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Austin Byron Locke
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Hickory Man Arrested on B&E, Larceny, and Drug Charges

36-year-old Austin Byron Locke of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Saturday afternoon (July 16) on felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

Locke was taken into custody without incident at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured. He is no longer listed as an inmate. Locke was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court this past Monday (July 18) with his next court date coming up on August 8 in Newton.