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Cory Lee Close
courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Ohio

38-year-old Cory Lee Close of 29th Street Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (July 16) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted by the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office in Portsmouth, Ohio for failure to appear at a scheduled hearing on a charge of receiving stolen property.

Following his arrest, Close was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 18) in Newton.