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Lincolnton Woman Indicted in Connection to Fatal Overdose in Maiden

23-year-old Madison Dare Winslow of River Meadows Court in Lincolnton was arrested by Maiden Police on September 21 on multiple felony controlled substance charges. Winslow was served with indictments for death by distribution, four counts of conspiracy to traffic in opium or heroin, possession of a schedule II controlled substance with intent to sell or…

Conover Man Charged With Strangulation, Animal Cruelty

29-year-old Ricky James Miller of Opal Creek Drive in Conover was arrested Tuesday (September 27) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of assault by strangulation and cruelty to animals. Miller was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (September 28).

Caldwell County Woman Charged With Heroin Trafficking

24-year-old Mindy Dawn Ramsey Whisnant of Connelly Springs Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of traffic in opium or heroin and possession of methamphetamine. Whisnant was released on $25,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for Thursday (September 29) in Lenoir.

Newton Man Charged With Felony Child Abuse

26-year-old Ethan Tyler James of Catawba Street in Newton was arrested Tuesday (September 27) by Claremont Police Officers. He’s charged with felony child abuse with serious bodily injury. James was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $50,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (September 28).

Lenoir Woman Arrested On Drug Charges For Second Time In Less Than A Week

41-year-old Deanna Lynn Ross of Ralph Winchester Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises. It’s the second time Ross has been arrested in five…

Man Sought In Connection To Assault Following B & E

A man is wanted by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in connection to a break-in and assault. 36-year-old Rafael Gonzalez, Jr. of Fifth Street in Statesville is wanted for felony breaking & entering to terrorize or cause injury, misdemeanor assault on a female, and misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. On September 21, 2022,…

Hickory Man Arrested on Failure to Appear Charges

33-year-old Shay Thomas Lafone of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:50 p.m. Sunday (September 25) on felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. It’s no clear on which charges Lafone failed to appear in court. The suspect was taken into custody without incident on 20th Street N.E.,…

Morganton Man Arrested On Meth Possession Charge

27-year-old Thomas Scott Parks, Jr., who is listed as a homeless person in Morganton, was arrested Monday (September 26) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday, an officer responded to a business on East Meeting Street to investigate a trespassing complaint. The…

Lenoir Man Arrested On Drug Offenses

44-year-old Dusty Drake White of Jim Poarch Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. White was given a custody release but was still being held at the Caldwell County Detention Center as of this afternoon (September…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Indecent Liberties

43-year-old Sampson Lon Lear of Taylorsville was arrested Monday (September 26) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with one felony count of indecent liberties with a child. The arrest is the result of a sexual assault investigation which is still ongoing. Lear was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond.…

Missing Woman Sought By Authorities

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing woman. On Monday (September 26), deputies took a report concerning a missing woman. The woman was identified as 29-year-old Kristen Regina Keener of Lincolnton. Her mother reported the last time she spoke with her daughter was on September 5, 2022. The…

Hudson Man Charged With Violating Probation

28-year-old James Thomas Collins of Michael Court in Hudson was arrested Monday (September 26) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony probation violation. Collins is on probation as a result of a conviction on April 28, 2022 in Caldwell County on a charge of felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. He received a…

Tractor Accident In Alexander County Results In Fatality

A man was killed in a tractor accident on Monday afternoon (September 26) in Alexander County. At approximately 3 p.m., Alexander EMS, Alexander Rescue and Ellendale Fire Department First Responders were called to a location off Arthur Jenkins Lane west of Taylorsville. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene. Sheriff Chris Bowman…

McDowell County Man Charged With Theft Of Tools At Morganton Business

59-year-old Kevin Ward Danielson of Ham Creek Road in Marion was arrested last Thursday (September 22) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods. Thursday, shortly before 8 p.m., a Public Safety Officer responded to Lowe’s Home Improvement on…

Burke County Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

25-year-old Nolan Lamar Weaver of Harding Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Monday (September 26) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, second-degree kidnapping, felonious restraint, and probation violation. Weaver is on probation as a result of a conviction in…

Suspect Still Sought In 2021 Hickory Murder Case

Authorities are still seeking the person or people responsible for the death of a woman in Hickory 16-1/2 months ago. The victim was killed in a drive-by shooting. 27-year-old India Kynar “Semaj” Rice was fatally shot on May 12, 2021. Just before 11 p.m. on that date, Hickory Police Officers responded to an address on…

Caldwell County Man Killed In Monday Crash

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash Monday (September 26) in Caldwell County. The deceased is 53-year-old Harold Lee Mann, Jr. of Lenoir. Monday at approximately 1:25 p.m., Highway Patrol responded to Adako Road near Brown Mountain Beach Road. A 2009 Honda Civic was traveling south on Adako Road, crossed the…

Remains Found in Conover are those of Human Male

Conover Police Chief Eric Loftin has confirmed that remains found at a home in Conover are those of a human male. The remains were found in a shallow grave Saturday, September 17, in a backyard on Fourth Avenue S.W. Conover Police, the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation all…

Conover Man Again Arrested on Fugitive Warrant

38-year-old Cory Lee Close of 29th Street Place S.W. in Conover has again been arrested on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Close was taken into custody by Conover Police Friday (September 23). He is wanted by the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office in Portsmouth, Ohio on charges of tampering with…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Felony Forgery-Related Charge

30-year-old Divonte Kierre Dula of Penridge Place in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (September 25) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony uttering a forged instrument and misdemeanor failure to appear. Dula was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $4,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (September 26).

Lenoir Woman Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Counts

41-year-old Deanna Lynn Ross of Ralph Winchester Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (September 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Ross was released on $15,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for October 10.

Burke County Man Jailed In Caldwell County On Meth, Marijuana Charges

51-year-old Keener Monroe Lackey of Hildebran Mountain Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested Friday (September 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Lackey was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $40,000 secured bond. A District…

Morganton Man Jailed In Catawba County On Strangulation Charge

40-year-old Luis Fernando Rubio-Lopez of Bristol Creek Avenue in Morganton was arrested Saturday (September 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with one count of assault by strangulation and two counts of assault on a female. Rubio-Lopez was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled this…

Newton Man Charged With Break-in Offenses

22-year-old Dayton Tyler Waynn Weibe of Phoenix Drive in Newton was arrested Saturday (September 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Weibe is also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Weibe was jailed in the Catawba County Detention…

Charlotte Man Charged With Habitual Larceny In Catawba County

28-year-old Marcus Anthony Darks of Charlotte was arrested Friday (September 23) by authorities in Burke County on charges from Catawba County. He’s charged with felony habitual larceny along with misdemeanor counts of second-degree trespass and larceny. Darks was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. District Court appearance were scheduled today (September…

Catawba County Man Charged With Theft In Multiple Counties

45-year-old Daniel Norris Gregory of Catawba was arrested last Tuesday (September 20) by Troutman Police Officers. He’s charged in Iredell County with three felony counts apiece of larceny and habitual larceny along with single felony counts of conspiracy and larceny by removing an anti-shoplifting device. Gregory is also charged in Iredell County with misdemeanor larceny.…

Identity of Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim Released

The individual killed in a fatal traffic accident yesterday afternoon (September 22) in Hickory has been identified. The deceased is 51-year-old Kevin Wayne Letterman of Newton. The accident occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. Thursday. A 2008 Nissan driven by an 84-year-old Morganton woman was traveling on U.S. Highway 70 S.E. as a 2002 Harley Davidson…

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm Offense

56-year-old Rodney O’Neal Lavan of 2nd Street SE in Hickory was arrested today (September 23) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lavan was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today.

Newton Woman Charged With Meth Possession

33-year-old Angel Reney Martin of Clark Creek Drive in Newton was arrested Thursday (September 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Martin was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $2,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (September 23).

Elkin Man Jailed In Caldwell County On Meth, B&E Charges

45-year-old Joey Dean Roberts of Elkin was arrested Thursday (September 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor breaking & entering. Roberts was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled next Monday (September 26).

Hickory Man Charged With Fleeing From Police

33-year-old Holden Scott Swanson of Village Circle in Hickory was arrested Thursday (September 22) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Swanson was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $60,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday…

Morganton Man Charged With Firearm Offense

35-year-old Samuel Rollie Kidd of Fox Street in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (September 21) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Kidd is a convicted felon as a result of a Mecklenburg County case from 2014. He was convicted of felony possession of schedule II controlled…

Shooting Under Investigation, Man Jailed Following Subsequent Chase

The Statesville Police Department is investigating a shooting incident. On Thursday (September 22) at approximately 8:20 a.m. Statesville PD received a call in reference to an individual who had been shot in the 300 block of Vernon Lane. Patrol arrived on scene and found a person laying in the road suffering from a gunshot wound…

Marion Man Arrested In Morganton Theft Case

22-year-old Steven Blake Loftis of Huskins Branch Road in Marion was arrested Wednesday (September 21) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny by destroying antitheft device and misdemeanor larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods. Loftis was arrested shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after an officer responded to Walmart on Morganton…

Conover Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Rifle Range Road

A Conover man was killed in an early morning motorcycle accident in Catawba County today (September 22). The deceased is 21-year-old Gregory Allen Propst. At about 6:15 a.m. today, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident on Rifle Range Road. The driver of a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pulled out…

One Killed in Thursday Afternoon Motorcycle Crash

One person has been killed in a Thursday afternoon (September 22) two-vehicle crash in Hickory. The accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. on Highway 70 S.E. at 21st Street Drive S.E., not far from the Catawba Valley Community College East Campus. Police say a vehicle and a motorcycle were involved in the accident, which killed…

Hickory Woman Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Virginia

23-year-old Kayla Marie Bishop of 3rd Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police today (September 22) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. She was also charged by Hickory Police with possession of methamphetamine. She is wanted in Bland County, Virginia on a dangerous drugs charge and for…

Catawba County Man Charged With Sex Offenses In Iredell, Lincoln Counties

29-year-old Michael Brandon Shinn of Sherrills Ford was arrested Monday (September 19) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts apiece of first-degree forcible sex offense and second-degree kidnapping. Shinn was being held in Iredell County on similar charges. He is charged in Iredell with two counts of felony second-degree forcible sex offense…

Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense In Alexander County

44-year-old Jeremy Franklin Long of Mooresville was arrested Wednesday (September 21) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Long was also served an arrest warrant for felony larceny of a motor vehicle from Iredell County. Long was allegedly in possession of a…

Mocksville Man Charged With Attempting To Steal Catalytic Converters In Alexander County

45-year-old Michael Dean Collier of Mocksville was arrested Tuesday (September 21) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of auto parts and possession of burglary tools. In addition, Collier is charged with misdemeanor counts of first-degree trespassing, vandalism with damage to property, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Collier was allegedly…

Conover Woman Charged With Vehicle Break-in, Habitual Larceny

39-year-old Amber Renee Herman of Circle H Drive in Conover was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felonious breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, two counts apiece of habitual larceny and shoplifting with concealment of goods, and single counts of burglary and second-degree trespass. Herman was placed in the Catawba County…

Five Suspects Arrested On Felony Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

28-year-old Travis Christian Davidson, 28-year-old Julius Cordell French, 22-year-old Shyheim Khalil Summers, and 28-year-old Dravey Tanner Mayfield, all of Statesville, and 42-year-old Steven Deshaun Turner of Troutman, were all arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. All five suspects are charged with felony counts of possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to sell…

Man Charged After Five Pounds Of Pot Found In Vehicle Along With Fentanyl & Cocaine

31-year-old Brodrick Lamont Speas of Winston-Salem was arrested last Friday (September 16) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, trafficking of opium or heroin by transport and possession, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, marijuana, and schedule IV controlled substance, maintain a…

Suspect in Tuesday Morning Officer-Involved Shooting Identified

The individual injured in an officer-involved shooting yesterday on Interstate 40 in Burke County has been identified. She is 45-year-old Keisha Michelle Brown of Villa Rica, Georgia. The incident occurred early Tuesday morning when the North Carolina State Highway Patrol was notified of multiple hit & run traffic collisions between McDowell and Burke counties and…

Man Charged With Assaulting Officer, Resisting Arrest In Alexander County

34-year-old Dustin Baker Wheeler of Concord was arrested Sunday (September 18) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with assault on a government official, resisting arrest, and was also served with two outstanding warrants for failure to appear. On Sunday, at approximately 6:00 p.m., a Sheriff’s Deputy was attempting to identify a suspicious vehicle displaying…

Hickory City Council Meets, Approves Rezoning Petition

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (September 20). Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all unanimously approved. Community Development Manager Karen Dickerson presented the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The report was approved by Council. Planning Director Brian Frazier presented a Rezoning Petition for property…

Hickory Woman Sentenced To Prison Time After Pleading Guilty In Connection To Death Of Toddler

24-year-old Haley Odessa Godshall of Hickory, was given an active prison sentence of four to seven years following her conviction for involuntary manslaughter and other offenses. The sentence was imposed after Godshall entered a guilty plea during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday (September 20). In addition to the manslaughter charge, Godshall also entered guilty…

SWAT Team Arrests Wanted Man On Multiple Charges

43-year-old Branon Keith Scronce of Lincolnton was arrested Monday (September 19) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged in Gaston County with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, habitual felon, and carrying a concealed gun. He’s also charged with two felony and misdemeanor counts apiece of failure to appear. On Tuesday…

Stony Point Man Arrested On Felony & Misdemeanor Charges Following Foot Chase

35-year-old Devin Lee Bates of Plank Barn Lane in Stony Point was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of stolen goods or property and probation violation along with a misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. According to information released Tuesday (September 19), on September 13, 2022, Deputies…

Chase Ends With Apparent Suicide

A chase in two counties that concluded with an apparent suicide is under investigation. According to information released by the Hickory Police Department, On Tuesday (September 20), shortly after 2:30 a.m., a man called 911 and reported that he had been shot and was going to kill himself. It was determined that the caller was…

More Details Released Regarding I-40 Shooting Incident

Full details have been released regarding Tuesday’s (September 20) officer-involved shooting on Interstate 40 in Burke County. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) released information on the case. On Tuesday, at approximately 6:45 a.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol was notified of multiple hit and run traffic collisions occurring between McDowell and…

Bocce Tournament Saturday in Hudson

The first annual Hudson Redwood Park Bocce Tournament will take place this Saturday, September 24, at 9 a.m. at the court in Redwood Park, 470 Redwood Street in Hudson. Six teams will compete. The event is free and open to the public. Bocce is an Italian lawn bowling game brought to this area by the…

Statesville Man Arrested for Indecent Liberties

54-year-old James Murry Smoot of the 5th Street shelter in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on a charge of felony indecent liberties with a child. Events leading to Smoot’s arrest began on August 6 when the Sheriff’s Office took a report alleging that the suspect inappropriately exposed himself to two young…

Suspect Charged With Kidnapping, Assault

61-year-old Mark Alan Long of Whites Farm Road in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of second-degree kidnapping and assault inflicting serious bodily injury along with misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and interfere with emergency communication. According to information released today (September 20), last Saturday (September 17) Iredell…

Hickory Man Charged With Forgery, Meth Possession

28-year-old Jordan Shane Fredricks of Flint Hill Drive in Hickory was arrested Monday (September 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of forgery of an endorsement and possession of methamphetamine. Fredricks was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled Wednesday (September…

Interstate 40 Shut Down In Burke County Due To Shooting (Updated at 1:39 p.m.)

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Interstate 40 eastbound at exit 118 in Burke County was shut down. As of 12 noon today (September 20) the highway was still closed. WHKY’s Fentress Fountain confirmed that the closure is related to an officer-involved shooting and there was a person airlifted to the hospital. The…

Hickory Man Arrested On Felony Drug Charge

36-year-old Patrick William Walker of Hickory was arrested Monday (September 19) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Walker was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (September 20).

