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Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers and Taylorsville Police Officers arrested 56-year-old Kevin Thomas Tolbert of Lenoir last Thursday (November 16). He’s charged with shoplifting with concealment of goods, possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of resisting arrest. He also faces a previously filed charge of felony possession of methamphetamine in Alexander County.
Officers from both agencies responded to a Taylorsville business after a report of shoplifting. Tolbert was taken into custody following a reported altercation with law enforcement. Previous charges filed against Tolbert in Caldwell County include assault with a deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious injury, assault, communicating threats, and felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods.
According to the North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website, Kevin Thomas Tolbert has a long list of convictions dating back to 1990. Most of the convictions were in Caldwell County. Tolbert has been convicted of various felony and misdemeanor charges including forgery, uttering a forged instrument, and receiving stolen goods. The most recent conviction was in 2022 in Caldwell County.
Tolbert was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center without bond. He was not listed as an inmate in Alexander or Caldwell County as of earlier today (November 21). Taylorsville court appearances are scheduled for December 11 and December 18. Tolbert has a Superior Court date December 11 in Caldwell County along with a District Court appearance December 13.[Story and photo of Tolbert courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]