37-year-old Jossie Jane Lester of Sunset Road in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (January 10) for felony failure to appear on two counts of larceny by servant or other employee and failure to appear on a felony probation violation. She was also charged with misdemeanor failure to appear on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Lester is on probation as she serves a suspended sentence following an August 2016 conviction in Catawba County for felony larceny by servant or other employee.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident at about 45 minutes after midnight at a shopping center on Springs Road N.E. in Hickory. Lester was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $101,000, secured. She'll appear in District Court on January 30 and in Superior Court on March 21, both in Newton.