Burke County Man Jailed On Felony Drug Charge Following Arrest In Hotel Parking Lot

61-year-old Michael Gregory Poteat of John Williams Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Saturday (September 17) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged in Burke County with felony possession of methamphetamine. He’s also charged in Lincoln County with offenses including two felony counts of trafficking in meth and one felony count of possession with intent…

Sex Offenders Charged In Separate Cases

Two incidents involving sex offender violations are under investigation in Lincoln County. In one case, 42-year-old David Glen Bays of Vale was arrested Friday (September 16) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony sex offender on school property. On Friday, deputies working the West Lincoln-Bandys High School football game arrested Bays while he…

Two Suspects Jailed On Felony Child Abuse Charges

25-year-old Adrian Rashaun Lyons and 29-year-old Calinda Linelaine Steinseifer, both of the same Teeter Road, Mooresville address, were arrested Sunday (September 18) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Lyons was charged with felony intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. Steinseifer was charged with felony negligent child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. On Sunday, deputies responded…

Sherrills Ford Woman Arrested In Alexander County, Transferred To Catawba County

44-year-old Cassidy Campbell Ramsey of John Deere Drive in Sherrills Ford was arrested Sunday (September 18) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She was served with warrants for failing to appear in Catawba County. The original charges were felony common law robbery and driving with license revoked. Ramsey was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center…

Hickory Man Charged With Meth Possession

41-year-old Shan Laprie Hopper of 3rd Street Drive SE in Hickory was arrested today (September 19) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hopper was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000…

Wanted Suspects Sought By Authorities

Wanted suspects are being sought in Iredell County. The latest most wanted list on the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office website shows several suspects. 35-year-old Charles Belton Keaton is being sought by authorities in Iredell County. The suspect is wanted on a charge of felony discharge a weapon into occupied property. Keaton’s last known address was…

Maiden Man Charged With Meth Possession

38-year-old Robin Wayne Estep of Startown Road in Maiden was arrested Saturday (September 17) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine. Estep was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $4,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (September 19).

Subject Of Friday Manhunt Apprehended Sunday Morning

42-year-old Richard Eugene Pennell was arrested Sunday (September 18) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. In addition, Pennell is charged with flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear. According to…

Armed Intruder Shot And Killed By Homeowner

According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday (September 16) at approximately 3 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to 2902 Flat Gap Road in reference to a shots fired call.  The caller stated a man, later identified as Howard Gene Cook, had been shot. Mr. Cook was pronounced deceased at the scene.   Burke County Sheriff’s…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Drug Charges

37-year-old Derik Eugene Lackey of 8th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday morning (September 11) on one felony count each of possession of schedule II and III controlled substances, along with two misdemeanor counts of second-degree trespassing. The schedule II controlled substance is methamphetamine. Lackey was taken into custody without…

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Assault Charge

57-year-old William Daniel White of 4th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Monday morning (September 12) on one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation and one misdemeanor count of communicating threats. According to Police reports, the victim is a 53-year-old female. White was taken into custody without incident…

Hudson Woman Charged With Felony Theft Offense

23-year-old Stephanie Ann McCloud of Wheeling Mobile Home Park Drive in Hudson was arrested Thursday (September 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony larceny. McCloud was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Facility under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (September 19).

Hudson Man Charged With Violating Probation

33-year-old Raymond Allen Mathis of Hudson was arrested Thursday (September 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony probation violation and misdemeanor domestic violence protective order violation. Mathis is on probation as a result of a conviction in Caldwell County in May, 2020 on charges including false bomb report and forgery. Following Thursday’s…

Burke County Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Charge Of Violating Probation

25-year-old Brooke Sierra Davis of Della Drive in Connelly Springs was arrested Thursday (September 15) by authorities in Catawba County. She’s charged with felony probation violation out of county. Davis is on probation as a result of a conviction in Burke County in September, 2020 for felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. She received…

Hickory PD Arrests Man On Meth Charge

31-year-old Steven Dwayne Douglas Ferguson, whose address was not listed, was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Ferguson was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (September 16) under $1,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Hickory Man Jailed On Firearm Charge

21-year-old Robert Joshua Miller of Sain Road in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Miller was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (September 16) under $1,200 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Plans Approved For Expansion & Renovation Of Hickory Metro Convention Center

Councils joined for a special meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2022, to approve plans of an expansion and renovation to the Hickory Metro Convention Center. Hickory-Conover Tourism Development Authority (HCTDA), Hickory City Council, and Conover City Council held a special meeting to approve a joint resolution which supports an expansion and renovation to the Hickory…

Section of U.S. 21 in Statesville to Close Next Week

The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to close a section of the roadway in Iredell County to install new storm drainage and to repair a sinkhole. That work will start next week. Beginning Sept. 20, U.S. 21 (South Center Street) in Statesville will be closed from East Bell Street to Garfield Street to replace a…

Vehicle Theft Charge Lands Suspect In Jail

34-year-old Gerald Lee Abernathy of SW Waycross Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Abernathy was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. He remained in jail…

Lenoir Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

46-year-old Christopher Maurice Hendrix of NW Frontier Way in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (September 14) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor failure to appear on a count of probation violation. Hendrix was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District…

Portion Of N.C. 127 To Close This Weekend In Hickory

The City of Hickory Traffic Division will close a section of N.C. 127 on Sunday, September 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., for tree limb removal. The northbound lanes from Second Avenue SE to Second Avenue NE will be closed during this time to allow crews to remove tree limbs and clear the line-of-sight…

Rhodhiss Man Jailed On Vehicle Theft, Break-in Charges

43-year-old Kenneth Jason Lee Cassidy of Magnolia Street in Rhodhiss was arrested Wednesday (September 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny of motor vehicle parts, and break or enter a motor vehicle. He’s also charged with misdemeanor injury to personal property. Cassidy was incarcerated…

Hickory Man Jailed This Morning On Drug, Firearm Charges Filed By Brookford PD

44-year-old Darrell Antonio Saddler of 7th Street SE in Hickory was arrested by Brookford Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, and interfere with an electronic monitoring device. Saddler was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning…

McDowell County Man Arrested On Drug Charges Following Morganton Traffic Stop

46-year-old Corey Terrill Tate of California Avenue in Marion was arrested Wednesday (September 14) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance and driving during revocation. A second suspect was arrested in this case and charged…

Man Charged With Theft, Assault By Authorities In Morganton

39-year-old Cody Alan Hunt, who is listed as a homeless person from Morganton, was arrested Wednesday (September 14) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods, one felony count of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, and three misdemeanor counts of assault…

Man Charged In Connection To Catalytic Converter Theft After Surveillance Photos Were Released

29-year-old Michael Dwayne Stacy of Taylorsville was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with four felony counts of larceny of motor vehicle parts. Stacy is charged in connection to an investigation into the theft of a catalytic converter. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office released photos of an alleged larceny taking place last week.…

Hickory Firefighters Battle Wednesday Morning Residential Fire

At about 9:30 this morning (September 14), Hickory Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 950 20th Street N.W. While en route, Firefighters reported smoke. Upon their arrival minutes later, Firefighters reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the house and from two vehicles parked beside the structure. Firefighters searched the building to ensure…

Man Jailed On Strangulation Charge

35-year-old James Glenn Billings of Setzer Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female. Billings was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center without bond. He remained in jail as of this afternoon (September 14). A…

Lenoir Man Charged With Theft, Assault

47-year-old Gary Lawson Greer of Blue Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 13) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon. Greer was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center late Tuesday night under $20,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of this afternoon…

Lane Closures in Iredell County Extended through Sept. 29

A road closure in Iredell County has been extended by three weeks. Crews from Maymead, Inc. will close one lane of N.C. 115 between Eastport Trail and the U.S. 21/N.C. 115 split for resurfacing operations, covering over seven miles. Work will take place nightly with lane closures in both directions from 8 p.m. through 6…

Child Sex Offense Charges Filed Against Man Arrested This Week

52-year-old Jack Ronald Evans of Deerchase Circle in Statesville was arrested Monday (September 12) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony statutory sex offense with a child less than 15-years-old and two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child. On July 8, 2022 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report regarding…

Catawba County Programs Receive National & State Awards

Several Catawba County programs have received achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC). The awards, which recognize innovative county government programs and services, were presented during the Catawba County Board of Commissioners’ meeting September 6, 2022. The Catawba County Library System was named NACo’s…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in, Firearm Theft

27-year-old Kentrel Antwain Overton of 12th Street Drive SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (September 13) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three counts of break or enter a motor vehicle, along with single counts of larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and domestic violence protective order violation. Overton was…

Claremont Man Charged With Heroin Trafficking

27-year-old Tyler Austin Patterson of Deal Road in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (September 13) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with trafficking, opium or heroin and maintain a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. Patterson was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled…

Registered Sex Offender Jailed In Alexander County Following Tuesday Manhunt

33-year-old Brandon Scott Carter of Stony Point was arrested Tuesday (September 13) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony counts of fail to register as a sex offender, sex offender unlawfully on premises, assault with physical injury on a law enforcement or probation or parole officer and parole violation. He’s also charged with…

Stabbing in Connelly Springs Under Investigation

Earlier today (September 13), Burke County Deputies responded to 210 Childers Street in Connelly Springs in reference to a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, Deputies found an individual suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds. The victim was transported to U.N.C. Health Blue Ridge in Valdese for treatment. The victim is currently in stable condition.…

Bodies Found Near I-40 in Burke Identified

The two people found dead off of Interstate I-40 Exit 119 in Burke County on September 6 have been identified. The male was 45-year-old Daniel Allan Nolan, Jr. and the female was identified as 39-year-old Jocelyn Danielle Hall, both from Ohio. The two individuals were believed to be homeless. The investigation did not reveal any…

Hickory Woman Arrested in Lincoln County on Felony Meth Charges

45-year-old Pachea Charline Tomlinson of Hickory has been arrested in Lincoln County on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine by possession and transportation. Tomlinson was arrested on September 10 when Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers stopped her on Highway 27 West near West Winds Road. Tomlinson was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. During the…

Alexander County Inmate Dead in Apparent Suicide

An Alexander Correctional Institution inmate has died after an apparent suicide. The deceased is 46-year-old Lanson Paul Stalf. Stalf was found unresponsive in his cell around 1:50 p.m. yesterday (September 12). The prison’s first responders performed lifesaving measures and E.M.S. was called. Stalf was pronounced deceased shortly after. Law enforcement was notified of the death…

Authorities Release Name Of Individual Killed In Police Involved Incident In Hudson

The name of the individual killed in an officer-involved shooting last week in Hudson has been released. The deceased is 45-year-old James Preston Trexler, Jr. Last Friday morning (September 9), just before 6:00, Hudson Police Officers responded to a 911 call at a residence on Eastview Street. The caller, James Preston Trexler, Jr. reported that…

Taylorsville Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Drug Charge

29-year-old Paul Manuel Payne of Shepherd Court in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police last Wednesday (September 7) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Payne was taken into custody without incident at a residential address on 9th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and later…

Voting Equipment Testing To Start This Week In Alexander County

As part of the preparations for the 2022 General Election, The Alexander County Board of Elections will conduct special tests on all voting equipment to be used in the election. “Logic and Accuracy” (L&A) tests ensure each voting system will correctly count and tabulate every ballot cast. Any interested person may observe the testing of…

Newton Man Charged With Possessing Stolen Vehicle

40-year-old Jesse James Young, who is listed as a homeless person from Newton, was arrested Monday (September 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Young was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (September 13).

Lenoir Man Charged With String Of Drug, Firearm Offenses

31-year-old Kwan Develle Gibbs of NW High Circle in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a stolen firearm, traffic in heroin or opium, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled…

Hickory Man Charged With Drug, Firearm Offenses

31-year-old Daryll Rashad Covington of 4th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (September 12) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a weapon on state property or a courthouse, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and…

Tennessee Man Arrested In Morganton On Out Of State Fugitive Warrant

36-year-old Ricky Allen Johnson, who is listed as a homeless person from Knoxville, Tennessee, was arrested Saturday (September 10) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from justice. Johnson is wanted on a warrant from Alabama, where he faces an unspecified charge or charges. He was arrested shortly…

Felony Drug Charge Among Counts Filed Against Morganton Man

33-year-old Eric Marion Pounds of Dentons Chapel Road in Morganton was arrested Sunday (September 11) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (cocaine), damage to personal property, and probation violation. Pounds is on probation as a result of a conviction in Burke County in July, 2022 on…

Judge Signs Nuisance Abatement Judgement For Lenoir Property

After years of drug activity, a long history of disturbances and a death, citizens in a Lenoir neighborhood will soon see some relief. Last Friday (September 9) Superior Court Judge Susan Bray signed a consent judgment for a Chapter 19 Nuisance Abatement action against property 507 Oak Street SW in Lenoir. This judgment concludes a…

Man Charged With Stealing From Employer By Fraudulently Refunding Lottery Sales

31-year-old Wesley James Fulk of Birchwood Road in Statesville was arrested Friday (September 9) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with twelve felony counts of larceny by employee. On July 21, 2022, the Iredell County Sheriff‘s Office received a report of Larceny at the Sunshine Express gas station on Mocksville Highway in Statesville. Detectives…

Taylorsville Man Charged With Drug, Firearm Counts Following Search Of Home

31-year-old Tanner Parks McAlpin of Taylorsville was arrested last Thursday (September 8) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance. McAlpin is also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession…

Early Morning Fire In Eastern Burke County Results In Fatality

A person was killed in a fire earlier today (September 12) in Burke County. Shortly before 7 a.m. today, a mobile home fire was reported by a neighbor at an address on Span Park Avenue in Connelly Springs. Firefighters arrived on the scene within minutes to find the residence fully involved in fire. Neighbors did…

Alexander County Crash Results In Fatality

A Stony Point man was killed in a crash in Alexander County. The deceased is 58-year-old Allen Brent Troutman. On Friday (September 9) at approximately 4:05 p.m., the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to N.C. 90 at the intersection with Cheatham Ford Road. A 2014 Dodge Caravan was traveling east on NC 90, attempted to…

Crash In Catawba County Claims Life Of Newton Resident

A Catawba County man was killed in a crash Friday afternoon (September 9). The deceased is 25-year-old Tyoun Jason Martise Shuford of Newton. On Friday at approximately 1:30 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to Startown Road near Settlemyre Bridge Road in Catawba County. A 2017 Dodge Charger was traveling south on Startown Road,…

Weekend Crashes Involving Motorcycles Result In Fatalities

A man died in a Friday (September 9) crash in Eastern Alexander County. The victim was operating a motorcycle at approximately 5 p.m. near the intersection of Cheatham Ford Road and Highway 90 when he was struck by a vehicle. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating this fatal crash. Another motorcycle operator was killed…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Stolen Vehicle Counts

31-year-old Jamison Paul Oxford of Berry Creek Circle in Granite Falls was arrested Saturday (September 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Oxford was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. He remained in…

Lenoir Man Charged On Fugitive Warrant From Florida

32-year-old Michael Gonzalez, Jr. of Euro Court in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (September 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Gonzalez is wanted on a warrant from Miami/Dade County where he is wanted for felony probation violation. Gonzalez was confined in the Caldwell County Detention…

Lenoir Man Charged With Assault, Failure To Appear

35-year-old Justin Matthew Wilson of Jena Lane in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (September 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly wepon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and failure to appear. Wilson is charged with failing to appear on a count of probation violation out…

Man Considered To Be Armed & Dangerous Sought By Authorities

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office has issued an alert for a suspect considered to be armed and dangerous. On September 3, deputies responded to the 700-block of Allen Creek Road after shots were fired inside a residence. Deputies received information that the suspect left the scene and was traveling toward Greensboro. Based on the investigation,…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle, Firearm Counts

39-year-old Timothy Wayne Bolick of Cheraw Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts apiece of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon, and one felony count of trafficking in methamphetamine. Bolick is also charged with two…

Arrest Made in Caldwell County Animal Cruelty Case

21-year-old Bethany Marie Beaver of Laurel Street in Hudson has been arrested on a charge of felony cruelty to animals. Beaver was arrested yesterday (September 8) in connection to a case involving an injured dog in the area of Abington Road and Valley View Circle. The female dog was found on Saturday, September 2, off…

One Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Hudson

One man was reportedly killed in an officer-involved shooting on Eastview Street in Hudson early this morning (September 9). The incident occurred after Officers responded to 151 Eastview Street at about 5:30 a.m. today. An altercation followed, and one Hudson Police Officer discharged his weapon. No Officers were injured. Two Hudson Police Officers have been…

Stony Point Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Meth Possession

41-year-old James Anthony Craig of Johnny Martin Lane in Stony Point was arrested Thursday (September 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Craig is charged with misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia. Craig was jailed in the…

Lenoir Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation

38-year-old Michael Scott Floyd of NE Ebel Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Floyd was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $150,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (September 9).

