39-year-old Joseph Edward Roberts of Wesley Chapel Church Road in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:25 last night (August 23) on one felony count of breaking & entering to terrorize or injure. He was also charged with domestic criminal trespass, assault on a female, shoplifting, and second-degree trespassing.
Roberts was arrested in connection to an incident on July 30 of this year when Hickory Police responded to a report of a break-in and an assault & battery at a residence on 17th Street S.E. in Hickory. Warrants for Roberts’ arrest were issued on July 31 and served last night.
Roberts was taken into custody without incident at a grocery store on Highway 70 S.W. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton with an additional court date set for September 14.