Three more suspects have been arrested in connection with a March double murder in Catawba County.
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reports the arrests Friday (July 22) of 23-year-old William Crawford Powell Jr. of Fayetteville, 26-year-old Arsenio Dewayne Curtis of Hickory, and 23-year-old Reand Pablo-Antonio Rivera of Fayetteville. All three suspects are charged with two counts of murder. The charges are in connection with the murders of Mark Anthony Wilson and Diedra Lacarol Ramseur. They were shot to death on March 14 of this year in their home on Rest Home Road in Claremont.
Powell and Rivera were arrested in Fayetteville, Curtis was arrested in Statesville. 24-year-old Jordan Alexander Rivera of Hickory and 26-year-old Devin Maurice Ussery of Conover were arrested earlier in the day Friday, they were both charged with two counts of murder.
41-year-old Elmer Guicharquintero of Foxwood Drive in Maiden was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers Wednesday (July 20) as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Guicharquintero is wanted by authorities at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California for a sex offense against a child ten years old or younger.
Guicharquintero was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $200,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday (July 21) with another court date coming up on August 18 in Newton.
Foothills Performaing Arts (FPA) has announced that it will be the resident theater at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center on Hickory Boulevard S.E. in Lenoir.
Approximately four months ago, FPA began negotiating an agreement with the Broyhill Center to become the theater in residence. All of FPA's productions will be performed on the Broyhill Center’s main stage. The move will enable the theater to stage more large-scale shows with more advanced technology incorporated into the productions.
FPA and the Broyhill Center will remain separate entities.
FPA has also announced that they have begun the process of hiring a new Company Manager. The Company Manager will manage and complete the theater’s routine administrative tasks in order to effectively run a non-profit organization and theater arts company. The Company Manager will facilitate effective communication between Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, the Broyhill Center and FPA, and will improve communications between the FPA board and the theater’s artistic and technical directors.
The job will be a part-time position with a fixed schedule for ten hours per week. The Company Manager will start during the week of August 22.
For more information, visit fpatheatre.org.
52-year-old Randall Blake Whisnant of Little Gunpowder Creek Drive in Hudson was arrested Thursday (July 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. WHKY first reported on this arrest earlier today (Friday, July 22). He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.
On Thursday, Agents with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office Ice Unit ended a month long investigation into a suspected methamphetamine and marijuana dealer. Randall Blake Whisnant was arrested at his home yesterday without incident. The investigation consisted of Agents conducting several undercover buys of drugs from Whisnant.
Agents served the warrant, searched the home and found more than one-quarter ounces of methamphetamine, 29 grams of packaged marijuana, 15 oxycodone pills, five hydrocodone pills, digital scales, cash, and other items of drug paraphernalia. The drugs seized have a value of $2,982 according to North Carolina State Guidelines. Agents say more charges are likely in the future.
Following his arrest, Whisnant was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (July 25).
An additional sex offense charge has been filed against a man arrested in Burke County. 32-year-old Jerry Mathew Anjerok was arrested in June by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He was charged at that time with felony counts of indecent liberties with a child, incest between certain relatives, and child abuse.
On Thursday (July 21) Anjerok was charged with felony first degree statutory rape. He's now being held in jail in Morganton under a total bond of $375,000 secured. A District Court appearance on the new charge was scheduled for today (Friday, July 22).
38-year-old Seram Enos was arrested Thursday (July 22) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with two counts of felony child abuse. Enos was placed in jail in Morganton under $175,000 secured bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (Friday, July 22) and next Wednesday (July 27).
24-year-old Jordan Alexander Rivera of 12th Street N.E. in Hickory and 26-year-old Devin Maurice Ussery of Breana Court in Conover have both been charged with two felony counts of murder. The two are accused of killing Mark Anthony Wilson and Diedra Lacarol Ramseur. They were shot to death on March 14 of this year in their home on Rest Home Road in Claremont.
Rivera was already in custody in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. He had been arrested on April 1 on a number of narcotics and firearms charges. He was served with the murder warrants at the jail at about 6 a.m. today (July 22). Ussery was taken into custody at about 6:10 this morning at his residence. He was also placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility.
Both men are being held without bond on the murder charges. Rivera also has a $151,000 bond on the other charges. First appearances in District Court were scheduled for Monday (July 25) in Newton.
29-year-old Tonya Elizabeth Bare of Bishop Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 21) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor larceny. Bare was given a custody release, a Superior Court date is set for September 12.
A pair of suspects have been wanted in Burke County for close to two years.
According to the current Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List 43-year-old Eric Sherard Jones is wanted for felony failure to report a new address as a sex offender. Jones' last known address was 2464 U.S. 70 in Morganton. He's been on the Most Wanted list since August 4, 2014. Jones has been wanted longer than anyone else currently on the list.
26-year-old Anthony Takeo Sherril is wanted for felony counts of breaking and entering a place of worship, larceny, and possession of stolen property. Sherril's last known address was 5521 Miller Mill Road in Hickory. He has been on the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted list since August 14, 2014.
You can see the entire Most Wanted List at the Burke County Sheriff's Office website, www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts any of the suspects on the list you can call 828-438-5500 or e-mail email@example.com. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers at 828-437-3333.
31-year-old Zachary Ryan Moser of Bear Cove Road in Catawba was arrested Thursday (July 21) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with three counts apiece of kidnapping and assault by pointing a gun. In addition, Moser is charged with assault on a female, assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present, resisting a public officer, attempted assault on a government official, and interfering with emergency communications. Moser was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $107,500 total bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Friday, July 22).