COVID-19 Booster Vaccines Available In Catawba County

Vaccine providers in Catawba County and throughout North Carolina are currently rolling out updated COVID-19 boosters that became available this week for adults and children over the age of 12. Catawba County Public Health and other vaccine providers are administering doses of the updated Pfizer and Moderna boosters, which were developed and authorized using a…

Hickory Man Charged With String Of Firearm Offenses

29-year-old William Marshall Shook, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Thursday (September 8) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with eight counts of larceny of a firearm, along with single counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, breaking and entering, larceny after…

Vale Woman Jailed In Catawba County On Probation Violation Charge

34-year-old Tiffany Gayle Thigpen of Legend Lane in Vale was arrested Tuesday (September 6) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony probation violation out of county. Thigpen is on probation as a result of a conviction in February, 2020 in Alexander County. She was convicted of felony larceny by servant. Thigpen received a…

Newton Man Indicted On Vehicle Theft, Break-in Offenses

29-year-old Justin Matthew Upright of Ellick Drive in Newton was arrested Thursday (September 8) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on grand jury indictments with one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle, two felony counts of break or enter a motor vehicle, and one misdemeanor count of larceny. Upright was incarcerated in…

Newton Woman Jailed On Charge Of Violating Probation

44-year-old Lori Ann Bailey of Mount Olive Church Road in Newton was arrested Wednesday (September 7) by Probation and Parole Officers. She’s charged with felony probation violation. Bailey is on probation as a result of a conviction in September of 2021 in Catawba County. She was convicted of felony counts of possession of schedule I…

Suicide Reported at Hickory Auto Dealership

Hickory Police Officers responded to an apparent suicide at Cloninger Ford at approximately 12:20 this afternoon (September 8). The dealership is located at 1241 Highway 321 S.E. in Hickory. A spokesperson for the Police Department says there was no danger to the public in connection to the incident. No additional information will be released.

Hudson Woman Charged With Multiple Offenses Including Felony Drug Counts

26-year-old Monica Marie Santos of Freezer Locker Road in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (September 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I and II controlled substance and trafficking in heroin or opium along with a misdemeanor count of resisting a public…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Break-in Offenses

39-year-old Joshua Shannon Tolbert of NW Vance Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (September 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and breaking & entering. Tolbert was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $35,000 secured bond. A…

Hickory Man Jailed On Drug, Firearm Charges

27-year-old Chad Michael Sampson of Rogers Road in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (September 7) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule I controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Sampson was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $400,000 secured bond. A District Court…

Catawba Teenagers Jailed On Felony Charges

18-year-old Noah Lee Groover and 18-year-old Jordan Anthony Scott, both of the same 3rd Street address in Catawba, were arrested Tuesday (September 6) by Conover Police Officers. Groover is charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon. Scott is charged with felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of…

Catawba County Woman Arrested On String Of Charges Following Reported Chase Involving Multiple Agencies

36-year-old Emily Elizabeth King of Catawba County was arrested Wednesday (September 7) by authorities in Alexander County. She’s charged with two felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, along with single felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, assault on a law enforcement officer with serious injury and possession…

20-Year-Old Lenoir Woman Killed In Wednesday Crash

A Caldwell County woman was killed in a crash Wednesday (September 7). The deceased is 20-year-old Angelina Elizabeth Lanala Manuel of Lenoir. Wednesday at approximately 5:00 a.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Calico Road near Vantage Heights Circle in Caldwell County. A 2010 Toyota Corolla was traveling north on Calico Road, crossed…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Burke County Drug Offenses Following Trespassing Complaint

47-year-old Nina Michele Davis of Flintstone Court in Lenoir was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. On August 22, 2022, Burke County Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint of individuals squatting, trespassing, and dwelling at an address on Crystal Creek Road in…

Lenoir Man Faces Felony Firearms Charge

42-year-old Melvin George Ames III of Buffalo Cove Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (September 6) for felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Ames was given a custody release. No court date is currently listed.

Charlotte Man Arrested in Caldwell on Stolen Vehicle Charge

39-year-old Richard Williams Wilson of Palomino Court in Charlotte was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (September 6) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Following his arrest, Wilson was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $15,000, secured. He remained in jail as of this afternoon. A…

Man Arrested On Meth Charge Following Traffic Stop In Burke County

49-year-old James Arthur Helms of Summers Road in Morganton was arrested Monday (September 5) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Helms is charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while impaired along with counts of driving while license revoked for DWI, stoplight violation,…

Additional Counts Lodged Against Iredell Schools Employee Previously Arrested On Statutory Sex Offense Charge

36-year-old Elizabeth Suzanne Bailey of Bluff Court in Statesville, who was previously charged with multiple offenses including statutory sex offense, now faces several additional counts. WHKY reported on Bailey’s prior arrests in August. Last Friday (September 2), Bailey, an Iredell County Schools employee, was charged with 27 additional counts. The charges filed last week include…

Rabies Case Confirmed In Caldwell County

On Tuesday (September 6), the North Carolina State Laboratory notified Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement that a skunk submitted for testing was infected with the rabies virus. The skunk was found on Deer Creek Drive when it made contact with a dog. This is the second confirmed rabies case in the county this year. Caldwell…

Bodies Of Man & Woman Found Near Interstate In Burke County

A man and a woman were found deceased off an Interstate 40 entrance ramp Tuesday afternoon in eastern Burke County. The bodies were found under some trees off the I-40 Exit 119 westbound on-ramp shortly before 5 p.m. The Burke County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday evening (September 6) that there are no signs of foul…

Firefighters Respond To Blaze At SE Hickory Home

Shortly before 8 a.m. Monday (September 5), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire located in the area of 144 15th Street SE. Upon arrival just minutes later, they reported heavy amounts of smoke coming from the second floor and attic of the two-story residential building and heavy amounts of smoke inside the house.…

Lenoir Man Jailed on Larceny & Assault Charges

44-year-old Christopher Robert Auton of N.E. Cedar Run Street in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Saturday (September 3) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of assault on a female. Following his arrest, Auton was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.…

Granite Falls Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Vehicle

45-year-old Jason Wayne Tomlinson of Wilkie Court in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers last Friday (September 2) on two counts of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Tomlinson was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000, secured. He remained in jail as of this afternoon…

Closures Planned for Three September Weekends on Hwy. 321 Bridge

A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation has scheduled three weekend closures on U.S. Highway 321 over the Catawba River this month. The closures will allow crews to complete a rehabilitation project on the U.S. 321 South bridge. The closures will take place on the weekends of Friday, September 9 through Monday, September 12;…

Lenoir Man Charged On Fugitive Warrant From Tennessee

31-year-old David Wiley Hatley III of Shew Hollar Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (September 2) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged on a fugitive warrant from another state. Hatley is wanted on unspecified charges in Tennessee. Hatley was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under no bond. A District Court date was scheduled…

Hickory Man Jailed On Fugitive Warrant

22-year-old David Anthony Masucci of Airport-Rhodhiss Road in Hickory was arrested Sunday (September 4) by Rhodhiss Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Masucci is wanted in Virginia on unspecified charges. Masucci is also charged with misdemeanor larceny. Following the arrest the suspect was jailed in the Caldwell…

Man Jailed In Catawba County On Meth, Theft Charges

44-year-old Brian Michael Gill of Grace Chapel Road in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (September 4) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and larceny of motor vehicle parts along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Gill was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Tractor-Trailer Strikes Building In Taylorsville

A tractor-trailer heading south on N.C. Highway 16 in Taylorsville ran into a storage building Monday (September 5) during a period of heavy rain. The incident was reported at approximately 11:15 a.m. after the rig slid off the road and hit a sign for AA Mini Storage. It then collided with the building. The driver…

Connelly Springs Man Charged With Felony Drug Possession Count

27-year-old Dustin Michael Hendrickson of Old 70 Loop in Connelly Springs was arrested Sunday (September 4) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor driving during revocation. Hendrickson was arrested just after 8 p.m. Sunday at an address on U.S. 64 in Morganton. He was brought…

Morganton Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses

54-year-old David Edward Frasher of Clark Loop in Morganton was arrested Saturday (September 3) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving during revocation. He’s also charged with failure to appear on counts of simple possession ofschedule…

Man Charged Following Chase Involving Tractor-Trailer

On Saturday (September 3) at approximately 8:10 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol attempted to stop a tractor-trailer in Mecklenburg County that was the suspect vehicle in multiple hit-and-run collisions beginning in Gaston County. The driver of the truck refused to stop therefore initiating a chase by troopers which continued onto I-77 North. At approximately…

Person Of Interest In Alexander County Shooting Taken Into Custody On Avery County Charges

19-year-old Kalill Kisa James Isbell of Caldwell County was arrested after turning himself into the Alexander County Law Enforcement Center. He was identified last week as a person of interest in a Taylorsville shooting. Isbell is charged in Avery County with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger and…

Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle, Drug Offenses

37-year-old Brent Alexander Blankenship of Dallas, N.C., was arrested last Thursday (September 1) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, trafficking in methamphetamine, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth. Blankenship is also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to…

More Info Released in Caldwell County Kidnapping Arrest

More information has been released in connection to the arrest of 34-year-old Brooks William Atkins of N.W. Abington Road in Lenoir, first reported last Thursday (September 1) on WHKY. Atkins was arrested last Wednesday (August 31) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of first-degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, and assault on a female.…

Morganton Man Charged Following Reported Chase

22-year-old Mikall Lee Piercy of Foreman Street in Morganton was arrested Thursday (September 1) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, misdemeanor resisting a public officer, and driving without displaying a registration plate. Two Burke County deputies were working on the recovery of a stolen…

Hickory Woman Jailed For Allegedly Violating Probation

29-year-old Jennifer Renee Thompson of 27th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (August 31) by Probation and Parole Officers. She’s charged with felony probation violation. Thompson is on probation as a result of a conviction in July of this year in Catawba County for felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. She received an…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Violating Parole

46-year-old Cloyd Wayne Burns of Burns Road in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (September 1) by Probation and Parole Officers. He’s charged with parole violation. Burns is on parole as a result of a conviction in June, 2021 in Alexander County for felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Burns…

Work To Take Part In FEMA Program Completed By Caldwell Planning Department

The Caldwell County Planning Department recently completed the work required to participate in FEMA’s Community Rating System, a voluntary incentive program that reduces flood insurance premiums for property owners of the unincorporated area of Caldwell County. Planning Technician Kim McGee completed all of the work required to participate in the program, which provides a 5%…

Lenoir Awarded $500K Grant For Improvements To Recreation Site

The City of Lenoir was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to build a new splash pad and make other improvements at the Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center and Lenoir Rotary Soccer Complex. The grant requires a local match, so the City will spend another $500,000 on…

Authorities Seeking Wanted Suspects

Wanted suspects are being sought in Iredell County. The latest most wanted list on the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office website shows several suspects. 22-year-old Jawaun Lavelle Ervin is wanted by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with four felony counts of identity theft. The last known address for Ervin is 20701 North Main Street in…

Unemployment Rates Fall Across Hickory Metro, State

Unemployment rates decreased across the Hickory Metro and across the state according to the latest update from the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division. The report shows the July unemployment rates. Catawba County’s unemployment rate is 3.4 percent, down from 3.8 in June. Alexander County’s jobless rate fell to 3.1 percent…

Hudson Man Jailed On Parole Violation Charge

46-year-old Tracey Allen Hyler of Windsong Circle in Hudson was arrested Thursday (September 1) by Probation and Parole Officers. He’s charged with parole violation. Hyler was on parole as a result of a conviction in Caldwell County in February, 2021 on charges including felony counts of common law robbery, larceny of firearms and possession of…

Gastonia Woman Charged With Assaulting Emergency Personnel In Caldwell County

26-year-old Lakida Onasis Byrd of Court Drive in Gastonia was arrested Wednesday (August 31) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts of assault with physical injury on emergency personnel. Byrd was given a custody release following the arrest. A District Court appearance was scheduled Thursday (September 1).

Man And Woman Charged With Harboring Escapee

52-year-old Aaron Wayne Douglas and 40-year-old Lisa Marie Miller, who each list the same Buccaneer Way, Lenoir address, were arrested Wednesday (August 31) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony harboring an escapee. Both suspects were placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. They have both since been…

Man Charged In Connection To Multiple Vehicle Thefts

32-year-old Jonathan Michael Stanley of Ledford Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested Tuesday (August 30) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle along with single felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and probation violation…

Grants Awarded For High Speed Internet To Benefit Hickory Metro Counties

Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday (August 31) that nearly 85,000 households and more than 2,400 businesses in 69 counties, including three in the Hickory Metro, are set to receive access to high-speed internet thanks to more than $206 million of Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grants. This is the state’s largest round…

Lenoir Man Charged With Heroin Trafficking

62-year-old Larry Jeffrey Huffman of Montclair Circle NW in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (August 31) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking, opium, or heroin and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Huffman was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District…

Lenoir Man Charged With Kidnapping, Strangulation

34-year-old Brooks William Atkins of NW Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (August 31) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of first-degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, and assault on a female. Atkins is also charged with misdemeanor parole violation. Atkins was on parole as a result of a conviction in…

Statesville Woman Charged in Theft of Two Trucks

37-year-old Samantha Ann Kesler of South Center Street in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on two felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and additional felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, breaking & entering a motor vehicle, and larceny of a firearm. She was also…

Former Corrections Officer Charged with Providing Drugs to Inmates

29-year-old Caroline Nicole Lyon of Statesville was arrested yesterday (August 31) and charged with one felony count of providing drugs to inmates. Lyon’s arrest is the result of an extended investigation by The North Carolina Department of Corrections and Alexander County Sheriff’s Detectives. Lyon was a Correctional Officer employed by the Department of Corrections. She…

Hickory Man Charged With Restraint, Multiple Assault Counts

22-year-old Christopher Derrick Allen of East 1st Street in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (August 30) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felonious restraint along with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female, assault by pointing a gun, assault with a deadly weapon, and communicating threats. Allen was detained in the Catawba County Detention…

Woman Jailed This Morning On Trafficking Charge

35-year-old Casey Renee Blackwell, whose address was not listed, was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with trafficking, opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Blackwell was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (September…

Conover Man Charged With Vehicle Theft, Drug Offenses By Multiple Agencies

27-year-old Anton Delrico Harris of 10th Avenue SE in Conover was arrested Wednesday (August 31) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Conover Police Department. The Sheriff’s Office charged Harris with two counts of larceny of a motor vehicle. Conover Police charged the suspect with larceny of a motor vehicle, break or…

Man Reportedly Leads Police On Chase Before Being Found With 1.4 Pounds Of Fentanyl

31-year-old Muhammad Zakariyya Abdur-Rahim of York, South Carolina was arrested Monday (August 29) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking fentanyl, possession with intent to sell or deliver fentanyl, assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, maintaining…

Hickory Man Arrested on Stolen Vehicle Charge; Probation Violation

58-year-old Randy Keith Isenhour of 19th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:45 Monday night (August 29) for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer. He was also served with warrants for probation violations in connection to a May 2021 conviction…

Newton Man Charged With Failing To Report New Address As Sex Offender

30-year-old Carl Dean Shook of Lucky Lane in Newton was arrested Tuesday (August 30) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to report a new address as a sex offender misdemeanor larceny, sex offender unlawfully on premises, and habitual felon. Shook is on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry as a result of…

