Park in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (May 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with one felony count discharging a firearm into an occupied property. Bellflowers was jailed under $75,000 secured bond in the Caldwell Detention Facility. He was scheduled to appear in…

Lenoir Man Charged with Trafficking in Heroin

31-year-old Weston Drewdel Snelgrooes of Nuway Circle in Lenoir was arrested Friday (May 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with felony counts of trafficking in heroin or opium and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance. Snelgrooes was jailed under $200,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A District Court…

Catawba Man Arrested On Sex Offense Charges

62-year-old Derick Antoni Warsop of Hudson Chapel Road in Catawba was arrested Saturday (May 18) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with sexual act by a substitute parent or custodian, statutory sex offense with a child 15-years-old or younger, and indecent liberties with a child. Warsop was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Alexander County Woman Jailed On Catawba County Probation Violation, Failure To Appear Warrants

42-year-old Molly Miller McDonald of Taylorsville was arrested on Friday (May 17) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She was served warrants from Catawba County for felony probation violation and failure to appear on a charge of felony possession of methamphetamine. McDonald is on probation as a result of a conviction in Catawba County on April…

Charlotte Man Arrested In Catawba County On Firearm Charge

22-year-old Jayden Omari Mack of Charlotte was arrested Saturday (May 18) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged in Mecklenburg County with possession of a stolen firearm. Mack was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $50,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for June 10 in Mecklenburg County.

Two Accused of Stealing Lumber in Lincoln County

48-year-old William Christopher Goins of Hatchett Road and 49-year-old Kimberly Bivens of Betterbrook Lane, both from Lincolnton, have been arrested in connection with the theft of lumber from a location on Null Road. They were both charged with felony larceny. Goins was also served with an outstanding warrant from Catawba County for failure to appear.…

Pennsylvania Man Arrested in Conover on Fugitive Warrant

35-year-old Isaiah Nehemiah Smalls of Reading, Pennsylvania was arrested by Conover Police yesterday (May 16) on a felony fugitive warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Smalls is wanted by authorities in Berks County, Pennsylvania for aggravated assault. He was also charged by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers with resisting a public officer. Smalls…

Man Charged with Kidnapping & Assault

24-year-old Jalen Dejhan Roberts was arrested Thursday (May 16) by Maiden Police Officers. He was charged with second-degree kidnapping, assault on a female, assault by pointing a gun, assault by strangulation, and communication threats. He was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. Roberts is scheduled to appear in District Court…

Lenoir Woman Charged with Possession of Stolen Property

38-year-old Jennifer Lynn Watson of Fox Run in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with one felony count possession of stolen property. Watson was jailed under $20,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear in District Court on Monday (May 20).

Burke County Driver Killed by Thrown Rock

On Wednesday, May 15, at approximately 8:40 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal accident in Burke County on Conley Road near Jeeter Carswell Road. The deceased is 23-year-old Brittany Elizabeth Ferguson of Morganton. The accident occurred as a 2006 Ford Taurus driven by Ms. Ferguson was southbound on Conley Road…

Claremont Man Charged with Possession of Fentanyl

29-year-old Tyler Austin Patterson of Deal Road in Claremont has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on a charge of felony possession of fentanyl. Patterson was jailed this morning (May 16) in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $1,500. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Morganton Man Arrested on Felony Firearms Charges

43-year-old Michael Dale McLean of Morganton was arrested by Officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety yesterday (May 15) on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm with an altered or destroyed serial number, driving during revocation, no liability insurance, failure to register a vehicle, and simple possession…

Lenoir Teen Charged with B&E and More

19-year-old Jose Trinidad Romero-Munoz of Grandfather Court in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (May 15) on felony counts of breaking & entering and injuring or defacing a house, building or fence. He was also charged with misdemeanor resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer. As of this morning, Romero-Munoz remained in…

Hudson Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Texas

31-year-old Robbie Richard York, Jr. of Kabe Drive in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (May 15) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. York is wanted by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas for contempt of court in connection with a probation violation. As of…

Two Charged with Firing Shots in Occupied Residence

22-year-old Davante Lee McCullough of Granite Falls and 29-year old Amber Breann Thorton of Wilkesboro have both been arrested and charged in connection with a drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon, south of Taylorsville. They were both charged with felony discharging a firearm into occupied property. At 1:52 p.m. Wednesday (May 15), Alexander County 9-1-1 took a…

Conover Woman Arrested on Forgery Charge & More

34-year-old Vivianna Marie Cox of Rifle Range Road in Conover has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on charges of uttering a forged instrument, attempting to obtain property by false pretenses, and forgery of an instrument. She was jailed yesterday (May 15) in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000. She…

Newton Man Faces Cocaine Charge & Probation Violation

42-year-old Colby Michael Cline of McKay Road in Newton has been charged by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers and Probation & Parole Officers with resisting a public officer, with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, and a felony probation violation. Cline is on probation as he serves a 36-month suspended sentence following a Catawba County conviction…

Three Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in Morganton

32-year-old Echo Danielle Camp of Walker Road, 34-year-old Cody Wayne Ramseur of Bob Farr Drive, and 41-year-old Gary Wayne Hurt, who is listed as a homeless person, all from Morganton, have been arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers and charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Camp was charged with…

Statesville Man Charged with Robbery, B&E, and Assault

39-year-old Erskine Allen Morrison of Millstone Drive in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury, breaking & entering to terrorize or injure, and assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Morrison was arrested in connection with an incident on Saturday,…

Catawba County Man Received Nine to Twelve Year Sentence After Conviction

A Catawba man was given an active prison term of nine to 12 years following his conviction for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by felon and admission of his status as a habitual felon. 43-year-old Kaw Yang was given the sentence by the Honorable…

Update On Officer Involved Shooting in Alexander County

On Sunday, May 12, 2024 the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received information of a wanted person at 145 Dusty Road in Taylorsville. The individual had five warrants for their arrest. As previously reported on WHKY, Officers arrived at approximately 9:58 p.m. to find the wanted individual, 39-year-old Jason Melvin Williams of Taylorsville, outside of the…

Man Charged with Probation Violation in Caldwell County

23-year-old Robert Michael Gibbs of Colletsville Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Gibbs was charged with felony probation violation and a misdemeanor count of assault on a female. He was jailed under no bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A District Court date was set for May…

Lenoir Man Charged On Assault with Intent to Kill

25-year-old Ricky Jason Nichols of Clarks Chapel Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He is charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Nichols was jailed under no bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear in…

Lenoir Man Charged with Possession of Cocaine

18-year-old Thomas Cleveland Townsend of Hospital Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon. Townsend was jailed under $10,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A District Court appearance was scheduled for June 3.

