37-year-old Jacob Andrew Byrd, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:30 a.m. yesterday (October 28) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance (heroin) and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken into custody without incident at an address on Highway 127 South, near 2nd Avenue S.E. in Hickory. Byrd was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $2,500, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.