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26-year-old Marshall Shane Freeman was arrested Monday (April 6) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Following the arrest, Freeman was placed in jail in Morganton where he is being held under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for today (Tuesday, April 7).

A murder suspect from Virginia, who authorities also believe shot her alleged accomplice, was apprehended in Burke County after leading police on a chase Sunday evening. According to a published report, Amanda Taylor and Sean Ball of Christiansburg, Virginia, were wanted in connection with the death of Charles Taylor, also of Christiansburg. Amanda Taylor has been charged with second-degree murder in connection the death of her father-in-law. Ball also faces a second-degree murder charge.

According to the published report, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported that FBI investigators located Taylor and Ball by cellphone in North Carolina, on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, on Sunday. The report says Taylor was stopped by state troopers Cody Smith and Daniel Wakefield near Exit 95 on Interstate 40 eastbound at approximately 7 p.m. She had been spotted near Exit 92 by a Rutherford County based Trooper, she then fled into Burke County when he tried to stop her.

The Trooper said the suspect had been on the phone with authorities in Virginia during the chase, she reportedly told authorities she would pull over at the nearest rest area and meet them. But she passed that rest area, and then promised to stop when she came in contact with officers. She first encountered law enforcement around Exit 86, but kept on driving, according to Highway Patrol.

According to the published report, Troopers put down “stop sticks” on the highway — devices designed to puncture a vehicle’s tires when the driver rolls over the sticks. Taylor slowed when she spotted the stop sticks, and then rolled over them. Ball was not in the vehicle with Taylor, Joines said. Later investigation suggested Taylor had shot Ball and dumped him over a guardrail along the parkway. He was later located at a hospital where he was being treated for a life-threatening injury. As of Monday, he was considered in “critical but stable” condition.

Taylor was transported to McDowell County Jail, where she’s awaiting extradition to Virginia, and Highway Patrol impounded her vehicle. She will be charged in McDowell County with the car chase. Taylor will face a charge of attempted murder in North Carolina after leaving Ball on the parkway, therefore, extradition may take some time.

Officers found guns in the vehicle when they stopped Taylor. The suspect’s first alleged victim —her father-in-law — was found dead on Saturday night. Agencies involved in Taylor’s capture include the N.C. State Highway Patrol, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Christiansburg and Blacksburg police departments, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 05:01

Long View Police Arrest Two On Drug Charges

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25-year-old Kayla Ann Gallegos of Telephone Exchange Road and 26-year-old Jay Franklin King of 35th Avenue NW, both from Hickory, were both arrested Monday (April 6) by Long View Police Officers. Gallegos is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I Controlled Substance. King is charged with conspiracy to sell and deliver schedule I controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Following their arrests, both suspects were detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond apiece. Both suspects are scheduled to appear in District Court Wednesday (April 8).

10th District Congressman Patrick McHenry will be in Catawba County today (Tuesday, April 7) for three visits across the county. Congressman McHenry was scheduled to begin the day visiting University Christian School at 9 a.m. Following that stop he will be at the Lake Hickory Rotary Club meeting beginning at 11:45 a.m. In the afternoon, McHenry will visit Ethan Allen's facility in Maiden beginning at 1:45 p.m.

Congressman McHenry's first stop will be at the University Christian School in Hickory. During his visit Congressman McHenry will meet with staff and students and learn about the school's mission providing Hickory-area students with a strong education in a Christian environment. Later he will address the civics class taught by school principal Jerry Willard.

Congressman McHenry's second stop of the day will be at the Lake Hickory Rotary Club's lunch meeting at Lake Hickory Country Club. While there he will provide attendees with an update of recent legislative activity in Washington.

Congressman McHenry will begin the afternoon by visiting Ethan Allen's Maiden facility. During his visit Congressman McHenry will tour the Upholstery Operations and meet with Upholstery Division President Cliff Thorn, Maiden Plant Manager Randy Rose, and Senior Director Brynne Duncan. The events are not open to the public.

We have more information on an arrest we first reported on Monday. A woman is charged in connection with a shooting in eastern Burke County.

According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday (April 4) at approximately 3 p.m., deputies responded to 2747 Powell Drive Extension in Valdese after they were contacted regarding a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the victim, Theresa Manis. Ms. Manis was in stable condition, but was transported to CMC-Morganton and flown to CMC-Main in Charlotte by helicopter for further evaluation.

Deputies secured the scene and contacted Detectives for further investigation into the matter. Detective’s learned through the course of their investigation that 43-year-old Karen Renee Hildebran was arguing with her boyfriend throughout the day. Ms. Manis was visiting the residence when the argument escalated and she was shot once in the abdomen with a small caliber handgun, while standing outside.

Hildebran told Detectives that she accidentally shot Ms. Manis. The Sheriff’s Offfice charged Hildebran with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.   Ms. Manis’ injuries were considered non-life threatening; however, surgery was necessary. Hildebran was arrested and transported to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for processing. She was placed in jail under a $25,000 secured bond. Hildebran made a first court appearance Monday (April 6), her next scheduled appearance in this case is April 27 in District Court in Morganton.

