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39-year-old James Harlen Radford of George Hildebran Drive in Connelly Springs was arrested yesterday (March 21) by Hickory Police. He was taken into custody without incident at about 1:30 Thursday morning an auto parts store on Highway 70 S.W. He’s charged on bills of indictment with one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to H.P.D’s arrest report, the original incident that led to Radford’s arrest occurred in June of 2018. Following a traffic stop at Highway 70 S.E. and 19th Street S.W., Officers found 2.9 grams of methamphetamine.

After his arrest yesterday, Radford was taken to Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $8,000. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for May 6.

Friday, 22 March 2019 13:18

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Heroin Charge

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29-year-old Joseph Aaron Sweat of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (March 20) by Hickory Police Officers without incident at a church in Hickory’s Mountain View community. He’s charged with one felony count of possession of heroin.

Sweat was confined in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court yesterday (March 21) in Newton.

One suspect has been charged in connection to a carjacking in eastern Lincoln County Wednesday, another suspect was being sought by authorities. The vehicle stolen in that incident wrecked during a chase with Sanford Police early this morning (March 22).

20-year-old Keymonty Leray Davis of Fayetteville was arrested and charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest and felony possession of a stolen vehicle. He was also charged with felony probation violation and ordered held without bond in the Lee County Detention Center.

17-year-old Tahnice M. Bell of Sanford is charged with a felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, along with misdemeanor counts of resist, delay and obstruct a public officer and driving while license revoked. She had not been arrested.

A Sanford Police officer ran the license plate on the tan Honda Accord and the plate came back stolen from Lincoln County. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the driver of the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. The vehicle wrecked in the 3200 block of NC Highway 87. One of the occupants of the vehicle jumped and ran from the scene. Two other occupants, a male and a female, remained in the vehicle. The third person in the vehicle was not charged.

In Lincoln County the victim told deputies he was getting ready to leave for work Wednesday (March 20) when he encountered the suspects. When he entered his vehicle to leave, two of the black males walked up the driveway and the third pulled their SUV into his driveway blocking his car. The suspects who had their faces covered banged on his car window and one of suspects pulled out a handgun and ordered him out of the vehicle.

They demanded his money, wallet and keys to vehicle. One of the suspects drove his vehicle away while the other person got back into the small SUV. Davis was jailed under a $51,000 secured bond. No court date was listed. The investigation is continuing.








25-year-old Tevan Montez Ikard of Hudson and 32-year-old Johnny Trevor Rippy of Newton, were both arrested Thursday (March 21) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. Ikard is charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, sale, delivery and transport. Rippy is charged on an outstanding warrant from Caldwell County with felony possession of cocaine.

On Thursday, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers, acting on a tip, set up a drug surveillance operation in the parking lot of a business near the intersection of Car Farm Road and Highway 321 Business.

Investigators reportedly observed a drug transaction occur. Officers stopped the suspect vehicle on Highway 321. A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of two- and-a-half ounces of cocaine.

Ikard received a $200,000 secured bond. Rippy's bond was set at $5,000 secured. Ikard was scheduled to appear in District Court in Lincolnton today. Rippy was placed on hold for Caldwell County. Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues in Lincoln County.

20-year-old Matthew Nathaniel Glenn of Faith Lane in Hudson and 35-year-old Andrew Claude Stahl of Lovelady Lane in Granite Falls were arrested yesterday (March 21) by Granite Falls Police Officers. They were each charged with two felony counts of breaking and entering and possession of burglary tools.

Both Glenn and Stahl were jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set for each at $20,000, secured. Both were scheduled to appear in District Court on March 26.

Friday, 22 March 2019 11:55

Lenoir Man Jailed on Felony Drug Charge

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26-year-old Ketione Jamahl Mitchell of Broadway Street N.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (March 21) on one felony count of possession of a controlled substance on a penal institution.

Mitchell was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $100,000 secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled for March 25.

Friday, 22 March 2019 10:19

Statesville Man Caught Impersonating Officer

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24-year-old Matthew Lee Sells of the Mocksville Highway in Statesville was arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers at 6:30 Tuesday evening (March 19) on two counts of felony possession with intent to sell & deliver a controlled substance. He was also charged with felony counts of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to sell a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in jail or prison, plus misdemeanor counts of possession of a blue light, impersonating a law enforcement officer by insignia, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a concealed firearm and a window tint violation.

He was arrested when a Deputy patrolling on Crawford Road saw a vehicle that appeared to be impersonating a law enforcement vehicle. The Deputy stopped the vehicle at the corner of Crawford Road and Victory Lane in Statesville. He approached the vehicle and met the driver, Matthew Lee Sells. The Deputy noticed two blue strobe lights mounted in the vehicle, which were operational. There were also “HP 511” and “K-9” insignia on the vehicle that were added in an effort to make the car resemble a law enforcement vehicle.

A search of the vehicle turned up a concealed firearm. The vehicle was impounded, pending further investigation.

Sells was taken into custody and placed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center, where he was found to be in possession of controlled substances. Bond was set at $16,000, secured. He'll appear in District Court on April 8 & 15.

49-year-old Cathy Diane Elders of Bethany Church Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police just before three o'clock yesterday afternoon (March 21) on warrants for felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also charged as an habitual felon.

Elders was taken into custody without incident at the Office of Adult Probation & Parole on 26th Street S.E. in Hickory. She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $7,500 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Friday, 22 March 2019 04:46

Lenoir Man Arrested on Felony Robbery Charge

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24-year-old Lexxus Rakieth Harper of Cameo Lane in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (March 21) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with four misdemeanor counts of resisting a police office, larceny, possession of marijuana, and simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. He’s also charged with one felony count of common law robbery.

Harper was taken to Caldwell County Detention Center under a $79,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for yesterday.

Friday, 22 March 2019 04:34

Lincolnton Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

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26-year-old Donald Anthony Armand of Lincolnton was arrested Thursday (March 21) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two counts of felony animal cruelty.

Animal Services alerted the Sheriff’s Office to the incident on Tuesday (March 19). On that date an employee of Rutherford Electric, who was dispatched to a residence in the 1200 block of Springdale Park Road to cut off the power, discovered a dog in a kennel that was deceased.

He reported the incident to Animal Services and they went to the scene and discovered the animal inside a small cage. They contacted the owner who advised he could not get there until the next day.

In the back yard detectives found a deceased canine in a latched kennel with no food or water inside. Detectives then discovered another deceased dog on the other side of the property. This canine was also in a kennel with no access to food.

Detectives contacted the homeowner, Donald Anthony Armand, who said he was going through a bad separation and was staying and working in Charlotte and forgot about the dogs. The canines were collected as evidence and taken to a veterinarian for examination. The examination confirmed the animals died from starvation.

Armand was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $5,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (March 22).

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