Owner of Stolen Vehicle Assists in Nabbing Suspect

James Edward Staley, Jr., who is listed as a homeless person, has been arrested by Morganton Public Safety Officers on charges of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia. At about 5:40 this morning (May 14) a local resident called to report his vehicle stolen from…

Man Jailed without Bond for Protection Order Violation

58-year-old Larry Leroy Swink of Hiddenite was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers Monday (May 13) for violating a domestic violence protection order. At last report, Swink remained in the Alexander County Jail where he is being held without bond. He’ll appear in District Court on July 16 in Taylorsville.

One Person Seriously Injured in Sunday Night Stabbing in Boone

At about 10:08 Sunday night (May 12), Boone Police, Boone Fire, and Watauga Medics responded to a reported stabbing at an address on Dove Circle. Officers located a subject suffering from life-threatening injuries. That person was transported to Baptist Hospital for treatment. The other subject involved in the incident has been identified. Police say there…

Zionville Man Arrested in Connection with Armed Robbery at Zaxby’s

35-year-old Mario Rafael Gonzalez of Zionville was arrested by Boone Police last Thursday (May 9) on one felony count of robbery with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor counts of resisting an officer, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. At about 3 p.m. on the 9th, Boone Officers were alerted to a reported armed…

Morganton Man Charged with Obtaining Property by False Pretenses

41-year-old Michael Joseph Ford of Cape Hickory Road in Morganton was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (May 13) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center without bond. Ford will appear in District Court on May 15 in Lenoir. He also has…

Connelly Springs Man Faces B&E Charges [photo added 08:30 a.m.]

50-year-old Johnny Shane Biles of Arrowood Drive in Connelly Springs has been arrested by authorities in Catawba County on felony counts of breaking & entering (two counts), attempted breaking & entering a building, and possession of burglary tools. He has also been charged as an habitual felon. Biles was jailed Monday (May 13) in the…

Granite Falls Man Charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine

37-year-old Jerry Duane Anderson of Oran Yount Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (May 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He is charged with one felony count trafficking in methamphetamine. Anderson was jailed under $75,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear in District Court on May 30.

Man Charged with Maintaining a Vehicle for Controlled Substance

45-year-old William Tyrone Davis of Smith Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (May 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance. Davis was jailed under $5,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County…

Lenoir Woman Charged on Assault with a Deadly Weapon

66-year-old Connie Hall Woody of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (May 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with one felony count assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill causing serious injury and jailed under no bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. Woody was scheduled to appear in…

Newton Man Charged with Driving While Impaired

35-year-old Joseph Charles Dover of Newton was arrested Saturday (May 11) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony driving while impaired and fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Dover was jailed under $15,000 secured bond in the Catawba County Detention Facility. He is scheduled to appear in District Court on…

Claremont Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

28-year-old Cameron Dashan Harrison of Yount Street in Claremont was arrested Saturday (May 11) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Harrison was jailed under $400,000 secured bond in the Catawba County Detention Facility. As of this report he remained…

Lenoir Man Charged with Felony Forcible Rape

45-year-old Coy Allen Braswell of North Main Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He is charged with felony second-degree forcible rape and was jailed under $100,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. According to the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry website Braswell has…

Lenoir Man Charged with Interfering with Monitoring Device

53-year-old Johnny Daryl Mooney of Brixton Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with felony interfering with an electronic monitoring device and misdemeanor resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer. Mooney was jailed under $6,500 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. District Court dates are…

Hudson Man Charged with Failing to Appear in Court

27-year-old Robert Calvin Coffey of Ironwood Court in Hudson was arrested Thursday (May 9) by Hudson Police Officers. He was charged with three felony counts of failing to appear on a felony and a misdemeanor count of fail to appear on a misdemeanor. Coffey was jailed under $80,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention…

2020 Double Homicide Remains Under Investigation

Hickory Police continue to investigate a double homicide that occurred on May 10, 2020. 20-year-old Xzavion Rashawn Watts and 16-year-old Damarion Isaiah Sharpe both sustained multiple gunshot wounds while seated in the rear passenger area of a silver 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, which was parked next to the gas pumps at the Save More Convenience Store…

40 Year Prison Sentence Imposed For Hickory Man Charged In Federal Child Porn Case

55-year-old Roland Vance Watson of Hickory was sentenced Thursday (May 9) to 40 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release. He received the sentence for producing child pornography and committing a felony involving a minor while being required to register as a sex offender. The announcement was made by Dena J. King,…

Morganton Man Charged In Connection To Chase

43-year-old Christopher Lee Moffitt of Wall Street in Morganton was arrested Monday (May 6) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of stolen property. He’s also charged on a felony bench warrant from South Carolina. On Monday, Burke County Sheriff’s Office Investigators…

Connelly Springs Man Charged In Connection To Stolen Vehicles

33-year-old Wesley Allen Chapman of Mount Gilead Church Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Monday (May 6) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with single felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and permit place to be used to violate chop shop laws along with four felony counts of possession of a stolen…

Connelly Springs Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

36-year-old Jay C. Wilson of Connelly Springs was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies today (May 9) on counts of felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Wilson was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for Monday, May 13, in…

Hickory Man Charged With Violating Probation Imposed Following March Conviction

22-year-old Barry Dwayne Weeks, Jr. of 1st Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (May 7) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony probation violation and misdemeanor second-degree trespass. Weeks is on probation as a result of a conviction on March 5 of this year in Catawba County. He was convicted of felony…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Resisting Officer

27-year-old Rodney Christopher Garland, Jr. of 20th Street NE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting a public officer. Garland was arrested May 3 and placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $12,500 bond. He remained in…

Conover Man Charged With Cruelty To Animals, Fleeing From Police

25-year-old Gabriel Dawson Propst of Indian Springs Drive NW in Conover was arrested by Conover Police Officers. He was taken into custody on May 3 and charged with felony counts of cruelty to animals, flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, and probation violation. Propst is also charged with identity theft and resisting a…

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest, Seizure Of Meth

31-year-old Travis James Wise of Scott Trail in Morganton was arrested by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and resist, delay, or obstruct a public officer. A second suspect was also arrested in this case and charged with…

Taylorsville Woman Charged with Financial Card Theft

29-year-old Brittni Sky Lyons of Cedar Wood Road in Taylorsville has been arrested by Long View Police on charges of financial card theft and obtaining property by false pretenses. Lyons was jailed today (May 8) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $3,000 bond. She was scheduled to make a first appearance in District…

Florida Man Charged with Failing to Appear in Court

59-year-old Danny Jonathan McClure of Rain Tree Trail in Jupiter Florida was arrested Monday (May 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with one felony count failing to appear on a felony count possession of methamphetamine. McClure was jailed under $40,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. He is scheduled to…

Connelly Springs Man Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine

47-year-old Jason Todd Bright of Joseph Burns Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Monday (May 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with one felony count possession of methamphetamine and jailed under no bond. Bright remained in the Caldwell County Detention Center awaiting a court appearance on Wednesday.

