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30-year-old Megan Marie Melott was arrested Wednesday (July 13) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Following the arrest Melott was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled for August 15.

29-year-old Jody Martin Sharpe of Sharpe Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny of a firearm. Sharpe was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.

36-year-old Brenten Emanuel Jones of Arlington Circle NW in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 14) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of cocaine, maintaining a vehicle to keep controlled substance, and cruelty to animals. He's also charged with probation violation. Jones was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $80,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.

The Iredell County Sheriff's Office is continuing to seek suspects on it's Most Wanted List, there are some new names listed among those being sought.

One of those names added to the list is 51-year-old Tracy B. Evans. He's wanted on a felony charge of discharge a weapon into an occupied dwelling. Evans' last known address was 111 Ashley Woods Drive in Mooresville.

Another new name on the list is 28-year-old Daryl S. Speaks. He's wanted for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Speaks' last known address was 2290 Fanning Road in Winston Salem.

The Iredell County Sheriff's Office is continuing to seek 44-year-old James Sprinkle. He's wanted for possession of a firearm by a felon, obtaining property by false pretense, and larceny. Sprinkle's last known address was 264 Autumn Leaf Road in Troutman.

You can see the entire list of Most Wanted suspects at the Iredell County Sheriff's Office Website, www.iredellsheriff.com. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of any of the suspects contact the Iredell County Sheriff's Office at 704-878-3180.

A Catawba County man will spend nearly five years in prison for failing to register a change of address by a sex offender and his admission as a habitual felon.

69-year-old Charles Patrick Hagan of Conover, was given an active prison sentence of 58 to 82 months in custody of the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections by the Honorable Gregory R. Hayes, Superior Court Judge from Catawba County, following his guilty plea on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Catawba County Superior Court.

Hagan left his registered address at the Royal Inn Motel in Hickory in the fall of 2015 but did not notify the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office within three days of the change as required by law.

The defendant also admitted his status as a habitual felon, which enhanced the sentence he was given.

Hagan had prior felony convictions in Iredell County (April 2003) for indecent liberties with a child; Forsyth County (October 2006) for failure to register; and Catawba County (October 2013) for failure to register.

Tommy Scarborough investigated the case for the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Van Buren and Kyle Smith handled prosecution for the District Attorney’s Office.

An accident involving a tractor-trailer that reportedly lost it's brakes occurred this morning in northern Caldwell County. The accident happened at approximately 9:30 a.m. today on U.S. 321, approximately ten miles north of Lenoir and one-half mile north of Richland Road.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the wreck. They report the driver of the tractor-trailer, Allen White of Columbia, South Carolina, was traveling south on U.S. 321 when the vehicle it lost it's brakes. The truck had Hardie-Board siding on it's flat bed that was not secured. Debris was thrown from the tractor-trailer, striking two vehicles. The tractor-trailer eventually came to a stop after striking a guardrail.

The driver of one of the cars struck was transported to Caldwell UNC Healthcare with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other car was not injured. One of the vehicles struck was totaled, the other vehicle sustained $2,000 in damage. White was charged with failure to secure load and driving left of center.

50-year-old Sherry Kay Moore of Harper Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with breaking and entering and domestic violence protection order violation. Moore was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, July 14).

62-year-old Calvin Lewis Williamson of 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday on one felony count of habitual misdemeanor assault and three misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. The failure to appear charges are the result of outstanding warrants from Davie County for simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and from Iredell County for driving while license revoked.

He was arrested after Police responded to a reported stabbing at the Sunny Valley apartment complex on 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory. There, they found a 54-year-old male victim suffering from a wound to the upper chest area and a scratch across his back. The victim was taken to Catawba Valley Medical Center for treatment.

The suspect, Calvin Williamson, was still on the scene. The victim was reportedly injured after a verbal altercation between the two men escalated.

Williamson has two prior convictions for misdemeanor assault, dating back to 2004, resulting in the felony habitual assault charge filed against him Tuesday.

Williamson was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $6,000 secured bond. Court dates were set for August 3 in Newton, August 5 in Iredell County and August 18 in Davie County.

Thursday, 14 July 2016 08:55

Weapon Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

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58-year-old Malverne Phineas Myers of NW Finley Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 13) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, probation violation, and simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance. Myers was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, July 14).

Thursday, 14 July 2016 05:55

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony Larceny

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23-year-old Garrett Scott Dellinger of Deerbrook Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 13) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony larceny. Dellinger was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $80,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, July 14).