40-year-old David Troy Cheatham, Jr. of 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before ten o’clock Tuesday night (April 20) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also served with five felony warrants for failure to appear. Cheatham reportedly failed to appear in court for two felony probation violations, two out-of-county probation violations, and one count of larceny after breaking & entering.
Cheatham is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following a March 2020 felony conviction in Lincoln County for breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession of burglary tools. He’s serving another 24-month suspended sentence following an August 2019 felony conviction in Catawba County for larceny after breaking & entering. As they were serving the failure to appear warrants Tuesday, Officers reportedly found 28 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Cheatham was taken into custody without incident at a residence on 27th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $60,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday (April 21) in Newton. Superior Court appearances were scheduled for June 24 & 25.