Death row inmate George Bernard Lamp of Troutman died Monday morning (May 30) at Rex Hospital in Raleigh of apparent natural causes. Lamp, 58, was convicted and sentenced to death in 2014 for the 2007 murder of Bonnie Lou Irvine in Iredell County.
16-year-old Xzavion Rashawn Watts of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before nine o’clock Sunday night (May 29) on one felony count of speeding to elude arrest, plus misdemeanor counts of second-degree trespass and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
He was arrested after Police saw a 2004 Ford Explorer run a stop-sign near 3rd Avenue Drive S.E. and 7th Avenue S.E. After a brief vehicle chase, Watts and two other juveniles jumped and ran from the vehicle, on foot. Officers apprehended Watts on the 800 block of 1st Street S.E. The vehicle was impounded.
During the booking process, Catawba Co. E.M.S. was called to treat Watts for minor injuries. He was ultimately taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $12,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (May 31) in Newton.
36-year-old Michael James Lester II of Taylorsville was arrested this morning (Tuesday, May 31) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking and entering, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, multiple traffic charges, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A juvenile suspect was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle and larceny after breaking and entering.
This morning at approximately 2:30, officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Department stopped a suspicious vehicle on Buffet Boulevard. The vehicle had turned its lights off and officers noticed a juvenile running toward the woods near construction vehicles. They also noticed an adult male walking behind the juvenile. The officer approached the individuals and asked for identification. The officer was told that the juvenile had lost his phone while using the bathroom earlier in the night.
A search of the suspicious vehicle was done and marijuana and a marijuana pipe were found. Also during the search, officers found traffic warning triangles and paperwork that belonged to a construction vehicle, along with inspection and registration papers that were registered to a dump truck belonging to the construction company, as well as batteries, tie down chains, and straps.
Lester was transported to the Alexander County Detention Center, where he was issued a $30,000 secured bond with a first appearance scheduled for June 6 in Alexander County District Court. No court information is given for the juvenile.
60-year-old Christine Lawton Grayson of Hickory was arrested May 25 by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with three counts of sexual act by custodian at a correctional facility.
According to a news release issued today (Tuesday, May 31) by the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, Grayson was a traveling nurse at the Alexander Correctional Facility. She allegedly had an improper sexual relationship with an inmate.
Grayson was released after posting $150,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating 43-year-old Brigette L. Tenorio, who has been missing since May 24.
Ms. Tenorio was last seen in the early morning hours on May 24 at 2166 Barsdale Lane in Lincolnton. Her last known address was on Boggs Road in Claremont.
Ms. Tenorio is described as a white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’3” tall and weighs around 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a thermal style shirt, blue shorts with a white stripe down the side and flip-flops.
She could be driving a green, 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix with North Carolina license tag DED 9407.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Brigette Tenorio should contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, Lincoln County Communications at 704-735-8202 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.
28-year-old Whitney Takeyla Harris of 7th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:35 Sunday night (May 29) on one felony count of habitual larceny and a felony probation violation.
According to Police reports, Harris initially gave a false name and resisted arrest. She was taken into custody at the Best Western hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory. Harris has been confined in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for June 6 in Newton.
37-year-old Brian Keith Johnson of River Bend Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:35 Saturday afternoon on one felony county of possession of stolen property and a felony probation violation. On Police arrest reports, the Catawba County Clerk of Court was listed as the complainant. The warrants for Johnson’s arrest were issued on May 19.
He was taken into custody without incident at the Food Lion grocery store on Springs Road N.E. in Hickory. Johnson was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $20,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for July 21 in Newton.
37-year-old Laurie Anne Hall of South College Avenue in Newton was arrested last Thursday (May 26) by Conover Police Officers. She's charged with six counts of failure to appear on a count of felony larceny. Hall was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $50,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for August 1.
29-year-old Alexander Kyle Teague of Bridle Path Drive in Vale was arrested Sunday (May 29) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two counts apiece of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. In addition, Teague is charged with single counts of injuring utility wires or fixtures, and injury to personal property. Teague was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $65,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, May 31).
31-year-old Andrew James Kemp of West 19th Street in Newton was arrested Sunday (May 29) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of stolen goods, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering. Kemp was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $6,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, May 31).