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37-year-old Holly Kristen Lawing of Hickory was arrested Wednesday (August 16) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with two felony counts of obtaining controlled substance by fraud or subterfuge.

According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, Lawing is employed as the Director of Alexander Assisted Living on Highway 16 South in Taylorsville. The arrest is the result of an ongoing joint investigation that's been conducted since August of 2016 by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and the SBI. The investigation revealed that Lawing was substituting non-controlled medications for Hydromorphone and Xanax.

Public records show that Lawing was charged and convicted of a similar offense in Burke County Superior Court in 2011. She also has pending charges in Iredell County for driving while impaired, failure to maintain lane control, possessing an open container or consuming alcohol in passenger area, misdemeanor possession of schedule II controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, Lawing was placed in jail under $20,000 secured bond. She's scheduled to make a first appearance in Alexander County District Court on Monday (August 21).

Thursday, 17 August 2017 13:29

Two Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Lenoir

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Two people have been killed in a single-vehicle accident last night (August 16) in Lenoir.  The deceased have been identified as 39-year-old Darrell Dean Proffit and 28-year-old Elizabeth Dawn Collins, both from Lenoir.

At approximately 8:03 p.m. Wednesday, Lenoir Police responded to the accident on Valway Road in Lenoir.  Police say, based on preliminary findings at the scene, Proffit was driving a white Toyota extended cab pickup truck, traveling northwest on Valway Road.  The truck ran off the right side of the road.  The vehicle came back onto the roadway and crossed the centerline before over-correcting and leaving the road a second time.  The truck then hit a large tree off the right side of the roadway.

Mr. Proffit and Ms. Collins (who was a passenger in the truck) were both wearing their seatbelts and had to be removed from the vehicle by rescue personnel.  Both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.  At last report, Investigators were still working to determine if vehicle speed and weather were factors in the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:44

Felony Cocaine Charge Filed Against Maiden Man

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45-year-old Anthony Arrington of Fred Beard Road in Maiden was arrested this morning (August 17) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Arrington was arrested shortly after midnight at an address on the 300 Block of U.S. Highway 70 SW in Hickory. Bond for Arrington was set at $3,500 secured, a District Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (August 18).

24-year-old Charles Robert Townsend of Maple Tree Place in Collettsville was arrested Wednesday (August 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of stolen goods or property. Following the arrest, Townsend was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $2,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (August 17).

Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:10

Hickory Man Charged with Vehcile Theft

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28-year-old David Glen Roberts of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:45 p.m. yesterday (August 16) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Roberts was arrested in connection to an incident on August 10 when Police responded to the Gateway Extended Stay on Hotel Drive in Hickory in reference to a stolen motor vehicle.  A warrant for Roberts’ arrest was issued yesterday.

He was taken into custody without incident at a business on Highland Avenue N.E. in Hickory.  Roberts was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $14,000, secured.  A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:59

Two Arrested on Heroin & Child Abuse Charges

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22-year-old Melissa Marie Smyle of Autumn Leaf Road in Troutman and 20-year-old Cody Lynn Hairyes of Moonagerie Lane in Stony Point have both been arrested on charges from the Statesville Police Department and the Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office.  They were each charged with felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor child abuse.  Smyle also faces charges for felony larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.  In addition, Hairyes was charged with obtaining property by false pretense.

On August 7, the Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding the theft of cash and jewelry from a residence on Wildlife Road in Mooresville.  Among the items stolen were a coin collection, several rings and $210 in cash, all with a total value of $5,550.  The victims told Deputies that Melissa Smyle had been in their home just prior to the theft.

Detective Daniel Stikeleather began an investigation and was able to recover some of the stolen property from Smyle’s home.  Det. Stikeleather located three rings that were sold to a pawnshop in Troutman.  They were sold by Cody Hairyes, who is Smyle’s boyfriend.  The rings, valued at $2,200, were returned to the owner.

Arrest warrants were issued for both suspects.  Statesville Police found Smyle and Hairyes passed out in a vehicle in a parking lot on Shelton Avenue.  A small child was also in the vehicle.  The Department of Social Services was contacted.

Smyle was jailed under a $50,000 secured bond, while Hairyes was given a $19,998 secured bond.  Smyle will appear in District Court on August 22.  Hairyes has a court date on August 28.

The investigation is ongoing.

53-year-old Jeffrey Brent Church of Andrea Lane and 31-year-old Carrie Leigh Sigmon of Hildebran View, both from Connelly Springs, were both arrested Wednesday (August 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. They're both charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine. Church is also charged with felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Both suspects were jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center. Bond for Church was set at $50,000 secured, Sigmon's bond was set at $7500 secured. They were both scheduled to appear in court today (August 17).

Thursday, 17 August 2017 05:56

Arrest Made In Reported Strangulation

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46-year-old Marty Lane West of Foursquare Road in Mooresville was arrested Monday (August 14) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female.

The charges are in connection to an incident occurred on August 6 in which Deputies responded to 168 Foursquare Road in reference to Domestic Violence call. According to a news release, Marty Lane West got into a verbal altercation with his girlfriend over car keys. The altercation soon turned physical. After a struggle the victim was able to free herself and leave the residence. West was arrested by deputies at the scene for assault on a female.

The case was assigned to Det. Sgt. Katie Harwell of the Special Victims Unit, for further investigation. Det. Harwell found in her investigation that West shoved the victim against a wall, grabbed her neck and then forcibly shoved his forearm against her neck to where she could not breathe. Detective Harwell obtained another warrant against West for assault by strangulation.

West was jailed under a total bond of $10,000. He was ordered in his Pretrial Release Conditions to have no contact with the victim. A District Court appearance is scheduled for August 28.

26-year-old Patral Marquis White of 18th Street Place NW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (August 16) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. In addition, White is charged with carrying a concealed gun, covering registration sticker or plate, hit and run fail to stop with property damage, and no operators license. In addition, Probation and Parole charged him with parole violation. White was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (August 17).

Thursday, 17 August 2017 05:34

Lenoir Man Charged With Illegally Firing Weapon

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25-year-old Isaac Sebastian Bolick of Bee Mountain Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (August 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony discharge a weapon into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle. Bolick was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 11.

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