New Chief of Morganton Public Safety Sworn In

Jason Whisnant has been sworn-in as the new Chief of Morganton Public Safety. Chief Whisnant joined the department in 1997. He served most recently as Captain of Field Operations. Whisnant is a lifelong resident of Burke County and graduated from Freedom High School. He attended Western Piedmont Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training in 1995…

Area Fire Department Receives FEMA Grant

The Ellendale Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant in the amount of $56,817.14. The local fire department will pay a five percent match of $2,840.86, for a total of $59,658. Ellendale VFD plans to purchase a fill station for the purpose of filling self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) cylinders used…

Hickory CRC Seeking Projects To Fund

The City of Hickory Community Relations Council (CRC) is currently seeking projects to fund for the 2022-2023 fiscal year and is inviting qualified groups or individuals to consider submitting grant requests. Non-profit agencies, churches, institutions, schools, and individuals are invited to submit their programs for consideration. The grant application should be completed in full, approved…

Claremont Woman Jailed In Alexander County On Meth Charges

36-year-old Kisha Dianne Boggs of Claremont was arrested Tuesday (August 30) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Boggs was jailed in the Alexander County Detention Center under…

Charlotte Man Jailed In Burke County On Felony Theft Charges

28-year-old Marcus Anthony Darks of Charlotte was arrested Monday (August 29) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny and habitual larceny along with a misdemeanor count of second-degree trespass. A Morganton Public Safety Officer was called to Lowe’s Home Improvement on Burkemont Avenue in Morganton shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday.…

Woman Killed In House Fire

A Lenoir woman and her two dogs were killed in a house fire earlier this week. The fire burned a home on Central Drive in Lenoir Monday afternoon (August 29). The woman, reported to be in her 70s had not been identified as of earlier today (August 31). The fire was reported just before 1…

Suspects Charged With Drug, Firearm Offenses Following Search Of Home

36-year-old Crystal Rose Winstead and 28-year-old Nathan James Prentice, both of the same Twilight Lane, Statesville address, were arrested last Thursday (August 25) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Winstead is charged with felony possession of schedule IV controlled substance, two misdemeanor counts of child abuse, and one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of…

September Events at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center

The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center has announced several upcoming events. A dinner and a family-friendly show will be held on Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center’s Educational Complex, 70 Hiddenite Church Road in Hiddenite. The show is “The Time Machine,” presented by the Atlantic Coast Theatre. It’s based on H.G. Wells’…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Drug Offense, Violating Probation

33-year-old Johnathan Benjamin Penley of Greenwood Terrace in Lenoir was arrested Monday (August 29) by Probation and Parole Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and probation violation. Penley is on probation as a result of a conviction in Caldwell County in July, 2021 for felony possession with intent to sell…

Person Of Interest Named In Shooting

A person of interest has been named in a Taylorsville shooting reported earlier today (August 30) on WHKY. Taylorsville Police Chief Douglas Bowman says that person is 19-year old Kalill Kasa James Isbell of Caldwell County. Approximately 30 shots were fired during the incident shortly after 12 noon Monday (August 29) near the Taylorsville KFC/Taco…

Lenoir Man Charged On Fugitive Warrant

43-year-old Nicholas John Lester of Laura Lane in Lenoir was arrested Monday (August 29) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. The state and charge are not specified. Lester was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. His next District Court date…

Hudson Teenager Charged With Drug, Assault Counts

18-year-old Grayson Elijah Davis of Wildwood Street in Hudson was arrested Monday (August 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana and misdemeanor assault on a female. Davis was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond on the drug charge…

Virginia Man Jailed In Caldwell County On Fugitive Warrant

39-year-old Michael Dangelo Tibbs of Manassas, Virginia, was arrested Monday (August 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Tibbs is wanted in Virginia on a charge of speeding to elude arrest. He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $75,000 secured bond.…

Vale Woman Jailed This Morning On Catawba County Meth Charge

33-year-old Suzanne Nicole Lefevers of Highway 10 West in Vale was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Lefevers was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 30) under $5,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today.

More Details Released In Connection To Arrest Following Reported Chase

More details have been released regarding the arrest of a suspect following a reported chase last week. 39-year-old Jason Travis Shook of Viewpoint Road in Newton was arrested last Thursday (August 25) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, and single counts of possession of a firearm by…

Man Hospitalized In Taylorsville Shooting

An incident described as a drive-by shooting is under investigation in Taylorsville. A man was injured in the incident, that occurred shortly after noon Monday (August 30), according to the Taylorsville Police Department. The victim was struck at least once and possibly multiple times. He was airlifted to a regional trauma center with life-threatening injuries.…

Caldwell County Shooting Suspect Sought By Authorities, Assistance From Public Requested

A shooting suspect from a case in Caldwell County is being sought. The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 35-year-old Justin Matthew Wilson. He’s being sought in connection to a shooting that occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday (August 29) on Allendale Circle off the Union Grove Road in Lenoir. Wilson is charged with…

Georgia Man Arrested in Burke County on Felony Meth Charges

45-year-old Jesus Antonio Franco Enriquez of Roswell, Georgia has been arrested on felony counts of trafficking of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver meth. On Friday (August 26), a multi-jurisdictional investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 18 pounds of methamphetamine.…

Hickory Man Faces Statutory Rape Charge

30-year-old Jonathan Paul Dyson of Colonial Lane in Hickory has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of statutory rape of a child by an adult. The case is from Cleveland County. Dyson was jailed today (August 29) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $45,000 secured bond. An appearance…

Lenoir Man Charged with Felony B&E

41-year-old Charles Daniel Ford of Chestnut Court in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (August 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers on a charge of felony breaking & entering. Following his arrest, Ford was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $7,500 secured bond. He is no longer listed as an inmate in Caldwell County.…

Hudson Woman Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

52-year-old Betty Diane Reed of Camary Lane in Hudson was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (August 28) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine. Following her arrest, Reed was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $5,000, secured. She is no longer listed as…

Newton Police Arrest Woman on Felony Drug Charge

28-year-old Ryan Marie Smith, with no listed address, has been arrested by Newton Police for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to half-an-ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Smith was jailed this morning in the Catawba County Detention Facility under an $8,000 bond. She remained in jail as of…

Lenoir Man Jailed Under $160K Bond

31-year-old Christopher Ryan Byrd of Rebecca Lane in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (August 28) on one felony count of failure to appear and three misdemeanor counts of failure to appear, as well as one misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. It’s not clear on which charges Byrd allegedly failed…

Sails Music Series to Return this Friday

The City of Hickory’s Sails Original Music Series returns at 7 p.m. this Friday (September 2) with the Greg Humphreys Electric Trio performing on The Sails Stage. The band is led by Greg Humphreys, who was born and raised in Winston-Salem. The Greg Humphreys Electric Trio was established in 2014 in New York City. They…

Students Return to School Today

Today (August 29) is the first day of school for students at most area schools, including school systems in Catawba County, Burke County, Caldwell County, and Alexander County, as well as Hickory Public Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools. Please share the road with school busses and exercise extra caution when driving in or near school…

Newton Man Charged with Rape of Child

21-year-old Sergio Alvizures-Abrego of Davenport Street in Newton has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on charges of statutory rape of a child less than 15-years-old, statutory sex offense with a child less than 15-years-old, indecent liberties with a child, and incest. Alvizures-Abrego was jailed Saturday (August 27) in the Catawba County Detention Facility…

Hickory Man Faces Felony Weapons Charge

56-year-old Vernon Lee Monroe of 1st Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (August 25) on one felony count of larceny of a firearm. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Monroe was not in possession of a weapon at the time of his arrest. The warrant for his arrest was issued on…

Lenoir Man Jailed on Attempted Kidnapping Charge

41-year-old Juan Cebrial Gales Corea of Vance Street in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (August 28) on a charge of felony attempted kidnapping. Following his arrest, Corea was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000, secured. He remained in jail as of this morning. No court date is…

Wilkes County Motorcyclist Killed in Saturday Crash

At about 1:30 p.m. Saturday (August 27), the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Wilkes County on East Carter Mill Road near Elkin Creek Mill Road. The deceased is 33-year-old James Daniel Holloway III from the Wilkes County community of Traphill. The accident occurred when a northbound 2011 Hyundai Santa…

Taylorsville Man Charged with Assault with Deadly Weapon

21-year-old John Thomas Asbury, Jr. of Taylorsville has been arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Asbury was arrested after an incident involving gunfire last Thursday (August 25). At that time, Deputies responded to a location off of Church Road in the Wittenburg Community after reports of a…

Silver Alert Issued for Asheville Woman [UPDATED 6:45 p.m.]

[NOTE: The Silver Alert for Ms. Burleson was canceled Monday afternoon. No further details are available.] The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman. She is 78-year-old Sandra Gale Burleson. Ms. Burleson is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Ms. Burleson is…

Public Input Meeting Planned for Miracle of Hickory Park Improvements

The City of Hickory has been planning for the improvement of the Miracle of Hickory Park and is now pursuing an opportunity to compete for an Accessibility for Parks grant to benefit veterans and individuals with disabilities. Citizens are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, September 13, at 7 p.m. to see a short…

Vehicle Stop Leads to Drug Charges; Service of Outstanding Warrants

23-year-old Austin Dwayne Black of Confederate Road in Lincolnton has been arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. In addition, he was served with outstanding warrants for felony breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession of stolen goods. He was also served with a…

L-R Announces Line-Up for Visiting Writers Series

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series, established in 1988, features readings and presentations by authors who have distinguished themselves in literature. The authors often meet with students to discuss the stories behind their works. All events, which take place on the L-R campus in Hickory unless otherwise noted, are free and the public is welcome to…

Lenoir Woman Jailed for Probation Violation; Faces Felony Meth Charge

47-year-old Monica Renee Brooks of N.E. Meadowood Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Probation & Parole Officers in Caldwell County Wednesday (August 24) for a probation violation. Brooks is on probation as she serves a 24-month suspended sentence following a May 2022 conviction in Caldwell County for possession of drug paraphernalia. Brooks was placed in…

Hickory Man Arrested on Forgery & False Pretenses Charges

33-year-old Dominique Terrell Stinson of 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday (August 24) on felony counts of forgery of an instrument and attempted obtaining property greater than $10,000 under false pretenses. The case dates back to 2021 and the warrant for his arrest was issued on August 15 of this…

Lenoir Man Jailed under Half-Million Dollar Bond on Multiple Felony Drug Charges

30-year-old Nigel Brooks Gibbs of N.W. Arlington Circle in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (August 25) on felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in heroin or opium, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance, and possession with intent to sell…

Program in Place to Help Catawba County Inmates Earn G.E.D.

The Catawba County Detention Facility has started a High School Equivalency Program intended to assist inmates wishing to obtain General Education Diplomas. The program is collaboration between the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, Catawba Valley Community College, and Dr. Donald Gray, who is the pastor at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Catawba. The program is available…

Newton Man Arrested After Fleeing from Officers

39-year-old Jason Travis Shook of Viewpoint Road in Newton has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine (two counts), possession of a firearm by a felon, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon…

Stony Point Woman Jailed for Failure to Appear on Drug Charges

39-year-old Misty Elaine Griffin of Stony Point was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers early Thursday morning (August 25) for failure to appear. It’s not clear on which charges Griffin failed to appear, but she has multiple upcoming Alexander County court dates, including an August 29 appearance in District Court for felony possession of methamphetamine…

Suspect Arrested in Connection to Tuesday Murder in Lenoir

49-year-old Fredrick Alvin Patterson of Lenoir has been arrested on a charge of unspecified murder in connection to the death of Douglas Antonio Burgess Tuesday (August 23). At about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Deputies found Mr. Burgess’ body in a grey Range Rover on Harpertown Drive in Lenoir. He died as the result of multiple gunshot…

Maiden Man Jailed on Forgery, False Pretenses, & Failure to Appear Charges

40-year-old Brandon Walt Kirksey of Leepers Creek Road in Maiden has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on three counts each of forgery of an instrument and obtaining property by false pretenses. He was also charged with failure to appear. Kirksey reportedly failed to appear in court on counts of driving while license revoked,…

Music Line-Up for Hickory’s Oktoberfest Announced

Hickory’s Oktoberfest has announced its Main Stage music line up for this year’s festival. The Main Stage will be located in the Lowe’s City Park parking lot in downtown Hickory. Friday, October 8 will feature The Jamie Trollinger Band beginning at 7:15 p.m. The Jamie Trollinger Band is a blues-infused roots-rock band. They’ll be followed…

Lenoir Man Jailed for Felony Probation Violation

50-year-old Johnny Jay Watson of Collettsville Road in Lenoir was arrested by Probation & Parole Officers yesterday (August 25) for a felony probation violation. Watson is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following an April 2021 conviction in Caldwell County for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. The Caldwell County…

“Foothills Kids Magazine” Expands Service Area

“Foothills Kids Magazine,” a non-profit organization that provides free local educational content to western North Carolina schools, has announced a service area expansion to Alexander County Public Schools. The magazine has also announced the theme for its upcoming second issue: “The American Revolution in North Carolina.” The issue will be provided, in print, to students…

Taylorsville Man Jailed on B&E and Larceny Charges

31-year old Christopher Allen Lyons of Taylorsville was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers Tuesday (August 23) and charged with felony breaking & entering and felony larceny after breaking & entering. Lyons allegedly broke into a manufacturing facility in the Wittenburg Community. Following his arrest, Lyons was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under…

Lenoir Man Arrested on B&E and Larceny Charges

51-year-old Charles Ryan Harris of Bradford Mountain Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (August 24) on felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Following his arrest, Harris was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $15,000, secured. He has since been released. A…

Mount Holly Woman Jailed in Newton for Failure to Appear

34-year-old Britany Palmer Seaferd of Mount Holly, North Carolina has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on multiple counts of failure to appear. She reportedly failed to appear in court as an habitual felon and on charges of felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Seaferd was…

Former Corrections Officer Now in Custody in Catawba County

36-year-old Calvin Clifford Acuff III of Pollard Drive in Morganton is now in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $225,000 secured bond. He was jailed in Newton yesterday (August 24) after he was initially held in Burke County. Acuff is a former North Carolina Department of Corrections Officer who had been assigned to facilities…

Inmate in Burke County Jail Dies

Shortly before 6:30 p.m. yesterday (August 23), detention staff at the Burke County Jail conducting a routine check found 40-year-old Jack Bradley Smith of Morganton in his cell, unresponsive. C.P.R. was administered until E.M.S. personnel arrived on the scene and took over. Mr. Smith was declared deceased at 7:08 p.m. by the medical staff at…

Homeless Hickory Man Arrested for Felony Parole Violation

54-year-old Michael Allen Squire, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 24) for a felony parole violation. Squire is on parole following a November 2018 conviction in Catawba County for felony attempted breaking & entering. He was also convicted as an habitual felon. He…

Granite Falls Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

31-year-old Wesley Brian Weaver of Dudley Shoals Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (August 23) for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Weaver was processed and given a custody release. He will appear in Superior Court on October 10 in Lenoir.

Lenoir Woman Charged With Being No Show In Court

41-year-old Shanda Michelle Johnson of Harper Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony failure to appear. Johnson was previously charged with multiple drug offenses including felony possession of methamphetamine. She was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court…

Fatal Shooting Reported In Caldwell County [UPDATED TO INCLUDE VICTIM’S IDENTITY 6:30 P.M.]

