34-year-old Shelby Darrell Fraley of Murdock Road in Troutman was arrested Wednesday (August 7) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony flee to elude arrest in a motor vehicle. In addition, Fraley is charged with misdemeanor counts of child abuse, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, and failure to secure a passenger under eight-years-old in a child seat.
On Wednesday officers were conducting a driver’s license checking station on Shiloh Road. While conducting the station, a vehicle came through at a high rate of speed and refused to stop. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle by following it, however they quickly realized there was a small child in the vehicle and stopped following the vehicle for the safety of that child. A few minutes later deputies found the vehicle at the end of Clements Road.
The suspect, Shelby Fraley, ran out of the woods, with the small child, and was apprehended. $30,000 secured bond was set for the charges. A District Court date is set for August 29. Deputies contacted the Iredell County Department of Social Services and the child was turned over to the mother pending an investigation.
Fraley is currently out of jail on a $20,000 secured bond on felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, and maintain a dwelling for the sale of a controlled substance, along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
17-year-old Elijah Bennett and 19-year-old Jordan Edward Thomas, both of Monroe, were arrested Tuesday (August 6) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers.
Both suspects are charged with four counts of felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, three counts of felony larceny of a motor vehicle, along with single felony counts of first-degree burglary and larceny and a misdemeanor count of larceny.
On Tuesday, deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to Rain Shadow Drive and Country Lake Drive near Mooresville after receiving reports of multiple stolen vehicles.
Once the deputies arrived on the scene, it was determined three vehicles were stolen, and four vehicles had been broken into with various items having been taken. One of the vehicles which was stolen was taken from a garage where the door had been left open. In the same garage another vehicle was entered but nothing was reported stolen from it.
Later on Tuesday, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Detectives were notified by the Monroe Police Department, who found one of the stolen vehicles with two suspects in it. Detectives worked with the Monroe Police Department to identify Elijah Bennett, and Thomas Jordan, both from Monroe.
Bond for Bennett was set at $40,000 secured, Thomas received a $30,000 secured bond. Both suspects are scheduled to appear in District Court September 30.
40-year-old Justin Ernest Brinkley of 8th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:40 yesterday afternoon (August 8) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense.
He was arrested after Officers responded to a reported incident involving fraud at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. The suspect completed a no-receipt return on an item he selected from the shelf in the store.
Brinkley was taken into custody without incident at the store. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
30-year-old Abrahan Silva Castaneda of 34th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:15 yesterday afternoon (August 8) on one felony count each of possession with intent to sell a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a schedule II controlled substance, plus one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. The warrants for his arrest were issued in Caldwell and Burke counties in March of this year.
Castaneda was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department. He was processed and then released under a $7,500 secured bond. Appearances in Superior Court were set for September 9 in Lenoir and September 16 in Morganton.
67-year-old Ronald Joseph Troxclair of Friendship Church Road in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6:25 p.m. yesterday (August 8) on one count of felony larceny. The warrant for his arrest was issued in Alexander County on August 6. Troxclair was taken into custody without incident at a bar on 12th Avenue N.W. in Hickory. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released under a $15,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for August 12 in Taylorsville.
33-year-old Joshua James Childers, who is listed as a homeless person from the Matthews area, was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 9) for a felony probation violation. Childers is on probation as he serves an 18-month suspended sentence following a July 2018 felony conviction in Buncombe County for speeding to elude arrest.
He was taken into custody without incident at about 3:20 a.m. at a restaurant on 4th Street S.W. in Hickory. Childers was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $25,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was set for August 19 in Asheville.
26-year-old Charles Robert Townsend of Maple Tree Place in Collettsville was arrested Thursday (August 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. In addition, Townsend is charged with misdemeanor counts of second-degree trespassing and failure to appear.
Bond for Townsend was set at $750 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Tuesday (August 13).
37-year-old Tiffany Faye Seymour of Cobbs Place in Connelly Springs was arrested Thursday (August 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Seymour was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $5,000 secured. A District Court date was scheduled Thursday.
If you'd like to help keep Wilson Creek, a National Wild and Scenic River, clean, you can join the team at A Clean Wilson Creek (ACWC), at www.ACleanWilsonCreek.org. They are conducting River Patrols for trash pickup.
ACWC conducts year round team cleanup events along the river and main access roads, and also partners with other area nonprofits to conduct occasional trail maintenance in the Wilson Creek Wilderness Area. You can join an existing team or establish your own with a group of friends.
If you are interested in finding out more, and willing to undergo safety training and an orientation session go to ACleanWilsonCreek.org and complete an online volunteer form, or email ACWCVolunteer@gmail.com. A representative from the organization will get in touch with you soon.
41-year-old Sue Ann Chambers of Landmark Lane in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (August 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule II controlled substance and maintain a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance. Chambers was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $25,000 secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled Thursday.
Reward Offered For Information Leading To Conviction Of Suspects In Law Enforcement Vehicle Break-insWritten by Rob Eastwood
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has announced a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for multiple thefts from police vehicles in the Hickory Metro.
Between Monday, July 29, 2019 and Sunday, August 4, 2019, five marked police vehicles parked in residential areas in Caldwell, Catawba and Burke Counties were broken into. The suspect(s) stole multiple items to include weapons.
As WHKY previously reported, the window on a marked Burke County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle was broken out at the Deputy’s home; however, the Deputy had removed items from his vehicle. Nothing was taken. A Hickory Police cruiser was also broken into in eastern Burke County. Items were taken from that vehicle. In addition, a volunteer Fireman’s vehicle was broken into. One of the vehicle’s windows was broken and two firearms were stolen.
These crimes are being investigated by the ATF, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Hickory Police Department, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, Burke County Sheriff’s Office and Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with any information about these crimes should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477). Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. Tips may be submitted anonymously using the ReportIt ® app or by www.reportit.com. All tips will remain anonymous. Additionally, information may be provided to the Hickory Police Department at 828-261-2625.
For more information about ATF go to www.atf.gov.
31-year-old Gary Dustin Brandon Letterman of Ghant, West Virginia, was arrested Thursday (August 8) by Probation & Parole Officers. He's charged with two counts of felony probation violation and one count of felony probation violation out of county. In addition, Letterman is charged with failure to appear on felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny.
Letterman was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $130,000 bond. Superior Court appearances are scheduled for August 12 and August 19.
49-year-old Craig Jarvis Patterson of Hickory, will spend seven to 10 years in prison following his conviction for five counts of habitual larceny and his admission of habitual felon status.
The Honorable Karen Eady-Williams, Superior Court Judge from Mecklenburg County, imposed the sentence for Patterson after he entered a guilty plea during Catawba County Superior Court Thursday (August 8).
The prison term for Patterson was enhanced by prior felony convictions for breaking and entering in Catawba County (April 1989), possession of cocaine in Wilkes County (March 2004) and possession of cocaine in Catawba County (January 2015).
The offenses committed by Patterson involved the larceny of various items from three different locations on five dates between April 23 and August 25, 2018. Some of the items taken by the defendant included fertilizer, grass seed, weed killer, diapers, sunglasses, razors, lighters, antacids, beer and bagged ice.
Patterson had prior larceny convictions in Lincoln County (November 2005) and Catawba County (March 2006, October 2014 and December 2017).
The cases were investigated by officers from Hickory Police Department. Melanie Earles handled prosecution for the District Attorney’s Office.
21-year-old Joshua Rashaad Propst of Lucille Street in Statesville was arrested this morning (August 9) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Propst was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.