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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.

Friday, 09 August 2019 05:03

Lenoir Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

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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.

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