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Casey Amon Starnes
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Granite Falls Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charge

33-year-old Casey Amon Starnes of the J.R. Starnes Mobile Home Park in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police early last Wednesday morning (January 3) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Starnes was taken into custody without incident at about 3 a.m. Wednesday at a restaurant on 14th Avenue S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility where he was denied bond as the result of previous charges. He has since been released. Gross was scheduled to appear in District Court last Wednesday with his next court date in Newton coming up on Janaury 24. He’ll also appear in a Lenoir courtroom on January 11 for felony possession of methamphetamine.