37-year-old John Nathan Hobbs of Fleetwood, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:35 yesterday afternoon (June 11). He was charged with a felony probation violation. Hobbs had been listed as an absconder from probation.
He was on probation following an Ashe County conviction in April of this year on multiple counts of larceny and larceny after breaking & entering. He was serving a 24-month suspended sentence.
Hobbs was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for June 18.