Lenoir Man Charged with Felony Failing to Appear

33-year-old Matthew Lawrence Farthing of Lenwell Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with failing to appear on a felony count of larceny by an employee. Farthing was jailed under $15,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A Superior Court date was scheduled for June…

Hickory Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

36-year-old Robert Milton Williamson III of 18th Avenue Drive NW in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Williamson was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (May 8) under $4,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today.

Woman Charged With Having Drugs At Jail

34-year-old Whittany Renaye Bennett was arrested May 2 by authorities in Alexander County. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule I controlled substance and possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bennett was incarcerated in the Alexander County Detention Center under…

Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges Lodged Against Suspect

28-year old Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Marquez was arrested last Friday (May 3) by authorities in Alexander County. He was charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon. He’s also charged with driving while license revoked. Gonzalez-Marquez was initially jailed in the…

Statesville Woman Listed As Absconder Jailed In Alexander County

41-year-old Amber Danielle Scism of Statesville, was arrested Tuesday (May 7) by authorities in Alexander County. She’s listed as wanted as a parole absconder in Iredell County and is charged with felony probation violation. Scism is serving a 12 month suspended sentence following a May, 2023 conviction in Iredell County for felony possession of schedule…

Morganton Man Arrested In Meth Trafficking Case

58-year-old Darren Keith Colvin of West Union Street in Morganton was arrested Sunday (May 5) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony trafficking methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Late last Saturday night (May 4) a Public Safety Officer responded to a…

Taylorsville Man Charged with Failure to Register as Sex Offender

33-year-old Yancey Obrian Tanner of Taylorsville was arrested Monday and charged with felony failure to register as a sex offender. Tanner is on the sex-offender registry based on a 2011 conviction in Georgia for statutory rape. He served 10 years in prison for the offense. At last report, Tanner remained in the Alexander County Detention…

Hiddenite Woman Jailed for Probation Violation

33-year-old Kala Kay Nicole Rust of Hiddenite was detained on Monday for a felony probation violation. She allegedly defrauded a drug or alcohol test. Rust is on probation as she serves a 36-month suspended sentence following a January 2022 conviction in Alexander County for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. She was placed…

Lenoir Woman Charged with Schedule Two Controlled Substance

31-year-old Emily Beth Greene of Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. She was charged with felony possession of schedule two controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Greene was jailed under $15,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear in District Court on June…

Woman Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine

33-year-old Heather Michelle Watson of Montclair Circle in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 4) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She was charged with one felony count possession of methamphetamine and jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. Watson is scheduled to appear in District Court on May 23.

Lenoir Man Charged with Felony Littering

34-year-old Robert Norman Neiner of Indian Court in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with three felonies: possession of methamphetamine, possession of schedule two controlled substance, and littering more than 500 pounds. Neiner was also charged with misdemeanor possession of stolen property and jailed under $45,000 secured bond…

Woman Charged In Connection To Weekend Stabbing

43-year-old Kisha Dawn Terry of Overcash Road in Troutman was arrested Sunday (May 5) by Troutman Police Officers. She’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury. On Sunday officers were called to Iredell Memorial Hospital where a female had arrived with a stab wound to her back. The victim reported…

Hickory Man Arrested On Drug Charges

44-year-old Jason Elliott Daniel Koscheck of 32nd Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (May 6) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Koscheck was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled…

Caldwell County Man Jailed In Catawba County On Break-in, Theft Charges

34-year-old Matthew Scott Laws of Granite Falls was arrested last Friday (May 3) by authorities in Catawba County. He was charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Laws was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court date was scheduled Monday (May 6).

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

49-year-old William Thompkins of 7th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Sunday (May 5) by authorities in Catawba County. He was charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. According to the North Carolina Judicial Branch website, Thompkins was previously charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor resisting a public…

Hickory Woman Charged In Financial Card Fraud, Theft Case

29-year-old Melinda Kay Spencer of 3rd Avenue Place SE in Hickory was arrested Monday (May 6) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of financial card fraud, financial card theft, and obtaining property by false pretense. Spencer was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,000 bond. A District Court appearance was…

Lenoir Man Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine & Littering

42-year-old Rashun Willie Wilkerson of Lenoir was arrested Saturday (May 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, felony littering more than 500 pounds, and misdemeanor possession of stolen property. Wilkerson was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $30,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District…

Man Charged with Failing to Appear in Court

52-year-old Brian Kelly Ferguson of Rankin Street in Lenoir was arrested Friday (May 3) by Probation and Parole Officers. He was charged with one felony count failure to appear on a felony. Ferguson has previous felony charges in Caldwell County for possession of schedule two controlled substance, habitual felon, trafficking in opium or heroin, and…

Lenoir Woman Charged with Defrauding an Alcohol or Drug Screening

41-year-old Jessica Irene Watson Shupe of Hoods Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (May 3) by Probation and Parole Officers. She was charged with felony defrauding a drug or alcohol screening test and misdemeanor probation violation. Shupe was on probation as a result of convictions from September 2021 in Caldwell County for felony possession…

Burke County Man Receives 25 Year Sentence In Federal Meth Trafficking Case

53-year-old Gregory Travis Gowan of Morganton was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday (May 2). The sentence is in connection to a meth trafficking operation in and around Burke County. The announcement was made by Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. In addition to the prison term imposed,…

Area Resident Charged In Connection To Incident At Protest On College Campus

35-year-old Derek Zika of Statesville was arrested by Emory University Police Officers in Atlanta, Georgia. According to multiple published reports, he’s charged with criminal trespass, obstructing a law enforcement officer, possession of a weapon in a school safety zone, and crossing state lines with weapons, intoxicants or drugs. Zika was detained on the campus of…

Man Charged With Shooting Family Member

40-year-old Kevin Alan Gibson was arrested by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill along with single counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a weapon into occupied property. According to published reports, the…

Hickory Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

30-year-old Shawn Curtis Fox of Kool Park Road in Hickory has been arrested by authorities in Catawba County on multiple counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Fox was jailed today (May 3) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $350,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on May 6 in Newton.

