45-year-old Richard Lenoir Church III of 7th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 4 p.m. yesterday for a felony probation violation. He was also charged with misdemeanor second-degree trespassing. Church is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following a conviction last month in Catawba County for felony assault. The warrant for his arrest was issued on June 20.
Church was taken into custody without incident at an address on 1st Avenue S.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,500 secured bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for July 15 & 26 in Newton.