27-year-old Vanessa Denise Bravo of George Henry Drive in Hickory was arrested early Sunday morning (April 5) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse.

She was arrested after Hickory Police responded to the Wilco-Hess convenience store on Highway 127 South in Mountain View. A caller reported a vehicle that had pulled in and out of the parking lot multiple times throughout the day. When Police arrived, they were told that the vehicle’s female driver had been in the restroom for about 20 minutes. A nine-year-old boy was asleep in the vehicle’s passenger seat.

After several minutes, the suspect, Vanessa Bravo, came out of the restroom. A search of her person was conducted, leading to the discovery of 0.6 grams of heroin and syringes.

Bravo was taken into custody without incident. The child was placed in the custody of relatives. Bravo was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today (April 6) in Newton.

53-year-old David Ralph Reames and 29-year-old Justen Roy Bradey, both of Taylorsville, have both been arrested by Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Officers in connection to an assault that left a Taylorsville man in critical condition. Both men were charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury. Bradey was also charged with assault by strangulation.

Events leading to their arrests began at about 11:30 Friday night (April 3) when Sheriff’s Officers, with assistance from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, responded to a reported domestic dispute on Lori Lane. Officers found 24-year-old John Lewis Minor unresponsive.

Officers began CPR until EMS arrived and transported Minor to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. He remains in the intensive care unit where he is listed in critical condition. Persons arrested in connection with the case include

Reames and Bradey were taken into custody. Reames was held under a $60,000 secured bond, while bond for Bradey was set at $75,000, secured. Both men were scheduled to make first appearances in Alexander County District Court today (April 6).

The case remains under investigation.

Monday, 06 April 2015 11:40

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

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27-year-old Andrew Marquese Izard of 15th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (April 4) on one felony count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, as well as misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked.

He was arrested after Officers on patrol on the 200 block of 1st Avenue N.W. at the downtown Hickory parking deck saw Izard backing his vehicle into a parking space. The Officers knew Izard’s license had been suspended.

A search was conducted, leading to the discovery of 49.2 grams of marijuana behind the rear tire. Also found in the vehicle were 1.6 grams of crack cocaine, a digital scale and $852 in cash.

Izard was taken into custody without incident at about 12:25 a.m. Saturday and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $20,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (April 6) in Newton.

Monday, 06 April 2015 10:45

Two Arrested for Psilocybin Mushrooms

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28-year-old Shawnta Love Kirby of 13th Street S.W. in Hickory and 36-year-old Chance Jerome Seagle of North 1st Avenue in Maiden were both arrested by Hickory Police for possession of psilocybin mushrooms, among other charges. They were both charged with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Kirby also faces one felony count for possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce.

Kirby was arrested shortly before 2 p.m. Friday (April 3) when Police responded to a drug complaint on the 1100 block of 13th Street S.W. at an apartment rented by Seagle’s daughter. A search turned up a glass pipe, a metal pipe, 1.9 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 0.2 grams of methamphetamine and 4.2 grams of marijuana. Ms. Seagle was not charged.

Chance Seagle was arrested about an hour earlier when Police stopped the vehicle he was driving for an expired registration. A search yielded 1.1 grams of mushrooms, one Viagra pill, and three 8-mg. Buprenorphine Hydrochloride tablets. The latter is commonly used in the treatment of opiate dependence.

He was taken into custody without incident after Police saw him leaving his daughter’s apartment. Both suspects were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Kirby set at $21,000, secured, while Seagle was given a $3,000 secured bond. Seagle has since been released. First appearances in District Court were scheduled for today (April 6) in Newton.

10th District Congressman Patrick McHenry will be in Catawba County on Tuesday (April 7) for three visits across the county. Congressman McHenry will begin the day visiting University Christian School at 9 a.m. Following that stop he will be at the Lake Hickory Rotary Club meeting beginning at 11:45 a.m. In the afternoon, McHenry will visit Ethan Allen's facility in Maiden beginning at 1:45 p.m.

Congressman McHenry's first stop will be at the University Christian School in Hickory. During his visit Congressman McHenry will meet with staff and students and learn about the school's mission providing Hickory-area students with a strong education in a Christian environment. Later he will address the civics class taught by school principal Jerry Willard.

Congressman McHenry's second stop of the day will be at the Lake Hickory Rotary Club's lunch meeting at Lake Hickory Country Club. While there he will provide attendees with an update of recent legislative activity in Washington.

Congressman McHenry will begin the afternoon by visiting Ethan Allen's Maiden facility. During his visit Congressman McHenry will tour the Upholstery Operations and meet with Upholstery Division President Cliff Thorn, Maiden Plant Manager Randy Rose, and Senior Director Brynne Duncan. The events are not open to the public.