49-year-old Tommy Lee McCombs of Hickory was convicted this week in Catawba Co. Criminal Superior Court on two counts of felony larceny and one count of felony possession of cocaine. He was also convicted as an habitual felon. McCombs was sentenced to no less than 103 months and no more than 136 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.
The larceny crimes occurred in December 2013 and February 2014 in Hickory and involved the theft of body wash valued at $10.68 and men’s clothing valued at $35.99 from two local merchants. The misdemeanor larceny offenses were elevated to the felony level based on the defendant’s prior convictions for misdemeanor larceny.
The cocaine possession occurred in December 2013 in Hickory and was the result of a trespassing complaint in which McCombs was found to have cocaine in his possession.
Officers Paul Clark, Joshua Null and David Lee of the Hickory Police Department conducted the respective investigations and Assistant District Attorneys Brenda Brewer, Michael Van Buren and Kyle Smith prosecuted the cases. The Honorable Timothy Kincaid presided over the convictions.
McCombs will be transported to the Division of Adult Correction for processing.