30-year-old James Frederick Lee Harnage, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:35 Saturday afternoon (August 4) on one felony count of possession of a counterfeit instrument, currency or check.
Harnage was arrested after Hickory Police responded to a bank on 2nd Street N.W. A suspect attempted to exchange a counterfeit $100 at the bank. The suspect was identified and warrants were obtained.
Harnage was taken into custody without incident at a homeless ministry on 1st Avenue S.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at 3,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday (August 6) in Newton. He'll appear in court again on August 27.
33-year-old Jordan Nichole Nace of Railroad Street in Lincolnton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:15 Saturday night (August 4) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was arrested after Officers encountered three suspicious subjects at the Budget Inn Express on Highway 70 S.W. In Nace’s belongings, Police found 0.7 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The other subjects were not arrested.
Nace was taken into custody without incident at the hotel. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $3,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday (August 6) in Newton with another court date coming up on August 27.
WHKY Radio and TV has received an award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
WHKY General Manager Jeff Long was presented the award as a "Patriotic Employer" during this morning's "First Talk With Hal Row" on WHKY Radio. The award was given to WHKY for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America's National Guard and Reserve Force.
The husband and son of WHKY Station Manager Heather Isenhour are both currently serving overseas for the National Guard. Heather has been employed with WHKY for 23 years. The award was presented this morning by Ron Bogle and Kevin Ross with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
29-year-old Andrew Benson Jennings, Jr. of Dallas Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (August 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Jennings was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August 7).
The North Carolina Department of Justice reports that the Attorney General's Office has seen a string of email scams in the past few weeks from scammers threatening to release private videos of you unless you pay them.
The scammers will contact you and claim that they have a password for your email account. This may be an older password for your email or for another type of online account, or it may be a password that you are currently using if you do not regularly change your passwords. The password will most likely look familiar enough to make the email scam seem credible. They’ll say they’ve used the password to remotely access your webcam and secretly videotape you. They’ll threaten to release that video unless you agree to pay money, often via Bitcoin.
These scammers are counting on you worrying that your security has been compromised and fearing embarrassment. They are hoping that your fear will persuade you to pay them. If you receive this email, do not respond or send money. Report the email to the NCDOJ’s Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or by filing a complaint online.
21-year-old Brandon Dewane Canipe of Stephany's Way in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Canipe was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 7) under $25,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.
The body found Sunday (August 5) in Boone has been identified. As WHKY previously reported, at about 3 p.m. Sunday, a family visiting Brookshire Park found a deceased male, face down in the South Fork of the New River. The Boone Police Department responded and immediately began an investigation, with assistance from the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office.
The man has been identifed as 25-year-old Tylor Nathaniel Cook of Boone. There were no known signs of foul play, the determination of the cause of death is pending toxicology results and a report from the State Medical Examiner's Office. The case remains under investigation by the Boone Police Department.
A Sherrills Ford man is being sought in connection with crimes that were committed in Iredell County. The Iredell County Sheriff's Office is looking for 34-year-old Jeremy Lynn Owens of 5921 Little Mountain Road in Sherrills Ford is wanted on three felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.
Between June 24 and July 19, 2018, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received two reports of break-ins at vacant residences on Sorrel Lane in Troutman. Detectives canvassed the area and spoke to several residents. They were able to identify Jeremy Lynn Owens as a suspect. Owens was reportedly seen coming to and from the property and was also seen leaving the area with some of the stolen property.
If anyone has information on where Jeremy Lynn Owens can be located, they are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100 or Iredell County Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.
30-year-old Joshua Christian Port of North Davis Avenue in Newton was arrested Monday (August 6) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and larceny of a firearm. Port was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (August 13).
50-year-old Todd Matthew Miller of 12th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (August 6) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged in Catawba County on a warrant as a fugitive from another state. The state is not specified. Miller is also charged on warrants from Graham County with assault on a female and assault on a child under 12. He was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $33,500 bond. District Court dates are scheduled for August 17 in Catawba County and for August 28 on the Graham County charges.
32-year-old John Christopher Watts of Reese Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:40 Saturday evening (August 4) for a felony probation violation. The warrant for his arrest was issued in October of last year by authorities in Caldwell County. Watts is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following an April 2017 felony conviction in Catawba County for possession with intent to sell a schedule VI controlled substance. The Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office also charged Watts with non-support of a child.
He was taken into custody without incident at a used car lot on 16th Street N.E. in Hickory. Watts was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured, plus a $169 cash bond on the child support charge. Court dates were scheduled today (August 6) and on September 17.
35-year-old Elizabeth Margeret Fahey of Herman Sipe Road in Conover was arrested by Conover Police yesterday (August 5) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Fahey was wanted by the Carson City Department of Public Safety in Washoe County, Nevada for a probation violation connected to a burglary charge. The warrant for her arrest was issued in May.
She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $80,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
40-year-old James Lattimore Springs of Johnny Martin Lane in Stony Point has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Springs was arrested Saturday (August 4) when Deputies responded to a reported shooting at 2174 Island Ford Road in Statesville. Officers found a male with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was treated and transported to North Carolina Baptist Hospital for additional medical care.
Detectives interviewed witnesses and gathered evidence, developing James Lattimore Springs as the suspect. A "be on the lookout" call was issued to surrounding area law enforcement agencies. A suspect matching the description was stopped in Catawba County where he was held until Detectives arrived.
Search warrants were executed at the scene and on the vehicles connected to the incident. Multiple spent shell casings were found at the scene of the shooting. The handgun Detectives believe was used in the shooting was found at a separate location.
Springs was placed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center under a $1,000,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (August 6).
Springs has a criminal history that includes four counts of misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor breaking & entering, misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of misdemeanor assault, two counts of DWI, misdemeanor breaking & entering, two misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer, fleeing to elude arrest, misdemeanor assault on a government official, misdemeanor injury to personal property, felony breaking & entering, four counts of assault on a female, felony habitual impaired driving and numerous driving and license related charges.
The Chimney Rock section of Chimney Rock State Park will close to the public beginning today (August 6) when the N.C. Department of Transportation begins work to restore a one-lane washout on the main entrance road in the park.
The park was closed in late May when heavy rains from subtropical storm Alberto caused a portion of the road leading into the park and a retaining wall on the upper parking lot to collapse. The park reopened to guests Saturday, June 9. Since that time, staff has directed visitors through the one-lane area where the road collapsed.
NCDOT crews will perform an emergency slide repair at the state park. Officials expect crews will need at least 10 days, beginning today, to rebuild the road. The project will restore both lanes of Chimney Rock Park Road when completed.
For more information, visit ChimneyRockPark.com or call 828-625-9611.