Tuesday (August 23) at 11:13 p.m. Deputies with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting at an address on Harpertown Drive in Lenoir. Upon arrival of Deputies to the scene a grey Range Rover was found occupied by a man who was deceased, apparently as a result of gunshot wounds.…

New County Attorney Named In Alexander County

Alexander County Government recently hired Ben Faulkenberry as County Attorney to serve as the county’s chief legal officer. Responsibilities include providing legal advice to the Alexander County Board of Commissioners, County Manager, and all county departments. In the new role, Faulkenberry will represent the county in all legal matters such as the preparation of contracts,…

Morganton Woman Charged With Assaulting Officer

30-year-old Tammy Renee Hall of Burke Drive in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (August 23) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged in Burke County with felony assault on a law enforcement, probation, or parole officer with physical injury. Hall is charged in Lincoln County with felony probation violation along with misdemeanor counts of first-degree trespass…

Hickory Woman Charged With Burke County Drug Offenses

63-year-old Diane Wilson of Little River Road in Hickory was arrested Monday (August 22) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) along with two misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule V controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond for Wilson…

Charlotte Man Jailed In Burke County On Drug Charges

31-year-old Jerman Odell Lean of Charlotte was arrested Tuesday (August 23) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin and possession of cocaine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, and carrying a concealed gun. Lean was arrested shortly after 4 a.m.…

More Information Released On Cocaine Trafficking Arrest In Caldwell County

43-year-old Rodrick Duane Dula of Idlewood Street in Lenoir was arrested last Wednesday (August 17) by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and Lenoir Police Department. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking in cocaine and one felony count of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance. WHKY previously reported on Dula’s arrest,…

Former Corrections Officer From Burke County Charged With Child Sex Crimes

36-year-old Calvin Clifford Acuff III of Attocoa Drive in Glen Alpine was arrested Tuesday (August 23) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. According to the Burke County Police To Citizen (P2C) website, he’s charged in Burke County with dissemination of obscene material to minors. In Catawba County, Acuff is charged with dissemination of obscene material to…

Newton Man Arrested in Hickory on Felony Warrant

37-year-old Stephen Wayne Peyatt of South College Avenue in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (August 20) on an outstanding felony warrant. Peyatt was taken into custody without incident shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday at a retail store and donation center on North Center Street in Hickory. He was processed and later…

Hickory Man Jailed on Meth & Failure to Appear Charges

60-year-old David Sean Eugene Riser of 3rd Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (August 20) for possession of methamphetamine and failure to appear on a felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. Riser was taken into custody without incident at about 3:20 a.m. Saturday at a club on…

Two from Pennsylvania Face Felony Charges in Iredell

47-year-old Clifton Nathaniel Gatling of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and 34-year-old Courtney Leanne Cole of Fayetteville, Pennsylvania have both been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on drug and weapons charges. They were both charged with felony counts of possession of cocaine and possession of a stolen firearm, along with misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed handgun…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Charge Of Violating Probation

42-year-old Donnie Edward Stevens of NE Bethel Colony Road in Lenoir was arrested last Wednesday (August 17) by Probation and Parole. He’s charged with probation violation. Stevens is on probation as a result of a conviction in September of 2021 in Caldwell County for felony larceny of a motor vehicle. He received a 36 month…

Caldwell EMS Captain Receives Award From State

On Friday (August 19) North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance Mike Causey presented Captain Michael Parnell of Caldwell County Emergency Services with a SAVE Award for his fire prevention efforts. Earlier this year, Parnell assisted Community Paramedics by installing smoke alarms in the home of a client. A few months later, the home caught fire, and…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Offense

38-year-old Errin Shane Smith of Clay Apartments Court in Lenoir was arrested Monday (August 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony uttering a forged instrument. Smith was given a custody release. A District Court appearance is scheduled Wednesday (August 24).

Valdese Man Jailed In Catawba County On Meth Charge

31-year-old Jesse Matthew Whitaker of Leger Road in Valdese was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and two counts of simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance. Whitaker was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August…

Woman Charged With Meth Possession, Having Burglary Tools, Following Traffic Stop

41-year-old Jennifer Lyne Leonard of Bethel Church Road in Marion was arrested Sunday (August 21) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of burglary tools and possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). On Sunday, shortly after 10 p.m., an officer traveling on Burkemont Avenue in Morganton initiated a traffic…

Man Who Crashed Into Law Enforcement Building In 2021 Back In Custody

33-year-old Brantly Lee Minton of Stony Point was arrested last Thursday (August 18) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with felony counts of parole and probation violations. Minton is also charged on a magistrates order for misdemeanor interfering with an electronic monitoring device. Minton is on parole after being released from custody on June…

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Break-in

27-year-old Dustin Edward Kidd of Burke County Line Road in Hickory was arrested today (August 22) by authorities in Caldwell County on charges from Catawba County. He’s charged with break or enter a motor vehicle, felony larceny, and possession of stolen goods. Kidd was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. A…

Law Enforcement Operation In Alexander County Results In Arrests, Traffic Citations

Last Friday (August 19), the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office conducted a one-day initiative entitled “Operation Back to School” along with the assistance of the Taylorsville Police Department, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety K-9 Unit. Operation Back to School was a joint interdiction effort to help with crime…

Lenoir Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

62-year-old Clyde Gene Pope of Craig Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (August 20) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Pope was released on $5,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (August 22).

Lenoir Woman Charged With Fleeing From Police, Probation Violation

26-year-old Gabrielle Nicole Bolick of Indian Grave Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (August 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and two counts of probation violation. Bolick is on probation as a result of convictions in June and July of 2022 for felony…

Suspect Charged With Rape, Assault

28-year-old Jonathan Charco of Riverwalk Loop in Denver, North Carolina, was arrested Thursday (August 18) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony second-degree forcible rape and misdemeanor assault on a female. Deputies responded to a call at the Riverwalk Apartments in Denver on February 28, 2022 to take a report of a past…

Conover Woman Charged With Being No Show In Court To Answer To Multiple Counts

28-year-old Ashlyn Dawn Buckner of 13th Street NW in Conover was arrested Sunday (August 21) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on counts of felony larceny, possession of methamphetamine, habitual larceny, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance and injury to personal property. Buckner was confined in the Catawba County…

Felony Drug Charge Among Counts Filed Against Man Arrested By Hickory PD

34-year-old Rashad Dominic Griggs of 20th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (August 21) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Griggs is charged with carrying a concealed gun and two counts of domestic violence protection order violation. He was incarcerated in the Catawba County…

Firearm Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

31-year-old Daryll Rashad Covington of 4th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Saturday (August 20) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. In addition Covington is charged with three misdemeanor counts of injury to personal property, along with two misdemeanor counts apiece of discharge a firearm in…

Hickory Man Charged With Larceny, Robbery

46-year-old Amario Dantai Miles of Village Circle in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny, common law robbery, and obtaining property by false pretense. Miles was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 22) under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Georgia Woman Jailed Under One-Million Dollars Bond On Burke County Drug Charges

36-year-old Krysten Terese Vlacancich of Canton, Georgia was arrested last Wednesday (August 17) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of level III trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth, maintain a vehicle for a controlled substance, and possession of meth. Vlacancich is also charged with misdemeanor…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Assault

31-year-old Rodney Tyler Boyce of Waterfalls Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (August 19) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Boyce was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set…

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

42-year-old Matthew Shane Sands of Goshawk Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (August 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Sands was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (August 22).

Man Jailed Under Half Million Dollar Bond On Felony Drug Charges

43-year-old Rodrick Duane Dula of Idlewood Street SW in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (August 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking in cocaine and one felony count of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Dula was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center in…

Hickory Man Jailed On Drug, Assault Charges

38-year-old Akeem Olajuwan Hosendove of 1st Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (August 18) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possesssion of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and simple assault. Hosendove was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,500 bond. A District…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Felony, Misdemeanor Charges

27-year-old Rodney Shane Townsend of Laytown Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (August 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor probation violation. Townsend was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is set for August 24.

Caldwell County Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Assaulting Officer

41-year-old Cody Dale Adkins of Jason Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (August 18) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Adkins is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault on…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

43-year-old Danny Ray Patterson, Jr. of SW Dulatown Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (August 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance. Patterson was released on $50,000 secured bond. A District…

Man Charged With Killing Deputy Among Two Apprehended In Burke County

Two men identified as brothers were apprehended in Burke County this week, one has been charged in connection to the fatal shooting of a Wake County Deputy. 29-year-old Arturo Marin Sotelo of Apex has been charged with murder. The charge is in connection to the death of 48-year-old Ned Patrick Byrd. Byrd was a 13-year…

Vale Man Charged After Allegedly Fleeing From Police

44-year-old Jason Bart Johnson of Lefevers Road in Vale was arrested Wednesday (August 17) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Johnson is also charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer, careless and reckless…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Viriginia

32-year-old Camren Javon Green of 20th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday (August 14) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted by the Portsmouth Police Department in Portsmouth County, Virginia for felony attempted breaking & entering and misdemeanor injury to personal property. Green…

Emergency Road Closure Announced By NCDOT

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has implemented an emergency closure on a road in Iredell County to perform substructure maintenance on a bridge. Olin Loop Road was closed in both directions Wednesday morning (August 17) near Josey Road to allow crews to safely perform a pile replacement. Work is expected to be complete by…

Hickory Man Charged With Being No-Show In Court On Drug Counts

56-year-old Dennis Ray Cherry of Highway 70 SW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (August 17) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cherry was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond. A…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Heroin Trafficking

27-year-old Steven Alexander Parlier of Rebel Run Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with trafficking, opium or heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Parlier was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 18) under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Catawba Resident Charged With Assaulting Officer By Multiple Agencies

62-year-old Joyce Lynn Wilson of Edna Street in Catawba was arrested Tuesday (August 16) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Newton Police Department. The Sheriff’s Office charged Wilson with felony counts of assault on a detention employee with serious injury and assault on an officer with serious injury and a misdemeanor…

Lincoln County Man Jailed In Catawba County On String Of Sex Offense Charges

49-year-old Michael Anthony Myers of Long Shoals Road in Lincolnton was arrested Wednesday (August 17) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with four felony counts apiece of indecent liberties with a child and sex act by a substitute parent or custodian, two felony counts apiece of statutory sex offense with a child and statutory sex…

Cancer Center In Caldwell County To Expand, Add New Technology

McCreary Cancer Center, a service of UNC Hospitals, is expanding in Lenoir. The expansion will add a brand new Elekta Infinity linear accelerator to the facility. The Elekta unit delivers high-energy x-rays to treat a diverse range of cancer patients with simple-to-complex radiotherapy needs, so they can optimally treat a wider range of patients. The…

Charlotte Man Sought for Felony Drug Offense in Iredell

29-year-old Antonio Maurice Montgomery, Jr. of Plum Creek Lane in Charlotte has been charged with one count of felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He has not been taken into custody. On Sunday (August 14), Iredell County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported noise disturbance at a large party on the…

Indecent Liberties Charge Filed Against Granite Falls Woman

57-year-old Tammy Bumgarner Cline of Maple Street in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (August 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony indecent liberties with a minor. Cline was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August 17).

Hickory City Council, County Commissioners Hold Meetings This Week

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday night (August 17). Re-elected officials took the oath of office. Mayor Hank Guess, Ward 4 Alderman David Williams, Ward 5 Alderman David Zagaroli, and Ward 6 Alderwoman Jill Patton were all sworn in Tuesday night. Minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda were all approved by council.…

Suspect Charged With Vehicle Break-in, Larceny, Damage To Property

36-year-old Robert Lee Netherton of Roberts Lane in Morganton was arrested Monday (August 15) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering to a motor vehicle, larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods, and larceny of motor vehicle parts along with a misdemeanor count of damage to personal…

Burke County Residents Charged With Attempted Murder In Caldwell County

32-year-old Amber Michelle Holland and 42-year-old Glen Louis Mann II, both of the same White Springs Road, Connelly Springs address, were arrested Tuesday (August 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects were charged with felony attempted first-degree murder. Holland is additionally charged with misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun. Both suspects were jailed in…

Felony And Misdemeanor Charges Lodged Against Morganton Man

27-year-old Frank Christopher Franklin of Burkemont Road in Morganton was arrested Monday (August 15) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony concealment of merchandise in a mercantile establishment and misdemeanor larceny by trick. Franklin was arrested just before 8:30 p.m. Monday and was placed in jail in Morganton under $2,500 secured bond. His…

Burke County Man Charged With Meth Possession

21-year-old Dakota Jordan Bradley of Mountain Meadows Drive in Morganton was arrested last Saturday (August 13) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Bradley was arrested shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday at an address on Burkemont Road in Morganton. Bond was set at $5,000 secured. The…

Morganton Man Charged With Strangulation

46-year-old Demetrio Valadez Sarabia of Jamestown Road in Morganton was arrested Sunday (August 14) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault by strangulation. Sarabia was arrested shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday at an address on Jamestown Road in Morganton. He was placed in the Burke County Jail under a 48 hour hold,…

More Information Released Regarding Arrest Of Newton Man On Cocaine Trafficking & Firearm Charges, Allegedly Had Children Conceal Drugs, Gun

36-year-old Alvin Juanwon Linebarger of Tipps Road in Newton was arrested Monday (August 15) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, single counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and possession of a firearm by a felon, and three counts of misdemeanor child abuse. WHKY…

One Arrested & One At-Large in Lincoln County Break-In

28-year-old Keon Miles Hunt of Cleveland County has been charged in Lincoln County with breaking & entering a building, larceny after breaking & entering, and larceny of a firearm. In Cleveland County, he has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of stolen property, and more. In connection to the same…

Conover Man Arrested in Iredell on Indecent Liberties Charge

78-year-old Johann Stoltz of 3rd Street N.E. in Conover has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on two counts of felony indecent liberties with a minor. Events leading to the arrest began on July 18 when the the Sheriff’s Office took a report involving indecent liberties with a minor. An Iredell County Detective observed…

Wastewater Discharge Reported In Hickory

The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater on Monday (August 15) of an estimated 34,000 gallons at 2051 Snow Creek Road NE. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Snow Creek due to a pipe failure. The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event on 08/15/2022 and is reviewing the matter.…

Man Charged With Trafficking Offenses After Being Stopped By Police

52-year-old Ronnie Eugene Burleson of Charlotte was arrested Saturday (August 13) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin by possession and transport. On Saturday, Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation on Garner Bagnal Boulevard in Statesville. During the…

Library Offers Home Delivery For Hickory Seniors

As part of its Senior Outreach Program, Hickory Public Library offers home delivery services for seniors within City limits who cannot travel to library buildings due to health or transportation challenges. Library staff will deliver materials to individuals once per month and collect the previous month’s items at the same time. Hickory resident, 94-year-old Esther…

Officials In Alexander County Looking To Expand Broadband Internet Access

Alexander County Government is currently partnering with Open Broadband, LLC and Zirrus to expand broadband internet access to unserved and underserved areas of the county. If you need high-speed internet service, you can add your name and address to Open Broadband’s waiting list at www.openbb.net/alexanderco or you can contact Zirrus at 1-336-463-5055 to check availability.…

Newton PD Arrest Hickory Man On Charges Of Being No-Show In Court

40-year-old Jarred Wallace Cheek of 36th Avenue Drive NE in Hickory was arrested Friday (August 12) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of selling methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cheek was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. A Superior Court date is scheduled for…

Hickory Resident Charged With Meth, Marijuana Possession

35-year-old Casey Renee Blackwell of 25th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (August 14) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. The charges filed against the suspect are possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Blackwell was incarcerated in the Catawba County…

Newton Man Charged With Cocaine Trafficking

36-year-old Alvin Juanwon Linebarger of Tipps Road in Newton was arrested Monday (August 15) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, single counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and possession of a firearm by a felon, and three counts of misdemeanor child abuse. Linebarger…

Claremont Woman Charged With Drug Trafficking

37-year-old Chelsea Rose Wilson of Crystal Street in Claremont was arrested Friday (August 12) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with trafficking in schedule II controlled substance. Wilson was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. She remained in jail as of earlier today (August 16). A District Court date was scheduled…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Burke County Drug Offenses

35-year-old Julie Marie Fenner of Melody Lane in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (August 14) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday a Public Safety Officer responded to Morganton Heights Boulevard in reference to a larceny…

