A Conover man was killed in a Thursday vehicle collision in Hickory.
On Thursday (June 6), at approximately 10:00 a.m., a 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity, driven by 89-year-old Roy Lee lsenhour of Conover, was traveling east on 12th Avenue N.E. in the right lane. A 2014 Honda Pilot, driven by a Hickory woman, was traveling east on 12th Avenue NE in the left lane. Mr. Isenhour turned into the path of the Honda. Mr. Isenhour was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center where he died from the injuries sustained in the wreck.
Speed is not a factor in the collision and no charges have been filed.
46-year-old Kimberly Suzanne Watson of Summit Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (June 6) by Hudson Police Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Watson was released on $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (June 10).
48-year-old Alecia Shanee Horton of Piedmont Drive in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (June 6) by Probation and Parole Officers. She's charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Horton is wanted in Georgia on unspecified charges. She was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under no bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (June 10) in Lenoir.
44-year-old Debra Joy Hildebrand of 17th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (June 7) on an outstanding felony warrant from Greensboro. It's not clear what she is charged with. Hildebrand was taken into custody without incident at about a quarter past midnight at the Hickory Police Department. She was processed and released under a $25,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for July 10 in Greensboro.
56-year-old Kenneth James Johnson of Deerfield Lane in Statesville and 44-year-old Samuel Lee McCrary of Statesville Boulevard in Cleveland, N.C. have been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers. They were both charged with one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after B&E, plus one misdemeanor count of first-degree trespassing.
They were arrested after Sheriff’s Officers were called to a reported break-in at a different address on Deerfield Lane (not Johnson's residence). The caller told Detectives her father had recently passed away and the home and its contents were listed as his estate. She also said that she had filed the required paperwork to be the executor of the estate, and all the property was to be held until the family could settle all debts.
The caller said certain items had been stolen from the residence between May 30 and June 3. There were no signs of forced entry into the home. Investigators said it appeared that whoever went into the house used a key to get in. Several tools and tires were missing. The stolen items were valued at more than $1,400. Detectives learned that family members might have been in possession of keys to the residence.
Detectives went to speak with Kenneth Johnson at his Deerfield Lane residence, but he wasn't home. A lawn aerator that was listed among the stolen items was sitting in his yard. Detectives went next door to speak with a neighbor and found four stolen truck tires lying in the tall grass at the residence. The homeowner said the tires were placed there by Sam McCrary. The homeowner said McCrary told him the tires were his and asked to leave them there until he could get them.
Detectives located and interviewed Johnson, who then returned the items he had taken from the residence. Johnson said McCrary had also taken some items. Detectives called McCrary and explained the situation. McCray admitted to taking the tires, but said the tires were his. He was unable to provide any proof of ownership. McCrary also said he had taken a bag of tools from the residence. He returned the tools to the Sheriff’s Office.
Both men were taken into custody. Johnson was given a $15,000 unsecured bond, while McCrary's bond was set at $10,000, secured. Johnson has a court date coming up on June 25. McCrary will appear in court on June 24.
57-year-old Catarina Hosler of Santa Cruz, California, was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony neglect of a disabled or elderly person.
According to information released today (June 7) by the Sheriff's Office, last Saturday (June 1), at approximately 9 p.m. Alexander County Communications received a call in reference to a possible overdose. Officers responded to a residence in the Wittenburg community. Officers met with a relative of the homeowner, Catarina Hosler, who told them that a 78-year-old man was locked in the bathroom.
Officers entered the bathroom, where they found Timothy Havey, deceased in the bathtub. Hosler told police that Havey had been in the bathtub for approximately 4-5 hours. It was reported that Havey had a lengthy medical history.
The investigation led to the arrest of Hosler, who was transported to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, where she was placed under a $100,000 secured bond. Her first District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (June 10) in Taylorsville.