Suspect Arrested After Burke County Vehicle Pursuit with Shots Fired

40-year-old Thomas Wayne Carlson III of Walker Road in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers today (May 3) on felony counts of assault on law enforcement officer with a firearm, fleeing to elude arrest, attempting to discharge a weapon into an occupied vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was…

Lenoir Woman Charged with Obtaining Property by False Pretense

41-year-old Tausha Lenia Nichols of Triplett Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 2) by Lenoir Police Officers. She is charged with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense and forgery of an instrument. Nichols was jailed under no bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. She was scheduled to appear in District…

Mooresville Man Jailed On Catawba County Drug Charges

56-year-old Joel Kent Thompson of Coddle Creek Highway of Mooresville was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance along with single counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. Thompson was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (May 3)…

Suspect Indicted On ID Theft, Fraudulent ID Charges

23-year-old Jeremias Cruz Garcia of Roper Street in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (April 30) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a true bill of indictment with felony identity theft along with two misdemeanor counts of possession or manufacture of fraudulent identification. The charges are from warrants dated March 6, 2024. Garcia was taken…

Morganton Man Arrested On Felony Charge

32-year-old Joshua Khalil Debrow of Jamestown Road in Morganton was arrested by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony probation violation. Debrow was arrested Monday (April 29) shortly after 2 a.m. at an address on South Sterling Street in Morganton. He received probation and a suspended sentence following a conviction in Burke County in…

West Virginia Man Charged With Kidnapping, Robbery In Burke County

22-year-old Aaron Michael Shockley of Princeton, West Virginia, was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Shockley was arrested on April 26 in connection to warrants dated April 16. Following the arrest, Shockley was brought to the Burke County Jail under a…

Suspect Wanted In Vehicle Theft Case Apprehended At Lodging Establishment

40-year-old Tom Xayavong of Settlemyre Road in Morganton was arrested by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. On April 27, a Public Safety Officer responded to a lodging establishment on Burkemont Avenue in Morganton to serve a warrant. Burke County Adult Protective Services initially called, notifying Public Safety…

Hickory Woman Accused of Defrauding Drug or Alcohol Screening

24-year-old Sirena Alexis Everhart of 40th Avenue Lane N.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers for defrauding a drug or alcohol test. She also faces charges for possession of fentanyl, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Everhart was jailed today (May 2) in the…

Maiden Man Charged with Three Felonies

21-year-old Jordan Antonio Dean of Goldrock Trial in Maiden was arrested Thursday (May 2) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts of breaking or entering, larceny after breaking or entering, and larceny of a firearm. Dean was jailed under no bond in the Catawba County Detention Facility. He is scheduled to…

Hudson Woman Charged with Breaking & Entering

34-year-old Vivianna Marie Cox Pepper Lane in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (April 1) by Hudson Police Officers. She is charged with one felony count breaking and entering to automobile and jailed under $25,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. She was scheduled to appear in District Court on Wednesday (April 1). Cox has…

Habitual Felon Charge Among Counts Filed Against Suspect Arrested In Alexander County

61-year-old Edward Russell Luther was arrested Monday (April 29) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony counts of being an habitual felon and possession of a phone or communications device by an inmate. Russell is a felon as a result of multiple convictions dating back to 1982. He’s been convicted of felony and…

Suspect Charged With Offenses In Alexander, Catawba Counties

28-year old Dexton Marqez Banner of Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday (May 2) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and larceny after breaking and entering along with a misdemeanor count of injury to personal property. Banner had previous charges pending in Alexander County including breaking…

Suspect Arrested On Drug Charges Following Suspicious Vehicle Report

29-year-old Rocco Jordano Rampolla of Monroe was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Rampolla was arrested by authorities in Alexander County last Saturday, April 27 following…

Probation Absconder Arrested in Burke County

39-year-old Kenneth Edward Worley, Jr. of Country Valley Road in Hickory was arrested on April 25 by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers and United States Marshals on an outstanding warrant for a federal probation violation. Worley had been an absconder from probation for about two months. He was taken into custody without incident. He was jailed…

Three Juveniles Charged in Connection with March 9 Murders

Three male juveniles have been charged in connection with a double homicide on March 9 in Mooresville that also left one suspect dead. A 17-year-old and a 15-year-old have both been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, three counts of armed robbery, and conspiracy to…

Lenoir Man Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine

31-year-old Kenan Thomas Greene of Lady Bug Lane in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor counts of possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. Greene was jailed under $50,000 secured bond and placed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Stony Point Woman Jailed On Felony Charges Filed In Catawba County

21-year-old Nichole Cartela Ramirez of Halyburton Road in Stony Point was arrested Tuesday (April 30) by authorities in Iredell County on charges filed in Catawba County. She’s charged with two felony counts apiece of financial card theft and obtaining property by false pretense. Ramirez was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond.…

Lincoln County Woman Charged With Catawba County Drug Offenses

37-year-old Amanda Marie Shearer of Old Pond Drive in Lincolnton was arrested Sunday (April 28) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Shearer was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,000 bond. Her next District Court date is set for May 20.

Federal Child Pornography Charge Lodged Against Granite Falls Pastor

A Granite Falls pastor previously accused of having child sexual abuse materials now faces a federal child porn charge. As WHKY previously reported, 51-year-old Ashley James Crouse was arrested November 3, 2023 following an investigation based on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The tip first came in April 2023…

String Of Drug Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

37-year-old Thomas Allan Jones, Jr. of 2nd Street Place SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (April 28) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged in Catawba County with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine, mda/mdma, and schedule VI controlled substance, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a…

Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges Lodged Against Hickory Man

43-year-old Jerimi Meshon Sims of 8th Avenue Drive SW in Hickory was arrested Sunday (April 28) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Sims was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $6,000 bond. District…

Hickory Woman Charged With Violating Probation, Nonsupport

25-year-old Selena Michell York of 1st Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (April 29) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Probation & Parole. She’s charged with nonsupport of a child and two counts of felony probation violation. According to the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website,…

Drugs Seized, Suspect Jailed Under 300K Bond

18-year-old Madison Santana of Troutman was arrested Saturday (April 27) by Troutman Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule I controlled substance, and trafficking opium or heroin by possession and transport. She’s also charged with misdemeanor possession…

Welfare Check Leads To Drug Charges, Seizure Of Meth

34-year-old Katlynn Amanda McGovern, who is listed as a homeless person from Morganton was arrested by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. On April 23, shortly after 7 p.m., a Public Safety Officer was called to Morganton Heights Boulevard regarding a…

Meth, Fentanyl Seized, Felony Charge Filed

30-year-old Douglas Lee Woodard, Jr. of Smawley Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Shortly before 6 p.m. on April 23, a Public Safety Officer conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford Escape on Gerald…

Burke County Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

38-year-old Tabitha Marie Riddle of Crawley Higgins Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Shortly after 6 p.m. on April 23, Public Safety Officers conducted a traffic stop on a gray 2014 Honda CR-V on Burkemont…

Man Charged With Break-in To Place Of Worship

26-year-old Matthew Wade Kersey of Cedar Pine Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering to a place of worship and larceny after breaking & entering. On April 23, shortly before midnight, a Public Safety Officer arrested Kersey at Lenoir Road and Valley View…

Morganton Man Charged With Drug Offenses

31-year-old Justin Dwight Lippard of Deer Park Drive in Morganton was arrested last Friday (April 26) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Lippard was brought to the Burke County Jail under $2,000 secured bond. A District Court date is…

Lenoir Man Charged with Drug Possession

31-year-old Kacy Jebraun Corpening of Link Place in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (April 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with felony possession of schedule one controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Corpening was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. No court dates were listed.