Morganton Man Jailed On Fugitive Warrant From Virginia

29-year-old Joshua Ray Lambert of Mclean Street in Morganton was arrested Friday (August 12) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Lambert is also charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Lambert was arrested shortly after 4 p.m. Friday after a Public Safety officer…

Lenoir Residents Charged In Connection To Vehicle Theft

28-year-old Darian Lee Wood of Connelly Springs Road and 33-year-old Blake Lee Greene of Kincaid Hill Road, both from Lenoir, were arrested Friday (August 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. Wood is charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Greene is charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and probation violation.…

Lenoir Man Charged With False Pretense Offenses

24-year-old Matthew Wade Kersey of Quail Ridge Court in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (August 14) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. Kersey was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center late Sunday afternoon under $11,000 secured…

Hickory Woman Jailed In Caldwell County On Fugitive Warrant

37-year-old Ashley Anna Addington of Pineview Court in Hickory was arrested Friday (August 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Addington is wanted in Florida on unspecified charges. She’s also charged with misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Addington was placed in the Caldwell County Detention…

Claremont Man Charged On Out-Of-State Fugitive Warrant

54-year-old Steve William Taylor of Hagen Road in Claremont was arrested Friday (August 12) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Taylor is wanted in Virginia on unspecified charges. Taylor was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $500,000 secured bond. He remained in jail…

Man Arrested Following Reported Standoff In Alexander County (Updated with more information, 1:31 p.m., 8/15/22)

39-year-old Brandon Bowen Warren was arrested Sunday (August 14) by authorities in Alexander County. He’s charged with failure to appear on outstanding warrants from Martin County, North Carolina. He’s charged in that county with multiple counts including indecent liberties with a child and child abuse. In Alexander County, Warren is charged with vandalism, damage to…

Statutory Rape, Indecent Liberties Charges Lodged Against Conover Resident

22-year-old Darwin Aguilar Vasquez of 7th Street SW in Conover was arrested Friday (August 12) by Newton Police Officers. The suspect is charged with two counts apiece of statutory rape of a child and indecent liberties with a child. Vasquez was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $300,000 bond. A District Court date…

Additional Information Released On Arrest In Meth Trafficking Case

40-year-old Ashley Sylvester Butler of Bethel Road in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of meth, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Butler is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.…

New School Resource Officers Added To Catawba County Schools

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Maiden Police Department are adding a total of seven additional deputies and officers to their existing ranks of School Resource Officers (SROs). These SROs are being added to further enhance safety and security at Catawba County’s elementary schools. The Catawba County Board of Commissioners, Maiden Town Council and Catawba…

More Details Released On Arrest Of Morganton Man In Connection To Break-in

47-year-old Jason Michael Dalton, who lists addresses on Chapman Hollow and on Gold Mine Road in Morganton was arrested last Wednesday (August 10) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods. WHKY previously reported on Dalton’s arrest. More information has…

Guilty Plea Entered In Catawba County Murder Case, Stanly County Man Sentenced To Prison Time

A Stanly County man received a maximum sentence of more than seven years in prison in connection with the murder of a Granite Falls man in Hickory in 2017. 36-year-old Thomas Alexander Seabrooks of Stanfield pleaded guilty in Catawba County Superior Court Thursday (August 11) to manslaughter. The case was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s…

Connelly Springs Man Charged With Meth Trafficking, Probation Violation

54-year-old Kevin Lee Huffman of Mount Hebron Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested Thursday (August 11) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine, single felony counts of possession of a weapon by a felon and probation violation, and a misdemeanor count of probation violation. Huffman is on probation…

Hickory Man Charged With Failing To Appear On Felony, Misdemeanor Charges

41-year-old Cody Dale Adkins of Spring Meadows Drive in Hickory was arrested Thursday (August 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on felony counts of chop shop activity by theft, fraud, or other illegal means, larceny after breaking and entering, and break or enter a motor vehicle. Adkins is also charged…

Hickory Man Jailed On Meth, Heroin Charges

34-year-old Dustin Allen Morton of Harris Farm Road in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and resisting a public officer. He’s also charged on orders for arrest with three counts of misdemeanor larceny. Morton was placed in the Catawba…

Hudson Man Jailed On Drug Charges In Catawba County

34-year-old Jonathan David Turney of Kristin Lane in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Turney is charged on a warrant for arrest with possession of stolen goods. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 12) under…

Man Charged With Sex Offense & Multiple Assault Counts

43-year-old Bryon Ross Sears of Stony Point was arrested Thursday (August 11) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of second-degree forcible sexual offense and assault with serious bodily injury along with a count of assault on a female. Sears was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under $175,000 secured bond.…

Lincolnton Man Sentenced To Federal Prison Time For Trafficking Meth

A Lincoln County man has been sentenced to prison time in a meth trafficking case. On Thursday (August 11), U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced 65-year-old Ronald Keith Scronce of Lincolnton, to 168 months in prison and five years of supervised release for trafficking methamphetamine. The announcement was made by Dena J. King, U.S.…

Two Individuals Sentenced In Federal Case Involving Drug Trafficking In Catawba County

Two individuals charged with drug trafficking in and around Catawba County have been sentenced to federal prison time. On Thursday (August 11) U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced 38-year-old Da Lee of Lawrenceville, Georgia, and 52-year-old Paul Mark James of Gastonia to 168 months or 14 years, and 54 months or four years, six…

Man Dies From Gunshot Wound, More Details Released On Arrest Of Man On Firearm Charge

We have more details connected to an arrest previously reported on WHKY. On Thursday (August 11) we reported on the arrest of 32-year-old Joe Angel Rangel of 14th Street NE in Hickory. He was charged Wednesday (August 10) with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Rangel has…

Break-in, Stolen Goods Charges Lodged Against Morganton Man

47-year-old Jason Michael Dalton of Gold Mine Road in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (August 10) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods. Dalton was arrested just before 5 p.m. Wednesday at an address on Doe Run in Morganton. He…

Man Arrested By Authorities In Burke County On Charge Of Stealing Vehicle Parts

24-year-old Mark Forrest Fletcher was arrested Wednesday (August 10) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of motor vehicle parts. Fletcher was arrested at an address on Walker Road in Morganton shortly before midnight Wednesday and placed in jail in Morganton under $2,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Trafficking

39-year-old Regina Mae Speagle Crouch of Friendly Park Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (August 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine. Crouch was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August 11).

Hickory Man Charged With Firearm Offense

32-year-old Joe Angel Rangel of 14th Street NE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting a public officer. Rangel was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 11) under $50,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Hickory Man Jailed On Vehicle Break-in Charge

45-year-old William Timothy Amburn of Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with break or enter a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, and resisting a public officer. Amburn was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 11) under $18,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Lenoir Man Jailed In Catawba County On Larceny Charge

26-year-old Jacob Elijah Miller of Trenton Park in Lenoir was arrested today (August 11) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny. Miller was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court date was scheduled today.

Caldwell County Man Charged In Animal Cruelty Case

60-year-old Darrell William West of Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony animal cruelty. On Sunday (August 7) the Lenoir Police Department contacted Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement (ACE) regarding two dogs left unattended in a vehicle on Pennell Street. Lenoir Police Officers arrived to find two…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Trio Of Felony Drug Charges

42-year-old Travis Lynn Killian of NW Advent Circle in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (August 10) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance. Killian was jailed in the Caldwell…

Guardrails To Be Installed On Pedestrian Bridge In Hickory, Road Closures Announced

Contractors will install new guardrails on the City Walk pedestrian bridge across N.C. 127 in Hickory starting Friday (August 12). This work will require the closure of Main Avenue NE, from Second Street NE to First Avenue NE, from 7 a.m. Friday, August 12, through 6 a.m. Friday, August 19. The sidewalks on the Main…

Hickory Resident Arrested On Felony Charges Including Probation Violation

43-year-old Alicia Rae Lail of Icard Dam Road in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (August 10) by Probation and Parole Officers. The charges filed against Lail are felony counts of probation violation, larceny, and possession of stolen property. Lail is on probation as a result of a conviction in May, 2020 in Caldwell County on a…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Felony, Misdemeanor Charges

25-year-old Dylan Kyler Tolbert of Connelly Springs Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 9) by Probation and Parole Officers. He’s charged with felony probation violation along with misdemeanor counts of larceny, second-degree trespassing, and possession of stolen property. Tolbert is on probation as a result of a conviction in May of this year in…

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Reports Scam

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office was recently notified that there is a “jury duty scam” being conducted. The caller is asking for money on green dot cards. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the scammers are even giving out names of deputies saying they will come and arrest you if you don’t pay. According to the…

Cemetery Cleanup Scheduled In Hickory

Cemetery maintenance crews will soon begin cleanup efforts to improve the appearance of City of Hickory cemeteries by removing any previous arrangements that do not align with the City’s regulations. While flower arrangements are a popular way to honor family and friends who have passed, those items can become weathered and worn. To help enhance…

New Health Director Named In Alexander County

Billie Walker has been appointed to serve as Health Director in Alexander County. She has been named as the new head of the Alexander County Health Department after serving as Interim Health Director since May following the retirement of Leeanne Whisnant. Walker has worked her way up the ladder at the health department since 2003…

Alexander County Woman Charged By Multiple Agencies Following Traffic Stop

40-year-old Cindy Darlene Moore of Taylorsville was arrested Tuesday (August 10) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged by the Sheriff’s Office with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony probation violation out of county. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol charged Moore with driving while impaired, driving…

High Point Man Charged In Connection To Break-in At Hickory Business

28-year-old David Rae McFarlane of High Point was arrested last Saturday (August 6) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building and larceny after breaking and entering. McFarlane is charged in connection to a break-in at AT & T Mobility on Highway 70 SE in Hickory. The…

Lincolnton Man Indicted In Catawba County On Meth Charge

42-year-old Anthony Jawan Farley of Lincolnton was arrested Tuesday (August 9) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged on a bill of indictment with possession of methamphetamine. Farley is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Following the arrest, the suspect was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court…

Hickory Man Charged With Habitual Larceny

27-year-old Mark Edward Hinson of Meadow Brook Lane in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (August 9) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony habitual larceny and failure to appear on a count of habitual larceny. Hinson was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $14,000 bond. District Court dates were scheduled today (August…

Lincolnton Man Charged In Catawba County With Multiple Offenses Including Conspiracy

18-year-old John David Charles of East Sycamore Street in Lincolnton was arrested Tuesday (August 9) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with felony conspiracy, going armed to the terror of people, two counts of resisting an officer, and failure to appear on counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and assault on a female.…

Lenoir Man Jailed On Probation Violation Charges

32-year-old Charles Aaron Carr of Weed Lane in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 9) by Probation & Parole Officers. He’s charged with two counts of felony probation violation. Carr is on probation as a result of a conviction in Caldwell County in November, 2021, on charges including felony possession of stolen goods, felony obtaining property…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Fleeing From Police, Vehicle Theft

28-year-old Joseph Lee Eaker of Peachtree Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (August 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Eaker was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Caldwell County Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

53-year-old Randy Glenn Isaacs of Powell Brickyard Road in Lenoir was arrested last Friday (August 5) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Isaacs was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center following his arrest under $3,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A District Court appearance…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Break-in, Vehicle Theft

21-year-old Angel Gabriel Minton of Quail Ridge Court in Lenoir was arrested last Saturday (August 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. Minton was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. She remained in jail as of earlier…

Alexander County Receives $650,000 Grant

The NC Department of Commerce Rural Economic Development Division has awarded a $650,000 Rural Transformation Grant to Alexander County Government to rehabilitate property located at 16 West Main Avenue in Taylorsville. The county will contribute $100,000 to the project, which is estimated to cost $750,000. The Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) spearheaded the grant…

Additional Statutory Sex Offense Charge Lodged Against School Employee

More charges have been filed against an Iredell County Schools employee previously arrested on statutory rape and indecent liberties charges. On Monday (August 8) deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad served two more arrest warrants on 36-year-old Elizabeth Suzanne Bailey of Bluff Court in Statesville. The warrants charge her with felony statutory…

Mother And Son Killed In Monday Crash

A mother and son were killed in a crash in Lincoln County Monday (August 8). The deceased are 54-year-old Belinda Shrewsbury Baker and 10-year-old Michael Paul Baker, both of Vale. At approximately 2:15 p.m. Monday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to N.C. 27 near Asbury Church Road. A 1999 Nissan Sentra attempted to…

Indecent Liberties Charge Lodged Against Hickory Man

40-year-old Charles Sonny Hill of 17th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested last Friday (August 5) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with indecent liberties with a child and breaking or entering. Hill was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,800 bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (August 9). District…

Long View PD Arrests Hickory Man On Meth, ID Theft Charges

38-year-old Samuel Everette Young of 2nd Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Monday by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, identity theft, and expired or no inspection. In addition, Young is charged on orders for arrest with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and resisting a…

Hickory Woman Charged With Break-in Offenses

38-year-old Kimberly Dawn McDaniel of 16th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (August 8) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony larceny after breaking and entering and two counts of breaking or entering. McDaniel was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,500 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled today and for…

Charlotte Woman Charged With Providing Drugs To Inmate In Alexander County

51-year-old Fanisha Locke of Charlotte was arrested Monday (August 8) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony providing contraband to an inmate. In April of this year, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Alexander Correctional Institution in reference to a conspiracy to deliver controlled substances to inmates via mail. Evidence…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Break-in With Intent To Terrorize

45-year-old Curtis Ashley Hollar of Charleston Court in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (August 7) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure. Hollar was released on $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled Monday (August 8).

Lenoir Man Charged With Break-in, Vehicle Theft

32-year-old Willie Ferman Ferguson of Grandin Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (August 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and larceny of motor vehicle parts. Ferguson was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under…

Hickory Man Charged With Theft, Fleeing From Police

45-year-old Andrian Demonz Woods of 7th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Sunday (August 7) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny, flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, felony speeding to elude arrest with two aggravating factors, two counts of simple assault, and single counts of misdemeanor larceny and driving while…

Newton Man Charged With Stealing Vehicle Parts

22-year-old Chandler Chea Rankin of North College Avenue in Newton was arrested Sunday (August 7) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of motor vehicle parts along with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, resisting a public officer, and damage to personal property. Rankin was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,000…

Hickory Man Jailed On Drug Charges

21-year-old Alex Lee Lineberger of 5th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (August 6) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. In addition, Lineberger is charged with misdmeanor counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, no operators license, and speeding. He’s also charged…

Three Arrested in Lincoln County; Accused of Stealing Credit & Debit Cards

37-year-old Natalie Rowles, 22-year-old Javlera Vejera, and 22-year-old Salome Aracelly Jara-Madriaza have all been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies on charges of larceny, obtaining property by false pretenses, identity theft, and more. The three are accused of stealing a woman’s purse and using her credit cards to purchase gift cards. On August 2, Deputies…

Two Lincoln County Missing Persons Found

Two people who went missing from Lincoln County last week have been located. On Friday (August 5), Khiera Cimon Hall and her children were found in Charlotte. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report that the mother and her children are safe. 22-year-old Patrick Russell Edwards of Vale was last seen on August 2 when he left his residence…

Granite Falls Man Wins $250,000 Lottery Prize

Johnny Shull of Granite Falls tried his luck on a $5 scratch-off and won a $250,000 prize. Shull bought his lucky 20X The Cash ticket from Market Basket on Dudley Shoals Road in Granite Falls. He arrived at lottery headquarters Friday (August 5) to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings,…

Man Drowns In Lake James

A Burke County man drowned over the weekend in Lake James. The deceased is 78-year-old Julius Kocsis of Morganton. Saturday (August 8) at approximately 2:15 p.m., a possible drowning was reported to the Burke County Emergency Communications Center by a boater on Lake James, near the Linville Boat Access on N.C. 126. Emergency personnel responded…

Drexel Man Charged With Meth, Firearm Offenses

47-year-old Bobby Ray Workman of Abernathy Circle in Drexel was arrested Sunday (August 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Workman was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $65,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was…

