28-year-old Antonio Shaquille Williams of Main Avenue Drive N.W. and 28-year-old Garan Colby Wilburn of 11th Street N.W., both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police at 5:15 p.m. on July 20. They were both charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Williams was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm, while Wilburn was charged with felony possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana). According to H.P.D.’s arrest reports, both men were in possession of a handgun at the time of their arrests.
They were taken into custody without incident at the intersection of 7th Avenue S.E. and 8th Avenue S.E., near Kiwanis Park in Hickory. Williams and Wilburn were jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond for each set at $75,000, secured. Neither man is currently listed as an inmate in Catawba County. First appearances in District Court were scheduled on July 21 with their next court dates coming up on October 7 in Newton.