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39-year-old Jason Donald Buchanan of Doc Pugh Road in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police early yesterday (April 23) on one felony count each of possession of cocaine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.

Buchanan was taken into custody without incident at the bar where he works on 2nd Street N.E. in Hickory. He was processed and released under a $3,000 unsecured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Road closures are reported in Caldwell County due to flooding. As of this morning (April 24), according to Caldwell County Emergency Services, Brown Mountain Beach Road is closed at the intersection with Adako Road. Wilson Creek has risen to cover Brown Mountain Beach Road about 100 yards from the intersection.

In addition, Emergency Services reports the Old Johns River Road is closed at the second bridge. The road is flooded, not the bridge. Caldwell County officials say that the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is en route to assess the area. Area fire departments were putting up closure signs.

48-year-old William Andrew South of East Frank Dillard Road in Jefferson was arrested Monday (April 23) by Conover Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule two controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear on a count of driving while license revoked. South was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. District Court appearances are scheduled for Friday (April 27) and May 24.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:05

Lenoir Man Charged With Heroin Possession

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21-year-old Richard Anderson Burnette of Melrose Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of heroin. Bond for Burnette was set at $2,000 secured. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for July 23.

24-year-old Kevin Brandon Avery of Pax Hill Road in Morganton was arrested by authorities in Burke County on charges filed in Caldwell County. Avery is charged with felony counts of auto larceny and obtaining property by false pretense. Avery was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for May 3.

Rainfall continued overnight with the Upper Catawba River area seeing the heaviest rainfall of the region. The forecast was for continuing showers through the day today (April 24), heavy at times. The Upper Catawba could see up to an additional inch of rain today. Wednesday (April 25) should be clear with showers moving in again on Thursday with an additional one-quarter to one-half inch of rain possible.

The conditions of the Upper Catawba as of 9 a.m. today were as follows:

Bridgewater/Lake James was at 99.57 feet rising slightly with spilling expected but should not exceed 102 feet based on conditions this morning. Lake Rhodhiss was at 97.43 feet and rising with strong inflows from John’s River. Lake Rhodhiss was expected to spill but was not expected to exceed 102 feet based on this morning's conditions.

Oxford/Lake Hickory was at 95.6 feet, maintaining a five-and-a-half gate. Inflows from Rhodhiss may dictate an increased gate later today. Lookout was at 97.2 feet, spilling was anticipated later today with additional gate movement at Oxford. Cowan’s Ford was at 99.08 feet, additional generation will be used as inflows begin raising the basin level.

25-year-old Zachery George Stephenson of Norwood Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Stephenson is also charged with failure to appear. Bond was set at $20,750 secured, a District Court date was scheduled today (April 24).

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:16

Meth Possession Charge Filed Against Hudson Man

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32-year-old James Allen Jones of Stamey Road in Hudson was arrested Monday (April 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Jones was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is set for Thursday (April 26).

29-year-old Tabitha Christine Robinson was arrested Monday (April 23) by authorities in Burke County. The North Carolina Court System website says Robinson is charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Robinson was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled for Wednesday (April 25).

37-year-old Buckey Ray Bolden of South 2nd Avenue in Maiden was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. The charges against Bolden include possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon, and create counterfeit controlled substance. Bolden was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (April 24) under $36,500 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (April 26).

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