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53-year-old Jackie White, who authorities say may be from Florida, has been arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

At 7:42 last night (November 8), Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Officers and Taylorsville Police responded to a reported stabbing at an address on Old Wilkesboro Road in Taylorsville. Officers found a 38-year-old male suffering from several stab wounds to his chest.

The victim told Officers that a man named Joseph Nelson had stabbed him with a knife. Officers found the suspect in a wooded area near the victim’s home and were able to take him into custody. The suspect told Officers his name was Joseph Nelson, which was later determined to be false. He was identified as Jackie White.

The victim was transported to Wilkes Regional Hospital and then flown by helicopter to Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem. At last report, he was listed in stable condition.

White's bond was set at $150,000. A first appearance in District Court was set for Monday, November 12.

It is not clear at this time what led to the incident. The investigation is continuing.

Friday, 09 November 2018 10:18

Man Charged With Multiple Vehicle Theft Counts

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30-year-old Nathaniel Rolland Gilbo was arrested Wednesday (November 7) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with three felony counts larceny of a motor vehicle, along with single felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. Gilbo was arrested just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and placed in jail in Lincolnton under $53,000 secured bond. His next District Court appearance is scheduled for November 29.

48-year-old David Brian Brown of North Wilkesboro has been served with a felony fugitive warrant while in custody in Catawba County. He has been in custody since August 1 on bills of indictment for felony breaking & entering a motor vehicle and felony larceny. The fugitive warrant was served by Catawba Co. Sheriff's Officers yesterday (November 8).

He was wanted for a parole violation by the warrant info coordinator in Sacramento as the result of charges in Riverside County, California. Brown is on parole for offenses that include fraud and impersonating to obtain credit.

He's being held without bond. A District Court appearance on the fugitive warrant was scheduled today in Newton.

35-year-old Brandon Lee Scott of Chief Thomas Road in Harmony was arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers Tuesday (November 6) on two counts of felony trafficking in opium or heroin, felony possession of a schedule III controlled substance, two counts of misdemeanor second-degree trespass, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor interfering with a 9-1-1 call, habitual misdemeanor assault and assault by strangulation.

On Tuesday, Deputies were dispatched to a domestic situation at Scott's residence, near Harmony. While responding to the call, Deputies were told that Scott was at the residence destroying property. Scott had multiple outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants.

When the first Deputy arrived, no one came to the door. Back-up Officers responded and found the caller walking down the road. After gathering further information, Deputies cleared and secured the residence. K-9 Officer Binji was deployed in an attempt to locate the suspect.

After tracking approximately 300 yards, Binji located Scott, who was hiding on an adjacent property. Scott was taken into custody without further incident.

He was jailed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond on the outstanding warrants with no bond on the domestic-related charges. Scott has upcoming District Court dates in Iredell County on November 14, 15 & 28 and on December 19.

32-year-old Ryan Maurice Willis of Orchard Trace Lane in Charlotte, was arrested today (November 9) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest and possession of schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Willis is charged with misdemeanor counts of fail to stop for blue lights and siren, reckless driving to endanger, driving while license revoked, resist, obstruct, and delay of an officer, possession of marijuana, revoked registration plate, and speeding in work zone.

Early this morning a deputy attempted a vehicle stop at the intersection of Wilson Lee Boulevard and Garner Bagnal Boulevard for motor vehicle violations. The Hyundai Santa Fe, did not stop and drove to the on-ramp to Interstate 77 Southbound. Once the deputy got out of his patrol unit, the Santa Fe drove away from the stop. The suspect vehicle drove south at a high rate.

The deputy followed the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop it again. The Mooresville Police Department was asked to assist and deployed spike strips when the pursuit entered the city limits of Mooresville. The vehicle ran off out of the road at Mile Marker 31. The driver of Santa Fe fled from the scene of the accident on foot. Two passengers exited the vehicle and were detained by law enforcement officers.

The passengers of the vehicle gave information on the driver’s identity, and they said they both told the driver several times to stop the car. Additional Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with Mooresville Police officers established a perimeter and attempted to locate the driver. The driver, Ryan Maurice Willis, was found and taken into custody without further incident.

Willis was jailed under $20,000 secured bond on the charges. No court dates were listed.

27-year-old Casey Amon Starnes of Jr. Starnes Mobile Home Park in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (November 9) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He's charged with felony fail to return a hired motor vehicle. Starnes was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for next Tuesday (November 13).

Friday, 09 November 2018 09:16

Hudson Man Charged With Drug Offenses

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35-year-old Mark Howard Lewis, Jr. of Main Street in Hudson was arrested Thursday (November 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Lewis was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Tuesday (November 13).

41-year-old Thomas Blake Seagle of Connelly Springs, was issued an active prison term of five to seven years following his conviction for possession of stolen motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, failure to appear on a felony and his status as a habitual felon. The sentence was imposed Wednesday (November 7) during Catawba County Superior Court.

The Honorable Lisa C. Bell, Superior Court Judge from Mecklenburg County, imposed the sentence for Seagle, who was found guilty by a jury during a trial setting on January 31, 2018, but left the courtroom and did not return prior to the habitual felon phase of the trial set before the Honorable Casey Viser. The defendant will serve his prison term in custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.

Seagle took a truck from the parking lot of a business on September 27, 2015, an act that was captured by video surveillance. When he returned the vehicle later that day to pick up his moped, law enforcement officers were on hand. The defendant parked the truck behind a building across the street but was arrested shortly after retrieving his moped.

His sentence length was enhanced by prior felony convictions for obtaining property by false pretense in Burke County (October 2000), breaking and entering in Catawba County (April 2002) and possession of stolen goods in Burke County (October 2009).

Justin Guess, now with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and Larry Saunders handled investigation for the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office on the charges. Assistant District Attorney Scott Lippert prosecuted the cases for the State.

24-year-old Lindsay Nicole Cobb was arrested Thursday (November 8) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Cobb was arrested at 9 a.m. Thursday at an address on Carbon City Road in Morganton. She was not listed as an inmate in Burke County as of today (November 9). A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Friday, 09 November 2018 05:26

Burglary Charge Filed Against Hickory Man

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36-year-old Uriel Armando Rangel of Wandering Lane in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with first degree burglary, simple assault, and injury to personal property. Rangel was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (November 9) under $25,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

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