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Highway 127 in Hickory was closed for several hours yesterday after a pick-up truck ran into a utility pole.

The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. when the driver of a Chevrolet pick-up truck traveling northbound on Highway 127 in the area of 5th Avenue N.E. (near Frye Regional Medical Center) ran off the road and hit the pole and another car. Power lines came down onto another truck and another vehicle.

A Police spokesperson told WHKY that the driver of the Chevy truck had a medical issue that caused the accident. He was taken to the hospital as the result of that medical issue. No one was injured as the result of the crash.

26-year-old Megan Serene Masaud of 15th Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (February 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of forgery of an instrument and uttering a forged instrument, along with a misdemeanor count of possession of stolen goods or property. Masaud was jailed at the Caldwell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (February 11).

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 06:32

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Possession

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50-year-old David Wayne Kidd of Main Street NW in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and domestic violence protective order violation. Following the arrest, Kidd was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Thursday (February 11).

The trial of a man charged in connection with a double-murder that occurred in 1990 will continue today. Closing arguments were presented at Caldwell County Superior Court in Lenoir on Tuesday (February 10). 

56-year-old William Eugene Murphy is accused of the 1990 murders of Mark and Jeanie Seacrest. Police allege that Murphy killed the Caldwell County couple in their home. The trial has been delayed several times in the past. On Tuesday, attorneys made their final remarks in front of a jury.

Almost 50 people were inside the courtroom as assistant district attorney Michael Van Buren and defense attorney Lisa Dubs gave their closing arguments. Judge Nathaniel J. Poovey is presiding over the case. Relatives and friends of both the defendant and the victims were in attendance including Murphys' brother and sister, who went to police years after the murders saying that their brother was responsible.

Jurors listened as prosecutors went over the evidence presented once again, hoping to make their final points on why the jury should find the defendant guilty.

26-year-old Billy Tyrece Clark of Rolling Lane in Statesville was arrested Tuesday (February 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony conspire to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance. Clark was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, February 10).

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:34

Newton Man Charged With Possession Of Methaqualone

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23-year-old David Chandler Benfield of Sandalwood Court in Newton was arrested Tuesday (February 9) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methaqualone or quaalude and possession of drug paraphernalia. Benfield was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, February 10). 

20-year-old Markell Jaceucz Caldwell of Unity Drive in Statesville was arrested Tuesday (February 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with four felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin. In addition, Caldwell is charged with single felony counts of common law robbery, manufacture, sell, deliver, or possession of controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school, sale of schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule III controlled substance, and conspiracy to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance. Caldwell was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $330,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, February 10).

An eastern Lincoln County man faces multiple felony drug charges following an arrest Tuesday (February 9).

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested 58-year-old Lloyd Jackson Arrington of Oakbrook Lane in Denver. He's charged with one felony count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule VI controlled substance, possession of schedule VI controlled substance, and maintain a dwelling for controlled substances. Arrington is also charged with one misdemeanor count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

Citizen tips led investigators to the suspect’s residence near the 1300 block of Oakbrook Lane. Investigators searched the residence and seized over two ounces of high grade marijuana, digital scales, and plastic baggies. According to investigators, the items seized were consistent with the selling of marijuana and not necessarily for personal use.

Arrington's bond was set at $10,000 secured. He was scheduled to appear in Lincoln County District Court today (Wednesday, February 10).

So far in 2016, Arrington is the nineteenth person charged or arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit.  Citizens are urged to report any suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Office Drug Tip Line at 704-736-8422 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.  All callers can remain anonymous and all tips are investigated.

A man is on trial for a double homicide that occurred more than two decades ago. WHKY reporter Fentress Chestnut was at the Caldwell County Courthouse today (Tuesday, February 9) as attorneys made their closing arguments.

This case is 25 years old, but the man on trial wasn't arrested until six years ago. William Murphy is accused of the 1990 murders of Mark and Jeanie Seacrest, a Caldwell County couple he is charged with killing inside of their home. This trial has been put off several times in the past, but today attorneys made their final remarks in front of a jury.

Almost 50 people were inside the courtroom as assistant district attorney Michael Van Buren and defense attorney Lisa Dubs gave their closing arguments. Judge Nathaniel J. Poovey presided over the case. Relatives and friends of both the defendant and the victims were in attendance including Murphys' brother and sister, who went to police years after the brutal murders saying that their brother William Murphy was responsible.

Jurors listened as prosecutors went over the evidence presented once again, hoping to make their final points on why the jury should find the defendant guilty.

Hwy 127 (both directions) at 5th Ave NE is closed at this time. Traffic is being re-routed due to a traffic accident and power lines being down around 4pm. Please use alternate routes at this time. This delay is expected to last for several hours.

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