Hickory Man Arrested in Caldwell County for Possession of Schedule One Controlled Substance

42-year-old Billy Ray Edwards of 14th Avenue Circle in Hickory was arrested Friday (April 26) by Lenoir Police Officers. Edwards was charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule one controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance. He was jailed under $50,000 secured bond…

Granite Falls Man Charged with Methamphetamine Possession

43-year-old Daniel Ray Coleman of Corkie Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (April 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance. Coleman was jailed under $75,000 secured bond and brought to the…

Suspect Charged With Missing Court Date To Answer To Felony Drug Counts

34-year-old Justin Allan Little of Taylorsville was arrested Saturday (April 27) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Little was confined in the Alexander County Detention Center under $50,000 bond. A…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses In Catawba County

53-year-old Michael Dean Wilcox of Idlewood Drive in Sawmills was arrested last Thursday (April 25) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance. Wilcox was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $14,000 bond. A Superior Court date is scheduled for May 20.

Hickory Man Jailed On Sex Offense Charge

50-year-old Charles Edward Bryant of Hickory was arrested Sunday (April 28) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with second-degree forcible sex offense. Bryant was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 29).

Additional Details Released In Meth Trafficking Case

More details have been released in connection to the arrest of a man in a Catawba County drug case.  41-year-old Darren Wayne Hollar of Catawba, was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. WHKY previously reported on Hollar’s…

Man Charged With Assaulting Victim With Hammer & Screwdriver

32-year-old Tymir Tyvay Lowe of Mooresville was arrested Friday (April 26) by Mooresville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony attempted murder. On Friday, at approximately 7:05 a.m., the Mooresville Police Department responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at an address on Spruce Street in Mooresville. Upon arriving on the scene,…

Arrest Made By Burke County Authorities In 2012 Sex Offense Case

43-year-old Joshua Robert Spencer of Hemlock Run in Morganton was arrested Thursday (April 25) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony sexual offense with a child. On Tuesday, the Burke County Sheriff”s Office received new information regarding a sexual assault case from 2012. Detectives reopened the case for further investigation, ultimately resulting in…

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of New Jersey Man on Felony Drug Charges

43-year-old Hector Jaoquin Iglesias of Perth Amboy, New Jersey has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Deputies on two felony counts each of trafficking cocaine, trafficking marijuana, and possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance, along with single counts of felony maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of…

Lenoir Woman Charged with Probation Violation

35-year-old Mavis Lynn Seeds of Livingston Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with one felony count probation violation. Seeds was jailed under $20,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Facility. A Superior Court date was scheduled for June 3. She was on probation as…

Lenoir Man Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine

34-year-old Colt David Everhart of Everhart Court in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He is charged in Caldwell County on one felony count possession of methamphetamine and jailed under $10,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Facility. Everhart is scheduled to appear in District Court on May 16.

Morganton Man Charged with Failing to Appear

41-year-old Michael Joseph Ford of Cape Hickory Road in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (April 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with one felony count failure to appear on a felony charge and jailed under $10,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A District Court date was scheduled for May 13.…

Valdese Sex Offender Arrested for Federal Parole Violation

49-year-old Thomas Tracy Whisnant of Greentree Acres Road in Valdese has been arrested for a federal parole violation. He was arrested on April 24 as the result of a joint undercover operation involving the Burke County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations & Narcotics divisions and the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force Whisnant, who is…

Residents Of Hiddenite, Stony Point Arrested On Vehicle Break-in Charges

33-year-old Kadee Mae Korte of Hiddenite and 18-year-old Charlie Ernest Holder of Stony Point were arrested Thursday (April 25) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with breaking & entering to a motor vehicle and first-degree trespass. Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Hiddenite residence Thursday following a trespassing complaint. The complaint…

Drug, Firearm Charges Lodged Against Hickory Man

36-year-old Robert Ridges of 3rd Avenue Place SE in Hickory was arrested today (April 26) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with trafficking, opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Robert…

Hickory Man Charged With Multiple Drug Trafficking Offenses

49-year-old Robert Brad Williams of 3rd Avenue Place SE in Hickory was arrested by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He’s charged with two counts apiece of traffic in methamphetamine, trafficking, opium or heroin, and trafficking in cocaine. Williams is also charged with misdemeanor counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, resisting…

Catawba County Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense, Violating Probation

61-year-old Danny Ray Bolick of Newton was arrested Wednesday (April 24) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and probation violation. Bolick is on probation as a result of a conviction in Catawba County on September 6, 2023 for two felony counts of possession of schedule…

Meth Trafficking Arrest in Catawba County

41-year-old Darren Wayne Hollar, with no listed address, has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. Hollar was jailed today (April 25) in the Catawba County Detention Facility with no bond listed. He’ll appear in District Court on…

Lenoir Man Charged As Habitual Felon

31-year-old Corey Daniel Hamrick of McCarthy Lane in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 24) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged as a habitual felon along with misdemeanor counts of resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public official and misdemeanor conspiracy. Hamrick was jailed under $15,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. No court…

Morganton Man Charged with Breaking & Entering

26-year-old Matthew Wade Kersey of Chapman Hollar Drive in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (April 24) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. Kersey was charged with felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. He was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for April…

Boone NC Resident Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine

31-year-old Jose Antonio Alegria of Bamboo Road in Boone was arrested Wednesday (April 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Alegria was jailed under $25,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. No court dates were listed.

Man Released From Custody In 2023 Arrested On Parole Violation Charge

44-year-old Richard Eugene Pennell of Taylorsville was arrested Wednesday (April 24) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony parole violation. Pennell was convicted of felony speeding to elude arrest in Alexander County in September, 2023. He received parole and was released from custody after serving ten days in jail last September. Following the…

Woman Charged With Drug Offenses Following Vehicle Search

Lisa Ann Morgan was arrested Sunday (April 21) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges were filed following a vehicle search. Morgan was released under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled May…

Caldwell County Woman Jailed On Felony Charge Filed In Alexander County

29-year-old Abigail Hope Farmer of Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (April 21) in Alexander County by Probation and Parole Officers. She’s charged with felony probation violation. Farmer is on probation as a result of a 2023 conviction in Catawba County on felony counts of possession of schedule I and II controlled substances. She received probation…

Suspect Previously Convicted For Cyberstalking Charged With Sex Offenses

61-year-old Charles Timothy Browne was arrested Tuesday (April 23) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child, one felony count of statutory sex offense with a child 15-years-old or younger and one misdemeanor count of assault on a female. On March 23, 2024, a report was…

Statesville Man Charged with Child Sex Offenses

34-year-old Yulian Cardona-Ibarra of Statesville was arrested by Statesville Police on April 23 on eight counts of statutory rape of a child and one count of indecent liberties with a child. On April 17, Statesville Police responded to a report of a sexual assault on Mooring Drive in Statesville. Cardona-Ibarra allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile…

Hiddenite Man Released From Prison In 2023 Jailed On Charge Of Violating Probation

48-year-old Jeremy Lynn Benfield-Cooper of Hiddenite was arrested Monday (April 22) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with probation violation. Benfield-Cooper is on probation as a result of a conviction in Alexander County in February of this year. He was convicted on a trespassing charge and given six months probation. The North Carolina Department…

McDowell County Woman Jailed On Catawba County Drug Charges

36-year-old Crystal Blackburn Denton of Marion was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Denton was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (April 24) under $7,500 bond. A Superior Court date is set for June 3.

