38-year-old Carlos Ted Abbott and 39-year-old Monica Pruitt Abbott, who are both listed as homeless persons from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday (October 19). Carlos Abbott was charged with felony failure to appear. He faces one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Monica Abbott was charged with felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, along with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
They were arrested after Hickory Police conducted a traffic stop at a church on Highway 70 S.W. During the stop, Officers learned that Carlos Abbott had an outstanding warrant. Officers also found 0.8 grams of methamphetamine, one dosage unit of Clonazepam, and drug paraphernalia.
Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. Carlos Abbott was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. Monica Abbott was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released under a $10,000 unsecured bond. Carlos Abbott will appear in Superior Court on January 19 in Newton, while Monica Abbott was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.