24-year-old Derrick Shikeem Brock Sims of 8th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early on the morning of May 28 for felony possession of a stolen firearm and misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to half an ounce.
Sims was taken into custody without incident following a traffic stop near Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. and Highland Avenue S.E. During the stop, Officers reportedly found a stolen handgun and 1.4 grams of marijuana.
Following his arrest, Sims was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled on the 28th in Newton with his next appearance coming up on June 17. He also has an upcoming court date in Newton on June 28 for assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm in the city limits.