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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:10

Drug Charges Filed In Early Morning Arrest

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35-year-old Brandon Fitzgerald Brooks was arrested this morning (December 5) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture schedule I controlled substance, along with two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Brooks was arrested shortly after 1 a.m. today at an address on North Court Square in Lincolnton. He was placed in jail under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:59

Caldwell Woman Charged With Break-in, Theft, Hit & Run

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32-year-old Angela Renee Dula of Summer Way in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (December 4) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. In addition, Dula is charged with misdemeanor hit and run, leave the scene with property damage, driving while license revoked, and reckless driving to endanger. Dula was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $17,500 secured bond. A District Court date is set for December 18.

18-year-old Wynton Nehemiah Horton of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (December 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of conspire to break or enter a building and felony larceny. Horton was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (December 6).

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:34

Newton Man Charged With Drug Offenses, Parole Violation

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28-year-old Jeremy Edward Harrell of Whitegate Lane in Newton was arrested Tuesday (December 4) by Conover Police Officers.

He's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to one half ounce, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a count of driving while license revoked. Harrell is also charged by Probation & Parole with a count of parole violation.

Following the arrest, Harrell was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,500 bond. District Court dates were scheduled today (December 5) and January 29.

29-year-old Joshua James Smith of Pleasantview Trail in Denver, NC, was arrested Tuesday (December 4) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Smith is charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Smith was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $60,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (December 5), a Superior Court appearance is scheduled for January 7.

Hickory City Council met in regular session Tuesday (December 4) at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building. Councilman David Williams of Ward 4 was elected and took the oath of office to serve as mayor pro tempore, or mayor pro tem, for the 2019 calendar year. In the absence of the mayor, the mayor pro tem can assume mayoral duties. John Crone, who currently serves as the City Attorney, was also appointed and sworn in as the City Attorney for the 2019 calendar year.

During the meeting, Hickory Police Chief Thurman Whisnant delivered a departmental report about the Blue Courage program that was recently implemented at Hickory Police Department. Blue Courage is an officer wellness initiative designed to forge a culture of leadership, character, and service. During the course, officers are equipped with the tools to develop the right heart-set, mindset, and skillset; enabling officers to meet the challenging demands of modern policing. Hickory is the first department in the state of North Carolina to implement this program that comes highly recommended by the Bureau of Justice Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 16:23

Hickory Man Jailed for Felony Probation Violation

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32-year-old Miguel Christopher Sanchez of 6th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (December 4) on an order for arrest out of Catawba County. He was wanted for a felony probation violation. Sanchez is on probation as he serves a 36-month suspended sentence following a June 2018 conviction in Catawba County for felony breaking & entering with intent to terrorize or injure and felony obtaining property by false pretense. He had been listed as an absconder from probation.

Sanchez was taken into custody on the 1,400 block of Springs Road N.E. in Hickory. He initially gave Officers a false name. Sanchez was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. He will appear in Superior Court on December 10 in Newton.

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 16:06

Hickory Man Jailed on Habitual Larceny Charge

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46-year-old Benny Lee White of “F" Avenue in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (December 4) on a charge of felony habitual larceny.

White was arrested in connection to an incident on November 7 when Officers responded to a larceny call at a convenience store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. White was identified as the suspect and warrants for his arrest were issued.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident shortly after 2 a.m. today at a residence on 10th Street N.E. in Hickory. 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.

52-year-old Richard Lee Morris was arrested today (December 4) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Morris was arrested shortly before 5 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton where bond was set at $7,000 secured. A District Court appearance is set for Wednesday (December 5).

23-year-old Carey Annaleigh Philyaw was arrested today (December 4) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She's charged with felony larceny by destroying antitheft device. Philyaw was arrested just after midnight this morning and placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (December 4).

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