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in finding a wanted man, 32-year-old Joshua Rick Bass of Oswalt Amity Road in Cleveland, North Carolina. Bass currently has active warrants for arrest for felony counts of possession of a counterfeit instrument and larceny of a firearm along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bass also is wanted for questioning in connection to the theft of several four wheelers and dirt bikes in eastern Iredell County. Several witnesses have come forward stating they have seen the suspect riding on a green four wheeler in the area of Oswalt Amity Road and Triplett Road along with several other areas in Troutman and eastern Iredell County. Authorities say it's possible that Bass may be staying just inside Rowan County.
The Sheriff's Office says Bass has an extensive criminal history with charges against him that include felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault by pointing a gun, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of heroin.
If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Joshua Rick Bass please contact the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100 or contact the Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340 for a potential cash reward on information leading to his apprehension.
24-year-old Tyler Wade Nichols of Kite Drive, 26-year-old Josue Romero Martinez of Realty Street, and 41-year-old James Wilson Scarborough of Harrington Street NW, all from Lenoir, were arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. All three suspects are charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, trafficking in cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance. Nichols is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.
According to a news release issued Thursday (June 6) on May 29, 2019 just before 2 a.m., a Catawba County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a lane change violation on North Carolina Highway 16 North and Thornburg Drive in Conover. The vehicle pulled over was a green 1997 Toyota Corolla. During a consensual search of the vehicle, a loaded 9mm handgun, 28.6 grams of cocaine, 42 grams of marijuana, 7.2 grams of opiates which included hydrocodone and oxycodone, ativan, and valium were found. All three occupants of the vehicle were arrested.
All three suspects were placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility. Nichols was jailed without bond due to being on post release. Bond for Martinez and Scarborough was set at $150,000 secured. They all remained in jail as of earlier today (June 7) and they've got District Court dates scheduled June 14.
30-year-old Erica Lindsay Walker of NW Harrington Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (June 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. Walker was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $6,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for June 26.
21-year-old Kristina Ann Price of Bear Trail Drive in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (June 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor resist, delay, and obstruct a public officer. Price was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $11,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled Thursday (June 6).
44-year-old David Lewis Bradshaw of Vagabond Lane in Sherrills Ford was arrested Thursday (June 6) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on bills of indictment with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bradshaw was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,500 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled today (June 7).
26-year-old Marcus Gunner McDowell of Conover has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on failure to appear warrants for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony probation violations, breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and safecracking. He was also cited for resisting, delaying, or obstructing public officer. The charges are from Catawba and Alexander counties.
At about 5:45 p.m. Monday (June 3), Officers went to an address on Highway 16 North in an attempt to locate the suspect. When Deputies arrived at the residence, McDowell attempted to flee the scene in a vehicle. He led Deputies on a short vehicle pursuit through a field behind the house before crashing his vehicle into the woodline and fleeing on foot. After a short pursuit, McDowell was apprehended and taken into custody.
He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $115,000, secured. Superior Court appearances were scheduled for June 10 & 24 and for August 22. McDowell will also appear in District Court on the resisting charge on June 10 in Newton.
31-year-old Noah James Sopczak of Lincolnton has been charged with failing to register a change of address as a sex offender.
On May 28, Lincoln County Detective Mark Stamey received information from Probation & Parole that Sopczak had moved from a residence on the 700 block of Allen Lane in Lincolnton. He had not lived at that address since April of this year.
On May 31, Detective Stamey went to Sopczak's registered residence and found new occupants living in the rental home. A warrant for Sopczak's arrest was issued on June 3.
The suspect was arrested and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. Sopczak was also charged with probation violation for which he was held without bond. He is on probation following a September 2014 felony conviction in Davidson County for indecent liberties with a child and conspiracy to commit indecent liberties with a child. Sopczak will appear in District Court on June 25.
There are currently 175 registered sex offenders living in Lincoln County.
28-year-old Dylan Lee Martin of West J Street in Newton was arrested today (June 6) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with assault first-degree burglary, breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure, assault on a female, and injury to personal property. Martin was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled tomorrow (June 7).