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36-year-old Elijah Carew Carter of Blue Dove Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (October 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with electronic house arrest violation and two counts of drug screen failure. Carter was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $250,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.

28-year-old Cory Elijah Moretz of Circle Loop Road in Stony Point was arrested Saturday (October 22) by Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He's charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. In addition, Moretz is charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and larceny of a firearm. Moretz was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, October 24) in Newton.

Monday, 24 October 2016 05:16

Hudson Man Charged With Theft Related Offenses

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22-year-old Gabriel Quinton Corley of Burl Street in Hudson was arrested Friday (October 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny and possession of stolen goods or property. Corley was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.

35-year-old Amanda Kay Loftin of Cramer Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Saturday (October 22) by authorities in Catawba County. She's charged on a warrant from Caldwell County with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Loftin was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today in Catawba County.

Monday, 24 October 2016 04:43

Most Wanted Suspect Arrested In Burke County

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A suspect who had been wanted for more than two years has been arrested. 27-year-old Anthony Takeo Sherrill, whose last known address was on Miller Mill Road in Hickory, was arrested by Burke County Sheriff's Officers late last week.  

Last Thursday (October 20), Investigators with the Burke County Narcotics Task Force received a tip regarding a wanted suspect at 3870 Hide Away Hills. While at the residence, two men pulled into the driveway. Investigators recognized one of the men to be Anthony Takeo Sherrill, who had been wanted since August 14, 2014.

Sherrill was wanted on felony counts of breaking and entering to a place of worship, larceny, and possession of stolen property. Following his arrest Thursday, Sherrill was charged with those offenses, and, according to the North Carolina Court System website, he also faces two felony counts of probation violation.

Sherrill was taken into custody without incident and confined at the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. As of this morning (Monday, October 24) Sherrill was still listed as an inmate. He's scheduled to appear in Superior Court December 12.

Friday, 21 October 2016 17:39

Authorities Seek Missing Hickory Woman

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Authorities are looking for a missing person, 26-year-old Christin Coffey, from 8th Street S.W. in Hickory. Ms. Coffey went missing from her sister’s residence in Bethlehem late Monday night. She may be driving a brown Lincoln Town Car with a damaged front bumper. Ms. Coffey suffers from seizures and may be in need of medical attention. Anyone with information should contact Det. Chad Pennell at the Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Office, 828-632-1111.

28-year-old Kasey Annette Croft of River Road in Lincolnton was arrested Thursday (October 20) by Lincolnton Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The warrants were a result of an investigation conducted by Det. Brent Heavner of the Lincolnton Police Department. The investigation revolved around a residence in located on Lithia Inn Road near the intersection of Country Club Road in which the Lincolnton Police Department has received several complaints involving drug related activity. Additionally, the Lincolnton Police Department has made several drug related arrests involving this residence as well.  

During this specific investigation, detectives with the Lincolnton Police Department along with investigators with Lincoln County Department of Social Services visited the residence after a complaint was filed concerning Croft and the residence. The investigation led to methamphetamine as well drug paraphernalia of various types being located and seized as evidence.  

Croft was arrested at the Lincoln County Magistrate’s Office where she turned herself in. Croft received a $1,000 secured bond and was placed in the Lincoln County Jail. She was scheduled to appear in District Court today (Friday, October 21).

Friday, 21 October 2016 10:50

CVCC Campuses Locked Down [UPDATED 2:45 p.m.]

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Catawba County Community College's Main Campus and East Campus have been placed under lockdown today (Friday, October 21).

WHKY’s Fentress Chestnut spoke with Officers serving on the Catawba Co. STAR (Special Tactics And Response) team. They told her that a female student at CVCC texted her boyfriend this morning, stating that there was a gunman and that she was hiding in a closet. The boyfriend, who was in Alamance County, contacted the Alamance Co. Sheriff’s Office, which then notified the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office. The school was then placed on lockdown at 11:48 this morning.

Authorities told WHKY that they have found no signs of a weapon or a gunman. Several students and students’ parents have contradicted that statement, though it appears that those reports may be the result of hearsay. Ms. Chestnut, who has been on the scene today, was told that nobody was harmed and all students are safe.

As of mid-afternoon, authorities were still on the scene as students were still being evacuated from the campus and from the adjacent Challenger High School campus.

The following statement was posted on the CVCC Facebook page:

"There has been information that has come to our attention indicating a possible person with a weapon may be on or near a campus with Catawba in the name of the school. No injuries or actual threats have been identified. We are acting with an abundance of caution. Along with CVCC Security, Catawba County Sherriff Department is on the scene. Please continue to follow set protocol until further notice. Follow Lock Down procedures immediately on the Main Campus and on the East Campus. This is not a test. If you are exposed, please seek a safe location immediately."

The school later posted an update saying that no danger was detected and urged everyone to stay sheltered in place while precautionary procedures were followed. The school is emphasizing that no one should attempt to come on campus until an all-clear is announced.

32-year-old Brian Dean Mitchem of Statesville has been arrested by Alexander County Detectives on charges of breaking & entering and larceny.

Mitchem was arrested in connection to several incidents, the first of which was reported on October 11 in the Wittenburg area. On October 14, three separate incidents in the Bethlehem community were reported, with another the following day, also in Bethlehem. On October 17, two more incidents were reported, one in Bethlehem and another in the Vashti community.

Officials were looking for a black Nissan Altima with Florida plates and a spare tire on the right passenger side. On October 18, warrants for were issued for Mitchem’s arrest. He was taken into custody at about 4 p.m. yesterday by Alexander County Detectives in Salisbury at a convenience store. Salisbury Police assisted in the arrest. Mitchem was driving the black Nissan when he was arrested.


Upon his arrest, Salisbury Police charged Mitchem with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and other drug charges. He was jailed under a $105,000 secured bond. A first appearance in Alexander County District Court was set for Monday (October 24).

Mitchem is also being investigated for similar B&E cases in surrounding counties.

52-year-old Donald Ray Moose of Bessemer City and 52-year-old Daniel Christopher Worthy of Mt. Holly were both arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 3 p.m. yesterday (October 20) on one felony count each of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer and one misdemeanor count each of larceny.

Events leading to the arrests began at Lowe’s Home Improvement on Highway 70 S.E. where a Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Deputy in the store saw a white male running toward the exit. He was carrying merchandise that included painting supplies, a tape measure and a saw blade. A female employee was running behind the man, attempting to stop him.

The Deputy also ran after the suspect, later identified as Christopher Worthy. Worthy got into a passenger car driven by Donald Moose. The vehicle drug the Deputy as the suspects exited the parking lot. The Deputy freed himself and followed in his own vehicle.

Another Deputy joined in the pursuit and the vehicle was stopped on the 2500 block of 15th Avenue S.E., just behind the hardware store. H.P.D. was called to the scene. The merchandise was recovered and both suspects were taken into custody without further incident.

No injuries were reported.

Both subjects were jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Moose set at $17,000, secured, while Worthy was given a $13,000 secured bond. They will both appear in District Court Monday (October 24) in Newton.

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