Larceny, Parole Violation Charges Lodged Against Hickory Man Recently Released From Prison

31-year-old Christian Michael Morgan of 11th Street NW in Hickory was arrested Sunday (April 21) on charges filed by the Hickory Police Department and Probation & Parole. Hickory Police charged Morgan with felony larceny. Probation & Parole filed a charge of parole violation against the suspect. Morgan is on parole following his release from prison…

Hickory Man Charged With Kidnapping, Meth Possession

34-year-old Latywn Devin Middleton of Hickory was arrested Monday (April 22) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with second-degree kidnapping, possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, assault by pointing a gun, assault on a female, and communicating threats. Middleton was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Hickory Man Jailed Under $150K Bond for Probation Violations

41-year-old Jesse Andrew Cartrette of 9th Street S.W. in Hickory has been arrested by Probation & Parole Officers in Catawba County for a drug recovery court violation and two felony out-of-county probation violations. He’s on probation following a November 2022 felony conviction in Iredell County for possession of stolen goods and possession of a schedule…

Lenoir Man Charged with Fleeing to Elude Arrest

23-year-old Acie Masons Sparks of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Sparks was jailed under $15,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear in District Court on Wednesday…

Hudson Man Charged with Drug Possession

34-year-old John Luke McDaris of Gilliland Lane in Hudson was arrested Monday (April 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with one felony count possession of schedule two controlled substance. McDaris was jailed under no bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center awaiting a District Court date on April 24.

Man Charged with Probation Violation

50-year-old Shawn Andrew Jackson of Nubbin Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 22) by Probation and Parole Officers. He was charged with one felony count probation violation out of county and jailed under $20,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A Superior Court date was scheduled for June 3. Jackson was…

Woman Indicted On Drug Charges In Connection To 2023 Incident

43-year-old Sharmaine Nichole Harris of Mcentire Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged on a true bill of indictment with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges are in connection to alleged crimes committed on August 18, 2023 at a convenience…

Authorities Report Heroin Trafficking Arrest

43-year-old Michael Dale McLean, Jr. of Mountain View Boulevard in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking, opium or heroin and possession of schedule II controlled substance. McLean was arrested shortly before 9 p.m. April 14 at an address on Laurel Haven Avenue in Morganton. He was…

Drug Charges Lodged Against Hickory Woman

28-year-old Desiree Blake Icard of Hilferty Road in Hickory was arrested last Thursday (April 18) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Icard is charged on a warrant dated April 4. The alleged crime was committed at a Hildebran convenience…

Man Charged With Discharging Weapon In Apartment

20-year-old Michael Keith Barber of Michaels Street in Morganton was arrested Saturday (April 20) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony discharge a weapon into occupied property along with misdemeanor counts of injury to personal property and injury to real property. Public Safety Officers responded to an apartment on Michaels Street in Morganton…

Conover Woman Jailed on Felony Meth Charge

31-year-old Shirley Jeaulyne Wise of Long Pine Lane in Conover has been arrested in Catawba County for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wise was jailed today (April 24) in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $16,000. At last report, she remained in jail. Wise was scheduled to make a…

Two Shot in McDowell County Incident

A man has been shot and a female has suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an incident that occurred late last night (April 21) in McDowell County. Their identities have not been released. At about 11 p.m. Sunday, McDowell County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shooting on the 3500 block of U.S. Highway 221 North…

Man Charged with Failing to Appear in Court

46-year-old Daniel Clay Tester is listed as a homeless person of Lenoir was arrested Friday (April 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony failing to appear on a felony count. Tester was charged with failing to appear on a count of felony possession of drug paraphernalia. He remained in jail under…

Lenoir Man Charged with Forging an Instrument

32-year-old Clerman Heath Moore of General Delivery in Lenoir was arrested Friday (April 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with one felony count forgery of an instrument and a misdemeanor count possession of stolen property. Moore was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance…

Winston-Salem Man Charged With Sex Offenses In Catawba County

31-year-old Gregory Jones II of Winston-Salem was arrested Friday (April 19) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged with felony counts of statutory sex offense with a child 15-years-old or younger and indecent liberties with a child. Jones was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $500,000 bond. A District Court date is set…

Hickory Woman Charged With Drug Offenses In Two Counties

30-year-old Cortney Lea Wilkinson of Zion Church Road in Hickory was arrested Sunday (April 21) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and trafficking, opium or heroin along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. The trafficking charge…

Hickory Man Jailed On Drug Charges

28-year-old Jorge Antonio Garcia of RH Road in Hickory was arrested Saturday (April 20) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of methamphetamine along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Garcia is a felon as a result of multiple convictions,…

Lenoir Man Charged with Failing to Appear

33-year-old Michael William Watkins of Walt Arney Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He is charged with felony counts failing to appear on larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine, and fleeing to elude arrest…

Man Charged with Fugitive Extradition to Missouri

48-year-old Richard Tywan Austin of Hickory Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with fugitive extradition to another state. He was charged in Boone County, Missouri for a probation violation. Austin was jailed under $250,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A District Court date…

Ohio Resident Charged with Obtaining Property By False Pretense

31-year-old Yusuf NMN Abdi of Columbus Ohio was arrested Tuesday (April 16) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense, felony identity theft, and a misdemeanor count obtaining property by false pretense. Abdi was jailed under $350,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. District Court dates were…

Hickory Man Indicted For Death By Distribution

41-year-old Kevin Oneal Carroll of 43rd Avenue NE in Hickory has been indicted by a Catawba County Grand Jury for death by distribution. The charge is connected to the death of 32-year-old Mariah Brown. Brown died at a residence in Catawba County in September of 2023. The cause of Brown’s death is listed as fentanyl…

Woman Indicted On 2023 Drug Charges

33-year-old Annie Annette Powell of Hallyburton Road in Morganton was arrested Monday (April 15) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged on a true bill of indictment with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges are in connection to a crime committed November 1, 2023 at the…

Suspect Jailed On Break-in Charge

31-year-old Joshua James Betke of Pea Ridge Road in Morganton was arrested Monday (April 15) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering. Betke was arrested at 3:15 a.m. Monday at an address on George Hildebran School Road. Police reports say Betke refused to be fingerprinted and was confined in the…

Sexual Exploitation Charges Lodged Against Morganton Man

21-year-old Kevin Dawayne Hardin of U.S. 181 in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (April 17) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and a single felony count of statutory sex offense with a child 15-years-old or younger. On April 8, 2024, the Burke County Sheriff”s…

