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L-R: Darren Ki Sean Izard, Phalen Devon Izard, Rayford Courdel Dukes, & Quayvion Damarea Caldwell
courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

More Info Released in Connection with Four Hickory Firearms Arrests

More information has been released in the arrests of 25-year-old Darren Ki-Sean Izard of 4th Street Court S.W., 41-year-old Phalen Devon Izard of 5th Street Court S.E. (whose address is also listed as 1st Street S.E.), 29-year-old Rayford Courdel Dukes of 20th Street N.E., and 20-year-old Quayvion Damarea Caldwell of 9th Avenue S.E., all from Hickory. They were all arrested by Hickory Police on a variety of firearms charges. Darren Izard was arrested at about 3:15 a.m. Monday (October 23). The other three suspects were arrested between 2:20 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Sunday (October 22).

The Izards and Caldwell were all charged in connection with an incident reported at 2:10 a.m. Sunday in which shots were fired in the vicinity of the Gateway Pub & Grill on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. According to Police reports, Caldwell was in possession of a Glock 19 handgun and a 30-round magazine at the time of his arrest. Caldwell was the first suspect taken into custody when he arrested at the pub about ten minutes after the incident was reported. Phalen Izard was arrested just before 6:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Darren Izard was taken into custody about a day later at the Silver Springs Terrace Apartments on 20th Street N.E. in Hickory.

It’s not clear if Dukes’ arrest is in connection with the other three. He was taken into custody at about 3:40 a.m. Sunday at the Silver Springs Terrace Apartments, where he lives. He was arrested after an incident reported at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in which a shotgun was fired in the parking lot at the apartment complex.

A Hickory Police spokesperson told WHKY that no injuries were reported during either incident. No additional information has been released as the investigation continues.

All four suspects were initially placed in Catawba County Detention Facility. Phalen Izard has since been released. The other three suspects remained in custody as of this afternoon (October 24). No bond is listed for Darren Izard. Dukes was given a $60,000 secured bond. Caldwell was initially jailed without bond; however, his bond has since been set at $50,000. First appearances in District Court for all four suspects were scheduled yesterday in Newton with their next court dates coming up on November 13.