36-year-old Tony Dontae Oates of 4th Street Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late last Wednesday night (July 21) on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He allegedly failed to appear in court on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts), possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, driving while license revoked, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance. The warrants for his arrest were issued in May and June of this year.
Oates was taken into custody without incident at about 11:45 Wednesday night at his residence. He was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $39,500 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on August 2 and in Superior Court on September 20, both in Newton.