Burke County Man Receives Sentence Of Close To 20 Years In Federal Drug Case

42-year-old Jessie Alan Clark, listed as a resident of Burke County, was sentenced Thursday (April 18) to 235 months (19 years, seven months) in prison followed by five years of supervised release on drug and gun charges. The announcement was made by Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Sheriff Banks…

Suspect Arrested Following Reported Chase And Crash

31-year-old Rateshia Gennell Brown of Morganton was arrested Thursday (April 18) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with  felony speeding to elude arrest, larceny of property, possession of stolen property, failure to maintain lane control, and injury to real property. On Thursday, shortly after 10:30 a.m., Public Safety Officers were dispatched to Walmart regarding…

Joint Operation Results in Arrests of Three Probation Absconders

A joint operation involving multiple agencies has resulted in the arrests of three probation absconders. They are 38-year-old James Allen Jones and 41-year-old Kasey Leigh Hice, both from the same address on Cape Hickory Road in Hickory, along with 35-year-old Gregory Leigh McConnell of the West View Acres Avenue Extension in Hickory. Jones and Hice…

Ohio Resident Charged in Caldwell County for Obtaining Property by False Pretense

27-year-old Abdurahman Farah of Omega Drive in Columbus Ohio was arrested Tuesday (April 16) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with one felony count conspire to obtain property by false pretense and jailed under $300,000 secured bond. Farah was scheduled to appear in District Court on April 17. No other information was released.

Man Charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm

37-year-old Justin Patrick Preston of Antler Court in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with three felonies: possession of a firearm by a felon, probation violation, and possession of a stolen firearm. Preston was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $70,000 secured bond. A District…

Lenoir Woman Charged with Possession of A Firearm

41-year-old Crystal Dawn Olsen of Quailridge Court in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 16) by Lenoir Police Officers. She was charged with two felony counts possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Olsen was jailed under $20,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. She was scheduled to appear in District Court on…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Possession In Catawba County

35-year-old Cynthia Marie Martin of Tumblweed Drive in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 17) by authorities in Caldwell County on charges filed in Catawba County. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor larceny. Martin was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. No court date was listed.

Newton Woman Charged With Larceny By Employee, Probation Violation

27-year-old Samantha Rena Houser of Burnley Road in Newton was arrested Wednesday (April 17) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts of larceny by employee and three felony counts of probation violation. Houser is on probation as a result of a conviction in September, 2023 in Catawba County for felony larceny…

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm Offense, Violating Probation

35-year-old Darvis James Stacy of Hickory was arrested Tuesday (April 16) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged in Catawba County with possession of a firearm by a felon along with felony counts of probation violation and probation violation out of county. He’s also charged with nonsupport of a child in Caldwell County. Stacy is…

Man Released From Prison Less Than Six Months Ago Charged With Violating Parole

34-year-old Ky Allen Oxentine of Taylorsville was arrested Monday (April 15) by Probation and Parole Officers. He’s charged with felony parole violation. Oxentine was previously charged in Alexander County with counts including hit & run, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, failure to report an accident, and driving while license revoked. Oxentine…

Hickory Man Jailed for Kidnapping, Assault, & More

31-year-old Jarrell Tyshon Powell of 12th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Monday (April 15) on one felony count of second-degree kidnapping and misdemeanor counts of assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and assault & battery. Powell was taken into custody without incident at 5:20…

Lincolnton Woman Indicted for Distribution of Fentanyl Resulting in Death

24-year-old Madison Dare Winslow of Lincolnton has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Charlotte for allegedly selling fentanyl that led to an overdose death. She was charged with one count each of distribution of fentanyl resulting in death and one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. The announcement was made today…

Lenoir Resident Charged with Felonious Restraint & Armed Robbery

36-year-old Jesse James Ralph Lefevers of Hollomans Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with three felonies: felonious restraint, probation violation, and armed robbery with a dangerous weapon. Lefevers was jailed under $30,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A District Court date was…

Morganton Woman Charged with Possession of Cocaine & Methamphetamine

52-year-old Regina Messer Reid of Playmore Bach Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (April 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with felony possession of cocaine and felony possession of methamphetamine. Reid was jailed under $20,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear in District Court on…

Lenoir Man Charged with Failing to Appear

31-year-old Bruce Lee Stroud Jr. of Forest Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with one felony failure to appear on a felony count. Stroud was jailed under no bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A Superior Court date was scheduled for June 3. He…

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm, Drug Offenses

35-year-old Justin Neil Dietz of Kahill Street in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (April 16) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of schedule II controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked. Dietz was confined in the Catawba County Detention…

Morganton Resident Charged With Catawba County Vehicle Break-in Offenses

18-year-old Gabriel Andrew Miller of Conley Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (April 16) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle with theft. Miller was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 17).

Sex Offender Charged With Failure To Register, Being Habitual Felon

38-year-old James Dewey Weiss, whose address was not listed, was arrested Tuesday (April 16) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged with felony counts of failure to register as a sex offender and habitual felon. Weiss is required to register as a sex offender as a result of a conviction in Lincoln County in June,…

Two Suspects Sought in Connection with Theft of 4-Wheeler

35-year-old Preston Levi Kovanda of Wilson Street N.W. in Lenoir and 38-year-old Tammy Lee Horne of Old Johns River Road in Collettsville have both been charged with multiple felonies by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. They each face felony counts of conspiracy to commit felony larceny, obtaining property by false pretenses, and conspiracy to obtain…

Florida Man Arrested for Obtaining Property by False Pretense in Caldwell County

37-year-old Clifford Leonard Dexter of 16th Avenue Pompano Beach, Florida was arrested Monday (April 15) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and two misdemeanor counts fraudulent use of an identification card. Dexter was jailed under $75,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. He is scheduled…

Lenoir Woman Charged with Failing to Appear on A Probation Violation

34-year-old Brittany Nicole Bristol of Ward Greene Street in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (April 13) by Lenoir Police Officers. She was charged with felony failing to appear on a felony probation violation. Bristol was jailed under $20,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. She was on probation as a result of convictions from…

Hudson Man Charged with Failing to Appear in Court

44-year-old Matthew Aaron Tomblin of Willie Drive in Hudson was arrested Friday (April 12) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He was charged with three counts failing to appear on felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Tomblin also failed to appear on a misdemeanor possession of drug…

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest On Fentanyl Charge

42-year-old Hermon D. Chambers of Hiddenite was arrested Friday (April 12) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance (fentanyl) and misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Chambers was arrested following a traffic stop conducted by Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies Friday. He has previous charges awaiting…

Catawba County Man Charged With Assault, Probation Violations, In Alexander County

39-year-old Brandon Phillip Partin of Claremont, was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with assault on a female along with felony and misdemeanor counts of probation violations. Partin was arrested Thursday (April 11) and brought to the Alexander County Detention Center. He’s on probation as a result of a conviction in Catawba…

