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Homeless Hickory Man Arrested On Failure To Appear Warrant From Haywood County
Phillip Neil Matthews
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested on Failure to Appear Warrant from Haywood County

38-year-old Phillip Neil Matthews, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 12:30 Monday afternoon (April 26) on one felony count of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises. The warrant for his arrest was issued in July 2015 in Haywood County.

Matthews was taken into custody without incident Monday at a big-box store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. Matthews is no longer listed as an inmate in Catawba County. An appearance in District Court was set for May 12 in Waynesville.