39-year-old Jesse Henry Hammer of Jessie Mays Lane in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday (February 21) on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Hammer allegedly failed to appear in court on charges of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance (two counts); possession of meth (two counts), possession of drug paraphernalia (five counts), felony possession of a scheduled II controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked.
Hammer was taken into custody without incident at about 10:40 Sunday night at a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $166,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for April 6 with a Superior Court date coming up on April 19, both in Newton.