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29-year-old Johnathon Andrew Mayfield of Laurel Street N.E. in Valdese was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:40 yesterday afternoon (March 31) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and two misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, as well as single counts of simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is accused of possessing 0.5 grams of meth, one dosage unit of morphine sulfate, one dosage unit of hydromorphine hydrochloride and one 1 mg Alprazolam pill.

Mayfield was taken into custody without incident at the Budget Inn on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $7,500 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

73-year-old Robert Clarence Stamey of Washington Street in Gastonia was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with one felony count each of Larceny, Possession of Stolen Goods, Obtaining Property by False Pretenses and Conspiracy. He’s the second person arrested in connection with the theft of jewelry and checks from a Lincolnton residence.

Stamey is a co-defendant of 52-year-old Glenn Wayne Helms of Dalton Street in Cherryville who was acting as a caretaker for residences owned by Doris Keener McMurry. Stamey is accused of conspiring with Helms to steal multiple items of jewelry from one of the residences. One of the items was pawned at the Lincolnton Pawn Shop.

Helms was allowed to stay rent free at a mobile home on Lake Norman in 2011 in exchange for taking care of the owner’s pet and do repairs at both residences. The jewelry and check theft was uncovered when plumbers hired to do repairs at the owner’s home discovered discarded pawn tickets for the jewelry.

Stamey was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate then released on a $5,000 secured bond.

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:48

NCDMV Reports Internet Outage

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A cut in a fiber optic cable has shut down Internet service today (April 1) at the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles’ offices across the state.

The cable cut affects service between Charlotte and Raleigh, according to a news release from the NCDMV. The Internet service provider is actively working to resolve the issue and restore service to all office locations.

It was not immediately clear what caused the cable cut.

18-year-old Nahashi Shakia Miller of 6th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at two o’clock yesterday afternoon (March 31) on one count of felony embezzlement.

A Loss Prevention Officer at the Neighborhood Wal-Mart store on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory reported that a cash drawer had been coming up short. The Officer learned that an employee, Nahashi Miller, had been taking money from the drawer after checking customers out. The incidents occurred from mid-February through mid-March.

Miller was at the store when Police responded. She was taken into custody without incident and later released on a written promise to appear. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today in Newton.

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:08

More Details in Hickory Ecstasy Arrest

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Police have released more details on the arrest of 27-year-old Rashad Dominic Griggs of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory. He was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4 a.m. yesterday (March 31) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and driving while license revoked. He is accused of possessing

Griggs was arrested when Officers on Patrol saw a vehicle traveling north on 1st Street S.E. in Hickory with its headlights off. The vehicle pulled up to the patrol car and stopped.

Officers identified the driver, Rashad Griggs, and found that his license had been suspended. A search of Griggs’ person turned up 0.1 grams of a white rock substance, later determined to be ecstasy.

He was taken into custody without incident. Griggs was processed at H.P.D. and then released on a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 10:17

Vehicle Drives Into Flower Shop In Hickory

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A vehicle drove into “The Flower Shop” at 1612 North Center Street in Hickory. The accident happened at approximately 10:00 this morning (Wednesday, April 1). According to WHKY’s Fentress Chestnut, the car crashed completely into the business. Employees told Fentress they moved away just in time. No major injuries are reported in the accident, the driver has been taken to the hospital. The driver is handicapped and was using levers for braking.

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 06:14

Newton Man Charged With Multiple Drug Offenses

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37-year-old Troy Daniel Hamilton who is listed as a homeless man from Newton was arrested Tuesday (March 31) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance, along with one count of deliver schedule II controlled substance. Following the arrest, Hamilton was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $75,000 bond. A first court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, April 1).

35-year-old Jeramie Lee Mcsweeney of Westwood Street in Statesville was arrested Tuesday (March 31) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with one felony count of possession of stolen property. Following the arrest, Mcsweeney was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $150,000 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled for Thursday (April 2).

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 05:47

Hickory Man Faces Trafficking Charge

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38-year-old Larry Van Clark of 22nd Street SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (March 31) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with trafficking, opium or heroin, maintain vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, and with being a habitual felon. Following the arrest, Clark was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $80,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for May 4.

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 05:34

Hickory Teen Charged With Indecent Liberties

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17-year-old Moelic Siquam Lowrance of 22nd Street SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (March 31) by Long View Police Officers. He’s charged with one count of indecent liberties with a child. Following the arrest, Lowrance was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, April 1).

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