Investigation Into Suspicious Vehicle Leads To Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges

30-year-old Jason Edward Sweet of Taylorsville was arrested Saturday (April 13) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sweet was taken into custody Saturday as part of an investigation into the report of…

Taylorsville Resident Killed In Crash, Hickory Woman Charged

Hickory Police investigated a fatal traffic crash on Saturday (April 13) involving two vehicles. One driver was charged. At 11:37 p.m., a red 2007 BMW motorcycle, driven by 19-year-old Coble Hartman of Taylorsville was traveling west on US Hwy 70 SE. A white 2018 Ford Escape, driven by 30-year-old Stephanie Harris of Hickory was traveling…

Lenoir Woman Charged on Out of State Fugitive Warrant

35-year-old Riena Lakeysha Cornett of Prospect Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (April 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. She was charged on a felony fugitive extradition to South Carolina on an unspecified charge. Cornett was jailed under $500,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. She was scheduled to appear in District Court on…

Man Charged As Habitual Felon in Caldwell County

46-year-old David Randal Lackey of Realty Street in Lenoir was arrested Friday (April 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with six felonies: two counts possession of a firearm by a felon, breaking or entering, larceny after breaking or entering, possession of stolen property, and as a habitual felon. Lackey was jailed under $250,000…

Hudson Woman Charged with Probation Violations

37-year-old Tasha Nicole GreenLee of Cedar Valley Road in Hudson was arrested Friday (April 12) by Hudson Police Officers. She was charged with two felony counts probation violation and misdemeanor assault and battery. Greenlee was jailed under $30,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. She was not listed in jail as of Monday…

Woman Charged In Connection To 2019 Theft In Burke County

37-year-old Margaret Celina Hefner of Shelby was arrested Friday (April 12) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods. She’s charged in connection to an incident in April, 2019. On April 13 of that year a suspect stole a tractor, an air compressor, and a lawn…

Maiden Man Jailed Under 750K Bond On Multiple Counts Of Failure To Appear

31-year-old Nathaniel Paul Webb of Gilly Road in Maiden was arrested last Thursday (April 11) by Probation & Parole Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of first-degree rape, attempted first-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, common law robbery, assault with physical injury on a law enforcement, probation…

Claremont Man Charged With Burning Property

33-year-old Kenneth Edwin Moss of Michael Street in Claremont was arrested Sunday (April 14) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged with burning personal property. Moss was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 15).

Hickory Man Charged With Robbery

57-year-old Michael Dwayne Jenkins of 2nd Street SW in Hickory was arrested Saturday (April 13) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of common law robbery and possession of stolen goods or property. Jenkins was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (April 15).

Homeless Hickory Woman Faces Meth & Fentanyl Charges

27-year-old Jessica Michelle Serrano-Paz, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police on the morning of April 9 on eight outstanding warrants. She was charged with two felony counts each of possession of fentanyl and possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one count of possession of methamphetamine,…

Lenoir Man Charged with Child Abuse Causing Serious Injury

34-year-old Jacob Alexander Greene of Fern Haven Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (April 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony child abuse causing serious physical injury and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence crime, assault by strangulation, and assault on a female. Greene remained in jail under $150,000 secured bond in…

Lenoir Woman Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine

25-year-old Chyna Lynn Andrews of Honey Comb Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (April 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Andrews was given a custody release and was not listed in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A Superior Court date was…

Man Charged with Possession of Schedule Two Controlled Substance

61-year-old Walter Francis Smith of Three Way Lane in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (April 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with one felony count possession of schedule two controlled substance and jailed under $5,000 secured bond. He remained in jail at the Caldwell County Detention Center. Smith is scheduled to appear in District…

Caldwell County Residents Charged In Alexander County Theft Case

56-year-old Dennis Lynn Sharpe and 55-year-old Jackie Lynn Sharpe, both of Granite Falls, were arrested Thursday (April 11) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Dennis Sharpe is charged with two felony counts apiece of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, and possession of controlled substance. He’s also charged on two failure to appear…

Drugs Seized Following Traffic Stop, Charges Filed

63-year-old Robert Alan Foster of Fisher Davis Road in Morganton was arrested Thursday (April 11) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and stop sign or flashing red light violation. Shortly after 1 a.m.…

Valdese Man Indicted On Burglary, Larceny Charges

29-year-old Christopher Jordan Simmons of Enon Road in Valdese was arrested Monday (April 8) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a true bill of indictment with felony counts of second-degree burglary, larceny of a firearm and obtaining property by false pretense. The incident occurred between 4:20 p.m. September 3 and 2 a.m. September…

Hickory Man Charged With Assaulting Medical Personnel

45-year-old James Charlie Parker II of Country Valley Road in Hickory was arrested Sunday (April 7) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of assault on medical emergency personnel and one misdemeanor count of assault on a female. Shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, a Public Safety Officer responded to UNC Health…

Break-in, Stolen Goods Charges Filed

26-year-old Tory Jerome Benjamin, who is listed as a homeless person from Morganton was arrested Thursday (April 11) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of break & entering to automobiles, trailers, boats, aircraft or watercraft, larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods, and possession of stolen goods. Shortly after 11…

Lumberton Man Charged In Burke County Drug Case

36-year-old Daniel Scott Swink of Lumberton, N.C. was arrested Monday (April 8) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Swink is also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and on an out-of-county warrant along with traffic offenses. Officers responded to an address on Old…

Weapon Charges Filed In Burke County Case

54-year-old Terry Lee Peeler of Old N.C. 18 in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (April 10) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a weapon of mass destruction and possession of a weapon by a felon. Shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday a Public Safety Officer and Probation Officers responded to an address…

Hickory Woman Faces Meth & Habitual Larceny Charges

52-year-old Melissa Ann Muncy of Frosty Ridge in Hickory was arrested on April 6 for felony possession of methamphetamine and felony habitual larceny (two counts). She was also charged with failure to appear on one count of soliciting for alms or begging for money. Warrants for her arrest were issued in December of last year…

Man Charged As A Habitual Felon in Caldwell County

32-year-old Steven Wayne Patton of Bee Mountain Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with three felonies: possession of methamphetamine, habitual felon, and a probation violation. Patton remained in jail under $20,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear in…

Lenoir Convicted Felon Charged with Possession of Firearm

33-year-old Gracie Leighann Clontz of Spears Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with one felony count possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Clontz remained in jail as of April 11 under $25,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. She was scheduled…

Granite Falls Woman Charged with Failing to Appear

35-year-old Michelle Nicole Mathis of Water Street in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (April 10) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with felony failing to appear on a felony probation violation out of county. Mathis remained in jail under $50,000 secured bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. A Superior Court date was…

Hickory Woman Charged With Multiple Counts Of Accessory

54-year-old Anita Gil Banks of 2nd Street SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (April 8) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with three felony counts of accessory after the fact along with a single count of resisting a public officer. Banks was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond. She remained in…

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