Man Charged With Kidnapping, Shooting Into Vehicle

44-year-old Joshua Lee Hull of Vale was arrested Friday (August 5) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a felon, discharging a firearm into occupied property, identity theft, and assault with serious bodily injury. Last Thursday (August 4) officers were dispatched to the residence in…

Morganton Man Charged With Exploiting 102-Year-Old WWII Veteran

66-year-old Joseph Oswald Civitello of Morganton was arrested Friday (August 5) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of exploitation of the elderly and obtaining property by false pretenses. Civitello owns and operates Joseph’s Home Improvements in Morganton, NC. The victim, a 102 year old World War II Navy veteran, filed a…

Additional Information Released On Arrest Of Morganton Man On Caldwell County Trafficking Charges

27-year-old Chad Michael Sampson of Ridge Court in Morganton was arrested last Thursday (August 4) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, traffic in heroin or opium, and maintain a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. WHKY previously reported on Sampson’s arrest, more information has been released on the case.…

More Details Released in Arrest of Charlotte Man on Fugitive Warrant

More details have been released in the arrest of 59-year-old James Howard Finlayson, who is listed as a homeless person from Charlotte. Finlayson was arrested by Conover Police last Thursday (August 4) on a felony fugitive warrant, as reported Friday on WHKY. He was also charged with uttering a forged instrument and forgery of endorsement.…

Gamewell Fire Chief Passes Away

The Gamewell Volunteer Fire Department’s Chief, Sam Smith, passed away yesterday (August 4) at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Chief Smith had been a member of Gamewell Fire Department for over 35 years, serving as a firefighter, officer, a member of the board of directors, and fire chief. Details regarding funeral services have not yet been…

Lenoir Man Jailed on Felony Meth Charge

61-year-old Roy Ulbert Cook of N.W. Horton Place in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Officers yesterday (August 4). He was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Cook was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $3,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of this morning. A first appearance in District Court…

Lenoir Man Arrested on B&E and Larceny Charges

52-year-old Eric Lee Watson of Deerbrook Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (August 4) on felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. He was also charged with failure to appear on a misdemeanor. Following his arrest, Watson was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center…

Hickory Man Arrested on Fugitive Warrant from Pennsylvania

35-year-old Andrew Marquise Izard of 1st Street S.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Izard is wanted by the York County Sheriff’s Office in York, Pennsylvania for failure to appear on a D.U.I. charge. He was accused of driving under the…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Meth Possession

40-year-old Deanna Lynn Ross of Deborah Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (August 4) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine. Ross was released on $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for August 22.

Morganton Man Charged With Trafficking Offenses In Caldwell County

27-year-old Chad Michael Sampson of Ridge Court in Morganton was arrested Thursday (August 4) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, traffic in heroin or opium, and maintain a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. Sampson was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District…

Unemployment Rates Increase Across Hickory Metro, State

Unemployment rates increased in all of the Hickory Metro counties and across most of the state according to the latest update. The report, which shows the June unemployment rates, was released Wednesday (August 3) by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division. Catawba County’s unemployment rate is 3.8 percent, an increase…

Charlotte Man Jailed In Catawba County On Forgery, Fugitive Charges

59-year-old James Howard Finlayson of Charlotte was arrested Thursday (August 4) by Conover Police Officers. He’s charged with uttering a forged instrument, forgery of an endorsement, and on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Finlayson was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. He remained in jail as of…

Morganton Woman Charged With Vehicle, Identity Theft Counts

36-year-old Erica Monta Kincaid of New Lane in Morganton was arrested Thursday (August 4) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and identity theft. Kincaid is also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, probation violation out-of-county, and larceny. She’s also charged with failure…

Conover Woman Charged With Habitual Larceny

29-year-old Shamekia Rena McCombs of Rutile Street in Conover was arrested Wednesday (August 3) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony habitual larceny and misdemeanor second-degree trespass. McCombs was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. She remained in jail as of earlier today (August 5). A District Court date is…

COVID Vaccine Using Traditional Technology Now Available At Public Health

Catawba County Public Health is now offering the Novavax vaccine to individuals who have previously not been vaccinated for COVID-19. It uses more traditional vaccine technology, the same as what is used for flu, Hepatitis B and shingles, making it an alternative for people who are not comfortable with the mRNA technology used by Pfizer…

Man Killed In Wednesday Night Crash

An Iredell County man died in a crash earlier this week. The deceased is 26-year-old Alexander Christian Turner of Mooresville. On Wednesday (August 3) at approximately 11:05 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Houston Road at Weathers Creek Road. A 2007 Victory motorcycle was traveling east on Houston Road, failed to stop…

Authorities Seek Help in Locating Missing Maiden Woman

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Lincoln County woman. She is 25-year-old Khiera Cimon Hall of Angel Lane in Maiden. Ms. Hall was reported missing yesterday (August 3) by her mother, Lewanda Smith. Ms. Smith told Officers that Khiera Hall was supposed to bring her children to…

Lincoln County Deputy Stops Man from Jumping into River

A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy has been credited with saving a man from jumping from a bridge into the South Fork River. Deputy Holden Prater was on routine patrol Monday (August 1) on Long Shoals Road when he spotted a man sitting partially over a concrete guardrail on the bridge over the river. Deputy Prater…

Hudson Woman Charged With Felony Drug Offense

34-year-old Heather Nichole Russell of Maynors Mobile Home Park in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (August 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Russell was released on $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for August 24.

Missing Man Sought By Authorities

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man. 22-year-old Patrick Russell Edwards of Highway 27 West in Vale was last seen Tuesday (August 2) at approximately 6:30 a.m. when he left his residence to go to work. Edwards is described as a white male, six feet tall,…

Morganton Woman Charged With Felony Heroin, Meth Offenses (updated with additional information, 11:10 a.m., 8/4/22)

35-year-old Amber Dawn Harris of Wallace Road in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (August 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine. Wednesday at approximately 11:00 a.m. Harris was stopped driving a 1995 Toyota Camry on Cajahs Mountain…

Suspect Named In Shooting, Police Seeking Assistance

A suspect has been named in connection to a shooting incident that occurred in late July. 30-year old Joshua Lynn Sylvester of Statesville is being sought for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The charges are related to an incident…

Hickory Man Charged With Statutory Sex Offense

35-year-old Erick Omar Hernandez of 7th Avenue Drive SW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (August 3) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with statutory sex offense with a person less than 16-years-old by a person more than six years older. Hernandez was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court…

Man Charged With Firing Shots In Neighborhood

47-year-old Dallas Johnson Norman of Scotsman Drive in Troutman was arrested Tuesday (August 2) by Troutman Police Officers. He’s charged with going armed to the terror of the public, injury to real property, and injury to personal property. Last Friday (July 29) at approximately 10:45 p.m. officers with the Troutman Police Department responded to a…

Taylorsville Man Jailed on Meth & Child Abuse Charges

44-year-old Phillip Allen Griffin of Caldwell Road in Taylorsville was arrested by Hudson Police yesterday (August 2) for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor child abuse. Following his arrest, Griffin was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of this morning. An appearance in Superior…

More Details Released re Drug Trafficking Arrest in Conover

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office has released more information regarding the arrest of 29-year-old Dustin Neal Cooke of Raleigh Street in Conover. His arrest was initially reported by WHKY yesterday (August 2). On Monday (August 1), Narcotics Investigators executed a search warrant at Cooke’s residence. The search resulted in the discovery and seizure of 5.01…

Stony Point Man Charged With Drug Offenses

33-year-old Keith Edward Hoover of Stony Point was arrested by authorities in Alexander County on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and possession of heroin along with a misdemeanor count of possession of schedule III controlled substance. Hoover was surrendered to custody by a bail bondsman…

Newton Woman Jailed On Meth Charge

24-year-old Jessie Rehann Allen of East 11th Street in Newton was arrested Tuesday (August 2) by Newton Police Officers. She’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Allen was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,000 bond. She remained in jail as of earlier today (August 3). A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Woman Jailed On Drug, False Pretense Charges

33-year-old Adrienne Renee Kilby of the Wilkes County community of Millers Creek was arrested last Saturday (July 30) by Taylorsville Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and obtaining property by false pretense along with a misdemeanor count of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. Kilby was incarcerated in the…

Caldwell County Woman Charged With Offenses In Alexander County

26-year-old Melinda Danielle Weaver of Hudson was arrested today (August 3) by authorities in Alexander County. She’s charged on warrants for failure to appear. Weaver was charged in April with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen goods or property. Weaver was placed in the…

Alexander Commissioners Discuss Property Revaluation

As the Alexander County Tax Office prepares for the 2023 revaluation, Tax Administrator Doug Fox and Jimmy Tanner with Tanner Valuation Group presented a revaluation update and schedule of values to the Alexander County Board of Commissioners at Monday’s (August 1) meeting. By N.C. General Statute, counties are required to conduct a revaluation at least…

Catawba Man Accused of Trafficking Opioids

43-year-old Patrick Thomas Havens of Sugar Farm Road in Catawba was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers Sunday (July 31) on felony counts of trafficking in opioids by possession and trafficking in opioids by transportation. He was arrested after Investigators stopped a vehicle on Highway 16 South for a window tint violation. Patrick Thomas Havens…

New Hours Announced For Recycling Convenience Center

Beginning Saturday, August 6, the City of Hickory’s Recycling Convenience Center will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on Saturday and Sunday. Despite the City’s efforts to provide information and guidance to Convenience Center visitors, the new weekend closure is necessary to prevent contamination of recycling and dumping…

Health Officials Issue Reminder Regarding Back To School Shots

Children will be headed back to classrooms across Catawba County in just a few short weeks. One way to ensure that they are healthy and ready to return is through routine vaccinations and health assessments. North Carolina state law requires vaccinations for children and teens entering Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grade. Rising kindergartners and children…

Conover Man Jailed On String Of Drug Charges

38-year-old Dustin Neal Cooke of Raleigh Street in Conover was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth, marijuana, schedule II and schedule VI controlled substances. He was also charged on an order for arrest with possession with intent to manufacture, sell,…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Littering, Assaulting Officer

44-year-old Warren Raymond Werkheiser of Lenoir was arrested Monday (August 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony littering greater than 500 pounds and misdemeanor assault on a government official. Werkheiser was taken into custody early Monday morning and placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. He remained in…

Lenoir Woman Jailed On Charges Of Fleeing From Police, Violating Probation

32-year-old Tara Nicole Wood of Winhurst Street SE in Lenoir was arrested Monday (August 1) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and probation violation. Wood is on probation as a result of a September, 2021 conviction in Catawba County for felony possession…

Man Arrested In Taylorsville On Charges From Catawba, Forsyth Counties

31-year-old Cody Wayne Sigmon, who has listed addresses in Connelly Springs and Claremont was arrested Sunday (July 31) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged in Catawba County with failure to appear on felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and failure to return a hired motor vehicle. Sigmon is also…

Man Jailed In Alexander County On Drug Charges

28-year-old Travis Cornelius Pharr, who lists a Statesville address but is also reported to be a resident of Alexander County, was arrested Friday (July 29) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, and driving…

Former Iredell County School Employee Charged with Statutory Rape

36-year-old Elizabeth Suzanne Bailey of Bluff Court in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of statutory rape of a person 15 years of age or younger, indecent liberties with a minor, and sexual activity with a student. Bailey worked at Northview Academy, formerly known as the Pressly Alternative School.…

Morganton Man Killed In Crash

A Burke County resident was killed in a Sunday evening crash. The deceased is 25-year-old Myrian Dashea Reid of Morganton. On Sunday (July 31) at approximately 6:40 p.m., Highway Patrol responded to N.C. 181 near Frank Whisnant Road. A 1995 Cadillac DeVille was traveling south on NC 181, crossed the centerline, and collided with a…

Lenoir Man Arrested on Assault Charges

26-year-old Marquel James Jackson of Virginia Street in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (July 31) for assault on a female and assault inflicting physical injury on a law enforcement officer or probation & parole officer. He was also charged with a probation violation. Jackson is on probation as he serves a…

Lenoir Man Jailed on Felony Meth Charge

32-year-old Richard Hunt Wheeler of Hawthorne Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Friday (July 29) for felony possession of methamphetamine. Following his arrest, Wheeler was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000, secured. He remained in jail as of this morning (August 1). No court date is currently…

Officials Discuss Highway 127 Widening Project

The NC Hwy. 127 widening project and a proposed “swap” with the City of Hickory were discussed at a meeting with NC Department of Transportation Division 12 Engineer Mark Stafford last Monday, July 25. Alexander County Commissioners Ronnie Reese, Marty Pennell, and Kent Herman were in attendance, along with County Manager Rick French, members of…

Lenoir Man Jailed In Catawba County On Drug Charges

27-year-old Randtavious Montrees Leonard of Todd Street NW in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance along with single counts of possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana, and…

Newton Man Charged With Felony Heroin, Marijuana Counts

23-year-old Dmell Donta Covington of South Bost Avenue in Newton was arrested Friday (July 29) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of heroin and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana along with a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Covington was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention…

Woman Charged With Felony Offense By Conover PD

37-year-old Sarah Katherine Jordan of Carderwoody Road in Statesville was arrested Saturday (July 30) by Conover Police Officers. She’s charged with felony larceny. Jordan was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August 1).

Hickory Police Arrest Man On Meth, Animal Cruelty Charges

55-year-old Royce Lee Cox, whose address was not listed, was arrested Saturday (July 30) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, cruelty to animals, and driving while license revoked. Cox was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $4,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled today (August…

Man Killed after Being Struck in Business Parking Lot [UPDATED 6 p.m.]

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian. The incident occurred at approximately 6:50 Friday night (July 29) in Iredell County. The deceased is 43-year-old Jason Wayne Bare of Harmony. The Highway Patrol responded at about 7:45 p.m. The accident happened at River valley Ingredients, a division of Tyson…

Lincoln County Business Broken Into, Suspects Sought

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a break-in early Friday morning (July 29) at Tractor Supply on Gilman Road in Denver, N.C. Deputies were dispatched to the scene shortly before 1:30 a.m. Friday after the Communications Center received a report from an alarm company that a break-in had occurred. When officers arrived on the scene…

Electric Boat Manufacturer to Build Plant in McDowell County

Forza X1, Inc., a builder of electric-powered boats, will invest $10.5 million to establish a new manufacturing plant in McDowell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced yesterday (July 28). The company will create 170 jobs in Marion. Forza X1 and its parent company, Twin Vee PowerCats, are headquartered in Fort Pierce, Florida. Forza X1 is developing…

Morganton Man Arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Larceny

39-year-old James Roy Woodie of Walker Road in Morganton was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (July 28) on one felony count of conspiracy to commit larceny. Following his arrest, Woodie was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Facility with bond set at $3,000, secured. He has since been released. An appearance in District…

Attempted Murder Charge Filed Against Hickory Resident

19-year-old Siah Jamar Shaiquez Cornwell of 8th Street Place SE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (July 28) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with attempted first-degree murder. Cornwell was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (July 29).

