38-year-old Domonic Constantine Williams of Conley Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:25 Saturday morning on felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a felon, plus one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with 12 misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Some of the charges are from Burke County.
Williams was arrested following a traffic stop on I-40, just east of Highway 321. During the stop, Officers found a Walther P22 handgun and drug paraphernalia. Additional outstanding warrants were served.
The outstanding warrants include failure to appear and a bill of indictment for possession of methamphetamine. Williams allegedly failed to appear in court for driving while license revoked, possession of stolen goods or property, failure to heed a light or siren, reckless driving to endanger, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, injury to personal property, and speeding.
Williams was taken into custody without incident. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under an $80,500 secured bond. District Court appearances were scheduled today and for October 26. A Superior Court appearance is coming up on September 21.