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25-year-old Marsha Kay Glazebrook was arrested Thursday (March 26) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises, and motor vehicle theft. Following the arrest, Glazebrook was jailed under $15,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for April 27.

21-year-old Bradley O’Neil Caldwell was arrested Thursday (March 26) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with nine counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, four counts of larceny, one count of larceny after breaking and entering, one count of obtaining property by false pretense, and one count of identity theft. Following the arrest, Caldwell was placed in jail under $529,500 bond. A court appearance is scheduled for April 10.

Friday, 27 March 2015 06:19

Caldwell County Man Charged With Auto Larceny

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20-year-old Tony Lynn Townsend Jr. of Sunk Mountain Lane in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (March 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with auto larceny and violation of pre-trial release. Following the arrest, Townsend was detained at the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond on the auto larceny charge and no bond on the pre-trial release violation. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (March 30).

Plans to reuse old buildings at Broughton Hospital have resulted in a discussion regarding similar buildings at the North Carolina School for the Deaf. Both facilities are located in the City of Morganton. According to a published report, two buildings at the school have become so dilapidated that officials have requested the state demolish them. Six more buildings are currently vacant, one more is undergoing renovations to become a professional services space, and one more building will become vacant after that professional services space opens.

The published report says experts with the UNC School of Government Development Finance Initiative are conducting a study on reuse options for Broughton Hospital buildings and for surrounding state properties. Due to the fact that NCSD is a state institution, Director Audrey Garvin said she is following the Broughton study with interest.

The six vacant buildings have a combined space of more than 63,000 square feet. The report says the two that will be demolished, Goodwin Hall and Joiner Hall, have a combined space of just under 40,000 square feet.

As reuse options for NCSD buildings are discussed, the director said input from the deaf community will be an important part of the process. The published report says opportunities currently being examined include bringing a western campus of North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics to Morganton, and partnering with Western Piedmont Community College and Broughton Hospital for a master design plan for the college’s campus.

Friday, 27 March 2015 05:46

Hickory Woman Facing Multiple Assault Charges

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25-year-old Tiffany Rochelle Moore of 24th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Thursday (March 26) by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Following the arrest, Moore was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for April 15.

Friday, 27 March 2015 05:38

Multiple Drug Charges Filed Against Newton Man

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37-year-old Troy Daniel Hamilton who is listed as a homeless man from Newton was arrested Thursday (March 26) by Maiden Police Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, resisting a public officer, breaking and or entering, two counts of assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, and non-compliance with child support. Following the arrest, Hamilton was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $40,150 bond. A first court appearance is scheduled for today (Friday, March 27).

Friday, 27 March 2015 05:08

Teen Charged With Numerous Drug Offenses

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18-year-old Griffin C. Murray was arrested Tuesday (March 24) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with five counts of maintain a vehicle for sale or delivery of controlled substances, three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, three counts of sell or deliver marijuana, two counts of trafficking opium or heroin, and single counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule III controlled substance, sell or deliver schedule III controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule IV controlled substance, sell or deliver schedule IV controlled substance, hire or use of a minor to sell controlled substance, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigations Unit received information about an unknown white male selling prescription drugs and high grade marijuana in the Brawley School Road area of Mooresville. A surveillance operation was set in motion in the area which took weeks to identify the suspect, Griffin C. Murray. Undercover operations were conducted and numerous buys of Hydrocodone, Xanax and Hydroponic Marijuana were made from the suspect.

On Tuesday (March 24) a buy was scheduled to be made from the suspect. When the suspect arrived at the buy location, he had another male with him. During the buy, the unknown male delivered the prescription pills to an undercover officer. A take down was initiated and both suspects were taken into custody. The unknown male was discovered to be a missing juvenile out of Catawba County.

Griffin Murray was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was detained under $150,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for April 15. Charges are pending against the minor involved in this incident.

Friday, 27 March 2015 05:02

Live Burn To Be Conducted Monday In Hickory

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On Monday (March 30) Hickory firefighters will be conducting a live burn exercise, which consists of them burning a house. The training exercise will be held at 2119 5th Street NE (beside Huntington Hills Church of God) and will allow firefighters from Hickory and the Western Piedmont Fire Academy to practice their skills.

The drill offered through Catawba Valley Community College is scheduled to start around 8:30 a.m. and should be concluded by 5:00 p.m. For safety purposes, 5th Street NE will be shut down from 21st Avenue NE to 22nd Avenue NE. Please use 6th Street NE as the detour around the closed section of 5th Street NE.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:09

Burke County Man Missing Since Feb. 5

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The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 35-year-old Walter Edward Shirey IV.

Mr. Shirey was reported missing on February 5, 2015. He was last seen in western Burke County. Mr. Shirey could possibly be in or around Asheville.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Walter Edward Shirey IV should contact the Burke County Emergency Communication Center at 828-438-5500 or the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 828-764-9505.

18-year-old Mauriana Laketria Moore of Liberty Church Road in Hickory was arrested at about 8:30 last night (March 25) on a felony larceny warrant out of Iredell County. The warrant was issued on February 16 of this year.

Moore turned herself in at Hickory Police headquarters and was released under a $10,000 unsecured bond. She will appear in District Court on April 14 in Mooresville.

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