Man Arrested Following Reported Chase, Suspect Charged In Two Counties

45-year-old Christopher Ronald Thomas Perkins of Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 28) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged in Alexander County with flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, failure to heed blue light or siren, reckless driving to endanger, speeding, failure to wear a seat belt and injury to personal property. Perkins…

Suspect In Statutory Rape Case Sought

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation’s Division is seeking the public’s assistance in finding a suspect in a statutory rape case. 39-year-old Solomon Deprince Norwood, whose last known address was 415 Bryant Road in Morganton, is being sought by authorities. He is described as a black male, 5’11”, 151 pounds, with black hair and…

Suspects Charged In Caldwell County Drug Case

30-year-old Tevin O’Brian Dalton and 28-year-old Jasmine Danielle Farley were arrested Wednesday (July 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. Dalton is charged with felony counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the sale of controlled substance, and possession of marijuana, along with a misdemeanor count of resisting a public…

Conover Man Arrested on Drug & Weapons Charges

47-year-old Jawara Igwe Moore of 2nd Street Place S.W. in Conover has been arrested by Conover Police on a long list of drug charges. He was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, trafficking in methamphetamine, the manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park,…

Hickory Man Killed In Wednesday Night Crash

A man was killed in a crash late Wednesday night (July 27) in Caldwell County. The deceased is 53-year-old Ralph Preston Wolfe, Jr. of Hickory. Wednesday at approximately 10:45 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to U.S. 321 near the intersection of Alex Lee Boulevard. A 2020 Tao moped, a 2003 Nissan Altima,…

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Drug Offense

41-year-old Robert Lewis Miller, Jr. of Honeycomb Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked. Miller was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured…

Hudson Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft

28-year-old Kayla Marie Russell of LeClare Street in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (July 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and breaking and entering to an automobile. Russell was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. A District Court date is…

Pedestrian Struck By Multiple Vehicles

An investigation is being conducted into an incident in which a pedestrian sustained serious injuries after being struck by multiple vehicles. Last Saturday (July 23) at 5:50 a.m., the Lenoir Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 1500 block of Morganton Boulevard. The investigation indicated that a pedestrian was…

Conover Woman Charged With Vehicle Break-in, Firearm Offenses

23-year-old Taylor Renee Patrie of Panama Drive in Conover was arrested Wednesday (July 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to an automobile, larceny of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Patrie is also charged with misdemeanor larceny. She was placed in the…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Drug Offenses, Harboring Fugitive

28-year-old Jasmine Danielle Farley of German Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of traffic in heroin or opium, maintain a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance, and harboring a fugitive. Farley was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Facility under $350,000 secured bond. A…

Olin Man Accused of Shooting Girlfriend

20-year-old Jhonathan Morales of Tabor Inn Lane in Olin has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Events leading to the arrest began yesterday (July 26)…

Fatal Crash Reported In Iredell County

A man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Iredell County Tuesday (July 26). The deceased is 67-year-old Rodney Steve Forner of Wirtz, Virginia. On Tuesday, at approximately 4:50 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Interstate 40 West near Stamey Farm Road (Exit 146). A 2003 Subaru Outback was traveling west, ran…

Shooting Under Investigation, Information Sought

A shooting that resulted in a man being sent to the hospital is under investigation. Monday (July 25) at approximately 11 p.m., the Statesville Police Department received a report that an individual was inside a residence on Wilson Lee Boulevard suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers arrived on scene and found a 29-year-old Statesville man.…

Catawba Man Charged With Assault, Fleeing From Police

41-year-old Brandon Alomonzo Lineberger of Catawba was arrested Tuesday (July 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill along with a single count of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Following the arrest, Lineberger was placed in the Catawba County…

Hickory Woman Charged With Violating Probation

32-year-old India Oshay Weaver of Valley Field Drive in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (July 26) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with two counts of felony probation violation and two counts of defraud a drug or alcohol test. According to online records, the last conviction record for Weaver was in 2018 in Catawba County…

Woman Charged By Hickory PD With Malicious Conduct

32-year-old Whitney Danielle Snapp, whose address was not listed, was arrested Tuesday (July 26) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with malicious conduct by a prisoner and false report to a police station. Snapp was being held in the Catawba County Detention Facility as of earlier today (July 27) under $14,500 bond. District Court appearances…

Fire Damages Hickory Home, Smoke Alarms Alert Occupants

Smoke alarms alerted occupants of a Hickory home to a fire in their residence. Shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday (July 27) the Hickory Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 449 17th Avenue NE. When firefighters arrived they saw smoke coming from the front door. The two story home suffered moderate damage. Due…

Man Awaiting Trial In Double Murder Case Reportedly Seeks To Represent Himself

A Burke County man who is awaiting trial in a 2016 double murder case has asked the courts to fire his attorneys and allow him to represent himself in the case. 39-year old Scott Devon Hemphill is charged with two counts of murder and two counts of first-degree kidnapping in connection to the deaths of…

City of Hickory Municipal Election Update — FINAL RESULTS

In the City of Hickory municipal elections today (July 26), with all 21 precincts reporting, these are the unofficial results… HICKORY MAYOR Hank Guess — 1,763 votes — 87.23% Al Hoover — 235 votes — 11.63% Write-In (Miscellaneous) — 23 votes — 1.14% HICKORY CITY COUNCIL, WARD 5 David P. Zagaroli — 1,265 votes —…

United Way School Supply Drive Continues through Aug. 1

The Catawba County United Way has collected thousands of items donated through the month of July as part of its school supply drive. The items can be stockpiled by all three local public school districts – Catawba County, Hickory Public, and Newton-Conover. The 2022 United Way School Supply Drive runs through August 1. Donations can…

Sherrills Ford Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Larceny

47-year-old David Lee Edwards of Moccasin Drive in Sherrills Ford was arrested by Hickory Police on Friday, July 15, on multiple felony counts of larceny and one misdemeanor count of making a false report to a police station. He was also charged with failure by a sex offender to report a change of address. Edwards…

City Of Hickory Election Today

The City of Hickory municipal election is today (July 26). There are contested races for Mayor and City Council Ward 5, in addition to uncontested City Council contests. The Mayoral race features incumbent Hank Guess being challenged by Al Hoover. The Ward 5 City Council race is between incumbent David Zagaroli and challenger Chris Simmons.…

Conover Man Charged With Strangulation

23-year-old Gabriel Dawson Propst of Indian Springs Drive NW in Conover was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with assault by strangulation, assault on a female, identity theft, attempt to break or enter a motor vehicle, and four counts of felony probation violation out of county. Propst was placed in the Catawba County…

Burke County Man Charged With Felony, Misdemeanor Offenses

56-year-old Phillip Dewayne O’Connell, who is listed as a homeless person from Morganton was arrested Monday (July 25) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of larceny and failure to appear along with a misdemeanor count of resist, delay, and obstruct an officer. It’s not specified what charge O’Connell failed to appear…

Morganton Man Jailed On Meth Trafficking Charge

40-year-old Ashley Sylvester Butler of Bethel Road in Morganton was arrested Monday (July 25) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony trafficking methamphetamine. WHKY has reported on multiple recent arrests of this suspect. On May 26, authorities in Burke County arrested Butler on a felony count of possession of a weapon by a…

Man Charged In Connection To Death Of Pedestrian

An arrest has been made in connection to the death of a pedestrian in Statesville earlier this month. Last Thursday (July 21) the Statesville Police Department Traffic Division obtained a warrant for the arrest of 64-year-old Robert Lee White of Statesville on charges of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and reckless driving. On Friday, July…

New York Man Charged With Fleeing From Police In Iredell County, Linked To Winston-Salem Shooting

33-year-old Carolton Vernell McCrimmon of Port Washington, New York, was arrested Sunday (July 24) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged in Iredell County with felony flee to elude arrest, careless and reckless driving, carrying a concealed weapon, resist, delay, and obstruct a public officer, maintain a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance, possession of…

“Jury Duty Scam” Reported in Lincoln County

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of calls today (July 25) from concerned residents about calls they received claiming that they had failed to appear for jury duty and would be arrested. The scam is known as “the jury duty scam.” Typically, elderly citizens are the targets. In the most recent incidents,…

Taylorsville Man Jailed On Caldwell County Drug Charge

39-year-old Joshua Luke Warren of Dewey Elder Lane in Taylorsville was arrested Saturday (July 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Warren was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center just after noon Saturday under $10,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (July 25). A…

Granite Falls Man Charged With Meth Possession

44-year-old Derrik Sean Casto of Dudley Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (July 24) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Casto was released on $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 25).

Man Charged With Disseminating Obscene Materials

49-year-old Jeffrey Scott Rinck of L.R. Schronce Road in Iron Station was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of dissemination of obscene materials to minors under the age of 13. According to information released today (July 25), the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding the alleged crimes on…

Maiden Woman Charged With Stealing Vehicle

41-year-old Michelle Leigh Walker of South D Avenue in Maiden was arrested Sunday (July 24) by Maiden Police Officers. She’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, simple assault, and disorderly conduct. Walker was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 25).

Conover Man Jailed On Meth Charge

32-year-old Kenmar Lackey Antone of Largo Court in Conover was arrested Saturday (July 23) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. Antone was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (July 25). A District Court date is set for August 8.

Catawba County Man Charged With Attempted Break-in

43-year-old Chance Jerome Seagle of Westbrook Drive in Newton was arrested Sunday (July 24) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with attempt to break or enter a building and resisting a public officer. Seagle was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for September 12.

Newton Man Charged With Being No-Show In Court To Answer To Multiple Counts

54-year-old Kelly Raynard Staton of South Ervin Avenue in Newton was arrested Friday (July 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and felony probation violation. Staton was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. Superior Court dates…

Man Charged In Connection To Theft Of Ambulance

A Winston-Salem man has been charged in connection to the theft of a Catawba County ambulance. 37-year-old Ervin Dewayne Alexander was arrested by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle in connection to the ambulance theft. That charge was filed in Forsyth County. Alexander is also charged in Iredell…

Shooting Under Investigation

A shooting that resulted in the hospitalization of the victim is under investigation. On Sunday (July 24), shortly after 5:00 a.m., the Statesville Police Department received a report of a gunshot victim at Iredell Memorial Hospital. The victim, a 45-year-old Statesville man, was transported to the hospital in a personal vehicle. The victim sustained a…

Suspects Wanted for Bank Robberies, Including an Attempted Lincoln Co. Robbery, Arrested

42-year-old Christopher Jason McNeill of Cary and 30-year-old Dillon James Surrett in Hendersonville have been arrested as the suspects involved in a string of bank robberies, including an attempted robbery in Denver, North Carolina. A U.S. Marshal’s Task Force and Police in Fredericksburg, Virginia arrested the two men in connection to crimes stretching from South…

Burke County Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Offense

42-year-old Dwayne Alan Smith of Baptist Camp Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Thursday (July 21) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle. Smith was arrested shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday at an address on Old N.C 18 in Connelly Springs. Following the arrest, bond was set…

Lenoir Woman Charged With Felony Drug Crimes

47-year-old Paula Mae Collins of Ridge Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, or dwelling for controlled substance, and possess, manufacture, sell, or deliver controlled substance on or…

New Emergency Notification System Announced

Alexander County Government recently selected Hyper-Reach as its new emergency notification system, which replaces the former CodeRed alert system. Citizens are urged to register with the new service as their contact information will not carry over to the new system. The county plans to use the service for alerts about weather and environmental hazards, missing…

Hickory Municipal Election Next Week, Alexander County Adopts Early Voting Procedures For Fall

The City of Hickory municipal election is next week. Early voting runs until Saturday (July 23) and the election will take place next Tuesday (July 26). There are contested races for Mayor and City Council Ward 5. The Alexander County Board of Elections met this week to discuss and adopt an early voting plan for…

Hickory Man Charged With Violating Terms Of Probation

24-year-old Nicholas Troy Conley of 1st Avenue Street SE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (July 21) by authorities in Catawba County. He’s charged with felony probation violation. Conley is on probation as a result of a June, 2020 conviction in Catawba County for indecent liberties with a child. Conley was jailed in the Catawba County…

Hickory Man Charged With Fleeing From Police, Possessing Stolen Vehicle

47-year-old Jose Manuel Flores, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Thursday (July 21) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest, possession of a stolen vehicle, injury to real property, and possession of an open container. Flores was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under…

Hickory Man Arrested On Meth Charge

32-year-old Michael Ray Walker of Cape Hickory Road in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (July 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Walker was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (July 22). Superior Court…

Vale Man Jailed In Catawba County On Charges Including Rape

33-year-old Austin Sinclair Anthony of Bridle Path Drive in Vale was arrested Thursday (July 21) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree forcible rape and communicating threats. Anthony is also charged with Probation and Parole with felony probation violation. Anthony was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $39,500 bond. District Court dates…

Hickory Man Arrested on B&E, Larceny, and Drug Charges

36-year-old Austin Byron Locke of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Saturday afternoon (July 16) on felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance. Locke was taken into custody without incident at about…

Morganton Man Jailed On Fugitive Warrant From PA

28-year-old Haneef Avery, who is listed as a homeless person from Morganton, was arrested Wednesday (July 20) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from justice. Shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday, Public Safety Officers responded to an address on West Union Street in reference to a psychiatric call.…

Assistant County Manager Named In Catawba County

Paul Murray has been named Assistant County Manager for Catawba County. He begins in that role on August 29, 2022. Murray will join County Manager Mary Furtado and Assistant County Manager Alison Alexander on the county’s leadership team. As an assistant county manager, Murray will collaborate with county leadership and department heads to carry out…

Hickory Man Charged With Breaking Into Place Of Worship

29-year-old William Marshall Shook, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Wednesday (July 20) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with breaking and entering to a place of worship and felony larceny after breaking and entering. Shook was also charged by Probation and Parole with two counts of parole violation.…

Man Involved In Selling Firearms In Case Investigated By Hickory PD Sentenced To Federal Prison Time

A convicted felon was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison Wednesday (July 20) for selling firearms without a license and illegal gun possession in a case that involved authorities in Statesville and Hickory. 38-year-old Anthony Dewayne Daye of Statesville was sentenced to 151 months or 12 years, seven months in prison along with…

Suspect In Double Murder In Davie County Arrested In Caldwell County

A man wanted in connection to the murder of a man and woman in Davie County was arrested in Caldwell County. 31-year-old Anthony LaQuane Brooks of Salisbury was found Wednesday (July 20) at a residence in Caldwell County. He was taken into custody without incident by Davie and Caldwell County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the…

Two Arrested in Statesville on Felony Drug Charges

33-year-old Charod Terron Terry of Lark Glen Drive in Mooresville and 28-year-old Teona Kejohnette Bruner of Ascending Lane in Statesville have both been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of a concealed weapon, and misdemeanor…

Three Suspects Charged In Meth Trafficking Case

36-year-old Eric Dale Jones of Dellwood Drive in Lenoir, 29-year-old Dylan Wayne McBryar of Dogwood Drive in Hickory, and 43-year-old Roy Sheldon Morris of Fairwood Drive in Hudson were all arrested Tuesday (July 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Jones is charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine by possession and transport and felony…

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Assault Charge

29-year-old Montavious Quamae Sims of 8th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late Friday night (July 15) on one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury. Sims was taken into custody without incident at about 11:45 p.m. Friday at the Blue Ridge Heights apartment complex on 1st Street S.W. in Hickory.…

Speeding Prevention Initiative Underway In Region, State

Law enforcement officers throughout the Hickory Metro and across North Carolina are patrolling the roads through Sunday (July 24) to make sure motorists obey speed limits as part of the “Speeding Wrecks Lives” campaign, a national initiative in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Mark Ezzell, director of the Governor’s Highway Safety…

Claremont Man Arrested On Charges Of Violating Probation

40-year-old Victor Eugene Leatherman of Highway 16 North in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (July 19) by Probation and Parole Officers. He’s charged with three counts of felony probation violation. Leatherman is on probation as a result of a conviction in Catawba County in February of this year for felony counts of possession with intent to…

Meth And Fentanyl Charges Filed Against Man Arrested Tuesday In Catawba County

21-year-old Ethan Trent Roten of Hamptonville in Yadkin County was arrested Tuesday (July 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and fentanyl, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Roten…

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Failing To Appear In Court In Catawba County

35-year-old Jacquelynn Rachel O’Malley of Connelly Springs Road in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (July 19) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on counts of financial card fraud, financial card theft, and obtaining property by false pretense. O’Malley was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $75,000 bond. A…

Suspect Charged In Connection To May Armed Robbery

22-year-old D’Angelo Malindsay Barker of Statesville was arrested Tuesday (July 19) by Statesville Police Officers. He’s charged with robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapon, failure to appear, and two counts of probation violation. Barker is charged in connection to the armed robbery of the D&D Express/Market Basket on Salisbury Road on May 6, 2022.…