30-year-old Joshua Garris Hamby of Gristmill Lane in Granite Falls was arrested this morning (Monday, January 25) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell & deliver methamphetamine.
He was arrested when Officers on foot patrol on the 800 block of 1st Street S.E. in the Hillside Gardens apartment complex saw a vehicle parked in an area where there was no parking space. There were three occupants in the vehicle.
Officers watched as one female got out of the vehicle and went into an apartment. About two minutes later, the woman came back out with two additional people. Officers approached and asked who lived in the apartment complex. As the Officers approached, they smelled marijuana.
A search of the vehicle, which was Joshua Hamby’s, turned up drug paraphernalia and 14.7 grams of meth. He was taken into custody without incident and three other subjects were given citations.
Hamby was locked up in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today.
58-year-old Dennis James McElrath of 11th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday afternoon on one felony count each of possession of a weapon of mass destruction, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Also arrested was 23-year-old Kadeem Jamal Albright of 17th Street S.W. in Hickory, who was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.
The arrests came in connection to a shots fired call at McElrath’s address. Police arrived and found three individuals present at the scene. A search turned up a bag containing 111 grams of marijuana, a handgun and a sawed-off shotgun. McElrath and Albright were both arrested. The third person was not charged.
Both men were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. McElrath was given a $20,000 secured bond. Albright’s bond was set at $1,000, secured. Both have since been released. McElrath was due in District Court today, while Albright has a court date coming up on February 17.
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible murder-suicide. WHKY’s Fentress Chestnut went to the scene to gather details, none have been released yet. Chestnut reports that the incident happened outside of Taylorsville. Reports say that it occurred earlier today. WHKY will update this story with more details when they become available.
26-year-old Michael Lamar Brice of 15th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:10 Saturday afternoon (January 23) on one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation.
He was arrested after Police responded to Brice’s residence where he was involved in a domestic dispute with his 38-year-old girlfriend, who also lives at the residence. E.M.S. responded to the scene where they checked out the victim, who did not require further medical attention.
Brice was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he remains, without bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (January 25) in Newton.
29-year-old Jimmy Daniel Raybon, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested just after noon yesterday (January 25) on felony counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed gun, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. Also arrested was 26-year-old Savannah Nicole Garavaglia of 18th Avenue Drive N.W. in Hickory. She was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, she was charged on an outstanding misdemeanor larceny warrant.
They were arrested when Police were called to a domestic dispute at the Budget Inn on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. Officers heard yelling coming from a room. They approached the room and spoke to Raybon. As they attempted to take him into custody, they found a handgun, a knife and methamphetamine.
A subsequent search of the room turned up firearms, three baggies of meth weighing 0.5 grams each, one Alprazolam pill, 0.5 grams of an unspecified white powder, 0.7 grams of marijuana, a bag containing a white rock substance weighing one gram, another bag containing a large crystal rock of meth weighing 14.2 grams, plus an additional 1.6 grams of marijuana.
No one was injured as the result of the domestic dispute.
Both subjects were arrested and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Raybon set at $85,000, secured, while Garavaglia was given a $5,000 unsecured bond. She has since been released. First appearances in District Court were scheduled for today (January 25) in Newton.
30-year-old Justin Dean Chapman of Ridge Street in Valdese and 29-year-old Matthew Howard Roark of Daniels Ridge Road in Taylorsville were both arrested Saturday (January 23) by Troopers with the State Highway Patrol. They’re both charged with felony counts of breaking or entering an automobile, and attempted larceny of a motor vehicle, along with a misdemeanor count of injury to personal property. Both suspects were locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. They’re each scheduled to appear in Caldwell County District Court in Lenoir Tuesday (January 26).
51-year-old Carolyn Lucille Davis of Stamey Road in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (January 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Davis was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, January 25).
20-year-old Aaron Wayne Douglas II of Frank Trail in Lenoir was arrested Friday (January 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance, and probation violation. Douglas was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $45,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, January 25).
Hickory Police responded to an accident on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard. Reports state multiple vehicles were involved and a portion of the roadway was blocked earlier this morning. As of 9:47 a.m. the road had been cleared and traffic flow was back to normal. WHKY will have more details on this accident if and when they are released.
47-year-old Christopher Charles Baldwin of Nuway Circle in Lenoir was arrested Friday (January 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine. Baldwin was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $200,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, January 25) in Lenoir.