25-year-old James Robert Nipper, Jr. of Rimrock Road in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday (August 29) on felony counts of assault inflicting serious injury and breaking & entering a motor vehicle. According to Hickory Police, Nipper assaulted the victim and damaged the victim’s vehicle.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident at 12:01 a.m. Sunday at a convenience store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. Nipper was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $6,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday (August 30) in Newton.