32-year-old Sandra Dawn Hicks of Todd Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (June 27) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.
She was arrested after Officers on patrol saw a vehicle roll through a stop sign. They ran the vehicle tag number, which came back to a vehicle owner whose license had been revoked. Officers also checked for outstanding warrants on the driver, Sandra Hicks, and found two warrants issued on June 23 on drug charges.
A search turned up 0.4 grams of marijuana in Hicks’ purse and 0.3 grams in the vehicle. She was arrested on the outstanding warrants and cited for the marijuana and for driving while license revoked.
Hicks was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today (June 29) in Newton.
A 56-year-old woman is in critical condition after an accident this morning on Morris Creek Road, just east of Lenoir. The accident occurred at approximately 10 a.m.
First responders worked for about an hour to free the victim from the wreckage of her silver station wagon. She was airlifted from the scene.
According to published reports, the woman was weaving across the roadway for approximately two miles before crashing. The Highway Patrol is investigating the possibility that a medical incident might have contributed to the accident.
29-year-old Antonia Yvette Wilfong of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (June 29) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
She was arrested as Police performed a property check at the Blue Ridge Heights apartment complex on 1st Street S.W. Officers were given information that led them to approach Wilfong. A subsequent search led to the discovery of 3.3 grams of crack cocaine on her person.
Wilfong was taken into custody without incident at about 3:40 a.m. and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $8,500, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today in Newton.
The Hickory Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who attempted to pass fraudulent currency at the Goodwill retail store, 1877 North Center Street in Hickory. The incident occurred on June 22. The woman used money labeled “for motion picture use only” while making a purchase at the store.
The suspect may have been seen in a gold, four-door Chevrolet Impala or Malibu.
The investigating Officer is David Leeper. Anyone with information regarding the case should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.
51-year-old Roger Clay Hicks of Walt Arney Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (June 28) by Hudson Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a weapon of mass destruction and misdemeanor discharging a firearm in the city limits. Hicks was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court date is listed for August 3.
48-year-old Carl David Everhart of Everhart Court in Lenoir and 26-year-old Allison Leann Wear of Spears Road in Lenoir were both arrested Sunday (June 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. Everhart is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony possession of stolen goods or property. Wear is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Following their arrests, both suspects were confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center. Everhart’s bond was set at $45,000 secured, Wear’s bond is $30,000 secured.
37-year-old Jason Lee Pittman of Bass Lane in Hickory and 37-year-old Jason Duane Parkhurst of Perch Road in Granite Falls were both arrested Saturday (June 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Following their arrests, both suspects were incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond apiece. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court today (Monday, June 29).
28-year-old Amanda Jean Tillman of NW Vance Street in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (June 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods or property. Following the arrest, Tillman was detained at the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, June 29).
Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry will be in Catawba County today (Monday, June 29) for two visits across the county. Congressman McHenry will begin the day visiting the Newton Fire Department at 8:30 a.m. Following that stop he will tour Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory beginning at 10 a.m.
Congressman McHenry's first stop will be at the Newton Fire Department's new building. While there, Congressman McHenry will tour the new facility and meet with members of the department. Leading the tour will be Newton Fire Chief Kevin Yoder. Also joining for the tour will be Newton Mayor Anne Stedman and City Manager Todd Clark. The Newton Fire Department is located at 119 South Brady Avenue in Newton.
Congressman McHenry's second stop of the day will be at Frye Regional Medical Center. Congressman McHenry will begin his visit by touring the emergency room. Following his tour, Congressman McHenry will meet with the hospital's physicians and staff. Frye Regional Medical Center is located at 420 North Center Street in Hickory.
Neither appearance is open to the general public.
A 26-year-old Lenoir woman who was the subject of a Silver Alert issued on Friday (June 26) was found safe. This was confirmed by Lenoir Police Saturday (June 27). Brandy Boling Skelton had been missing since June 18. The news release issued Friday said it was believed that Skelton was suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. The Silver Alert was cancelled late Friday night. No other details were available.