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41-year-old Donald Keith Sexton of College Street in Charlotte was arrested Wednesday (December 5) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, driving while license revoked, and two counts apiece of breaking and entering and resisting a public officer. Sexton was also charged by Probation and Parole with parole violation. He was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $73,600 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled today (December 6), December 10, and January 14.

Thursday, 06 December 2018 05:37

Lenoir Man Arrested On Drug Charges

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34-year-old Kyle Gregory Hickok of Frog Crossing Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (December 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Following his arrest, Hickok was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (December 10).

38-year-old Dustin Earl Jones of Dana Road in Hendersonville was arrested Wednesday (December 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, along with single felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of a stolen firearm, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep a controlled substance. Jones was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center in Lenoir under $200,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (December 6).

18-year-old Jose Ramirez-Barreto of Newton was given an active prison term of five to seven years following his conviction for discharging a weapon into an occupied building, possession of a firearm by a felon and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday (December 4).

The Honorable Gregory R. Hayes, Superior Court Judge from Catawba County, imposed the sentence for Ramirez-Barreto. The defendant will serve his prison term in custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.

On January 5, 2018, Ramirez-Barreto, along with others, went to the home of an acquaintance after a disagreement with him. The defendant fired several shots. One of them went into the home that was occupied by two people at the time.

The defendant went to a Maiden residence on March 7, 2018, with several other individuals to make a drug transaction. While there, he pulled a handgun on an occupant of the home and demanded cash. When it was discovered the gun was not loaded, Ramirez-Barreto was forced out of the house. Once outside, the defendant fired a round from the gun.

Ramirez-Barreto had a prior felony conviction for common law robbery. Taylor Stout of the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and Ethan Hoke of Newton Police Department investigated the cases. Assistant District Attorney Melanie Earles handled prosecution for the State.

18-year-old Justin James Greer of Peachtree Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (December 4) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of credit card fraud and credit card theft. Greer was given a custody release, he has a Superior Court date January 14.

18-year-old Xavier Antwon Bell of Terissa Drive in Charlotte has been charged with 65 criminal offenses, including felony counts of breaking & entering a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle and larceny of a firearm, as well as misdemeanor counts of larceny and damage to property.

On November 2, 2017, the Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office received numerous reports of vehicle break-ins in the area of Perth Road, near Troutman. During the break-ins, two firearms and other items were stolen. One vehicle was also taken. The vehicle was later found in McDowell County.

An investigation identified Xavier Antwon Bell as a possible suspect. At the scene of one break-in, a DNA sample was collected from a broken window. Blood samples were sent to the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory.

On November 26, lab results came back confirming Bell as the suspect. On November 29, Bell, who was wearing an ankle monitor, was found at a residence in Charlotte where he was taken into custody.

Bell was placed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center under a $60,000 secured bond. He'll appear in District Court on December 11.

The United States Marshals Service is asking for the public's assistance in finding 52-year-old Barry Andrew Glenn. Glenn is wanted for the abduction of a minor in Washington County, Virginia.

Glenn is a white male. He is 5'8" tall and weighs 186 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair. He is known to have ties to Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Barry Andrew Glenn should contact the nearest U.S. Marshals Office or call 877-926-8332. Information leading to Glenn's apprehension and arrest could result in a reward of up to $1,000.

26-year-old Rick Rashond Chambers of 9th Street, 25-year-old Shyheim Fitzhugh Millsaps of Kite Lane, and 23-year-old Martevis Jashawn Simpson of South Race Street, all from Statesville, were arrested Tuesday (December 4) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. Chambers and Millsaps are each charged with felony assault on a detention employee, (Chambers two counts and Millsaps one count). They're also charged with felony inciting to riot, fail to disperse on command and disorderly conduct. Simpson is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

According to a news release from the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, on Tuesday at approximately 7:45 p.m. an incident occurred inside the Iredell County Detention Center. Inmates were being allowed to visit with family and friends. This requires Detention Officers to escort inmates to and from the visitation rooms. While an inmate was being escorted back to their Housing Pod, Martevis Simpson allegedly became aggressive with the Detention Officer. As the Detention Officer was removing the handcuffs from Simpson he reportedly attacked the officer striking him with the handcuffs, causing cuts and other injuries.

Simpson was subdued by officers and placed back in cuffs. At this point, other inmates in the Housing Pod reportedly began reacting to this action by creating a disturbance. Detention Officers responded to other inmates becoming loud, hitting the glass in the door, and causing disturbances. Patrol Deputies and other law enforcement agencies were ask to respond to assist since multiple inmates were now involved.

Detention Officers entered the Housing Pod and took Shyheim Millsaps, who was one of the agitators. When the first officer approached Millsaps he refused to obey orders and reportedly attacked the officer. While officers were trying to subdue Millsaps, Chambers allegedly assaulted one of the officers. Other officers responded and both inmates were subdued and placed in handcuffs.

Millsaps was transported to by Iredell County EMS to be treated in part for exposure to Pepper Spray. It’s unclear if Millsaps and Chambers were working together trying to start a riot or each man acted alone. Four Detention Officers were reportedly injured. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected in this case.

43-year-old Patrick Mitchell Nelson of 3rd Street N.E. in Hickory has been charged with charged with one misdemeanor count of assault on a child under 12 years old. Nelson is the principal at Union Elementary School on Reepsville Road in Vale.

Nelson was charged in connection to an incident that occurred on November 27 at the school. On November 30, the Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Office received a report that a student at Union Elementary had been assaulted by the principal.

During the investigation, Detectives learned that Nelson was addressing behavioral concerns with the student when the student fled from the principal’s office into a hallway. At that point, Nelson allegedly grabbed the student by the back of the shirt collar, causing the student to fall to the floor. The student was then dragged back into the office through a doorway.

Nelson was taken before a Lincoln County Magistrate yesterday and given a $500 unsecured bond. He will appear in District Court on January 4.

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 06:22

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Offense

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23-year-old Jacob Elijah Miller of Trenton Park in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (December 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Miller was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Facility under $3,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court Tuesday.

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