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28-year-old Jarrel Shavar Niles of 13th Street Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday (April 25) on one felony count each of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and speeding to elude arrest and misdemeanor counts of discharging a firearm within the city limits and driving while license revoked.

He was arrested after Officers responded to a reported dispute with at least one shot fired in the parking lot at the Hickory Tavern on North Center Street after the Tavern had closed for the night. Employees gave Officers a description of the suspect and his vehicle.

Another Officer responding to the scene spotted the vehicle. After a brief chase, the vehicle was stopped on the 1600 block of 29th Avenue N.E. Niles was arrested. 1.7 grams of crack cocaine were found in the vehicle. The handgun was not found.

Niles was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today (April 27) in Newton.

21-year-old John Markel Gaither of Highway 16 South in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (April 27) on one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer and two felony probation violations.

He was taken into custody at about 2:30 a.m. after Police responded to the Deluxe Inn on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory in reference to a harassment complaint involving Gaither and his girlfriend. Officers located Gaither on 29th Avenue Place N.E. where he was detained and arrested on the outstanding warrants for his arrest.

The resisting charge was filed after Gaither refused to get into the patrol vehicle. At H.P.D., he refused to be photographed or fingerprinted.

Gaither was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,500 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in court today in Newton.

At about 9:12 this morning (April 27), South Fork Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 2602 Keever Dairy Farm Road in southern Lincoln County.

A neighbor discovered the fire and notified 9-1-1. The neighbor had used a water hose in an attempt to extinguish the fire. Upon arrival, Firefighters found smoke coming from the home. The fire was brought under control by 9:42 a.m. No one was at home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The home suffered heavy damage.  

Initially the South Fork Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched, along with the Boger City and Alexis fire departments. Due to a lack of hydrants and water supply in the area, the High Shoals Volunteer Fire Department was asked to respond with a tanker. In total, 11 Firefighters, four engines and two tankers responded. Lincoln County E.M.S. was also dispatched for standby.

Investigators from the Lincoln County Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating.

29-year-old Montrell Curtis Barger of Trillium Fields Drive in Charlotte was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (April 26) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance and misdemeanor resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

He was arrested when an Officer on foot patrol at the Sunny Valley apartment complex on 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory saw two subjects exit an apartment and get into a vehicle. He watched as the two subjects sat in the vehicle with the engine off.

As the Officer approached, he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. A subsequent search turned up 9.2 grams of marijuana in the vehicle. Barger, who was in the driver’s seat, was charged. The other subject was not charged.

Barger was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (April 27) in Newton.

46-year-old Teddy Dean Allen of Grier Street in Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincolnton Police on charges of manufacturing marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. 

On Saturday night (April 25), Patrol Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at Allen’s residence. Upon arrival, Officers spoke to both the female and male parties at the residence. Upon further investigation, Officers found and seized two marijuana plants on the property.

Allen was taken into custody and placed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond. A first appearance in Lincoln County District Court was set for today (April 27).

Allen has previous convictions for indecent liberties with a child, failure by a sex offender to register a change of address, assault on a female and several traffic related charges.

19-year-old Jeffrey Shane Ramsey of 31st Avenue Lane N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:50 Sunday morning (April 26) on warrants out of Alexander County for felony possession of a schedule VI controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and misdemeanor failure to appear on a drug paraphernalia charge.

Following his arrest, Ramsey was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $9,500 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (April 27) in Taylorsville.

We have more information on an arrest we first reported last week. 36-year-old James Ralph Boyd Jr. of Ridge Court in Morganton was arrested last Thursday (April 23) by Burke County Narcotics Task Force Officers. He was charged with possession of firearms by a convicted felon, possession with intent to sell and deliver psylocybin mushrooms, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver MDMA or ecstacy, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Last Thursday, the Burke County Narcotics Task Force with assistance from an outside agency attempted to locate and serve two outstanding warrants on James Ralph Boyd Jr. at his residence.

After a brief standoff, Boyd and another occupant exited the residence. Drug paraphernalia could be seen from the front doorway of the residence and the unnamed occupant stated there were firearms inside the residence. Investigators secured the premises and obtained a search warrant for Boyd’s residence.

During the execution of the search warrant, Investigators located two firearms, approximately 173 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms, Methamphetamine, MDMA/Ecstasy, and marijuana, along with other drug paraphernalia.

Boyd was placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $150,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (May 4). Additional charges are pending.

A suspect is being sought in connection with the theft of items from a business in Iredell County. On March 30th, 2015 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office from The Dollar General Store at 610 Mocksville Hwy Statesville in reference to larceny. According to the store manager the white female in the photographs with this story took several items from the store without paying for them.

The female was seen on security video taking several items of clothing from the store. The female then left the store without paying for these items. If anyone recognizes the female in the photographs, or has any information please call the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, Detective Sergeant R.W Gregory at 704-878-3180 or contact Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.

26-year-old Corey Alan Hamby of Ventures Ridge in Morganton was arrested this morning (Monday, April 27) on charges filed by authorities in Burke County. Hamby’s arrest is listed on the Catawba County Jail inmate website and Morganton Department of Public Safety website. He’s charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana, and habitual felon. Following the arrest, Hamby was placed in jail under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for May 14 in Burke County.

Monday, 27 April 2015 06:19

Woman Arrested In Breaking And Entering

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35-year-old Teresa A. Vaccarino Perez of Smith Ranch Trail in Statesville was arrested Friday (April 24) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of stolen property.

Deputy K. M. Robbins of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of a breaking and entering in Love Valley at 112 Smith Ranch Trail. While gathering all of the information for a report, Deputy K.M. Robbins was informed of a possible suspect in the case. After further investigation it was learned that Teresa Perez was in possession of the stolen items from the Breaking Entering and Larceny.

Deputy K.M. Robbins spoke with the Teresa Perez, where he confirmed that Teresa was in possession of the stolen items. The items in question were returned to the rightful owner.

Perez was arrested for Possession of stolen property, taken to the Magistrate’s office where Perez was given a $3,500 unsecured bond by the Magistrate Sanders.

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