A Caldwell County man will spend five to seven years in prison following his conviction for two counts of felony breaking and entering, one count of felony flee to elude arrest and admission of his habitual felon status.
38-year-old Jamie Todd Miller of Granite Falls, was given the active prison term by the Honorable David A. Phillips, Superior Court Judge from Gaston County, following his guilty plea during Caldwell County Superior Court on Monday, October 21, 2019.
He had previous felony convictions for breaking and entering in Caldwell County (2002), breaking and entering in Burke County (2005), and breaking and entering a motor vehicle in Caldwell County (2012).
On November 18, 2017, Miller broke into a Granite Falls secured storage business and stole various tools, electronics and a generator. Investigators with Granite Falls Police Department tracked the defendant through Caldwell County and identified him via business surveillance footage and store receipts as Miller used a credit card stolen from one of the storage units.
A surveillance camera captured video footage of a distinctive SUV pulling into the parking lot of a Lenoir civic organization on January 13, 2018. It showed Miller exiting the vehicle and breaking into several vehicles by smashing a window on each. He took cell phones, coins and other items from the vehicles.
Officers from the Lenoir Police Department located the vehicle at a restaurant that same day. The defendant fled in the vehicle and led officers on a chase through Lenoir. He ultimately abandoned the vehicle and ran away on foot. Officers found the SUV along with Miller’s wallet inside.
The cases were investigated by Sgt. Ferguson of the Granite Falls Police Department, and Officers Nichols and Sanders of the Lenoir Police Department. Assistant District Attorney Jennifer C. Mathews prosecuted matters for the State.
27-year-old Matthew Aron Jones of Scotts Creek Road in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. According to information released today (October 22) by the Sheriff's Office, he's charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure and misdemeanor assault on a female by a male over 18-years-old.
On October 6, 2019 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in reference to an assault involving a 13-year-old child. Upon completion of the investigation, arrest warrants were obtained for Matthew Aron Jones charging him with the break-in and assault counts.
Jones was arrested on October 15. Bond was set at $20,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for November 4.
In August of 2019, a report was filed that stated Jones was found inside the same residence the most recent incident occurred. Jones was arrested and charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering at the time. He went to trial, and was found guilty of the charges on October 7. Felony charges are still pending.
The City of Hickory will once again offer curbside collection of leaves, as one of the many services provided by the Solid Waste Division of Public Services. Each collection area of the City will have two pickups, and time allotted in each area is based on the number of mature trees and the size of each collection area. This service is dependent on the weather and citizens are asked to be patient and understand that pickup could be delayed due to inclement weather.
Here is the schedule for leaf pickup. The Northwest A Quadrant pickup will be November 11-15 and December 16-20. The Boundaries of Northwest A are the city limits on the west, North Center Street on the east, north of Norfolk Southern Railroad and south of 12th Avenue NW (Geitner Road), 6th Street NW, and 16th Avenue NW.
Northwest B Quadrant pickup dates will be November 18-22 and December 23-27. The boundaries of Northwest B are all of the city limits north of 12th Avenue NW (Geitner Road), 6th Street NW, 16th Avenue NW, and west of North Center Street. Pickup dates for the Southeast and Southwest Quadrants are November 25-29 and December 30-January 3. And leaf pickup for the Northeast Quadrant are December 2-13 and January 6-17.
Citizens are reminded that the City collects leaves and yard waste year round, if the material is placed in clear plastic bags or 32-gallon containers marked Yard Waste. These materials are collected on the citizens’ regularly scheduled garbage collection day. For information regarding leaf collection in the City of Hickory, call (828) 323-7500.
44-year-old Charles Edward Fenner of Hanks Mobile Home Park in Hudson was arrested Monday (October 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. Fenner was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $2,500 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled Wednesday (October 23).
39-year-old Michael Adrian Dula of SW Virginia Street in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (October 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with failure to appear on a felony and resist, delay, and obstruct a public officer. Dula was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $62,500 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is set for December 2, a District Court date is slated for December 4.
34-year-old Larry Scott Helton of Players Ridge Road in Hickory was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. According to information released Monday (October 21), he was arrested last Friday (October 18) and charged with four felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one felony count of discharging a weapon into occupied property. Helton was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled Monday.
29-year-old Michael Leon Travis of Oakwood Avenue in Claremont was arrested Monday (October 21) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony habitual larceny. Probation and Parole also charged Travis on a parole warrant. Following the arrest, Travis was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (October 22).
38-year-old Matthew Hugh Black of Confederate Road in Lincolnton was arrested twice recently by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. The arrests were made on October 12 and October 18.
Black is charged with two felony counts apiece of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. In addition, Black is charged with single counts of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, and misdemeanor possession of stolen property. He is also facing charges filed by the Lincolnton Police Department.
Black is accused of breaking into a residence in the 900 block of McRee Road in Lincolnton and removing items including a welder, large truck tool box and other various tools valued at $3,000. The break-in was discovered by the homeowner on October 14.
Black is also charged in connection to a break-in on or about September 23 to a residence in the 1600 block of Startown Road in Lincolnton. Entry to the house under renovation was made by prying open a back door. Stolen in the break-in were power tools, hand tools, a pressure washer and other items. The value of the stolen goods was placed at $5,600. Black was also charged with possession of a vehicle stolen from an auto repair shop on the Maiden Highway in Lincolnton.
Bond for Black has been set at $107,500 secured. He has upcoming District Court dates on October 31, November 12, and December 17. A Superior Court appearance is slated for November 7. The investigation is continuing by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
34-year-old Sarah Noel Davis of Congo Road in Wilkesboro was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.
Last Tuesday, (October 15), deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to break-in that was in progress at a residence on Paddock Road in Union Grove. The caller gave a description of the suspect. When deputies arrived on scene they spotted the suspect standing in the victim’s driveway. She was identified as Sara Noel Davis.
During the investigation the victim told officers that Davis walked into his home, and started cussing him. She then walked past him, and removed a roll of toilet paper. Davis was arrested at the scene and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where she was charged with.
Bond was set at $7,500 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for November 4.
40-year-old Shandrick Tyrone Rankins of North Patterson Street in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance (crack cocaine), possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule IV controlled substance (alprazolam), and maintaining a dwelling for the use or sale of a controlled substance.
Last Monday, (October 14) officers executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence on North Patterson Street in Statesville. Investigators received information about Shandrick Rankins possibly distributing crack cocaine in the community. During the investigation, investigators purchased crack cocaine on more than one occasion from Rankins at that residence.
Investigators found .3 grams of Crack Cocaine, and 79 dosage units of Alprazolam, also known as Xanax hidden inside the residence. Rankins was transported to the Iredell County Jail where he was issued a $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for November 5.